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North (YFB-46)

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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA (YN 97)
  • Launched, 01 February 1911
  • Completed for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., San Francisco, CA, as ferry San Pedro (ON 08653), May 1911
  • Sold to Key System Transit Co., San Francisco, CA, and renamed Treasure Island, 1938
  • Acquired by Navy from City of Martinez on bareboat charter, 1943
  • Renamed North, 11 March 1943
  • Accepted by Navy at Benicia, CA, 25 March 1943
  • Placed in service as North (YFB-46), 27 March 1943
  • Assigned to 12th Naval District
  • Converted to barracks ship at Mare Island Navy Yard, 15 December 1943 - 15 March 1944
  • Placed in service as barracks vessel, 31 March 1943
  • Placed out of service and berthed Suisun Bay, 03 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • Purchased by Maritime Commision from owners for $20,329.20, 07 April 1947
  • Sold to Basalt Rock Co., Napa, CA, for $16,100, 10 January 1949
  • Delivered to purchaser, 16 February 1949
  • Final disposition, broken up first quarter 1949
    Displacement 1720 gross tons / 1036 net tons
    Length 248' 5"
    Beam 36' 0"
    Draft 16' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    two cylinder compound steam
    sidewheels, unknown ihp

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    56k North (YFB-46) moored at San Francisco, CA, 1946.
    Bud Parkinson photo via Ted Stone.
    George Schneider

    North (YFB-46)
    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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