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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YP-617 class District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Ballard Marine Railway Co., Seattle WA
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YP-635, May 1945, LT(jg) D.W. Ebricke, USNR, commanding
  • Placed out of service and laid up in reserve, date unknown
  • Transferred to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and renamed R/V Hugh M. Smith, November 1948
  • Loaned to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, 23 June 1959
  • Returned to the US Navy in 1963
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Philippine Merchant Marine Academy at Pago Pago, American Samoa, 1965
  • Renamed Training Laboratory Ship Habagat ("South Wind")
  • Final Disposition, capsized at Manila dock during severe storm, late 1970s
    Displacement unknown
    Length 128'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 9 kts.
    Range 10,000 miles
    Endurance 45 days
    Complement crew 14, scientists 8
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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    YP-635 70k Ex-YP-635 in the service as the US Fish and Wildlife Service R/V Hugh M. Smith at anchor off Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, date unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YP-635 57k Ex-YP-635 in service as the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy training ship Habagat, date unknown. Dexter Ognita
    YP-635 89k Ex-YP-635 as the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy training ship Habagat, capsized at Manila, late 1970s. Dexter Ognita

    There is no DANFS history record available for YP-635 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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