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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 1938 by the San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA. as the Tuna clipper baitboat Challenger
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-239, date unknown
  • Assigned to the 15th Naval District at Balboa, Canal Zone
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1946
  • Final Disposition, destroyed in 1946
    Displacement unknown.
    Length 113' 7"
    Beam 27' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel-electric

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    YP-239 128k Tuna clipper baitboat Challenger underway in San Diego Bay, probably upon completion and delivery to her owners, Capt. Joe S. Rogers, circa 1940-41.
    ©Photo # Union Tribune 8241-1353 courtesy the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for YP-239 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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