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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 by Consolidated Shipbuilding, Morris Heights, NY (YN 2898)
  • Completed for G. Lester Parsons, New York, NY, as yacht Pleiades (ON 227205), 1928
  • Donated to Navy by Parsons, May 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-453 at Section Base Port Everglades, FL, 29 July 1942
  • Assigned to Seventh Naval Distirct, patrolling east coast of Florida, 1942-1943
  • Ran aground at entrance to South Bimini, 05 April 1943
  • Salvage efforts abandoned, 15 April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 July 1943
    Displacement 75 gross tons, 51 net tons
    Length 78' 9" waterline, 82' 0" overall
    Beam 14' 4"
    Draft 6' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two .50 caliber MG
    depth charges
    two Buda diesels, 150hp each
    twin propellers
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT(jg) Fred Herbert Callies, D-V(G) USNR29 July 1942 - 09 December 1942
    02LT(jg) George S. Kilner, D-V(S) USNR09 December 1942 - 15 April 1943

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-453 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    History of YP-453 by Capt. Eric Wiberg
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