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Almandite (PY 24)


Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1927 as the yacht Happy Days by Krupp Iron Works, Kiel, Germany
  • Purchased by the Navy 27 January 1942
  • Renamed Almandite and designated a Patrol Yacht, PY-24, 29 January 1942
  • Commissioned 25 April 1942 at San Francisco, CA
  • Transferred 5 December 1945 to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Decommissioned 22 January 1946 at San Francisco
  • Struck from the Navy list 25 February 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 705 t.
  • Length 185' 4"
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 10' 4"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 75
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, four .50 cal. machine guns and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two Krupp diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motor Yacht Happy Days
    Almandite 118k
    USS Almandite (PY 24)
    Almandite 101k . .

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