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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-87 Class Patrol Craft
  • Completed June 1936 by Western Boat Building, Tacoma, Washington (hull 115) as commercial fishing vessel Western Chief (Official Number 234941)
  • Acquired by the US Navy, and placed in service in April 1941, allocated to the 13th Naval District
  • YP-94 spent her naval career as a patrol and supply boat in Alaskan waters
  • Final Disposition, destroyed by grounding in south end of Tugidak Passage, Alaska (56° 32' N 154° 22' W) 18 February 1945. All hands were rescued, but the vessel broke in half on 23 February, ending salvage efforts.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 March 1945
    Displacement 115 gross tons
    Length 76'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 9' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Washington Machine Co. 4-cylinder diesel engine
    single propeller, 240bhp
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    YP-94 158k YP-94 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-94 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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