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Venture (PYc 52)

Call sign for Venture:
November - Juliet - Victor - Alpha


Submarine Chaser/Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Venture was built in 1931 as the wooden hulled yacht Vixen by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY for Adolph M. Dick of New York, NY
  • Acquired in 1934 by George Schneiderman of Hollywood, CA
  • Chartered by the Navy 27 December 1941
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration 6 February 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-826, 10 March 1942
  • Designated PC-826, 10 August 1942
  • Named and reclassified as a Coastal Patrol Yacht, USS Venture (PYc-52), 15 July 1943
  • Decommissioned 25 September 1943 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 10 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945
  • Transferred 12 April 1946 to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Acquired in 1946 by the Credit Corp. of Newark, NJ for use as a yacht and renamed Vixen
  • Acquired in 1954 by Vernon M. Bugg of West Long Branch, NJ for use as a yacht
  • Acquired in 1963 by Charles R. Juliano of Merchantville, NJ for use as a yacht
  • Acquired in 1977 by Apex Controls, Inc. of Haddonfield, NJ for use as a yacht
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 138 t.(fl)
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 17' 6"
  • Draft 6' (mean) (fl)
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 24
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns, and four depth charges
  • Propulsion: Three 900shp Consolidated diesel engines, three shafts

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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Sam C. Williams, USNR10 March 1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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