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Gould Island (YFB-31)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Steel hulled Ferry
  • Built by General Ship and Engineering Co., East Boston, MA (YN 401)
  • Completed as ferry Hudson (ON 240877) for Electric Ferries, Inc., New York, NY, July 1941
  • Acquired by US Navy, 04 April 1942
  • Placed in service, 14 April 1942
  • Used as ferry at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI, 1942-1946
  • Returned to owners as Hudson, 25 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 January 1947
  • Sold to Port Authority Ferry Corp., Philadelphia, PA, renamed Chester, 1965
  • Final disposition, beleive scrapped, 1979 (news report tells of being fitted with temporary bow for voyage to Venezuela)
    Displacement 569 gross tons
    Length 171'9"
    Beam 54'
    Draft 9'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    diesel-electric, 950shp

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    Gould Island 43k Hudson at 125th Street Terminal, Manhattan in late 1940s. Dave Wright

    Gould Island (YFB-31)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest - Excellent views of Hudson under construction and in service
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