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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Aquidneck Class Yard Ferryboat:
Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME (YN 167)
Laid down, 28 July 1936
Launched, 13 February 1937
Delivered to the Navy, 22 May 1937
Placed in service, 28 May 1937, at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI
Placed out of service, in reserve, in October 1971
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1975
Transferred to the Department of the Interior, 1 November 1975
Turned over by the Department of the Interior to the State of Washington, 19 December 1975
Custody assumed by Pierce County, WA, for the Steilacoom-Ketron Island-Anderson Island run, renamed M/V Steilacoom (ON 582707), 1976
Modified to single-ended propulsion, date unknown
Placed in backup status in 1994, returned to service in 2006
Sold for $49,500 to R.T. Wallace of Haldo Inc., Las Vegas, NV, February 2007
Resold (on eBay) to real estate developer Mike Cohen, renamed M/V Point Ruston, 2008
Current Dispositon, in use as a floating showroom and conference center for the Point Ruston condo development, Point Ruston, WA
Displacement 544 tons
Draft 9' 6"
Speed 9 kts.
Double-ended Propulsion Diesel, 900shp
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||Aquidneck (YFB-14) underway in Narragansett Bay, circa 1937.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-457679, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Douglas Brown and Stan Svec
||ex-Aquidneck (YFB-14) moored as Point Ruston, circa 2010.
Photo courtesy pointruston.com
View the Aquidneck (YFB-14)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
"Seattle Post-Intelligencer" article Visit a historic ferry, buy a new condo by Aubrey Cohen
Last Updated 20 July 2015
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