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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Henry B. Nevins Yacht Builders, City Island, NY (YN 394)
  • Launched, 26 March 1936
  • Completed for Jay Holmes, New York, NY, as yacht Semloh (ON 234685), 1936
  • Acquired by US Coast Guard and designated CG-87002, 07 August 1942
  • Transferred to US Navy, October 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-569, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 08 May 1946
  • To WSA for disposal, 25 February 1947
  • Registered to Ralph N. Smith, Washington, DC, as yacht Semloh, 1948
  • Registered to D.T. Gardiner, Washington, DC, 1949
  • Registered to Kirchofer & Arnold, Inc., Raleigh, NC, renamed Hellion IV, 1953
  • Registered to Phillips H. Lord, New York, NY, renamed Navigator, 1956
  • Registered to Albert E. Schwabacher, San Francisco, CA,renamed Pez Espada V, 1960
  • registered to Valdez Gypsy Tours, Juneau, AK, as excursion boat Gypsy Queen, 1964
  • Final Disposition, said to have sunk 2011
    Displacement 101 gross tons, 68 net tons
    Length 90' 3" waterline 93' 4" overall
    Beam 17' 0"
    Draft 5' 10"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament one single 20mm gun mount
    three Buda Diesel engines
    three propellers, 450shp
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    120k Semloh as completed, 1936.
    Photo by M. Rosenfeld from Motor Boating, August 1936.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-569 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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