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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 Anderson & Cristofani, San Francisco, CA
  • Completed for Horace E. Balbo, San Francisco, CA, as fishing vessel City of Monterey (ON 236650), 1937
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 15 February 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-297, date unknown
  • Assigned to Fifteenth Naval District in Canal Zone, 1942 - 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1944
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration), 04 August 1944
  • Returned to owner as City of Monterey
  • Sold to Jacobson Bros., Seattle, WA, renamed Telic Belle, 1962
  • Sold to Menshikof Fisheries, Inc., Bellevue, WA, renamed Ocean Castle, 1968
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (no longer active)
    Displacement 105 gross tons, 71 net tons
    Length 73' 2"
    Beam 21' 4"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 200bhp

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    25k City of Monterey as seen pre-war.
    Photograph by William L. Morgan courtesy of the Monterey Public Library’s California History Room
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YP-297 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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