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Dewees (YFB-37)

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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built in 1891 as the harbor ferry Josie by Howard Shipyard Co., Jeffersonville IN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Renamed Manatee, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy, 28 July 1942
  • Allocated to the 8th Naval District at New Orleans
  • Placed in service as Dewees (YFB-37)
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 73 t.
    Length 137'
    Beam 25' 5"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    system unknown
    single propeller, 400shp
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    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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