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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • built in 1924, by Mathis Yacht, Camden, N.J. as the Coast Guard 75' footer CG-104 (yard number 146)
  • Commissioned in 1924
  • Decommissioned in May 1933 at Curtis Bay, MD
  • Documented as yacht Nancy D. in 1934 (Official Number 234718), owned by Arthur M. Dives of Reading PA, berthed at Philadelphia
  • Acquired by the Navy, 14 January 1942 and placed in service as District Patrol Craft YP-219
  • Allocated to the 10th Naval District and assigned to the Inshore Patrol at Trinidad
  • While assigned to the Inshore Patrol YP-219 was re-engined with twin 400 HP diesel engines
  • YP-219 lost her starboard strut while enroute from Trinidad to St Lucia, flooded and towed back to Trinidad
  • Placed out of service, 2 July 1945 at Trinidad
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 August 1945
  • Sold by the Foreign Liquidations Commission in August 1946 to unidentified buyers
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • (Data compiled from the characteristics card, 1941 Merchant Vessel Register and Lloyd's Register of Yachts 1942)
    Displacement unknown
    Length 71' 1" ft
    Beam 13' 7" ft
    Draft unknown
    Speed 17 and 15 kts
    Electronics Sonar
    Complement unknown
    single 50 cal machine gun
    single depth charge rack on the stern

    As Built
    twin gasoline engines of 250 hp giving a speed of 17 knots
    twin diesel engines of 400 hp giving a speed of 15 knots

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    YP-219 319k Yacht Nancy D at Philadelphia Navy Yard before conversion for naval service as the District Patrol Craft YP-219, 15 January 1942. In the background is Bridgeport (AD-10) in reserve.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-28571 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-219 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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