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YP- 654 Class Training Craft
  • Built by Stephens Bros., Inc., Stockton, CA (YN M-125)
  • Laid down, 01 October 1965
  • Launched, 22 April 1966
  • Delivered and placed in service, 19 January 1967
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Pittsburgh Voyager (renamed RiverQuest in 2006), a not for profit educational foundation, and renamed Voyager (ON 1026621), 04 February 1994
  • Voyager was retired by RiverQuest, 2007
  • Stripped of most metal and pushed up onto the banks of the Monogahela River
  • Final Disposition, lying derelict on the banks of the Monongahela River, near Elizabeth, PA, as of 2008.
    Length 81'
    Beam 18'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Armament none
    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-667 285k YP-667 underway off San Diego, as seen from Cleveland (LPD-7), 1988. Lacy Lee, RM1, USN (Ret.)
    YP-667 12k School ship Voyager (ex-YP-667) was operated for many years by the RiverQuest (formerly Pittsburgh Voyager) Educational organization as a school vessel. Ex-YP-667 was donated to Pittsburgh Voyager by the U.S. Navy Community Service Program and the Federal Surplus Bureau in 1993. The boat was loaded aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) and given an opportunity lift to New Orleans where, with assistance from Avondale Shipyard, she was transferred from the Harpers Ferry onto a specially made cradle placed in a barge and towed to Pittsburgh via the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. She was docked at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Neville Island facility for nearly eighteen months while repairs and renovations were completed. Voyager was retired in 2007 after more than a decade of service with the Pittsburgh Voyager and RiverQuest fleets. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for YP-667 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    US Navy Fact File - Yard Patrol Craft - YP
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