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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"
Propulsion 6 cylinder Diesel, 300hp
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||YDG-1 moored, pierside, date and location unknown. Note she still carries her YP designation.
US Navy photo.
||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.
|01||LT / LCDR Sverre Moldenhauer Holst, D-M USNR||(March 1943 - September 1943)|
|02||LT(jg) / LT Harris Blake Holland, USN||(December 1943 - September 1944)|
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-404 / YDG-1 at NavSource
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