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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Stephens Brothers, Stockton, CA (YN 598)
  • Completed as yacht Edna F. II (ON 230573) for G.A. Mitchell, Los Angeles, CA, 1931
  • Purchased by Charlie Chaplin as a gift for mistress Paulette Goddard, renamed Panacea, 1934
  • Sold to movie star lawyer Loyd Wright, Los Angeles, CA, 1938
  • Acquired by the US Navy, November 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-605, date unknown
  • Initally assigned to 11th Naval District at Section Base, San Pedro
  • Assigned to Amphibious Training Command, Acorn Assembly & Training Detachment, November 1943 - late 1945
  • Decommissioned, 26 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Returned to owner (listed as Oona Chaplin), June 1946
  • Final disposition, last listed in registers, 1956
    Displacement 34 gross tons
    Length 50' 5"
    Beam 12' 9"
    Draft 5' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion gas engine, single propeller, 350shp

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    YP-604 62k Ex YP-605 as yacht Panacea, moored at Harbor Boat & Yacht Company, San Diego, CA, circa 1946.
    Original photo by Larry Booth, from San Diego History Center collection at UC San Diego Library,
    identifier LB 2371 CD M0053 (1091-3152-2307)
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-605 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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