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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 Los Angeles Ship Building Co., San Pedro, CA (YN 38)
  • Completed for San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways, San Francisco, CA, as the ferry San Leandro (ON 222781), July 1923
  • Registered to Key System Transit Co., San Francisco, CA, 1927
  • Registered to Railway Equipment & Realty Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA, 1931
  • Intended for acquistion as YFB-34, 08 May 1942
  • Acquisition cancelled, 20 May 1942
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 26 May 1945
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District
  • Placed in service as Yard Ferryboat YFB-60, 1945
  • Placed out of service, 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 20 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Returned to her owner, 1945
  • Sold to the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., San Francisco, CA, 1954
  • Sold to Empire Shipping Co., Oakland, CA, 1963
  • Converted to waterfront office building, 1960s
  • Burned, 25 September 1969
  • New house fabricated, but house slid off when vessel listed
  • Burned again under repair, 21 September 1975
  • Bare hull laid in various Bay area locations for several decades
  • Finally abandoned and sunk in Sacramento Delta near Spud Island
  • Final Disposition, wreckage still visible, 2019
    Displacement 1653 gross tons / 1048 net tons
    Length 225' 0" waterline, 240' 0" overall
    Beam 42' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold 17' 1"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion turbo electric, 1325shp

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    70k San Leandro underway, circa 1920s.
    Photo from photolibrarian via Flickr
    John Spivey
    141k Two views of San Leandro at Alameda, CA, 24 May 1985.
    Photos copyright George Schneider
    George Schneider
    114k Stripped hull of San Leandro at Richmond, CA, 30 August 2001. Photo copyright George Schneider George Schneider
    90k The dwindling remains of San Leandro at Stockton, CA, 07 January 2019. Photo copyright George Schneider George Schneider

    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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