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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 1931 as the wood-hulled motor dragger Alvan T Fuller, at Storey Shipbuilding Co., Essex, MA
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy through bare bottom charter, 17 June 1942, from Philip P. Manta
  • Converted for Naval service at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Placed in service, 22 October 1942, as YP-446, ENS. Howe Wheelock USNR officer in charge
  • Assigned to the Eastern Sea Frontier and based at Navy Section Base Ambrose, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Placed out of service, 19 March 1943, at Naval Drydock South Boston
  • Transferred to the WSA for return to her owners, Pioneer Vessel Corp, Gloucester, MA., 18 May 1943 ($15,000 paid to owners to refit for fishing)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 2 June 1943
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 98 t.
    Length 89'
    Beam 22' 3"
    Draft 10' 3"
    Speed 9 kts
    one officer
    nine enlisted
    Armament 3 single 20mm gun mounts
    one 6-cyl Atlas Imperial Diesel engine
    single propeller, 275shp

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    2718-42 NYBOS
    1,775k Motor Dragger Alvan T Fuller, moored pierside, 22 June 1942, probably at, George Lawley & Sons, Shipyard, Neponset, MA. and prior to conversion to YP-446.
    Navy Yard Boston photo #'s 2718 NYBOS and 2718-42 NYBOS.
    Anne E. Wheelock
    2718 NYBOS
    4961-42 NYBOS
    2092k YP-446 underway while running yard trials near Neponset, MA., 22 October 1942.
    Navy Yard Boston photo #'s 4961-42 NYBOS, 4960-42 NYBOS and 4959-42 NYBOS
    Anne E. Wheelock
    4960-42 NYBOS
    4959-42 NYBOS

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-446 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Deck Log - 3 to 6 December 1942
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