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CG-191 (1924 - 1933)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Delta - Echo
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 Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME
  • Launched, 13 January 1925
  • Pressed into service as a despatch/supply boat after submarine S-48 (SS-159) grounded on the New Hampshire coast
  • Commissioned as CG-191, 1925
  • Assigned to Base 7, Gloucester, MA
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 15 January 1934
  • Placed in service as YP-8, 1934
  • Assigned to Third Naval District, training naval reservists, 1934-1941
  • During World War II YP-8 was assigned to the Third Naval District, patrolling out of New York harbor
  • Placed out of service, 28 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Sold 18 March 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    81k As CG-191, manevering off Gloucester, MA, October 1930.
    Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_005925
    Dave Wright
    87k YP-47 and YP-8 together, probably during a Naval Reservists training cruise in the 1930s.
    US Navy photo 456592
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-8 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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