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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)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as the 100-foot US Coast Guard patrol boat 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"
    Beam 23'
    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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    64k First day of service at NAS Jacksonville YP-69 postal cover, 1 November 1938. Greg Ciesielski
    195k 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. David Wright
    236k YP-69 crew photo, Photo from "Flight Jacket" 1941 yearbook. David Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for Patriot (YT-127 / YP-69) at NavSource
    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
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    This page was created by Gary P. Priolo and is maintained by David L. Wright
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    Last Updated 25 March 2017