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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, circa 1940
  • Converted for Naval service, location unknown
  • Placed in service as YP-487 circa 1941 in the 6th Naval District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    two officers
    unknown enlisted
    two .50 cal machine guns
    two depth charge tracks, two depth charges
    Propulsion unknown

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    YP-487 2306k YP-487 underway in the waters of the Sixth Naval District during World War II. Patrol vessels of this type were locally known as "Shrimpers", reflecting their origin as commercial fishing boats. The original photograph is in Volume I of the Sixth Naval District's World War II historical report (First Draft Narrative, preceding page 144) held by the Navy Library, May 2010.
    US Navy photo # NH 106994, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-487 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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