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Jewell (YFB-22)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YFB-19 class Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Shain Manufacturing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Laid down, 17 March 1942
  • Launched, 11 May 1942
  • Delivered to Navy at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 18 August 1942
  • Transported to Section Base, Kodiak, AK, and placed in service as Jewell (YFB-22), 04 September 1942
  • Returned to Seattle and converted to an ammunition carrier, May 1943
  • Assigned to Naval Ammunition Depot, Puget Sound, June 1943 - 1946
  • Placed out of service, in reserve, 1946
  • Sold to J.F. Boles, Seattle, WA and renamed Shearwater (ON 260827), 05 May 1950
  • Sold to Southland Harbor Cruises, Inc., Long Beach, CA, 1960
  • Motorboat number CF9251FV awarded, 1976
  • Final disposition, extant as yacht in California, 2020
    Displacement 20 tons
    Length 65'
    Beam 17'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 300hp

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    Jewell 87k Advertisment for Southland Harbor Cruises, showing their boat Shearwater, the former Jewell (YFB-22). Her appearance is little different from her naval days.
    From Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, 16 December 1962
    Dave Wright
    Jewell 210k Early 1960s advertising postcard for M.B. Shearwater Dave Wright
    Jewell 343k Shearwater in her later guise as a yacht, moored at San Diego, 13 June 2010. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider
    Jewell 150k Shearwater moored at National City, CA, 20 August 2020. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider

    View the Jewell (YFB-22)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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