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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YP-91 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built by F.D. Lawley, Quincy, MA
  • Completed for George B. Kimball, Boston, MA, as yacht Ballkim (ON 227546), 1927
  • Sold to Irvin F. Marshall, Boston, MA, renamed Nereus II, 1929
  • Sold to Nathaniel F. Ayer, Boston, MA, renamed Lucivee, 1932
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 15 April 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-91, 1941
  • Allocated to Dahlgren, VA - presumably used as VIP yacht
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 05 June 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 24 October 1946
  • Registered to Cope Ford, Inc., Triangle, VA, as yacht Vaya Con Dios II, 1958
  • Registered to Dona Mae Woods, Washington, DC, about 1970
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1973
    Displacement 55 gross tons, 38 net tons
    Length 72' 8" waterline, 75' 0" overall
    Beam 14' 7"
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Winton gas engines
    two propellers, 700hp

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    41k Ballkim as completed.
    Photo from Motor Boating magazine, November 1928.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-91 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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