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YP-85 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built by Western Boatbuilding, Tacoma, WA (YN 137)
  • Completed for Nick Cayafas, Ketchikan, AK, as the commercial fishing vessel Nick C. II (ON 238745), 1939
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 07 April 1941
  • Fitted out for naval service by Olson & Winge, Seattle, WA
  • Placed in service as YP-85, 1941
  • Allocated to the 13th Naval District
  • Operated in Aleutians, 1942-1945
  • Placed out of service, 07 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 03 January 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 13 March 1946
  • Returned to former owner, 16 March 1946
  • Registered to Chris Cayafas, Seattle, WA, as Nick C. II, 1946
  • Registered to Steve Trutich, Seattle, WA, 1961
    Displacement 97 gross tons, 66 net tons
    Length 72' 1" waterline, 78' overall
    Beam 20' 6"
    Draft 9' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 200shp

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    51k YP-85 underway near Seattle, 1941.
    MOHAI, Olson & Winge Marine Works photographs and scrapbook, 1972.5503.30
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-85 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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