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Quonset (YFB-40)

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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, DE (YN 1026)
  • Launched, 12 July 1923
  • Completed for Reading Co., Philadelphia, PA, as ferryboat Chelsea (ON 223222), 1923
  • Acquired by WSA for the Navy, 03 October 1942
  • Placed in service as Quonset (YFB-40), 04 November 1942
  • Assigned to 1st Naval District at NTS Newport, RI
  • Returned to WSA, 04 January 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 January 1943
  • Returned to owners, 14 January 1943
  • Sold to Chesapeake Ferry Co. and renamed Warwick, 1945
  • Stripped at Jacksonville, FL, 1965
  • Final Disposition, scuttled, 1971/2
    Displacement 1028 gross tons
    Length 189' 6"
    Beam 36' 1"
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two 2-cylinder compound steam engines
    twin propeller, 1100ihp

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    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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