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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Western Boat Building, Tacoma, WA (YN 92)
  • Completed for Northwestern Tuna Co., Los Angeles, CA, as purse seiner Northwestern (ON 230063), 1930
  • Registered to George P. Ellington, Los Angeles, CA, 1935
  • Registered to Van Camp Seafood Co., San Diego, CA, 1936
  • Purchased by the Navy, 17 February 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-285, date and location unknown
  • Reported to Canal Zone for duty in Fifteenth Naval District, 30 June 1942
  • Operated in Caribbean escorting convoys between Kingston, Jamaica and Cristobal
  • Placed out of service at San Pedro, 28 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to owner, 26 March 1946
  • Registered to M. Machado Medina, San Diego, CA, as Evelyn R, 1951
  • Registered to McAllister Equipment Leasing, Juneau, AK, renamed Ptarmigan, 1963
  • Registered to Ptarmigan, Inc., Seattle, WA, 1970s
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (lost 1979?)
    Displacement 346 gross tons, 186 net tons
    Length 117' 0"
    Beam 28' 1"
    Draft 12' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 480bhp

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    31k Evelyn R moored during the 1950s, location unknown. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-285 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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