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Colington (YFB-43)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Ferry Boat:
  • Built by Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT (YN 3)
  • Completed for Brockville & Morristown Transportation Co., Ogdensburg, NY, as the ferry Elmer W. Jones (ON 225543), May 1926
  • Ran on St. Lawrence River between Morristown, NY, and Brockville, Ontario
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 13 December 1942
  • Placed in service as Colington (YFB-43), 1943
  • Assigned to Fifth Naval District, 1943-1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Returned to owners and resumed service under old name, 26 July 1946
  • Transferred to Canadian flag and rebuilt at Brockville, 1953
  • Registered in Canada to Newfoundland Transportation Co. (C194768), began serving on Bell Island - Portugal Cove run, October 1955
  • Registry listed as suspended, 10 March 2008
  • Final disposition, abandoned at Port Aux Choix, Newfoundland, 2000s
    Displacement 277 gross tons, 188 net tons
    Length 117' 2"
    Beam 37' 2"
    Draft 9' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 300hp

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    293k Elmer W. Jones underway on the St. Lawrence, date unknown. OhioLINK photo 2511.B. Dave Wright
    293k Elmer W. Jones at Brockville, Ontario, date unknown. OhioLINK photo 3829-FR2-19-12-1145 Dave Wright
    68k Two views of the abandoned hulk of Elmer W. Jones at Port Aux Choix, Newfoundland, circa June 2011.
    Photos copyright Ron Beaupre, via
    Dave Wright

    Colington (YFB-43)
    DANFS history 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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