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Sequin (YFB-35)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Wooden hulled Ferry Boat
  • Built by Irvin F. Cannon, Fishing Creek MD
  • Completed for John Q. Adams, Colonial Beach, VA as ferry Lord Baltimore (ON 231733), 1932
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 15 July 1942
  • Placed in service as Sequin (YFB-35) at Norfolk, 14 September 1942
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District, used as ferry at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1942-46
  • Placed out of service, 25 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, 20 January 1947
  • Sold to Virginia State Highway Commission and renamed Mary Ball, November 1948
  • Operated on Rappahannock River (Hopewell Line) until service discontinued, 1967
  • Final Disposition, sold to Norfolk Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, 1967; further fate unknown
    Displacement 192 gross tons
    Length 111'6" waterline; 116' 0" overall
    Beam 30'2"
    Draft 6'
    Speed 0 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two Fairbanks-Morse 5-cylinder diesels
    two propellers, 250 hp

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    Sequin 69k ex-Sequin (YFB-35) in service as Mary Ball, circa 1948. Photo courtesy Virginia State Department of Transportation Dave Wright

    Sequin (YFB-35)
    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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