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YP-556

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Foxtrot - Xray
NQFX
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
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 98' 8"
    Beam 19'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, 450shp

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    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

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