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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA, as a 110-foot subchaser (from series SC-288/312), 1918
  • Converted to yacht by N.J. Blanchard Boat Works for Evelyn B. Gifford, Los Angeles, CA, renamed Conquista (ON 221853), 1921
  • Sold to screenwriter (and future Admiral) Gene Markey, Beverly Hills, CA, renamed Melinda, 1937
  • Donated by Markey to the Navy, October 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-593, date unknown
  • Assigned to West Coast Sound Training Squadron at San Diego, 1943-44
  • Detached from Sound Training Sqaudron for lay-up at Frontier Base, San Diego, 26 December 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 February 1945
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, November 1945
  • Final disposition, sold to Juan Perlo, Los Angeles, CA, as yacht Melinda, 1945
  • Final disposition, last listed 1946, probably scrapped
    Displacement 109 gross tons
    Length 105' 4"
    Beam 14' 5"
    Draft 8' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    diesel engine, 120hp

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    YP-593 31k Yacht Conquista after being rebuilt as a yacht from an unknown subchaser, moored at Lake Union, Seattle, WA, circa 1920.
    Theda Andersen Carle collection, Museum of Science & Industry, Seattle, photo 1996.11.3
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-593 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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