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Seabrook (YFB-38)

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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA (YN 216)
  • Launched, 18 December 1880
  • Completed for Wilson Line, Philadelphia, PA, as the passenger ship Wilmington (ON 80884), March 1882
  • Sold to Bee Line Ferry Co., St. Petersburg, FL, renamed Pinellas, 1926
  • Acquired by the Navy, 28 July 1942
  • Converted for naval service at Merrill Stevens Dry Dock and Repair Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Placed in service at Jacksonville as Seabrook (YFB-38), 09 September 1942
  • Assigned to 7th Naval District, at Naval Air Operational Training Command, Jacksonville
  • Placed out of service, 14 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Delivered to the WSA (War Shipping Administration) for resale to her previous owner, 14 March 1946
  • Registered to St. Petersburg Port Authority, St. Petersburg, FL, 1947
  • Registered to Florida State Improvement Commission, Tampa, FL, 1948
  • Registered to Tampa Bay Excursions, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 1955
  • Registered as freighter to Miss Pinellas, Inc., Tampa, Fl, late 1960s
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (off lists by 1979)
    Displacement 106 gross tons / 72 net tons
    Length 122'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one Atlas Imperial 6-cylinder diesel
    single propeller, 350bhp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    Seabrook 83k Undated photo of Wilmington at a Wilson Line Pier. Dave Wright
    Seabrook 107k Postcard of Pinellas crossing Tampa Bay, circa 1930s. Dave Wright

    Seabrook (YFB-38)
    DANFS 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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