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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Wooden hulled Yard Ferryboat:
Built by Madisonville Industries, Madisonville, LA
Completed as Madisonville (ON 226632) for Dendinger Transportation Co., New Orleans, LA, April 1927
Sold to Charles B. Sutton, Newark, NJ, for use as Statue of Liberty ferry, 1936
Purchased by US Navy, 26 December 1940
Placed in service at Philadelphia Navy Yard as Monhegan (YFB-18), 02 January 1941
Used as ferry for shipyard workers between Philadelphia Navy Yard and National Park, NJ
Placed out of service, 06 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
Transferred to Maritime Commission for resale to former owners, 17 May 1947
Acquired by Wills Line, Baltimore, MD, 1949
Sold to Dixie Boat line, Charleston, SC, renamed Dixie Queen, 1953
Eventually became floating restaurant on James River at Falls Creek, VA
Final disposition, unknown
Displacement 141 gross tons
Length 114' 6"
Propulsion two diesels, 360bhp
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||Madisonville in service as a Statue of Liberty tour boat, late 1930s.
||Two views of Monhegan (YFB-18) moored at John H. Mathis Shipbuilding, Camden, NJ, in late 1945. Presumably she was being readied for retirement from her naval service.
Cropped from photos in the John H. Mathis Collection, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 24 February 2017
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