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Sterling (IX-201)
YP-449 (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Juliet - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Patrol Craft
  • Built in 1939 as the trawler Beatrice & Ida, at Mueller Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 3 July 1942
  • Converted for Naval service, as a Patrol Craft at Kelly and Sons Inc., New Bedford, MA.
  • Placed in service as YP-449, 22 October 1942, at Boston, MA.
  • Redesignated Unclassified Miscellaneous (IX-201), 15 December 1944
  • Named Sterling, 22 December 1944
  • Placed out of service, 11 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 27 May 1946, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 110 t.
    Length 88' 3"
    Beam 20' 6"
    Armament three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one General Motors Diesel 8-268A engine
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V D, C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 500shp

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    Sterling 85k YP-449 underway during shipyard trials near New Bedford, MA., October 19, 1942
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    YP-449 / Sterling (IX-201)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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