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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YP-158 Class Patrol Craft
  • Built by Nilson Yach Building, Baltimore, MD
  • Completed for Charles Martin Clark, New York, NY, as yacht North Wind (ON 209519), 1911
  • Sold to J.A. Mitchell, Houston, TX, early 1920s
  • Sold to L.A. Layne, Houston, TX, renamed Southern Breeze, late 1920s
  • Acquired by US Navy, 20 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-158, ENS Eli B. Roth, USN, in charge, 30 December 1941
  • Assigned to Eight Naval District at Section Base Galveston
  • YP-158's naval carrer was cut short due to serious engine and shaft problems
  • Placed out of service in June 1942, by October of that year she was being cannibalized for parts
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold, 08 October 1943
  • Final Disposition, foundered at Galveston, March 1944
    Displacement 93 gross tons, 63 net tons
    Length 99' 0" overall, 93' 6" waterline
    Beam 17' 0"
    Draft 8' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two diesel engines
    two propellers, 500bhp
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    209k L.A. Layne's Southern Breeze in the Houston Yacht Club harbor, 1931.
    Photo via
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

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