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YP-89 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built at Seattle, WA
  • Completed for John Skansi, Tacoma, WA, as the fishing vessel Challenger (ON 236765), 1937
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 15 April 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-89, 1941
  • Allocated to the Thirteenth Naval District, operated in Aleutians
  • Placed out of service at Seattle, 29 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 26 March 1946
  • Returned to owner, 1946
  • Registered to Neda Skansi, Tacoma, WA, 1961
  • Registered to Fishing Boat Challenger, Inc., El Granada, CA, 1970s
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 91 gross tons, 62 net tons
    Length 69' 1"
    Beam 19' 4"
    Draft 9' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one 3"/23 gun
    one diesel engine
    single propeller, 260hp
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    YP-87 687k YP-89 underway, date and location unknown.
    National Archives photo 80-G-456588
    Original: Stan Svec
    Replacement: Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-89 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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