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International Radio Call Sign:
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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 1939 as the yacht Imeida at Bodgdon Bors, East Boothbay, ME. for John J. Hagerty
  • Sold to P. R. Mallory in 1940, renamed Mystic
  • Requisitioned by the US Navy in 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-357, assigned Key West, FL.
  • Placed out of service and transferred to the Maritime Commission for return to her owners in 1945
  • Sold in 1945 to David A. Bennett, renamed Valerie V
  • Resold in 1946 to Frank Morgan, renamed Mormac
  • Resold in 1948 Irwin Cohn, renamed Irmay
  • Resold in 1950, for covert operations by the CIA off the coasts of Greece and Albania, cover was a sale to George Breed who renamed her Jane and register her in Panama as Juanita
  • Resold in 1963, to Chiarlos Petropoulos, name retained
  • Resold in 1969 to John Kristides, name retained
  • Resold in 1973
  • Current Disposition, for hire in Greece
    Displacement 93 t.
    Length 85'
    Beam 21' 4"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    machine guns
    depth charge tracks
    two Rolls-Royce Diesel engines
    twin propellers

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    YP-357 279k Ex-USS YP-357 underway as the yacht Juanita, circa 1951. Dirk Smith

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-357 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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