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Faithful (YFB-5)
Ripple (1916 - 1918)
Wave (1907 - 1917)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
World War I Victory Medal

  • Built as a steel-hulled ferryboat by Herreshoff Manufacturing, Bristol, RI (YN 261)
  • Contracted, 08 August 1907
  • Launched, 11 December 1907
  • Delivered and placed in service at Naval Training Station, Newport, RI, as Wave, January 1908
  • Renamed Ripple, 04 February 1916
  • Renamed Faithful, 10 April 1918
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-5), 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 22 May 1930
  • Sold to S.C. Loveland Co., Philadelphia, PA, for $750, 17 September 1930
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (probably reduced to barge)
    Displacement 83 tons
    Length 82' 8" overall
    Beam 25' 0"
    Draft 6' 3"
    Speed 8.5 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    steam, Herreshoff 2-cylinder double exp. (7"-14" x9")
    two propellers fore and aft

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    44k Wave at Herreshoff manufacturing Co.'s wharf, probably 18 December 1907.
    Herreshoff Marine Museum Collection photo.
    George Schneider
    104k Wave underway at Newport, probably soon after completion. Note the fire monitor behind the piltohouse on the left; one of her intended duties was as the station fireboat..
    Newport Historical Society photo.
    George Schneider
    40k Wave (YFB-5) off Newport, RI, probably World War One timeframe. David Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for Wave / Ripple / Faithful (YFB-5) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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