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Patrol Yacht Photo Archive
USS Southern Seas (PY 32)
ex-USAT Southern Seas
Nan - Baker - Xray - Tare
Southern Seas served both the U. S. Army and Navy
Sunk 9 October 1945
Patrol Yacht:Built in 1920 as Lydonia by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., New York for Cyrus Curtiss of Purchased by the Pan American Aviation Co. and renamed Southern SeasPurchased by the Army in December 1941Acquired by the Navy 23 December 1942 and commissioned USS Southern Seas (PY 32) the same daySunk 9 October 1945 during Typhoon Louise at OkinawaStruck from the Navy list 24 October 1945.
Specifications:Displacement 1,116 t.Length 228'Beam 31' 3"Draft 14' 3"Speed 11 kts.Complement 47Propulsion: Four Seabury water-tube boilers, two 500ihp triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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|MY Southern Seas
|USS Southern Seas (PY 32)
|01||LCDR Albert Louis McMullen, USNR - Awarded the Bronze Star (1944)||22 December 1942 - 25 January 1943|
|02||LT Leroy George Elwell, USNR||25 January 1943 - 14 October 1943|
|03||LTJG Rupert Alexander Triplitt, USNR||14 October 1943 - 15 June 1944|
|04||LTJG Charles Harmon Alexander, USN||15 June 18944 - 31 March 1945|
|05||LT Thomas George Thompson, USNR||31 March 1945 - 5 August 1945|
|06||LT Charlie F. McMichael, USNR - Died in Typhoon||5 August 1945 - 9 October 1945|
|07||ENS William A. Howard, USNR||9 October 1945 - 1 December 1945 (Senior Surviving Officer)|
Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler
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