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District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Western Boat Building, Tacoma, WA (YN 115)
  • Completed for M.A. Petrich, Ketchikan, AK, as fishing vessel Western Chief (ON 234941), June 1936
  • Sold to Sam Mezrich, Ketchikan, AK, 1939
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-94, 04 April 1941
  • Allocated to the 13th Naval District, used on Aleutian Patrol
  • Ran aground after power failure south end of Tugidak Passage, on west point of Sitkinak Island, Alaska (56° 32' N 154° 22' W), 18 February 1945
  • Entire crew removed safely, but vessel broke in half and salvage abandoned, 23 February 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 March 1945
    Two men died in service aboard and remain on duty

    MoMM3c John Maurice Johnson (630 67 74) USN, Chirikof Island, AK, 17 February 1945
    ENS Harold Van Lente D-V(G) (O-369253) USNR, Chirikof Island, AK, 17 February 1945

    Displacement 115 gross tons, 78 net tons
    Length 76' 4"
    Beam 20' 4"
    Draft 9' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one 3"/23 gun
    one Washington Machine Co. 4-cylinder diesel engine
    single propeller, 240bhp
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    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
    No Information Available
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