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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Delaware River Iron & Shipbuilding Works, Chester, PA (YN 281)
  • Launched, 19 October 1895
  • Completed for Chester Freight Line, Chester, PA, as coastal freighter Riverside (ON 111098), 1895
  • Sold to Virginia & Carolina Navigation Co., Norfolk, VA, 1920
  • Sold to George W. Cole & Co., Inc,, New York, NY, 1921
  • Sold to Rock Creek Steamboat Co., Baltimore, MD, and converted to ferry, 1927
  • Sold to Chesapeake & Delaware Steamboat Co., Wilmington, DE, rebuilt as freighter with diesel engines, renamed Lillian Anne, 1928
  • Sold to R.W. & E.M. Gatewood, Wilmington, DE, 1934
  • Acquired by Navy on bareboat charter from Captain R.W. Gatewood, Norfolk, VA, December 1942
  • Placed in service as YFB-41, 06 December 1942
  • Assigned to 5th Naval District at Norfolk, 1942-1943
  • Placed out of service and delivered to WSA at Lee Hall, VA, for return to owner, 09 July 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Offered for sale by Maritime Commission, December 1947
  • To Honduran flag, 1947
  • Final Disposition, deleted from registers, 1953
    Displacement 330 gross tons / 224 net tons
    Length 141' 5"
    Beam 27' 1"
    Draft 10' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one 6-cylinder diesel
    single propeller, 360bhp

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    364k Lillian Anne moored on south side of Pier 19 North, Philadelphia, PA. Dave Boone
    366k Lillian Anne downbound on the Delaware River, 16 December 1937. Dave Boone

    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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