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Azurlite (PY 22)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - George - Mike

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1928 as the yacht Vagabondia by Germaniawerftr, Kiel, Germany
  • Purchased by the Navy 9 December 1941
  • Renamed Azurlite and designated as a Patrol Yacht PY-22, 22 December 1941
  • Commissioned 16 March 1942 at Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 22 January 1946 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred 29 January 1947 to the War Shipping Administration and sold to Mr. Royal B. Bodden
  • Renamed Pacific Reefer in 1969
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,200 t.
  • Length 210' 11"
  • Beam 34'
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 13.2 kts.
  • Complement 67
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts and four .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Krupp diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Azurlite 62k
    Azurlite 73k
    Azurlite 82k
    Azurlite 65k

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