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CG-133 (1925 - 1934)

WWII International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Echo - Mike
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 Crowinshield Shipbuilding, Fall River, MA
  • Commissioned as CG-133, 1925
  • Decommissioned by the Coast Guard and transferred to the US Navy, 15 November 1934
  • Placed in service as YP-45, 1935
  • Towed by Montcalm (AT-39) from Norfolk to Pensacola, January 1939
  • Allocated to Naval Reserve training in Seventh Naval District prewar
  • During World War Two, assigned to Eighth Naval District at NSB Mobile, AL and Corpus Christi TX
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 14 August 1946
  • Registered to Sea Horse Frozen Foods, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, as freighter Sea Horse (ON 251339), 1946
  • Sold to Charles A. Mills, Jr., Miami, FL, as fishing vessel, 1949
  • Sold to W.F. Steed, Miami, FL, 1950
  • Final disposition, dismantled, 1951
    Displacement 37.5 tons
    Length 74' 11"
    Beam 13' 7"
    Draft 4'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    two Sterling Engine Co., Buffalo, N.Y. 6-cylinder gasoline engines
    two propellers, 500shp

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    YP-45 546k Newspaper clipping about Naval Reserve units at Birmingham, AL, including YP-45, and their entry into active service on the eve of World War Two.
    Clipping from the Birmingham News, 01 February 1941.
    David Upton

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-45 at NavSource
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