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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 Consolidated Shipbuilding, Morris Heights, NY
  • Completed as yacht Solana (ON 228376) for W.C. Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA, 1929
  • Acquired by the US Navy, November 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-608, date and location unknown
  • Converted to experimental minesweeping vessel at D.N. Kelley & Sons, Fairhaven, MA, completed April 1943
  • Operated along US east and gulf coasts, 1943-1944
  • Placed out of service at Frontier Base, Little Creek, VA, 30 January 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 08 February 1945
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, February 1946
  • Returned to owner as Solana, 1946
  • Later renamed Arline II
  • Final disposition, out of documentation between 1966 and 1970
    Displacement 149 gross tons
    Length 102' 7"
    Beam 18' 6"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two Speedway diesels
    two shafts, 600hp
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    YP-608 16k Solana as completed, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Consolidated ad in Motor Boating magazine, November 1929
    Dave Wright
    YP-608 134k YP-608 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-608 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
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