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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal (2)
YP- 654 Class Training Craft
Laid down, 15 March 1957, at Stephens Bros, Inc., Stockton, CA
Launched, 8 August 1957
Delivered and placed in service, 26 June 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to Pittsburgh Voyager (now RiverQuest), a not for profit educational foundation, and renamed Discovery
Discovery was retired in 2009 after nearly 12 years with the Pittsburgh Voyager & RiverQuest fleets
Displacement 66 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Complement 2 Officers, 8 Enlisted
Range 1800 nm
two 12V-71N Detroit Diesel engines
two propellers, 437 SHP
437 shaft horsepower @ 2,100 RPM
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||YP-656, YP-658 and YP-657 underway in column formation near the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. while conducting midshipman training, date unknown.
||YP-657 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
||Discovery (ex-YP-657) was operated for many years by the RiverQuest (formerly Pittsburgh Voyager) Educational Organization as a school vessel. Ex-YP-657 was donated to Pittsburgh Voyager by the U.S. Navy Community Service Program and the Federal Surplus Bureau in 1996. Ex-YP-657 was loaded aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) and given an opportunity lift to New Orleans where Avondale Shipyard off loaded ex-YP-657. She was taken to a nearby shipyard for preliminary hull repairs, In May 1997, with support from the Pittsburgh's Naval Reserve Unit AD-41, and Pittsburgh Voyager crew, Discovery departed under her own power to Pittsburgh via the Tombigbee Waterway and the Ohio River.
There is no DANFS history record for YP-657 available at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
US Navy Fact File - Yard Patrol Craft - YP
Last Updated 29 August 2014
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