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Opal served the Navies of the United States and Ecuador.
Coastal Patrol Yacht: Built 1928 as yacht Coronet by Germania Werft, Kiel, Germany; Acquired by the Navy, 27 January 1941; Converted for Naval service at Merrill-Stevens Drydock Co., Miami, FL; Commissioned USS Opal (PYc-8), 10 June 1941; Decommissioned in September 1943; Transferred on loan under the Lend-Lease Program to Ecuador 23 September 1943 as Manabi; Sold out-right to Ecuador, 13 May 1949 ; Struck from the Navy Register 7 June 1949; Struck by Ecuadorian Navy and scrapped in 1960.
Specifications: Displacement 590 t.; Length 185' 6"; Beam 27'; Draft 11'; Speed 13k; Armament one 3"/23 gun mount, two depth charge tracks.
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|USS Opal (PYc 8)
||19 June 1941
||Original photo: Gunter Krebs
Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
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