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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

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Los Angeles Ship Building Co., San Pedro, CA (YN 37)
  • Completed for San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways, San Francisco, CA, as the ferry Hayward (ON 222773), March 1923
  • Registered to Key System Transit Co., San Francisco, CA, 1927
  • Registered to Railway Equipment & Realty Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA, 1931
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) from owner, 18 August 1942
  • Intended for acquistion by Navy as Santa Rosa (YFB-33), 08 May 1942
  • Acquisition cancelled, 20 May 1942
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission at Richmond, CA, 26 May 1945
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District
  • Placed in service as Yard Ferryboat YFB-61, 1945
  • Placed out of service, 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 20 September 1945
  • Transferred to War Department, 05 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Entered Suisun Bay reserve fleet, 19 February 1947
  • Sold to Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA, 19 May 1947
  • Delivered to purchaser, 20 October 1947
  • Final disposition, burned and dismantled, 1947-48
    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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    99k Launch of Hayward early 1923. Dave Wright

    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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