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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Sierra - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Johnson Brothers, Seattle, WA
  • Completed for San Juan Fishing and Packing Co., Seward, AK, as fishing vessel San Juan (ON 229373), 1930
  • Acquired by the Navy, 19 February 1942
  • Delivered to NSB, Seattle, for fitting out, 23 April 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-337, May 1942
  • Departed Seattle for Alaska, 20 May 1942
  • Operated in Alaskan waters, 1942 - 1945
  • Departed Dutch Harbor, AK, for Seattle to be placed out of service, 27 July 1945
  • Placed out of service, 28 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 30 October 1945
  • Registered to C.E. Anderson, Juneau, AK, renamed Virginia I, 1946
  • Registered to Seldovia Bay Packing Co., Seattle, WA, 1947
  • Registered to Farwest Fishermen, Inc., Seattle, WA, 1954
  • Registered to Whitney & Co., Anacortes, WA, 1958
  • Registered to Erskine M. Nicol, Poulsbo, WA, 1959
  • Renamed Spray, 1962
  • Registered to Albert Reynolds, Caspar, CA, reverted to San Juan, 1963
  • Registered to Bruce Abernathy, Fort Bragg, CA, 1968
  • Registered to Gressett family, Fort Bragg, CA, as passenger vessel, circa 2005
  • Holed by log and foundered at moorings on Noyo River, CA, early 2017
  • Final disposition, removed and dismantled several months later
    Displacement 72 gross tons, 49 net tons
    Length 71' 9"
    Beam 17' 9"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    one propeller, 135shp

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    106k San Juan pierside, Los Angeles harbor, 11 December 1979. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider
    102k Broadside view of San Juan pierside, Los Angeles harbor, 11 December 1979. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider
    474k San Juan moored in a dillapidated state on the Noyo River near Fort Bragg, CA, 22 September 2016. Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs. Kyle Stubbs

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-337 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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