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Admiral Glass (YFB-2)

  • Built as the wooden-hull ferryboat Admiral Glass at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
  • Launched, 26 July 1916
  • Placed in service as Admiral Glass, 22 August 1916
  • Assigned to 12th Naval District, running between Mission Street, San Francisco and Naval Training Station, Yerba Buena
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-2), 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1926
  • Sold, to George A. Moffitt, Oakland, CA (representing Crowley Launch & Towboat Co.), 27 May 1927
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 87 tons
    Length 85'
    Beam 19' 6"
    Draft 2' 7"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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    Admiral Glass 28k Admiral Henry Glass, USN (07 January 1844, Hopkinsville, KY - 01 September 1908, Paso Robles, CA), namesake of YFB-2
    David Wright
    Admiral Glass 534k Night photo of the Admiral Glass ready for launching into the yard's dry dock #2, taken 25 July 1916. She was launched the next day at 10:05 am.
    From files of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    David Wright
    Admiral Glass 745k Admiral Glass moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 August 1916.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo, from files of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    Admiral Glass 52k Admiral Glass (YFB-2) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Admiral Glass is most likely enroute between Mare Island and Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island) in San Francisco Bay.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo.
    Darryl Baker

    Admiral Glass (YFB-2)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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