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Captiva (YFB-25)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YFB-19 Class Ferry Boat (wooden hull)
  • Built by Cape May Shipbuilding, Cape May, NJ
  • Laid down, 04 October 1943
  • Launched, 13 January 1944
  • Placed in service, 11 May 1944
  • Assigned to 5th Naval District, 1944-1946
  • Reassigned to Severn River Naval Command, 14 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 February 1948
  • Sold to L.H. Simkins, Augusta, GA, as Captiva (ON 256867), 1949
  • Sold to Gray Line Water Tours, Charleston, SC, about 1958
  • Renamed Queen of Freeport, 1980
  • Final disposition, out of documentation by 1984
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam 13'
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Captiva 1005k Captiva (YFB-25), shortly after completion. Photos received by Bureau of Ships from Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Camden, NJ, with letter of 17 May 1944.
    National Archives photos 19-N-64600, 64601 and 64599
    Dave Wright
    Captiva 1015k
    Captiva 936k

    Captiva (YFB-25)
    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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