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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USCGC Naugatuck (1926 - 1935)
November - India - Golf - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
District Patrol Craft
Laid down in 1926 at Defoe Boat & Motor Works, Bay City, MI. as Naugatuck
Delivered to the US Coast Guard, date unknown, commissioned USCGC Naugatuck
Assigned to St. Petersburg, FL, from 1926 to 1932
Reassigned to Pascagoula, MS. 1932 to 1933
Reassigned to Southport, N.C., 1933-1935
Decommissioned and transferred to the US. Navy in 1935
Placed in service as District Patrol Craft YP-56
During World War II YP-56 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 24 July to 10 August 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 May to 30 June 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Sold in 1947 to Magnolia Petroleum Co., Dallas, TX. renamed Shamrock and rebuilt as an exploration vessel
Renamed E.D. Smith in 1948
Resold in 1959 to Socony Mobile Oil Co., Inc., Morgan City, LA.
Resold in 1966 to Mobile Oil Corp., New York, N.Y.
Resold in 1976 to Oscar C. Niemeth, Lafayette, CA. renamed Sea Eagle
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 210 t.
Length 98' 8"
Draft 4' 6"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament one 3'/23 gun mount (1930)
two 300bhp Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
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||YP-56 moored at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, 9 March 1937.
US Navy photo. Note the puzzling mixture of names. Officially, YPs were not named only numbered. As a Coast Guard cutter YP-56 was named Naugatuck. When this photo was taken the official Nokomis (PY-6) was still in service at Norfolk VA.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-56 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - Naugatuck 1926
Last Updated 14 February 2014
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