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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA (YN 143)
  • Completed for M.A. Petrich, Tacoma, WA, as seiner Western Queen (ON 239863), 1940
  • Acquired by Navy, 17 December 1941
  • Completed conversion, 30 January 1942
  • Placed in service as District Patrol Craft YP-148, date and location unknown
  • Assigned to Alaskan waters, Thirteenth/Seventeenth Naval District, 1942-46
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 14 August 1946
  • Registered to Joseph Dragich, San Pedro, CA, 1947
  • Renamed Mary D., 1951
  • Foundered about 22 miles NNE of Santa Catalina Isle, Gulf of California, Mexico, 28 April 1953
    Displacement 168 gross tons, 85 net tons
    Length 85' 3"
    Beam 25' 5"
    Draft 11' 1"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two diesels
    two propellers, 400hp

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    YP-148 532k Western Queen shown underway before World War Two, exact date and location unknown.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 102586
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-148 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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