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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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.
Beam 22' 3"
Draft 10' 3"
Speed 9 kts
Armament 3 single 20mm gun mounts
one 6-cyl Atlas Imperial Diesel engine
single propeller, 275shp
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||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
||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
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
Last Updated 7 March 2013
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