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Vashon (YFB-19)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YFB-19 class Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Shain Manufacturing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Laid down, 24 February 1941
  • Launched, 10 April 1941
  • Completed by Puget Sound Navy Yard and placed in service as Vashon (YFB-19), April 1941
  • Assigned to 13th Naval District, assigned to Naval Base Bremerton
  • Placed out of service, in reserve, March 1948
  • Sold, July 1958
  • Converted to charter boat, registered to West Coast Heating & Plumbing Co., Seattle, WA, as Sea Crest (ON 280567), 1959
  • Registered to Kenneth M. Roberts, Seattle, WA, 1962
  • Renamed Princess Lynn, 1983
  • Renamed Odyssey, 1987
  • Active with San Juan Excursions, Friday Harbor, WA, 2020
    Displacement 20 tons
    Length 65'
    Beam 17'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 300hp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    216k Sea Crest underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from undated newspaper clipping
    George Schneider
    183k Odyssey moored at Friday Harbor, WA, 25 September 2010.
    Photo copyright George Schneider
    George Schneider

    Vashon (YFB-19)
    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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