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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Seacraft Corp., Wilmington, CA
  • Completed as the yacht Gypsy (ON 221683) for movie producer Hal Roach, Los Angeles, CA, 1921
  • Sold to C.F. Holmes, Los Angeles, CA, 1927
  • Sold to Robert T. Williams, Los Angeles, CA, 1930
  • Sold to W.F. Stoody, Los Angeles, CA, 1934
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1942
  • Assigned to Local Defense Patrol, 11th Naval District, San Diego, 1942 - 1944
  • Placed out of service at Frontier Base, San Diego, September 1944
  • Towed from San Diego to San Pedro by YMS-114, 24 January 1945
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, January 1945
  • Registered as miscellaneous vessel Gypsy to Macco Construction Co., Los Angeles, CA, 1945
  • Registered to Jay S. Ayers, Los Angeles, CA, 1949
  • Registered to James S. Barrett, Los Angeles, CA, 1956
  • Registered to Marine Tours, Inc., Anchorage, AK, 1964
  • Final fate, destroyed by a tidal wave at Valdez, AK, 27 March 1964
    Displacement 57 gross tons, 33 net tons
    Length 70' 8" waterline, 97' overall
    Beam 18'
    Draft 7' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 12
    four single .30 caliber machine guns
    one depth charge track (four depth charges)
    one 6-cylinder Atlas-Imperial diesel
    single propeller, 300shp

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    YP-353 24k Two views and plan of yacht Gypsy as completed. Taken from Pacific Motor Boat, July 1922. Joe Radigan
    YP-353 106k
    YP-353 138k

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-353 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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