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YP-261



YP-261 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Yoke - Jig

ex-Sard (PYc 23)


Coastal Patrol Yacht/District Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down in 1922 as the yacht Alida by George Lawley and Son, Neponset, MA for Bertram Harold Borden of New York
  • Sold in 1927 to James Cox Brady of New York and renamed Victoria Mary
  • Sold in 1929 to Gordon Marine Corp. of New York City
  • Renamed All Alone in 1935
  • Operated by the U.S. Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, Department of Commerce and renamed Navigation in 1938
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 January 1942 at Norfolk, VA
  • Designated as a Coastal Patrol Yacht, PYc-23
  • Named Sard 27 January 1942
  • Reclassified as a District Patrol Craft, YP-261, 27 March 1942
  • Laid up 21 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 July 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 10 January 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 212 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two diesel engines, two shafts.

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    YP-261 188k 16 March 1944
    As seen from an airship from ZP-14 based at NAS Weeksville, NC
    National Archives photo 80-G-222619
    Stan Svec

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