Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


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

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1927 as the motor yacht Saramar by Robert Jacobs at City Island, N.Y. for Charles Fisher of Fisher Bros./ General Motors
  • Launched in 1927
  • Renamed Fantasy date unknown
  • Acquitted by the US Navy, 9 September 1942
  • Converted for Naval service at Pierce & Kilbourn Shipyard, New Bedford, MA.
  • Placed in service as YP-556, in November 1942
  • Allocated to the 3rd Naval District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 98' 8"
    Beam 19'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, 450shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    YP-556 71k Launching of yacht Saramar in 1927 at City Island, N.Y. Tom Nye
    YP-556 205k Saramar underway, date and location unknown. Tom Nye
    YP-556 115k
    YP-556 78k YP-556 underway, 26 November 1942, off New Bedford, MA. during acceptance trials.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-556 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Yard and District Craft Photo Index Back To The Patrol Craft (YP) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 3 May 2013