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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Wooden hulled yacht
  • Built by Mathis Yacht Building, Camden, NJ (YN 179)
  • Completed as motor yacht Pilgrim II (ON 225758) for William H. Elkins, Philadelphia, PA, 1926
  • Acquired by US Navy, 24 March 1942
  • Placed in service, 28 April 1942
  • Though designated a ferryboat, was apparently used as a patrol boat on the Delaware River, 1942-1945
  • Placed out of service, September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
  • Registered to John W. Vessels, Washington, DC, 1947
  • Registered to R. Fred Irvine, Miami FL, 1953
  • Registered to Daytona Beach Boat Works, Daytona Beach, FL, 1954
  • Registered to J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., Houston, TX, 1955
  • Registered to Gay Adventure, Inc., Fort Myers, FL, 1963
  • Final disposition, scrapped in Florida about 1997
    One man was lost while serving aboard and remains on duty
    Sea2c Thaddeus Thomas Kmiec, USCG, Delaware River, 19 July 1942

    Displacement unknown
    Length 92' 5" overall
    Beam 18'
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two GM Diesel engines
    twin propeller, 300shp

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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