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Staten (YFB-36)

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 Todd Dry Dock & Engineering & Repair Corp., Brooklyn NY (YN 51)
  • Completed for City of New York as ferryboat Washington Square (ON 230782), June 1931
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 17 August 1942
  • Placed in service as Staten (YFB-36) at New York, 09 October 1942
  • Allocated to the Third Naval District, used as ferry between New York Navy Yard and Bayonne, NJ, 1942-46
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • transferred to Maritime Commission, 14 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 January 1947
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, 10 June 1948
  • Final Disposition, unknown; probably scrapped
    Displacement 593 gross tons
    Length 138' 3"
    Beam 37' 6"
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed 0 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    single 2-cylinder compound steam
    one propeller, 850 ihp

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    Staten 112k Washington Square at 23rd Street, New York City, 26 May 1931. Dave Wright

    Staten (YFB-36)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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