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November - Xray - Zulu - Yankee
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 Charles L. Seabury Co., and Gas Engine Power Co., Consolidated, Morris Heights, NY
  • Completed as yacht Zumbrota (ON 217044) for circus magnate Charles Ringling, New York, NY, 1918
  • Sold to H.J. Smith, Miami, FL, renamed Vellron, June 1922
  • Sold to E.C. Finkbine, Los Angeles, CA, 1925
  • Sold to C.S. Smith, Compton, CA, 1936
  • (Frequent statements this yacht was owned by Mae West and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. are not supported by information in yacht registers)
  • Acquired by US Navy, late 1942
  • Converted for naval service by San Diego Marine, San Diego, CA
  • Placed in service as YP-595, March 1943
  • Assigned to West Coast Sound Training Squadron at San Diego, 1943-45
  • Placed out of service, 16 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, July 1947
  • Returned to owner as Vellron, 1947
  • Final disposition, currently active with Hornblower Yachts, Marina del Rey, CA, as charter yacht Zumbrota
    Displacement 91 gross tons
    Length 87' 2"
    Beam 18' 1"
    Draft 8' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    gas engine, 300hp

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    YP-595 720k Yacht Vellron returning from a successful fishing outing, Newport Beach, CA, 1951.
    Hugh R. McMillan Photographs, University of California Irvine Special Collections
    Dave Wright
    YP-595 587k Charter yacht Zumbrota moored at Marina del Rey, CA, date unknown. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-595 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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