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November - Delta - Romeo - Foxtrot
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 Martinolich, Tacoma, WA
  • Completed as the fishing vessel El Capitan (ON 238382) for Frank Spadaro, San Francisco, CA, 1937
  • Acquired by the US Navy, early 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-304, date unknown
  • Operated as patrol vessel in Fifteenth Naval District, April 1942 - July 1944
  • Placed out of service at San Francisco, 04 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1944
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal and returned to owner, August 1944
  • Registered to MV El Capitan, Inc., San Francisco, CA, 1947
  • Final disposition, no longer documented (expired 30 April 1990)
    Displacement 107 gross tons, 73 net tons
    Length 75' 3"
    Beam 20' 1"
    Draft 9' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 260bhp

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

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