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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by J.M. Martinac, Tacoma WA
  • Completed as the wood-hulled purse seiner Cavalcade (ON 239470) for W. D. Suryan, Juneau, AK, 1940
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 06 November 1940
  • Commissioned USS YP-72 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 28 November 1940
  • Departed Bremerton for Dutch Harbor, 31 March 1941
  • Prior to World War II USS YP-72 served as flagship of the Alaska Patrol
  • Stationed at Dutch Harbor, 1941-1943
  • Struck uncharted reef in Kuluk Bay, Adak Island, 17 February 1943
  • Abandoned as total loss, 23 February 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1943
    Displacement 152 gross tons / 103 net tons
    Length 87'
    Beam 23' 9"
    Draft 10' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one 3"/23 gun (as converted)
    two .50 caliber MG (December 1941)
    two .30 caliber Lewis MG (December 1941)
    two 20mm AA (late 1942)
    depth charge tracks (late 1942)
    Propulsion one 400 hp Atlas diesel engine, single shaft

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    F/V Cavalcade
    YP-72 972k Two views of the future YP-72 as Cavalcade, probably builders' trials photos, taken by J.R. Eyerman of Tacoma.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photos NH 96065 and 96066
    Dave Wright
    YSD-14 992k
    USS YP-72
    YP-72 80k USS YP-72 moored pierside, probably at Seattle shortly after commissioning. Dave Wright
    YP-72 131k USS YP-72 after her initial conversion, circa December 1940. Note the 3"/23 gun mounted aft.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo, Bureau of Ships General Correspondence, YP-72 file, Box 472, National Archives and Records Administration, Textual Records Branch, College Park, MD
    Dave Wright
    YP-72 215k PO Tadayoshi Koga's A6M2 "Zero" is unloaded from a barge at Dutch Harbor after its recovery from Akutan Island, 18 July 1942. YP-72 is moored at left; note the two .50 caliber machine guns atop the pilothouse.
    National Archives photo 80-G-206126
    Dave Wright
    YP-72 158k YP-72 as she appeared to salvagers the day after running aground in Kuluk Bay, 18 February 1943.
    U.S. Navy Photograph, Record Group 38, U.S. Navy World War II Action Reports, Box 1543, National Archives and Records Administration, Military Records Branch, College Park, MD
    Dave Wright
    YP-72 95k YP-72 being stripped of all useful items after her grounding, 27 February 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-246681
    Dave Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Carl E. Anderson, D-V(S) USNR(28 November 1940 - 1941)
    02ENS Harvey De Bar Stackpole, D-V(S) USNR(December 1941 - March 1942)
    03LT(jg) Robert O. Sylvester, D-V(G) USNR(January 1943 - 23 February 1943)

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-72 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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