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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Patriot (YT-127) (1936 - 1938)
USCGC Patriot (1926 - 1936)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Foxtrot - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Built by Defoe Boat & Motor Works, Bay City, MI (YN 89)
Launched as the 100-foot US Coast Guard patrol boat Patriot, date unknown
Commissioned USCGC Patriot, 12 June 1926
Stationed at Stapleton, NY, 1926-1927
Stationed at Fernandina, FL, 1927-1933
Stationed at Cleveland, OH, 1933-1936
Decommissioned by the US Coast Guard, 1936
Transferred the US Navy 24 August 1936
Placed in service as Patriot (YT-127), date unknown
Stationed at New London and Guantanamo Bay
Redesignated Patrol Craft YP-69, 01 March 1938
YP-69 was assigned to NAS Pensacola for plane guard / towing duties for most of her remaining career
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 18 November 1946
Final Disposition, unknown
Displacement 210 tons full load
Length 99' 8"
Draft 4' 6"
Speed 12 knots
Complement 1 Warrant Officer, 14 Enlisted (USCG)
Armament one single 3"/23 gun mount (USCG)
two Grey Marine Diesel engines
twin propellers, 300 BHP
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||First day of service at NAS Jacksonville YP-69 postal cover, 1 November 1938.
||YP-69 moored pierside at NAS Pensacola, FL. Photo from "Flight Jacket" 1941 yearbook. Note star painted on her bow indicating she was assigned to aviation duties.
||YP-69 crew photo, Photo from "Flight Jacket" 1941 yearbook.
Patriot (YT-127 / YP-69)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - Patriot 1926
Last Updated 25 March 2017
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