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District Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1942 the fishing vessel Big Dipper, Peterson Boat Building, Hull No. 6, at Tacoma, WA. for John Brescovich
  • Acquired by the US Navy 29 May 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-399, date unknown
  • Allocated to the Solomon Islands
  • During World War II YP-399 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Commercial Service
    Transferred to the Maritime Administration, for return to her owner, John Brescovich
    Registered in 1947 to John Dragich, San Pedro, CA., homeported at Los Angeles, CA.
    Registered in 1951 to Samuel A. Carr, San Pedro, CA., renamed FV Liberty Bell II, homeported at Los Angeles, CA.
    Registered in 1959 to Matt J. Karmelich, San Pedro, CA. homeported at Los Angeles, CA.
    Registered in 1960 to Whitney & Co., Anacortes, WA., homeported at Bellingham, WA.
    Registered in 1967 to Fidlago Island Park Co. Inc., Seattle, WA. renamed FV Nautilus, homeported Bellingham, WA.
    Registered in 1973 to Citicorp Leasing Co. c/o Whitney Fidlago Seafoods, Inc., Seattle, WA., homeported Bellingham, WA.
    Registered in 1989 to SR Tender Co., Anchorage, AK., homeported Juneau, AK.
    Registered in 1994 to Trident Seafoods Corp., Seattle, WA.
    Registered in 1995 to Adriatic Fisheries Inc., Seattle, WA., homeported Juneau, AK.
  • Final Disposition, out of registration in 1997
    Displacement 115 t.
    Length 85'
    Beam 24'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    single Diesel engine
    single propeller, 300shp
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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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