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Shady Side (YFB 2079)
ex-Shady Side (SP 2079)


  • Built in 1913 at Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy in January 1918
  • Purchased by the Navy 19 February 1918
  • Placed in service as Shady Side (SP 2079)
  • Reclassified as a Ferry Boat, YFB-2079, 17 July 1920
  • Sunk 15 March 1925
  • Raised 17 March 1925 and declared unfit for further service
  • Struck from the Navy list 9 May 1925
  • Sold 24 September 1925
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 62 t.
  • Length 85'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 7.9 kts.
  • Complement: Three
  • Propulsion: One vertical boiler, one 250hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Shady Side 225k At Annapolis, Maryland, about 1917, before entering naval service. Shady Side is the steamer moored inboard
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 72846
    Mike Green

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