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Lacosta (YFB-58)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Kyle & Purdy, City Island, NY
  • Completed for City of New York as ferryboat Bird S. Coler (ON 222622), 1922
  • Renamed Fordham, 1930
  • Originally used to transport staff and patients from the Bronx to North Brother Island
  • Later used by the NYC Department of Correction as for inmate transport from Rikers Island to Potter's Field on Harts Island
  • Taken over by WSA on bareboat charter, 11 December 1944
  • Acquired by Navy, 06 January 1945
  • Named Lacosta, 13 March 1945
  • Assigned to Third Naval District, 1945 -1946
  • Placed out of service, 03 June 1946
  • Returned to former owner, 19 June 1946
  • Dieselized, 1958
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation, 1982
    Displacement 190 gross tons / 129 net tons
    Length 84' 9"
    Beam 26' 2"
    Draft 10' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, 200hp

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    50k Bird S. Coler somehwere in New York harbor, 1920s. Dave Wright

    Lacosta (YFB-58)
    DANFS history 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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