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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
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"
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||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.
||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.
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)
Last Updated 2 May 2014
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