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Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Oboe - Xray

ex-Iolite (PYc 24)

Sazarac call sign (1932):
Mike - Jig - Hypo - Sail

Sazarac call sign (1933):
King - Mike - King - Unit

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1929 by Henry B. Nevins Yacht Builders, City Island, NY
  • Registered in 1932 to George Henry Townsend of Greenwich, CT as the yacht Suzarac out of Bridgeport, CT
  • Registered in 1937 to Harold Stanley as the yacht Sazarac out of Bridgeport
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1941, renamed Iolite and designated as a Coastal Patrol Yacht, PYc-24
  • Reclassified as a District Patrol Craft, YP-454 when her name was canceled 23 June 1942
  • Struck from the Navy Register 16 September 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1945
  • Registered in 1947 to J. O. Larsen as the yacht Souris out of New York, NY
  • Registered in 1948 to Lausen, Inc. of New York as the yacht Souris out of New York
  • Registered in 1949 to Holliston Mills, Inc. of Miami Beach, FL as the yacht Souris out of Miami, FL
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 33 t.
  • Length 81' 6"
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 4'
  • Propulsion: Two 500hp 8-cylinder Winton gasoline engines, two shafts.

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    Sazarac 99k Photo from the July 1931 edition of MotorBoating magazine Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for YP-454
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