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USS YP-438

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1906 as a wooden-hulled Gloucester fishing schooner, date and location unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1942
  • Commissioned USS YP-438 at East Boston, MA in October 1942, LTjg. Russell E. Sard USNR in command
  • Final Disposition, struck a coral head off Fort Lauderdale, FL., 20 March 1943 while under tow and sank
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Displacement 130 t.
    Length 120'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    two officers
    twelve enlisted
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four depth charges
    one Atlas Imperial Diesel engine
    single propeller
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    YP-438 308k FV Donald Amirault moored pierside, 22 June 1942, at Navy Yard Boston, MA. for conversion to a District Patrol Craft (YP).
    US Navy photo
    George Johnson BMCM USN Ret.
    YP-438 394k Ex-FV Donald Amirault in service as US Navy District Patrol Craft YP-438 underway, circa 1942-43, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    George Johnson BMCM USN Ret.

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