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Lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, 06 May 1942

San Felipe (YFB-12)
USED Engineer (1917 - 1922)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

  • Built by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co., Hong Kong, BCC
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed for US Engineer Department as the steel tug Engineer, 1907
  • Transferred to the US Navy for duty within the 16th Naval District, 28 December 1917
  • Returned to US Army custody, 1919
  • Reacquired by the US Navy, 09 October 1922
  • Reclassified Ferryboat or Launch and renamed San Felipe (YFB-12), 01 November 1922
  • Survived attack on Cavite attached to Inshore Patrol, 16th Naval District, 10 December 1941
  • Participated in evacuation of Mariveles, 08 April 1942
  • Fell into Japanese hands with surrender of Corregidor, 06 May 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Placed into Japanese service as Japanese Army transport Aki Maru (IJA #2215), final fate unknown
  • San Felipe earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications :
    Displacement 298.8 tons
    Length 106'0" waterline, 111' 6" overall
    Beam 21' 8"
    Draft 9' 9"
    Speed 10 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion two vertical triple expansion (9"-14"-25"x15") steam engines, 500hp
    twin screws
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    San Felipe (YFB-12)
    San Felipe 935k San Felipe underway off Cavite Navy Yard, Luzon, Philippines, circa 1920s or 1930s. Floating derrick YD-47 is just visible dockside at right.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 41609
    Dave Wright

    View the Engineer
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History Heritage and Command website
    View the San Felipe (YFB-12)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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