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YP-119


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YP- Net Patrol Vessel
  • Built by Lake Union Drydock Co., Seattle, WA (designed by Ted Geary)
  • Launched, October 1929
  • Completed as the yacht Lightnin (ON 228895) for film director Lloyd Bacon, 1929
  • Sold to mining engineer Ellis J. Arkush, San Francisco, CA, 1932
  • Sold to attorney Eugene D. Bennett, San Francisco, CA, 1934
  • Sold to patent attorney A. Donham 'Don' Owen, San Francisco, CA, renamed Pat Pending, 12 October 1940
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 09 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-119 at Naval Net Depot Tiburon, CA
  • YP designation revoked and reclassified small boat, 18 April 1942
  • Placed out of service and returned to her owners, the Owen family, for $100, 12 October 1944 1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, active, still owned by the Owen family and berthed at San Francisco Yacht Club
  • YP-119 earned five service chevrons for her two and a half years service
    1.She was the first YP to be returned to her original owner under Public Law 305 of 1944, which required the Navy to offer them first to their previous owners at fair market value. The law was passed by Don Owen, who wanted his beloved yacht back - he offered $10, but had to pay $100!
    Specifications:
    Displacement 17 tons (lt) 19 tons(fl)
    Length 44' 6" at launch - lengthened to 50' in 1931 by her original owner
    Beam 11' 6"
    Draft 4' 6"
    Speed 14 kts
    Armament
    one bow mounted deck gun, caliber unknown
    depth charges on middle deck
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    one Hall-Scott Invader gasoline engine, 275hp
    single propeller
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    YP-119
    YP-678 65k YP-119 hauled out of the water at Net Depot Tiburon, CA, date unknown. Robert Hurst
    Motor Yacht - Pat Pending
    YP-678 4522k Pat Pending underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Mel Owen
    YP-678 406k Pat Pending underway at Richmond, CA, 20 May 2012, with another retired warship, Iowa (BB-61) as a backdrop. Mel Owen

    There is no DANFS history record for YP-119 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    History and photos of YP-119 - Pat Pending
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    Last Updated 28 September 2007