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Jet (PYc 20)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Sugar - Queen

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built 1930 as the yacht Thalia by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, MI
  • Renamed Jet 7 January 1942
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 January 1942 and converted for Naval service
  • Commissioned USS Jet (PYc 20), 4 April 1942
  • Decommissioned 27 August 1945 at San Francisco, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 20 September 1947
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the War Shipping Administration as October 1947
  • Scrapped in 1948.


  • Displacement 472 t.
  • Length 160'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 9' 8"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
  • Propulsion: Two 600shp Winton 115A diesel engines, two shafts.

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