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CG-253 (1925 - 1934)
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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 A.W. DeYoung, Alameda, CA
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned as CG-253, 1925
Decommissioned and and transferred to the US Navy, 31 March 1934
Placed in service in the Eleventh Naval District, as YP-33, 1934
Assigned to Eleventh Naval District, training reservists at Santa Barbara, CA, 1934-1940
During World War Two performed patrol duties along California coast, stationed at San Pedro, CA
Placed out of service, 01 September 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1945
Transferred to Army as personnel launch Q 171 same day
Sold to Nathan H. Westermeyer, San Bernadino, CA, as fishing vessel Gypsy-Q (ON 254596), 1949
Resold to Frank Luntkowski (Petroleum Construction Co.), San Diego, CA
Final disposition, sank after springing a leak, 10 miles south of Anacapa Light, 24 August 1955
Displacement 37.5 tons
Length 74' 11"
Beam 13' 7"
Speed 12 knots
two Sterling 6-cylinder gasoline engines
two propellers, 500shp
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|A nest of Coast Guard 75-footers moored at San Pedro, CA, probably in the late 1920s. CG-257 went to the Army as patrol boat P 15, while CG-253 became YP-33.
|YP-33 underway while in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel at Santa Barbara, CA, circa late 1930s. Reservists trained in YP-33 to prepare them for manning one of the old four-pipe destroyers in reserve at San Diego in the event of a war.
|Down at the end of a pier in San Pedro, where Los Angeles harbor defense begins, is a trim little office, from which the Inshore Patrol officer of the day issues his orders. The little house was formerly the pilot house of a yacht.
Lt. Commander Louis H. Gwinn USNR, commanding officer of the base, is shown just outside the office. YP-33 is moored at right.
Press photo, byline dated 01 August 1941.
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-33 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 09 February 2018
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