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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 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"
gas engine, 300hp
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||Yacht Vellron returning from a successful fishing outing, Newport Beach, CA, 1951.
Hugh R. McMillan Photographs, University of California Irvine Special Collections
||Charter yacht Zumbrota moored at Marina del Rey, CA, date unknown.
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-595 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Hornblower Cruises and Events
Last Updated 12 August 2016
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