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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YP-78 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built by Elscot Boat Works, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  • Contract awarded, 30 June 1941
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as YP-82, 10 July 1942
  • Assigned to US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Donated to City of Baltimore as police boat, August 1958
  • Christened William F. Broening, 28 November 1958
  • Sold to Robert R. Reneau, Norfolk, VA, and registered as yacht Volo II (ON 277785), 1970
  • Registered to Ned Daniel Bozeman, Norfolk, VA, as wrecking boat, 1973
  • Dropped from documentation and motorboat number awarded, 1976
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 75'
    Beam 16'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Diesel engines
    two propellers, 400shp
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    335k William F. Broening showing bow damage after the clutch seized and it ran into a vessel of the "mothball fleet" anchored near Hawkins Point, Baltimore.
    Photo from Baltimore Evening Sun, 05 January 1960.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-82 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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