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Wave (YFB-10)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built as a steel-hulled ferryboat by Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Laid down, 07 March 1916
  • Launched, 31 August 1916
  • Completed, November 1916
  • Delivered and placed in service as Wave at Naval Training Station, Newport, RI, 21 April 1917
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-10), 17 July 1920
  • Struck from Naval Register, 20 January 1938
  • Laid up at Naval Fuel Depot, Melville, RI
  • Sold at auction, June 1941
  • Apparently sold to a McDonald of Sydney, Nova Scotia, for use as a floating machine shop, 1941
  • Final disposition, further fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 105' 0"
    Beam 30' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Speed 5 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, 230hp

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    44k Wave being launched at Charleston Navy Yard, 31 August 1916.
    From Army and Navy Register, 14 October 1916.
    David Wright

    Wave (YFB-10)
    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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