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Carnelian (PY 19)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Xray - Uncle

Patrol Yacht:

  • Laid down 5 May 1930 as the yacht Trudione by Bath Iron Work, Inc., Bath, Maine;
  • Launched 18 October 1930
  • Renamed Seventeen in December 1930
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 May 1941
  • Commissioned USS Carnelian (PY-19), 7 June 1941
  • Decommissioned 4 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 24 October 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 500 t.
  • Length 190' 11"
  • Beam 26' 6"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 66
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, an undetermined amount of 20mm mounts or smaller and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 850shp Cooper Bessemer JR-8 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Carnelian 19k - Al Clark
    Carnelian 25k
    Carnelian 26k
    Carnelian 31k
    Carnelian 38k
    Carnelian 344k Photos of Carnelian's ensign signed on the hoist by crewmembers
    Carnelian 271k
    Carnelian 226k
    Carnelian 309k
    Carnelian 318k
    Carnelian 284k
    Carnelian 23k - Gunter Krebs
    Carnelian 76k 1 October 1942 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR G. L. Hoffman, USNR7 June 1941
    ??LT William Henry Hudgens, USN.
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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