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Caladesi (YFB-39)

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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Miami Boat Works, Miami, FL
  • Launched, 21 Janaury 1938
  • Completed for William A. Albury, Miami, FL, as the passenger vessel Seven Seas (ON 237040), 1938
  • Acquired by the Navy, date unknown
  • Placed in service as Caladesi, 10 August 1942
  • Allocated to the 7th Naval District
  • Placed out of service, 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Returned to owner, 1946
  • Registered to Seven Seas, Inc., Miami, FL, 1948
  • Renamed Seven Seas Dreamboat, 24 May 1949
  • Later registered to Dreamboat Enterprises, Inc., Miami, FL
  • Sold to Bay Queen, Inc., Mobile, Al and renamed Bay Queen, late 1960s
  • Registered to Bender Welding & Machine Co., Mobile, AL, 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 88 gross tons / 75 net tons
    Length 65' overall
    Beam 26'
    Draft 5' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    twin diesels
    twin propeller, 225hp

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    Caladesi 399k Launch of Seven Seas at Miami, 21 January 1938. Photo from Miami Herald, 22 January 1938. Dave Wright
    Caladesi 84k Seven Seas on her maiden voyage in Biscayne Bay, 12 February 1938. Dave Wright
    Caladesi 325k Photo postcard of Seven Seas Dreamboat off Miami during the 1950s. Dave Wright

    Caladesi (YFB-39)
    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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