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Sheffield (YFB-45)

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Sheffield Class Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 1944
  • Completed, late 1944
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, providing ferry service between Halawa and Ford Island in Pearl Harbor
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, October 1960
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 145' 0"
    Beam 44' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel

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    800k Sheffield (YFB-45) makes an approach to the Ford Island ferry landing after a trip from Halawa landing, circa 1958. It is apparent from this photo she was a near copy of Nihoa (YFB-17).
    Photo from The Honolulu Advertiser, 18 April 1958.
    Dave Wright

    Sheffield (YFB-45)
    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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