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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by George S. Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Completed as the yacht Gypsy (ON 227588) for Robert F. Herrick, Boston, MA, 1928
  • Donated to Navy by Herrick, 15 July 1940
  • YP-70 was assigned to the 5th Naval District, operating out of Norfolk on patrol duties, 1940 - 1944
  • Manned by US Coast Guard personnel, 09 February 1942 - 04 September 1944
  • Placed out of service at Little Creek, VA, and laid up, 04 September 1944
  • Struck from Naval Register, 16 September 1944
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, May 1945
  • Sold to William M. McRae, Norfolk, VA, as yacht Gypsy, 1947
  • Sold to Ernest J. Sanders, Elizabeth City, NC, 1950
  • Sold to O.K. Stamping Corp., Detroit, MI, 1956
  • Sold to Wilfred J. Stroh, Detroit, MI, 1960
  • Sold to Aqua Industries, West Palm Beach, FL, as fishing vessel, 1976
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1977
    Displacement 108 gross tons
    Length 97'3" (101'0" overall)
    Beam 18' 0"
    Draft 7' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 250hp Speedway gas engines
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    YP-70 98k Stern view of yacht Gypsy underway, date unknown. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-70 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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