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YP-404 (1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Foxtrot - Papa
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 by M.M. Davis and Sons, Solomons, MD
  • Completed for The McNeal Edwards Co., Reedville, VA as the menhaden boat Thomas C. McNeal (ON 223180), 1923
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 11 May 1942
  • Conversion to District Patrol Vessel YP-404 cancelled when vessel found to be in poor condition, 09 June 1942
  • Owner refused to take vessel back
  • Converted to degaussing vessel by Old Dominion Railway Co., Norfolk, VA, 28 July - 18 December 1942
  • Redesignated District Degaussing Vessel YDG-1, 18 December 1942
  • Allocated to 10th Naval District at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1943 - August 1944
  • Returned to Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC, for disposal, August 1944
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
  • Transferred to the WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, December 1945
  • Sold to Atlantic Navigation Co., Port Monmouth, NJ, as Thomas C. McNeal, 1946
  • Later sold to New Smith Meal Co., New York, NY
  • Final disposition, out of documentation between 1981 and 1988
    Displacement 232 gross tons
    Length 127' 9"
    Beam 21' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion 6 cylinder Diesel, 300hp

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    YDG-1 87k YDG-1 moored, pierside, date and location unknown. Note she still carries her YP designation.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec
    YDG-1 91k YDG-1 moored pierside, 29 May 1944, at Naval Air Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    US National Archives (RG-19-LCM) photo # unknown a US Navy photo taken by US Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT / LCDR Sverre Moldenhauer Holst, D-M USNR(March 1943 - September 1943)
    02LT(jg) / LT Harris Blake Holland, USN(December 1943 - September 1944)

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-404 / YDG-1 at NavSource

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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