|USS Garnet (PYc-15)|
|Career (United States)||United States|
|Owner:||J. Perch Bartram|
|Status:||Acquired by the Navy 1 December 1941|
|module2= Career (United States) Name: GarnetAcquired: 1 December 1941Commissioned: 4 July 1942Decommissioned: 29 December 1945Struck: 26 January 1946Identification:
- Hull symbol:PYc-15
- Code letters:NBTC
Best Western "Ship Ashore" Motel, Smith River, OregonStatus: sold, 10 July 1947, to I. W. Landers of Baltimore, Maryland |module3= General characteristics Class & type: patrol boatDisplacement: 490 long tons (500 t)Length: 156 ft 9 in (47.78 m)Beam: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)Draft: 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)Installed power:
- 2 × Union L-8 diesel engine
- 1,280 shp (950 kW)Propulsion:
2 × screwsSpeed: 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)Complement: 50Armament:
- 1 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 caliber gun
- 4 × .5 in (13 mm) caliber machine guns
- 2 × .30 in (7.6 mm) caliber machine guns
- 2 × Depth charge tracks
USS Garnet (PYc-15) was a coastal patrol yacht in the service of the United States Navy. Garnet (PYc-15), formerly steel diesel yacht Caritas, was built in 1925 by Krupp Iron Works, Kiel, Germany; purchased 1 December 1941 from Mr. J. Perch Bartram of New York; converted to a coastal patrol yacht by Robert Jacobs Co., Inc., New York; commissioned 4 July 1942, Comdr. Donald D. Murray in command.
Garnet departed New York 21 July 1942 for brief operations in Chesapeake Bay. After shakedown off Key West and Miami, Florida, she steamed via the Bahamas and the Panama Canal to San Diego, California, arriving 22 September. After coastal patrol off southern California, she departed San Diego 2 December for the Hawaiian Islands, arriving Pearl Harbor 15 December.
She returned to San Pedro, Calif., 15 November and decommissioned there 29 December 1945. She was delivered to the Maritime Commission for disposal 20 February 1947 and was sold 10 June to Mr. I. W. Lambert, Baltimore, Md.
After the war Caritas was decommissioned December 29, 1945 at San Pedro, CA. and taken to her current location at Smith River, California as a roadside attraction and gift shop for the Best Western Ship Ashore Motel, now the independent Ship Ashore Resort.
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