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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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!
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
one bow mounted deck gun, caliber unknown
depth charges on middle deck
one Hall-Scott Invader gasoline engine, 275hp
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||YP-119 hauled out of the water at Net Depot Tiburon, CA, date unknown.
|Motor Yacht - Pat Pending
||Pat Pending underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
||Pat Pending underway at Richmond, CA, 20 May 2012, with another retired warship, Iowa (BB-61) as a backdrop.
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
Last Updated 28 September 2007
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