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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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:
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.
|Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
Displacement 369 t.(lt) 560 t.(fl)
Length 131' 2"
Beam 25' 1"
Draft 12' 2"
Propulsion McIntosh & Seymour diesel engine 750 BHP, single propeller
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||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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 17 October 2008
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