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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 Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ (YN 183)
  • Completed as yacht Truant (ON 226170) for Truman H. Newberry, Detroit, MI, 1926
  • Sold to Parry D. Saylor, New York, NY, president of Canada Dry Corp., and renamed Nancy IV, 1933
  • Sold to Calvin P. Bentley, Miami, FL and renamed Shiawassee III, 1935
  • Acquired by the US Navy, November 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-603, date unknown
  • Assigned to 7th Naval District, patrolling Florida coast, 1942-1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 July 1944
  • Transferred to War Shipping Administration for disposal, September 1945
  • Sold to Juanita James, Miami Beach, FL, and placed in service as freighter Shiawassee III, 1945
  • Final disposition, ran on South Riding Rocks, Bimini, and foundered, 15 February 1947.
  • Was enroute Miami to San Juan with load of machinery and venetian blinds. Master lost, six crew survived
    Displacement 167 gross tons
    Length 105' oa
    Beam 19'
    Draft 9.2'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two Winton diesels, 400hp

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    YP-603 26k The future YP-603 underway as yacht Nancy IV, date and location unknown.
    Photo from a Winton Engine Corp. ad in Motor Boating magazine, February 1934
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-603 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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