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November - Xray - Papa - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1935 as the yacht Innisfail by Mathis-Trumpy Boatbuilding Co., Camden, N.J. for J.M. Cudahy
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 15 April 1942 and fitted out as a coastal patrol boat at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Allocated to the Chesapeake Bay Annex
  • Placed in service USS YP-354 in May 1942
  • Placed out of US Navy service in 1947 but remaining in government service until mid-1960s for the use of US Presidents
  • Name changed to El Presidente in 1965
    Displacement unknown
    Length 97'
    Beam 18'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one depth charge track
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 300shp

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    YP-354 44k USS YP-354 underway, date and location unknown. Maunsel White
    Yacht - El Presidente
    YP-354 38k El Presidente moored, date and location unknown. Maunsel White

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-354 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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