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USCGC Corwin (1925 - 1936)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Delta - Lima
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 Defoe Boat & Motor Works, Bay City, MI (YN 80)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned as the 100-foot US Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Corwin, 21 October 1925
  • Arrived at Base 2, Stapleton, NY, from Great Lakes, 19 November 1925
  • Stationed at Base 9, Cape May, NJ, 13 February 1926 - March 1927
  • Under refit at Curtis Bay, MD, 28 March - 28 August 1927
  • Stationed at Pascagoula, MS, 04 September 1927 - 1933
  • Stationed at Toledo, OH, 1933-1936
  • Decommissioned, 29 February 1936
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 11 May 1936
  • Placed in service as YP-62, 1936
  • Assigned to Ninth Naval District at Toledo, OH for reservist training, 1936 - 1940
  • Moved from Great Lakes to New York, NY, November 1940
  • Assigned to Task Force 24, based at Argentia, Newfoundland, late 1941 - October 1943
  • Reported for duty with ComServForLant at Norfolk, 16 November 1943
  • YP-62 operated out of Norfolk through the end of World War 2
  • Reported to Com5 for disposal, 03 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 14 August 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, probably scrapped
    Displacement 210 tons full load
    Length 99' 8"
    Beam 23'
    Draft 4' 6"
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement 1 Warrant Officer, 14 Enlisted (USCG)
    Armament one single 3"/23 gun mount
    two Grey Marine Diesel engines
    twin propellers, 300 BHP
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    YP-62 75k YP-62 hauled out for repairs at Stadium Boat Works, Cleveland, OH, 1938.
    Photo from Bowling Green University Historical Collection of the Great Lakes
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YP-62 141k YP-62 off New York Navy Yard, 12 June 1941.She had just completed a refit at Consolidated Shipbuilding.
    National Archives photo 19-N-24228
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT(jg) Thomas A. Peacock DE-O USNR(March 1941 - ????)
    02LT(jg) Arthur Winslow D-V(G) USNR(March 1942 - June 1942)
    03LT(jg) Charles W. Bartlett D-V(G) USNR(December 1942 - ????)
    04LT Carl Frederick Luth, Jr. D-V(G) USNR(March 1943 - June 1943)
    05LT(jg) Leonidas Nice Plumer D-V(S)USNR(June 1943 - September 1943)
    06ENS Jack Matthews D-V(S) USNR(September 1943 - ????)

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-62 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office - Corwin 1925
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