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Persistent PYc-48

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(PYc-48: dp. 110; 1. 120'; b. 22'; dr. 6'6"; s. 12 k.; a. 4 mg.,
2 dct.)

The first Persistent, built as Onwego in 1931, was purchased from the estate of Mr. G. L. Bourne, New York, 13 August 1940; renamed PC-456, 13 September; converted at the New York Navy Yard; and commissioned 16 October 1940.

Assigned to the 15th Naval Distriet, PC-456 arrived in the Canal Zone 13 November 1940.

Renamed and reclassified Persistent (PYc-48), 16 June 1943, she patrolled in and off the Canal Zone until the summer of 1944 when she sailed for Philadelphia and deactivation. Arriving 31 August, she decommissioned 27 September and ~ras struck from the Navy List 14 October.