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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Tango - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Nilson & Kelez, Seattle, WA
  • Launched, 13 November 1913
  • Completed for Harold Lee, Seattle, WA, as halibut schooner Idaho (ON 210842), 1913
  • Sold at Seattle to Bureau of Fisheries for $26,500, renamed Eider, summer 1919
  • Transferred to US Fish & Wildlife Service, 30 June 1940
  • Ran aground on Green Top Island, near Prince Rupert, BC, 25 October 1941
  • Taken over by Navy, 20 January 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-198, April 1942
  • Assigned to Thirteenth Naval District, mostly used as fireboat, 1942 - 1945
  • Manned by US Coast Guard personnel, 29 May 1942 - 26 October 1945
  • Placed out of service, 26 October 1945
  • Returned to USFWS, 03 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to US Geological Survey, January 1949
  • Transferred to Trust Territory of the Pacific, 1955
  • Final disposition, foundered while under tow for repairs, 1955
    Displacement 76 gross tons
    Length 78' 3" waterline, 88' 0" overall
    Beam 19' 4"
    Draft 9' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one Atlas 6-cylinder engine, 140hp

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    76k Launching of Idaho at Nilson & Kelez's yard, 13 November 1913.
    Photo from Pacific Fisherman Annual Statistical Review 1913 via Wikimedia Commons
    Dave Wright
    47k As Bureau of Fisheries patrol boat Eider, date and location unknown.
    Photo from NOAA's now defunct AFSC Historical Corner.
    Robert Hurst
    138k As Bureau of Fisheries patrol boat Eider, location unknown, circa 1920..
    National Archives photo from Record Group 22: Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1868 - 2008, NAIL Control Number: NRIA-22-PRIBPHO-PRIB55
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-198 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Wikipedia page on Eider
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    Last Updated 10 March 2022