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

  • Built as a steel-hulled ferry launch by Herreshoff Manufacturing, Bristol, RI (YN 261)
  • Delivered and placed in service at Naval Training Station, Newport, RI, as Wave, 08 August 1907
  • 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, 17 September 1930
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 83 tons
    Length 80'
    Beam 24'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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    Wave 40k Wave (YFB-5) off Newport,RI, date unknown. 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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