4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2020 8:03 PM by Patrick Power

    Seeking conversion records of USS Zircon (PY-16)

    Patrick Power Wayfarer

      One of the ships my father served on during World War II, the USS Zircon (PY-16), had been built by Pusey & Jones (Wilmington, Delaware) as a luxury yacht for Frederick J. Fisher, then a Vice President at General Motors ("Body by Fisher"). It was purchased by the Navy in 1940 and converted for military service. Where would I find information about the purchase of the ship as well as any documents related to the ship's conversion? Would there be blueprints and other such documents available?