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Lost to enemy action, 9 September 1942

USS YP-346

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 9 September 1942)
Bottom Row- American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built, date and place unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS YP-346, date unknown
  • During World War II YP-346 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 10 August to 9 September 1943

  • USS YP-346 was sunk by the Japanese cruiser HIJMS Sendai and three destroyers off Guadalcanal, 9 September 1942.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    YP-346 48k USS YP-346 with USS Tucker (DD-374) under tow in the Bruat Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, at about 2330 Hrs. GCT, 3 August 1942. Tucker, jackknifed amidships, had struck a mine in the area at about 2145 Hrs. GCT on that day, breaking her keel. She sank on 4 August 1942. Photographed from a plane based on USS Curtiss (AV-4).
    US Navy photo # NH 77030 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YP-346 61k Cover art for David Bruhn's book provisionally titled, "Yachts and Yippies: the U.S. Navy's Patrol Yachts and Patrol Vessels." The painting by Richard DeRosset, titled "Night Action off Tulagi", depicts the destruction of USS YP-346 by the Japanese light cruiser HIJMS Sendai off Guadalcanal on 8 September 1942. David Bruhn

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-346 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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