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Carolita (PYc-38)

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Victor - William

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built 1923 as the yacht Ripple by Germania Werft, Kiel, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 April 1942 and converted for Naval service
  • Commissioned USS Carolita (PYc-38), 6 November 1942
  • Decommissioned 28 February 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 18 July 1944
  • Sunk as a target in January 1947.


  • Displacement 236 t.
  • Length 133' 5"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purposegun mount.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Carolita 64k . Jim Rogers
    Carolita 132k
    Carolita 98k 13 November 1942 Original photo: Gunter Krebs
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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