Historical Summary:

Built for California oil magnate and developer W. J. Hole. Reported cost $100,000. Triple screw. Launched August 17, 1923.

  • Built by N.J. Blanchard Boat Co., Seattle, WA
  • Completed as yacht Samona (ON 223191) for Willits J. Hole, Los Angeles CA, 1923
  • Sold to Craig Shipbuilding, Long Beach, CA, as partial payment for Hole's new yacht Samona II (later Amethyst (PYc-3), 1930
  • Sold to Thomas R. Dempsey, Los Angeles, CA and renamed Elvida, 1936
  • Acquired, 21 October 1941 by US Navy
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Placed in service as District Patrol Craft YP-109 at Pearl Harbor, late 1941
  • YP-109 was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 03 January 1946
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 09 January 1947
  • Final Disposition, to Mexican flag 1948, further fate unknown