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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Campbell Machine Co., San Diego, CA
  • Completed for Laurie Massa, San diego, CA, as tuna clipper Conte Bianco (ON 233601), 1934
  • Acquired by Navy, 18 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-240, date unknown
  • Departed San Diego for Southwest Pacific, September 1942
  • Broke down at Tutulia, American Samoa
  • Towed from Tutuila to Pearl Harbor by Kingfisher (AT-135), 118-30 October 1942
  • Departed Pearl for Tutuila, 26 March 1943
  • Operated out of Samoa and Fiji, 1943 - 1944
  • Departed Suva, Fiji for Noumea, 23 January 1944
  • Assigned Service Force, Seventh Fleet, operating in Australian and New Guinea waters, 1944 - 1945
  • Arrived Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, January 1946
  • Placed out of service at San Diego, 15 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 05 June 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 18 May 1946
  • Sold to Roko Katnic, San Pedro, CA, 1946
  • Sold to Stefano Massa, San Diego, CA, 1949
  • Sold to Serafino Parmigiani, San Diego, CA, renamed Far Famed, 1951
  • Sold to Maurice Bernardini, San Diego, CA, 1956
  • Sold to James R. Gallion, Coronado, CA, 1959
  • To Panamanian flag, 1962
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 259 gross tons, 158 net tons
    Length 111' 7"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft 9' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel
    single propeller, 410bhp
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    YP-240 73k Newly completed Conte Bianco on a trial run, 28 December 1934.
    Photo from Castagnola family, via San Diego Tuna Boats website.
    Dave Wright
    YP-240 20k Conte Bianco pierside at San Diego during the 1930s.
    Photo from Guy Sensor Collection, San Diego History Center.
    Dave Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01LT(jg) William Watson Hogben D-V(G), USNR(May 1944 - ????)

    There is no DANFS history available for YP-240 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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