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Persistent (PYc 48)
Nan - Yoke - Fox - Nan
Coastal Patrol Yacht:Built in 1931 as the yacht Onwego by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, Bronx, NY for George L. BourneAcquired by the Navy 13 August 1940Converted for Naval service at the New York Navy Yard 13 September 1940Commissioned USS PC-456, 16 October 1940Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, coastal, PYc-48 and named Persistent 16 June 1943Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists reclassification to PYc-48 as July 1943Decommissioned 27 September 1944 at Philadelphia, PAStruck from the Naval Register 14 October 1944Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in January 1946Sold to William Wrigley, Jr. of Santa Catalina Island, CA and renamed BrodieSold to Ashley Walker in 1966Grounded at Coronado, CA in 1969 and eventually broken up as a hazard to navigation.
Specifications:Displacement 110 t.Length 120'Beam 22'Draft 6' 6"Speed 12 kts.Armament: Four machine guns, and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 8-cylinder Winton diesels, two shafts.
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||Brodie at Avalon harbor, Santa Catalina Island, CA
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