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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Harlan & Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE (YN 348)
  • Launched, 29 October 1904
  • Completed for Erie Railroad Co., New York, NY, as ferry Goshen (ON 201685), 1905
  • Purchased by Navy, 08 May 1943
  • Towed from New York to Pensacola by WSA tug Point Loma, July - 18 August 1943
  • Assigned to Eighth Naval District at Pensacola NAS, 1943 - 1946
  • Began ferry service between NAS and City of Pensacola, 24 October 1943
  • Converted from coal to oil burning, summer 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Offered for sale at Mobile, AL, September 1946
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, January 1947
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (probably scrapped)
    Displacement 1459 gross tons / 992 net tons
    Length 205' 5"
    Beam 43' 6"
    Draft 16' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    steam, 1900hp
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    69k Goshen running under a slow bell for the middle slip at Jersey City, NJ, date unknown.
    Photo from Dan Biernacki Collection.
    Dave Wright
    161k YFB-47 moored, probably at Pensacola, circa 1945.
    Ted Stone photo
    George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history record for YFB-47 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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