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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 by San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Completed for Japanese national Tokunosuki Abe as the tuna clipper baitboat Alert, 1930
  • Documented under US flag (ON 239140) to Alert Fishing Corporation, San Diego, CA, 1940
  • Acquired by the Navy, 16 December 1941
  • Placed in service as YP-264, 1942
  • Allocated to the 15th Naval District at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone
  • Departed Canal Zone for Terminal Island, CA, November 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to O.L. Grimes, Seattle, WA, 20 January 1948
  • Registered to Waechter Bros., Seattle, WA, 1954
  • Registered to Filiate Science Antrorse Inland Development Co., Seattle, WA, 1959
  • Final Disposition, abandoned 1961
    Displacement 180 gross tons, 92 net tons
    Length 90' 5"
    Beam 23' 0"
    Draft 10' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    one propeller, 275hp

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    YP-264 63k Tuna clipper baitboat Alert underway in San Diego Bay, probably upon completion and delivery to her owners, Tokunosuki Abe, of San Diego, circa 1931-32.
    Photo # UT 6740 courtesy the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-264 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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