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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 New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Completed as yacht Nemo II (ON 225693) for Herman Malchow, Savannah, GA, 1926
  • Sold to Henry A. Jennings, Bridgeport, CT, and renamed Cheerio, 1931
  • Sold to C.L. Brown, Wilmington, DE, 1934
  • Sold to Max H. Raab, Philadelphia, PA, 1935
  • Sold to Shan E. Baitary, Charleston, SC, 1937
  • Used as excursion boat to Fort Sumter by Baitary's company, Fort Sumter Navigation Tours, Inc.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, November 1942
  • Placed in service as YP-613, date unknown
  • Assigned to 6th Naval District, based at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
  • Sold to James W. James, Wilmington, NC as Cheerio, October 1946
  • Later sold to W.H. Batson, Carolina Beach, NC
  • Final disposition, off registers in late 1960s
    Displacement 127 gross tons
    Length 85' 0" overall
    Beam 18' 0"
    Draft 8' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion gas, 300hp

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    YP-613 47k 1939 brochure for Fort Sumter Navigation Tours, which operated Cheerio, the future YP-613, as part of their fleet. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-613 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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