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PC-523 (1941)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal

District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Consolidated Shipbuilding, Morris Heights, NY (YN 2994)
  • Completed for Norman P. Woolworth, New York, NY, as commuter yacht Pamnorm (ON 230494), 1931
  • Sold to Major Edward Bowes, New York, NY, and renamed Edmar, 1937
  • Acquired by US Navy, 31 December 1940
  • Initially designated PC-523
  • Reclassified District Patrol Craft YP-77, January 1941
  • Assigned to 4th Naval District, operating as patrol craft on Delaware River and Bay
  • Rammed and sunk in six feet of water by tug Miller off Reedy Island, DE, 20 April 1942
  • Floated and beached, 21 April 1942
  • Towed to Philadelphia Navy Yard by Tahchee (YN-43), 22 April 1942
  • Final disposition, unknown - presumed scrapped
    Displacement 61 gross tons
    Length 79' 3"
    Beam 15' 0"
    Draft 6' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two Speedway gas engines, 600hp

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    YP-77 32k Pamnorm as completed.
    From Consolidated Shipbuilding advert in Motor Boating, June 1931
    Dave Wright
    YP-77 135k YP-77 moored at Mathis Yacht Building, Camden, NJ, circa May-June 1942. This photo must have been taken after her sinking and while awaiting disposal. Dave Wright

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