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USCGC CG-301 (1925 - 1934)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Victor
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
  • Commisioned as CG-302, 1925
  • Stationed at Biloxi, MS, 1925-1930
  • Stationed at Pascagoula, MS, 1933-1934
  • Decommissioned by the Coast Guard and transferred to the US Navy, 01 May 1934
  • Placed in service as YP-27, 1934
  • Assigned to Ninth Naval District, training reservists at Minneapolis, MN, 1934-1940
  • Unofficially known as "USS Hennepin"
  • Sailed from Minneapolis to Norfolk for duty, November 1940 - January 1941
  • Assigned to Fifth Naval District, based at Norfolk, VA 1941-1945
  • Ran aground at Plantation Creek, 2 miles south of Cape Charles, VA, and abandoned, 30 September 1943
  • Refloated by two LCTs, 06 October 1943
  • Placed out of service at Little Creek, VA, 28 April 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, May 1947
  • Final disposition, unknown (presumed scrapped)
    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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    656k YP-27 departs on a cruise down the Mississippi River in celebration of Navy Day, 27 October 1935.
    Photo from Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 03 November 1935.
    Dave Wright
    656k YP-27 in winter quarters, 1938.
    Photo from Minneapolis Star, 22 November 1938.
    Dave Wright
    560k YP-27 beng prepared for its long journey to the East Coast, October 1940. Originally intended for New York, and then New Orleans, she ended up at Norfolk, partly a result of arduous conditions on the Great Lakes at the outset of the voyage.
    Photo from Minneapolis Star, 22 October 1940.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-27 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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