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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights NY
  • Completed for Carl W. Blossom, Cleveland OH, as yacht Sea Spray (ON 234741), 1936
  • Acquired by Charles J. Eisenlohr, Philadelphia, PA, renamed Charmarie, 30 December 1936
  • Acquired by the WSA (War Shipping Administration) and allocated to Navy, 27 February 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-335, 27 February 1942
  • Allocated to the Fourth Naval District at Essington, PA
  • Manned by USCG crew, 1942-43
  • Assigned to CG Station Atlantic City, NJ, 10 July 1942
  • Returned to Navy control, 13 April 1943
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 June 1944
  • Laid up at Cape May, NJ, 1944-45
  • Sold to Charles Parker Boyd, Philadelphia, PA, as Charmarie, 1945
  • Registered to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as The Commonwealth, 1950
  • Used by Delaware River Navigation Commission as inspection boat
  • Out of documentation, 1974
    Displacement 53 gross tons, 36 net tons
    Length 67' 0" waterline, 70' 0" oa
    Beam 13' 8"
    Draft 6' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Sppedway gasoline engines
    two propellers, 500hp

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    YP-335 105k Consolidated Shipbuilding ad showing Sea Spray as built, from Motor Boating magazine, November 1936. Dave Wright
    YP-335 337k The Commonwealth sailing on the Delaware River, passing under the Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA, 21 April 1969. Photo by Francis Palmer. Dave Boone

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-335 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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