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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
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
Speed 9 kts.
Range 10,000 miles
Endurance 45 days
Complement crew 14, scientists 8
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|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.
|Ex-YP-635 in service as the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy training ship Habagat, date unknown.
|Ex-YP-635 as the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy training ship Habagat, capsized at Manila, late 1970s.
There is no DANFS history record available for YP-635 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 09 September 2016
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