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CG-261 (1925 - 1934)

Pre-WWII International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Yankee - Charlie

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
  • Commissioned as CG-261, 1925
  • Stationed at San Pedro, CA, 1925-33
  • Transferred to Department of Justice, May 1933
  • Transferred to Navy, 1934
  • Placed in service as YP-51, 1935
  • Prewar assigned to Naval Reserve Training,Twelfth Naval District
  • Assigned to Inshore Patrol, Twelfth Naval District, 1941-45
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Registered to Carl V. Brown, San Francisco, CA, as yacht Milliquin (ON 257116), August 1949
  • Sold to Robert H. Gibson, San Francisco, CA, renamed The Chaser, November 1949
  • Final disposition, out of documentation and motorboat number awarded, 1952
    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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