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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Hutchinson Boat Works, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Laid down, 12 October 1943
  • Launched, 05 May 1944
  • Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YP-591, 22 June 1944
  • Assigned to the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, for midshipman training, 1944-1960s
  • Reclassified small boat, 1960s
  • Operated by US Naval Oceanographic Office as a research boat, informally named Navoceano I
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), December 1978
  • Final disposition, possibly went to Tennessee River in northern Alabama as a Navy Junior ROTC school boat
    Displacement 50 tons(lt)
    Length 75'
    Beam 16'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two Diesel engines
    two propellers, 400shp
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    YP-591 117k YP-591 underway as research vessel Navocoeano I, sometime in the 1960s.
    USN photo, from Oceanographic Vessels of the World, supplement II, 1966
    Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-591 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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