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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 Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, PA (YN 833)
  • Launched, 01 November 1890
  • Completed for New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad Co., New York, NY, as the ferry John G. McCullough (ON 76922), 28 January 1891
  • Sold to Erie RR Co., New York, NY, renamed Chautauqua, 1905
  • Renamed Rutherford, 1936
  • Purchased by Navy, 08 May 1943
  • Towed from New York to Pensacola by WSA tug Point Vicente, July - August 1943
  • Assigned to Eighth Naval District at NAS Pensacola, 1943 - 1946
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Offered for sale at Mobile, AL (PDX-177), June 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, September 1946
  • Sold to O.E. "Tex" Edwards, date unknown
  • Burned and sank at Bruce Drydocks, Pensacola, FL, sometime before June 1948
  • FInal disposition, unknown - presumably removed and scrapped
    Displacement 1372 gross tons / 932 net tons
    Length 200' 6"
    Beam 45' 8"
    Draft 15' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion 2-cyl Compound steam engine, 800ihp

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    88k YFB-48 in a ferry slip, probably at Pensacola, FL, circa spring-summer-1944. Photo by Ivan LaMeter. Jack LaPeer
    165k YFB-48 in a ferry slip, probably at Pensacola, FL, circa 1945. Ted Stone photo. George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history record for YFB-48 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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