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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)
    Length 106'
    Beam 18' 6"
    Draft 10' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Diesel engines; 400 BHP
    twin propellers

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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