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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by N.J. Blanchard Boat Co., Seattle, WA
  • Completed as yacht Samona (ON 2223191) for Willits J. Hole, Los Angeles CA, 1923
  • Sold to Craig Shipbuilding, Long Beach, CA, as partial payment for Hole's new yacht Samona (later Amethyst (PYc-3), 1930
  • Sold to Thomas R. Dempsey, Los Angeles, CA and renamed Elvida, 1936
  • Acquired, 21 October 1941 by US Navy
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Placed in service as District Patrol Craft YP-109 at Pearl Harbor, late 1941
  • YP-109 was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 03 January 1946
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 09 January 1947
  • Final Disposition, to Mexican flag 1948, further fate unknown
    Displacement 120 gross tons, 81 net tons
    Length 107' 5"
    Beam 17' 10"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    single propeller, 340shp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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