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Sapphire (PYc-2)

Call sign:
November - Alpha - Sierra - Tango

Coastal Patrol Yacht: Built in 1922 as the yacht Comoco by George Lawley and Sons Corp., Neponset, MA; Renamed Margo and Buccaneer; Acquired by the Navy 1 November 1940; Converted to Naval service at her builders; Commissioned USS Sapphire (PYc-2), 6 June 1941 at Boston, MA; Decommissioned, 29 October 1945 at Charleston, SC; Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 September 1946 for disposal; Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1946. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 500 t.; Length 165' 4"; Beam 25' 2"; Draft 12'; Speed 13.5 kts.; Complement 59; Armament two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, one depth charge projector (Y-gun), two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 850shp Cooper Bessemer diesel engines, two shafts.

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Sapphire 22k . Gunter Krebs
Sapphire 45k 8 July 1941. Robert Hirst

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