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YP-522 (1942)

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

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

District Patrol Craft / District Degaussing Vessel
  • Built by Parke & Kibele, San Pedro, CA
  • Completed for H.E. Morgan, Los Angeles, CA, as fishing vessel Chicken of the Sea (ON 229723), 1930
  • Later sold to Van Camp Sea Food Co., Terminal island, CA
  • Acquired by the US Navy and designated District Patrol Vessel YP-522, 05 August 1942
  • Converted for naval service at Campbell Machine Co., San Diego, CA, 12 August - 14 December 1942
  • Commissioned as YP-522, 05 December 1942
  • Redesignated District Degaussing Vessel YDG-3, 18 December 1942
  • Based at Noumea, New Caledonia, April 1943 - September 1944
  • Found unseaworthy due to dry rot and storm damage at San Diego, 08 March 1945
  • Arrived at Willamette, OR, to transfer deperming gear to YDG-11, 03 May 1945
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 02 June 1945
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 14 December 1945
  • Sold to Pacific Motor Vessels, Inc., Seattle, WA and renamed Galapagos, 1946
  • Resold to Zarco Fishing Co., San Diego, CA, and renamed Zarco, 1949
  • Sold to Arne Strom, Tacoma, WA, 1959
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1961
    Displacement 295 gross tons
    Length 113' 3"
    Beam 28' 3"
    Draft 12' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one 6-pdr (removed 1944), two single 20mm AA
    Propulsion diesel, 500hp

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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS / LT John H. Graves D-VG, USNR(05 December 1942 - September 1944)
    02LT R.D. Williams USNR(December 1944 - March 1945)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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