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Lost in Philippine Islands, March 1942


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Engineering Equipment & Supply Co., Mandaluyong, Manila, PI
  • Acquired on stocks for $35,000 by US Navy, 15 May 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-97, 16 October 1941
  • Assigned to the 16th Naval District in the Philippine Islands
  • Lost in the Philippines, March 1942 1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • YP-97 earned one battle star for World War II service
    1. USN press release of 02 October 1945 gives date as March 1942, but YP-97's History Card states "transferred to maintenance" 12 January 1942. This vessel goes unmentioned in any 16th Naval District document I have found, which implies she was known by another name, perhaps the mysterious "USS Perry" often mentioned in the 16th ND Operations Log.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65' 8"
    Beam 12' 6"
    Draft 3' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion gas engine(s), 590hp

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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS George Karl Petritz D-V(G), USNR(January 1942)

    There is no DANFS history available for YP-97 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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