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CG-252 (1924 - 1934)

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 Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as CG-252, 1924
  • Stationed at Pascagoula, MS
  • Transferred to Navy, May 1933
  • Placed in service as YP-26, 1934
  • Assigned to Ninth Naval District for reservist training, 1933-1940
  • Transferred from Great Lakes to Atlantic coast for patrol duties, November 1940
  • Assigned to Fifteenth Naval District in Canal Zone, 1941
  • Damaged beyond repair by explosion and fire while on ways at Folk River shops, Cristobal, 16 November 1942
  • Explosion probably caused by gasoline vapors in engine room; six men injured, none seriously.
    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

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