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Castro (SP 621)

Ferry Launch: Built in 1904 by the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA; Commissioned in 1907; Decommissioned 15 August 1923; Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1926 and sold; Delivered to her new owner 3 June 1927. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 75' 4"; Beam 18' 3"; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.

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Castro 94k . Darryl L. Baker

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:


Castro is the name of the original owner of Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco Bay.

Castro (No 621) a ferryboat launch, was constructed by the Mare Island Navy Yard in 1904. Commissioned in 1907, she was attached to the Naval Training Station, Yerba Buena, Calif., employed as a ferry between the Receiving Station and the docks at San Francisco until decommissioned on 15 August 1923. Castro was stricken from the Naval Register on 1 November 1926 and later sold.

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