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Monhegan (YFB-18)

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 for Dendinger Transportation Co., New Orleans, LA, as Madisonville (ON 226632), 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"
    Beam 26'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion two diesels, 360bhp

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    Monhegan 34k Madisonville in service as a Statue of Liberty tour boat, late 1930s. Dave Wright
    Monhegan 34k
    Monhegan 138k 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
    Dave Wright
    Monhegan 102k

    Monhegan (YFB-18)
    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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