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USS YP-518

/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Papa - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1942 as the Fishing Vessel Commodore at Campbell Machine Co., San Diego, CA., for the Giovanni Vattuone family
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 3 August 1942
  • Converted for Naval service, location unknown
  • Allocated to the Pacific Fleet and commissioned USS YP-518 circa 1942
  • During World War II USS YP-518 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
    Records indicate that USS YP-518 was in port Auckland. N.Z. between 13 August 1943 and 10 September 1943 and at Espirtu Santos, New Hebrides Island, 1 December 1943
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, at Hawaii, date unknown
  • Returned to former owners, Italo, John and Louis Vittuone
  • Place in commercial service as the tuna clipper FV Commodore at San Diego, CA. by the Vittuone family
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 300 t.
    Length 128'
    Beam 31'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity - refrigerated unknown
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 700shp
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    USS YP-518
    YP-518 77k USS YP-518 at anchor, date and location unknown. Stan Svec
    Commercial Service
    YP-518 30k Ex-USS YP-518 in commercial service as the tuna clipper FVCommodore underway at San Diego, CA., circa 1946. Richard J. Vattuone

    There is no DANFS history record available for USS YP-518 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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