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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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.
Cargo Capacity - refrigerated unknown
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
one Diesel engine
single propeller, 700shp
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|USS YP-518 at anchor, date and location unknown.
|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
Last Updated 15 June 2012
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