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YP-688

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Lima - Alpha
NILA
YP-676 Class Patrol Craft, Training
  • Built by Marinette Marine, Marinette, WI
  • Contract awarded, 17 August 1984
  • Laid down, 07 April 1986
  • Launched, 13 March 1987
  • Delivered and placed in service, 22 May 1987
  • Status, active in service, assigned to the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
    Specifications:
    Displacement 176 tons (max.)
    Length 108'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 2 Officers, 4 Enlisted
    Range 1800 nm
    Propulsion two 12V-71N Detroit diesel engines, 2 propellers, horsepower rating 437 shaft horsepower @ 2,100 RPM

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    YP-698
    143169803
    959k Morning colors in the fog and snow on YP-698, YP-688 and YP-690 on the morning of the 104th Army Navy football game, 06 December 2003. The boats and crew made the transit to Coast Guard Station Philadelphia from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. for the game. Navy defeat the Black Knights by a score of 34-6.
    US Navy photo 031206-N-0399H-063 by PH1 Dana Howe
    Robert Hurst
    YP-698
    143169804
    253k Midshipman 4th Class Christa Stowe, from Daytona Beach, FL, shovels snow from the weather deck of YP-698 at Coast Guard Station Philadelphia, 06 December 2003. YP-698, YP-688 and YP-690, moored abreast of YP-698, made the transit from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, to Philadelphia for the 104th playing of the Army Navy game. The YPs are used to teach familiarization with water craft, Basic Damage Control and underway instruction of Basic to Advanced Seamanship and Navigation. Yard Patrol craft provide realistic, at-sea training in navigation and seamanship for midshipmen attending the academy.
    US Navy photo 031206-N-0399H-002 by PH1 Dana Howe
    Robert Hurst
    YP-679
    143168101
    279k YP-688 is moored inboard of YP-700, and YP-681 moored at Pennís Landing in Philadelphia. The YPs were in town supporting the Army Navy game during Philadelphia Navy Week 2005.
    US Navy photo 051203-N-4936C-004 by JO3 David P.Coleman, NAVCO, Philadelphia, PAO
    Bill Gonyo
    YP-688
    143168806
    59k YP-688 passing an unidentified merchant ship on the Hudson River, 2008. Photo copyright Tom Turner. Robert Hurst
    YP-688
    143168807
    70k YP-688 inbound on the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, VA, 20 May 2011. Photo by Marc Piche, copyright reserved. Robert Hurst
    YP-688
    143168804
    66k YP-688 inbound on the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, VA, 20 May 2011. Photo by Marc Piche, copyright reserved. Robert Hurst
    YP-688
    143168801
    947k YP-688, moored outboard of YP-704 at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 06 June 2011 Bill Coale
    YP-688
    143168802
    1015k YP-688, moored outboard of YP-704 and forward of YP-700 at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 06 June 2011 Bill Coale
    YP-688
    143168805
    47k YP-688 underway in Boston harbor, 13 July 2014. Photo taken by Jack Clifford. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for YP-688 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    United State Navy Fact File - Yard Patrol Craft - YP

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