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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Patrol Craft
Laid down, 15 January 1930, as the yacht Althea for C. Hayward Murphy of Detroit by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
Launched, 28 June 1930
Delivered, 29 July 1930
Transferred to the US Navy, 14 March 1942
Placed in service as YP-249
Placed out of service in 1945
Struck from the Naval Register in 1945
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 11 May 1945, for disposal
In the late 1950’s the yacht Althea was kept at the Newmarks Yacht Center, Cerritos Channel, Wilmington, CA.
Although not used much, Althea was kept in yacht condition by a full-time crew. She had a beautiful fantail. Her deck cabin sides were smooth as fiberglass with no panels, seams, or rivets evident. Her wheelhouse was varnished, raised wood panel construction, originally built to move up and down to facilitate going under the bridges of the New York State Canal System.
Last know information comes from the United States Coast Guard’s Port State Information eXchange (PSIX) System Archive Database for data before 12/15/2001, shows her name changed to El Viejo.
Courtesy Chris Byer, Cathedral City, CA
Displacement 118 t.(lt) 148 t.(fl)
Beam 18' 6"
Draft 10' 9"
two Diesel engines; 400 BHP
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Last Updated 7 March 2014
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