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Milan (YP-6)
Skaneateles (1934 - 1937)
CG-209 (1925 - 1933)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Charlie - Bravo
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

Patrol Craft:
  • Built by Kingston Drydock and Construction Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as CG-209, 1925
  • Stationed at Vermillion, OH, 1925-1933
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 11 December 1933
  • Named Skaneateles, 01 June 1934
  • Assigned to the Washington Navy Yard for use of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, renamed and christened Milan (YP-6) 1, 20 October 1937
  • Returned to patrol duty at the outbreak of World War II
  • Temporarily loaned to New York City in mid-WWII
  • Returned to the Navy and assigned to Dahlgren, VA
  • Placed out of service and declared excess, 05 April 1946
  • Turned over to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) for disposal, 07 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by WSA, 27 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    1. She was renamed Milan after the town in Ohio, birthplace of inventor Thomas Alva Edison - then Asst. Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison's father.
    Displacement 37.5 tons
    Length 74' 11"
    Beam 13' 7"
    Draft 4'
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    two Sterling 6-cylinder gasoline engines
    two propellers, 500shp

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    Milan 667k Milan (YP-6) maneuvering on the Potomac River, 15 July 1940. She is flying the flag of the Secretary of the Navy. Her bow decoration is the Assistant Secretary of the Navy flag, since she was normally assigned for his use.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photos NH 46124, NH 46127 and NH 46128
    Mike Green
    Milan 509k
    Milan 630k
    Milan 473k Milan (YP-6) underway on the Potomac, circa 1940. She is flying the flag of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in this view.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 46125
    Mike Green
    Milan 211k Milan (YP-6) underway, probably near Washington, DC, date unknown. Note the crew manning the rails.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec

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