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Sanibel (YFB-23)
Solomons (YFB-23) (1942 - 1943)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YFB-19 class Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Shain Manufacturing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Laid down, 05 May 1942
  • Launched, 20 June 1942
  • Delivered to Navy, 21 August 1942
  • Transported to Midway Island and placed in service as Sanibel (YFB-23), 08 December 1942
  • Renamed Sanibel to free up name for CVE-67, 06 November 1943
  • Intentionally burned as surplus at Midway, 03 July 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 28 January 1947
    Displacement 20 tons
    Length 65'
    Beam 17'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 300hp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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