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Lost to enemy action, 10 December 1941

CG-275 (1925 - 1934)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Lake Union Dry Dock and Machine Works, Seattle, WA
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as CG-275, 1925
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 15 January 1934
  • Placed in service as YP-17, 1934
  • Assigned to Thirteenth Naval District, training reservists, 1934-1940
  • YP-17 was delivered along with YP-16 by USS Ramapo (AO-12) to Apra Harbor, Guam, 22 October 1940
  • Both were to augment the local defenses and to provide naval surveillance and reconnaissance in the waters around Guam
  • Badly damaged in typhoon at Piti, Guam, 03 November 1940
  • Damaged and fell into Japanese hands with the fall of Guam, 10 December 1941
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • YP-17 earned one battle star for World War II service for the Philippine Islands Operation (Including Guam)
    Displacement 37.5 tons
    Length 74' 11"
    Beam 13' 7"
    Draft 3' 9"
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    two Sterling 6-cylinder gasoline engines
    two propellers, 500shp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    YP-17 personnel captured at Guam and imprisoned in Japan
    Townsend, Homer Lamar CBM 3596005 Imprisoned in Osaka area
    Prickett, Hiram Jefferson QM1c 2678192 imprisoned in Osaka area
    Podries, Anthony Joseph MM1c 3364049 imprisoned at Hirohata
    Foote, Arthur Earnest MM1c 3855619 died 25 July 1945 in air raid [Kawasaki Steel Mill]
    Bluma, Lawrence Eugene BM2c 3419732 imprisoned at Zentsuji
    Arnett, Lowren Augustus S1c 2916382 imprisoned in Osaka area
    Dutro, Harold William F2c 3760667 imprisoned at Hirohata

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