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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
Built by Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD (YN 78)
Launvched, October 1907
Completed as Florida (ON 204629) for Baltimore Steam Packet Co., 29 November 1907
Sold to Monticello Steamship Co., San Francisco, CA, renamed Calistoga, 1924
Sold to Golden Gate Ferry Co., San Francisco, CA, 1927
Company renamed Southern Pacific-Golden Gate Ferry Co., 1929
Placed out of business with opening of Bay and Golden Gate bridges and laid up, 1937
Purchased by US Navy for $25,500, 26 April 1941
Placed in service as Calistoga (YFB-21), 18 September 1941
Intended as a back-up ferry, but only used as a floating barracks at Mare Island
Declared surplus, August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Sold for scrap to Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA, 29 July 1947
Final disposition, burnt on Alameda shore for scrap, 1948
Displacement 2680 gross tons
Propulsion cross-compound, condensing, reciprocating steam engine, 2600ihp (removed)
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||Calistoga (YFB-21), just visible on the right, across from Delta King (YHB-6), moored at the Supply Pier (Pier 1) Navy Yard Mare Island, 25 June 1941. Calistoga was under going conversion for Naval service.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1296-41.
||Calistoga (YFB-21) is in the background of this amidships plan view of Fanning (DD-385) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 2 June 1942
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3061-42.
||Calistoga (YFB-21) at Mare Island, 14 June 1943. The yard tug YMT-11 is on the quay wall for repairs to the left..
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 4358-43
View the Calistoga (YFB-21)
DANFS history entry located at the Haze Gray and Underway web site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 24 July 2015
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