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Magdalena (YFB-54)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Ferry Boat:
  • Built in 1888 as the ferry City of Seattle at Portland, OR.
  • Purchased by the Navy from the city of Martinez, CA., 10 August 1944
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District
  • Renamed Magdalena, 9 September 1944
  • Placed in service, 23 November 1944, for service between Mare Island Navy Yard and Vallejo, CA.
  • Placed out of service, 14 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 25 December 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 196 t.
    Length 121' 6"
    Beam 33' 2"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam

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    Magdalena 24k SS City of Seattle underway in Puget Sound, circa 1891. City of Seattle was operated by the West Seattle Land & Improvement Co., between downtown Seattle and West Seattle. Photo taken by Frank La Roche. From the Frank La Roche Collection, via the University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. Robert Hurst
    Magdalena 48k An undated picture of SS City of Seattle as reconfigured for service with the Benicia and Martinez Ferry and Transportation Co., CA. The photo was taken at Martinez, CA. Photographer unknown. Photo source: University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. Robert Hurst

    Magdalena (YFB-54)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    City of Seattle (steam ferry)
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