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CG-105 (1924 - 1933)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Delta - Hotel
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 Co., Camden, NJ (YN 147)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as CG-105, 1924
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 15 January 1934
  • Placed in service as YP-9, 06 February 1934
  • Assigned to Third Naval District, training naval reservists, February 1934 - 22 November 1940
  • Assigned to Third Naval District's Inshore Patrol, 06 January 1941
  • Sunk in collision during dense fog with British motorship Princess Arlene in Ambrose Channel, 23 February 1943
  • Raised, repaired and assigned to NTS Salvage at Pier 88, New York, which was involved in salvage of Lafayette
  • Placed out of service, 31 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 22 July 1946
  • Registered to William NcP. Bigelow, Cambridge, MD, as yacht Blythe Spirit (ON 253262), 1948
  • Registered to Joseph Frontiera, Inc., Gloucester MA, as miscellaneous barge, 1949
  • Final Disposition, abandoned 1968
    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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    451k YP-9 arriving on scene as a fire rages aboard the yacht Chrysolite, circa 1934, location unknown. The yacht was flying the burgee of the New York Yacht Club.
    Photo by Edwin Levick from the Edwin Levick Collection, Marinerís Museum, Newport News, VA
    Jim Geldert
    199k YP-9 underway after conversion, circa 01 October 1941. She appears to be painted in Measure 1 (Dark Gray), but with an oddly rendered identification number, the shadowing being in white. She carries two .30-caliber Lewis machine guns, and close investigation of the photograph reveals the boat on her after deckhouse to be carrying a white YP-9 with an arrow through it, the symbol of an officerís gig. A life raft is secured to the chart house roof.
    Bureau of Ships Photograph BS-25274, National Archives and Records Administration, Still Pictures Division, College Park, MD
    Dave Wright
    167k YP-9 comes alongside gate vessel YNg-3 off Tompkinsville, Staten Island, 04 April 1942. One of her two .30 caliber Lewis machine guns is covered, forward, and she carries two depth-charge racks astern, each with two depth charges. Note the life raft somewhat haphazardly stowed atop the pilothouse. Examination vessel Lightship 114 is moored in the background.
    National Archives photo 80-G-360238
    Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-9 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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