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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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 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"
diesel engine, 120hp
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||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
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-593 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 12 August 2016
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