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USS YP-421

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Whiskey - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

District Patrol Craft
  • Laid down, 16 March 1936, as the Diesel Beam Trawler MV Surf for Bay State Fishing Co. at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched, 19 September 1936
  • Delivered, 26 September 1936, to Bay State Fishing Co.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 2 June 1942
  • Converted for Naval service, 2 June to 10 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS YP-421, 6 August 1942
  • During World War II USS YP-421 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
  • Decommissioned, 31 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in October 1946, for disposal
  • Sold for commercial service, date unknown
  • Approximately 1980 abandoned at Ridley Cove, Cundys Harbor (Harpswell), ME.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1991
  • USS YP-421 received the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 3 March to 6 June 1945,and earned one battle star for World War II service.
    Displacement 369 t.(lt) 560 t.(fl)
    Length 131' 2"
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft 12' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion McIntosh & Seymour diesel engine 750 BHP, single propeller

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    YP-422 89k USS YP-421 underway in Boston Harbor, 14 September 1942.
    Navy Yard Boston photo # 4284-42 14 September 1942, Boston National Historical Park Collection NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-14828.
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-421 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 17 October 2008