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YP-4
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CG-975 (1930 - 1933)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Bravo - Mike
NCBM
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 Patrol Craft
  • Built at Nassau, Bahamas as "yacht" (actually a rum-running shell) Stephanotis (British ON 157690), 1930
  • Seized by the Coast Guard as a rum runner, (1,500 sacks assorted liquor) off coast of southern Georgia, 3 December 1930
  • Placed in service as US Coast Guard patrol vessel CG-975, 09 April 1932
  • Assigned to Base 20, Fernandina, FL, April-November 1932
  • Transferred to the Navy at Curtis Bay, MD, 20 June 1933
  • Placed in service as YP-4 and assigned to the 1st Naval District at Boston
  • Later assigned to Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 08 February 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 06 May 1946, for disposal
  • Registered to Tom K. Richards, Lexington, MA as party fishing boat Kaniksu (ON 265186), 1953
  • Sold to Raymond H. Abell, Gales Ferry, CT, 1954
  • Sold to Point Judith Fishing Co., Narragansett, RI, 1955
  • Sold to Charlotte N. Morpeth, New London, CT, 1958
  • Sold to Robert C. Walsh, Boston, MA, 1959
  • Sold to M/V Kingfisher, Inc., Boston, MA and renamed Kingfisher, 1960
  • Renamed Lobo, 1961
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation 1972
    Specifications:
    Displacement 49 gross tons
    Length 66'
    Beam 15' 2"
    Draft 3' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, 250hp

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    Relief 105k Party boat Kaniksu, the former YP-4, underway, probably in the 1950s.
    VM013_FIC0746, Rhode Island Photograph Collection, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI
    Dave Wright

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