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YP-165

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Foxtrot - Yankee

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YP- Patrol Vessel
  • Designed by Frank P. Munro
  • Laid down, circa 1931-32, as the yacht Chiro at Willis J. Reid Boat Yard, Winthrop, MA. (USCG Doc. No. 231500)
  • Launched, 14 April 1932
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1941, and placed in service as YP-165
  • Returned to her owners in 1945
  • Purchased by the actor John Wayne, overhauled, modified and renamed Norwester
  • Current Status, being restored at Anacortes, WA. by her current owner Mr. King Graver
    Specifications:
    Displacement 46t.(lt) 67t.(fl)
    Length 76' oa
    Beam 16.5'
    Draft 8.5'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion two Detroit diesels, twin shafts

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    Yacht "Chiro"
    YP-678 43k Chiro launching in 1932 at the Willis J. Reid Boat Yard, Winthrop, MA Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester
    YP-678 36k Chiro underway in 1932, date and location unknown. Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester
    YP-165
    YP-678 50k YP-165 ships plaque Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester
    Yacht "Norwester"
    YP-678 76k Norwester underway in Puget Sound, 2006. Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester
    YP-678 216k Norwester hauled out of the water on the "hard" at Anacortes, WA., 2006. Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester
    YP-678 57k Norwester while undergoing restoration at her dock at Anacortes, WA., 2007. Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester
    YP-678 239k Norwester while undergoing restoration at her dock at Anacortes, WA., 2007. Captain Lou Keller MV Norwester

    There is no DANFS history record for YP-165 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 21 September 2007