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Photo #: NH 106995
U.S. Navy patrol vessels YP-493, YP-472, YP-478 and YP-476 (listed from left to right)
Underway in column during World War II. Photographed in Sixth Naval District waters.
Patrol vessels of this type were locally known as "Shrimpers", reflecting their origin as commercial fishing boats.
The original photograph is in Volume I of the Sixth Naval District's World War II historical report (First Draft Narrative, preceding page 67) held by the Navy Library, May 2010.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
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Image posted 25 May 2010