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Conanicut (YFB-15)



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 Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Co., Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched, 29 May 1922
  • Completed as Poughkeepsie (ON 222280) for Poughkeepsie & Highland Ferry Co., Poughkeepsie, NY, September 1922
  • Acquired by US Navy, 1940
  • Served at Newport, RI, 1940 to 1954
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1954
  • Final disposition, unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 574 gross tons
    Length 111.5'
    Beam 50.2'
    Draft 8.6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion two 6-cylinder diesels, 200shp

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    Conanicut 215k Atlantic Gulf & Pacific advertisment showing the newly built Poughkeepsie; she was the first ferryboat to be powered with diesel-electric propulsion.
    From Port of New York Harbor and Marine Review, September 1922.
    Douglas Brown and Stan Svec

    View the Conanicut (YFB-15)
    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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