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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Lurssen Werft, Vegesack, Germany
  • Completed for William Ziegler, Jr., New York, NY, as motor yacht Gem (ON 227797), 1928
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 13 September 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-559, date unknown
  • Assigned to Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School, Fort Schuyler, NY
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Registered to Robert Clayton Lewis, Roslyn, NY as yacht Kyma, 1948
  • Foundered in tow of Coast Guard cutter Cherokee (WAT-165) after colliding with tanker Cities Service Baltimore approximately 147 miles ENE of Norfolk, VA, 07 December 1958
    Displacement 98 gross tons / 66 net tons
    Length 99' 9"
    Beam 17' 2"
    Draft 7' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one single 20mm gun mount
    Propulsion Diesel, 1500hp

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    YP-559 348k YP-559 underway in new York harbor during World War Two.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 93224, courtesy of Ted Stone
    Stan Svec / Dave Wright

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