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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 Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Completed for manufacturer Zalmon G. Simmons, Bridgeport, CT, as yacht Zamette III (ON 230678), 1931
  • Renamed Genzam, 1936
  • Acquired by Navy, 09 January 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-202, May 1942
  • Assigned to Tenth Naval District on patrol duty in Caribbean, June 1942 - June 1945
  • Arrived Charleston Navy Yard for repairs, 02 July 1945
  • Laid up Bucksport, SC, awaiting disposal, July 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 19 February 1946
  • Sold to Ford Yacht Agency, New York, NY, as Genzam, 1946
  • Burned at Henry B. Nevins' boat yard, City Island, NY, 14 Janaury 1949
    Displacement 148 gross tons, 101 net tons
    Length 97' 7"
    Beam 19' 0"
    Draft 10' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Winton diesel engines
    two propellers, 400hp

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    YP-203 18k Genzam, circa 1941. Photo from Julius Petersen advert in Navy Yearbook, 1944. Dave Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Albert Hessberg D-V(G), USNR(July - November 1942)

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-203 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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