Fate of captured US Patrol boat YP-17?

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Fate of captured US Patrol boat YP-17?

Post by Linkagain » 05 Sep 2021 17:54

It was a small patrol boat captured at Guam December 1941
Stricken from US Navy list July 1942
Any idea of fate?

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Re: Fate of captured US Patrol boat YP-17?

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Re: Fate of captured US Patrol boat YP-17?

Post by Jack Nisley » 06 Sep 2021 23:58

This website, https://media.defense.gov/2018/Apr/11/2 ... S-2014.PDF, lists CG-275/YP-17 as transferred to the Maritime Administration in 1945, presumably for disposal or layup in the Reserve Fleet. I think it is more likely that she was destroyed during Operation Forager, the invasion of the Marianas Islands in June to August 1944.

This website is the 5th reference in the link OpanaPointer sent you and you can link to it from there.

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Re: Fate of captured US Patrol boat YP-17?

Post by Linkagain » 21 Sep 2021 19:52

Thanks for replying
According to this website she was scuttled and raised and used by the Japanese
https://laststandonzombieisland.com/tag/six-bitters

Its probabled she was taken by by the US at the end of the wat only to be deposed of as per record above.

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