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USCGS John F. Pratt
YP-96 (1941)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Delta - Xray
District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Tacoma Boatbuilding, Tacoma, WA
  • Completed for Henry Stakset, Tacoma, WA, as fishing vessel Midnight Sun (ON 236643), 1937
  • Acquired by Navy, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YP-96, date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1941
  • Transferred to the Department of Commerce, US Coast and Geodetic Survey, 19 June 1941
  • Renamed USCGS John F. Pratt
  • Returned to Navy control at Seattle as YP-96, LT E.F. Hicks, Jr., USCGS, in charge, 13 April 1942
  • Operated in Puget Sound, 1942-45
  • Returned to owner as Midnight Sun, 1945
  • Sold to Sam Mezich, Port Armstrong, AK, 1946
  • Sold to Armstrong Fisheries, Inc., Ketchikan, AK, 1947
  • Sold to Floyd M. Rhoades, Greenfield, CA, 1954
  • Sold to M.J. Evich, Bellingham, WA, renamed St. Michael, 1960
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still active 1986)
    Displacement 107 gross tons / 73 net tons
    Length 78' 1" overall
    Beam 20' 3"
    Draft 10' 0"
    Speed unknown.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, 200hp

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