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YP-83 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built at Tacoma, WA
  • Completed for Joseph Mijich, Tacoma WA, as fishing vessel Rio Del Mar (ON 236409), 1937
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 07 April 1941
  • Placed in service, 1941
  • Assigned to 13th Naval District, patrolling out of Port Angeles and Neah Bay
  • Loaned to NAS Whidbey Island for use as target vessel by Fleet Air Wing 6, 1944
  • Sunk in 33 fathoms by broaching torpedo off Camano Island (48° 13' 05" N 122° 33' 42" W), 28 November 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
  • Salvaged and sold, no details known
  • Registered to Walter McCray, Seattle, WA, as Rio Del Mar, 1945
  • Registered to John Bjorke, Seattle, WA, 1946
  • Registered to Donald C. Walker, Bellingham, WA, 1952
  • Registered to Bel Hecate Fisheries, Inc., Bellingham, WA, and renamed Hekla, 1957
  • Later named Sea Romeo
  • Later named California Sun
    Displacement 94 gross tons, 64 net tons
    Length 71' 2" waterline, 78' overall
    Beam 20' 2"
    Draft 9' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engines
    single propeller, 350bhp
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    80k YP-83 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-83 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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