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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
Speed 13 kts
two 50 cal machine gun
single depth charge rack
two 6-cyl Silent-Lowel-Knight 250hp gasoline engines
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|Classified ad from Motor Boating magazine, June 1925 advertising Sylvia III for sale.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-30924
|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.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-30926
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-220 at NavSource
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Last Updated 1 May 2015
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