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YP-5
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CG-102 (1924 - 1933)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Xray - Bravo
NFWV
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 by Mathis Yacht Building Company, Camden, NJ (YN 144)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as CG-102, 1924
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 1933
  • Placed in service as YP-5, 12 December 1933
  • Converted to a diving tender at Boston Navy Yard, 1936
  • Attached to Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI, 1937-1945
  • Struck by a practice torpedo while attempting its retrieval off Newport and sank, 19 August 1938
  • While under tow YP-5 sank in about eighty feet of water, efforts to retrieve her several days later resulted in her slipping bow first into 140 feet of water. 1
  • Raised 23 August by crew from Falcon (ASR-2) and towed to Newport for repairs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1945
  • Sold to Anthony J. D'Antonio, Gloucester, MA, as the merchant barge Amvet (ON 176777), May 1946
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation after 1956
    1. Source Newport Daily News (Newport, RI), August 19, 2008, page A3, in the "Grist Mill" column by Leonard Panaggio. (Thanks to Jim Bryant)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 37.5 tons
    Length 74' 11"
    Beam 13' 7"
    Draft 4'
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    two Sterling 6-cylinder gasoline engines
    two propellers, 500shp

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    YP-5 62k YP-5 moored outboard of Navy harbor tug YT-73 at the Boston Navy Yard, date unknown.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-14804
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist,Boston NHP
    YP-5
    BOSTS-14804-767
    129k Diving Boat YP-5 at Pier 3, Boston Navy Yard, 21 September 1936. Note in image BOSTS 14804-767 that the patrol craft USS Eagle 19 (PE-19) can be seen in the right background at Pier 4.
    US Navy photos, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-14804
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist,Boston NHP
    YP-5
    BOSTS-14804-768
    120k
    YP-5
    BOSTS-14804-773
    85k

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