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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Delta - Juliet
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 Columbia Enterprise Co., Columbia City, OR
  • Completed as fishing vessel Petrel (ON 220304), 1920
  • Registered as yacht by Herbert J. Macomber, San Francisco, CA, 1922
  • Sold to Cornelius G. Willis, Los Angeles, CA, 1930
  • Sold to Ira Gosnell, Los Angeles, CA, 1939
  • Acquired by US Navy, late 1942
  • Converted for naval service by San Diego Marine, San Diego, CA
  • Placed in service as YP-597, date unknown
  • 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, August 1946
  • Sold to Donald W. Douglas, Los Angeles, CA, as yacht Petrel, 1946
  • Sol to Bartholomae Corp., Los Angeles, CA, 1954
  • Sold to actor Audie Murphy, Los Angeles, CA, 1956
  • Sold to Harriete S. Horton, Los Angeles, CA, 1959
  • Sold to Joseph J. Davis, Los Angeles, CA, 1961
  • Sold to Petrel Corp., Los Angeles, CA, 1967
  • Sold to George P. Martin, Long Beach, CA, as fishing boat, 1975
  • Sold to Bradford K. Hayes, Long Beach, CA, 1977
  • Final disposition, docs expired 2012
    Displacement 14 gross tons
    Length 55' 3"
    Beam 11' 0"
    Draft 3' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    diesel engine, 300hp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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