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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Zulu - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Fellows & Stewart, Wilmington, CA
  • Completed for Los Angeles banker Benjamin R. Meyer, Los Angeles, CA, as yacht Blue Moon (ON 226610), 1926
  • Sold to Don P. Smith, Los Angeles, CA, president of Interstate Aircraft Co., 1934
  • Sold to Donald K. Washburn, Los Angeles, CA, head of 7-Up Bottling of Los Angeles, 1941
  • Acquired by US Navy, 10 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-111, date unknown
  • Assigned to NSB San Pedro as boarding and pilot transport, 1942-1943
  • Laid up at San Pedro, 28 April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 July 1944
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 23 April 1945
  • Sold to G.W. Shultz, Los Angeles, CA, for $6,100
  • Registered to Samuel C. Rudolph & Associates, Los Angeles, CA, as Blue Moon, 1947
  • Registered to Gulf Brewing Co., Los Angeles, CA, 1952
  • Registered to Herman Sahlman, Boulder Creek, CA, 1961
  • Motorboat number awarded, 1962
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (documents expired 31 August 2004)
    Displacement 23 gross tons / 15 net tons
    Length 55' 6"
    Beam 11' 0"
    Draft 6' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Sterling gas engines
    twin propellers, 600hp

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