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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 - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built at Seattle, WA
  • Launched, late April 1937
  • Completed for M.C. Wright, Seattle, WA, as fishing vessel Endeavor (ON 236639), 1937
  • Purchased by US Navy, November 1940
  • Placed in service as YP-74, December 1940
  • Assigned to Aleutian Patrol, 1940-42
  • Sunk in collision with Alaska Steam Ship Co. freighter SS Derblay off Unimak Island, 06 September 1942
  • 21 survivors rescued by Derblay, but two crewmen and two passengers lost 1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    1. Lost were the following:
    Robert Hannon Brooks (664 09 67) S2c V-6 USNR
    Martin Francis Wagoner (626 19 14) S2c V-6 USNR
    Bernard Joseph Heddings (602 22 11) MSmth1c USNR (passenger - 8th Naval Construction Battalion)
    Francis Henry Moore (666 22 25) CM3c USNR (passenger - 8th Naval Construction Battalion)
    Displacement 101 gross tons
    Length 72' 1"
    Beam 20' 3"
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one 3"/23
    Propulsion diesel, 200hp

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    YP-74 19k YP-74 underway, date and location unknown (probably in Puget Sound in late 1940). Note the 3"/23 gun aft.
    Cropped from U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships Photograph, Bureau of Ships General Correspondence, YP-72 file, Box 472, National Archives and Records Administration, Textual Records Branch, College Park, Md
    Dave Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Backland, D-V(S) USNR(December 1941 - March 1942)
    02LT / LCDR George White Snyder, USN(March 1942 - 06 September 1942)

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