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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1922 as the wood hull motor yacht Esloma by Herershoff, Bristol, R. I. for W. H. Vandervoort, (yard number 376)
  • Almost immediately sold, to Logan G. Thomas, Grand Haven MI., name changed to Sylvia III
  • Sold in 1925 to George Harrison Phelps, Detroit, MI., renamed Skylark III
  • Sold in early 1930s to Charles Parker, Philadelphia
  • Acquired by the Navy, 19 January 1942, from Charles Parker, Philadelphia as Skylark III (Official Number 221963)
  • Converted for naval service at John Mathis Co. shipyard, Camden, N. J.
  • Placed in service, 5 May 1942, as District Patrol Craft YP-220 at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Allocated to the 10th Naval District and assigned to Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Placed out of service, 31 August 1944, and laid up at Port Everglades, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
  • Sold by the War Shipping Administration, 7 May 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 85 gross tons, 58 net tons
    Length 94' ft
    Beam 15.5'
    Draft 9'
    Speed 13 kts
    2 Officers
    14 Enlisted
    two 50 cal machine gun
    single depth charge rack
    two 6-cyl Silent-Lowel-Knight 250hp gasoline engines

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    YP-220 76k Classified ad from Motor Boating magazine, June 1925 advertising Sylvia III for sale. David Wright
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-30924
    300k Bow and stern views of YP-220 as the crew is loading stores while moored in the back basin at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 6 May 1942. Note two other YP's also getting their final stores and Bridgeport (AD-10) in reserve, in the background.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-30924 and 19-N-30926 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jim Swank
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-30926

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-220 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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