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YP-157 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built by Chance Marine Construction, Eastport, MD
  • Completed for Atherton W. Hobler, New York, NY, as yacht Harwell (ON 234295), 1935
  • Sold to William H. Mason, New Orleans, LA, renamed Masonite, 1940
  • Sold to Lev H. Prichard, Corpus Christi, TX, renamed Lev III, September 1941
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 20 December 1941
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Allocated to Eighth Naval District
  • YP-157 picked up survivors from the torpedo-damaged tanker SS Aurora forty miles off Southwest Passage, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico, 10 May 1942,
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 September 1944
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 14 May 1945
  • Sold to W.O. Pape, Mobile, AL, renamed Vigilant, 1947
  • Final disposition, off registers 1955
    Displacement 70 gross tons, 47 net tons
    Length 76' 7"
    Beam 15' 1"
    Draft 7' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Buda diesels
    two propellers, 304hp
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    33k Harwell as completed, circa 1935. Dave Wright
    126k YP-157 secured alongside a floating drydock, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-157 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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