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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 Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland, CA (YN 106)
  • Completed for Western Pacific Railroad Co., San Francisco, CA, as ferryboat Edward T. Jeffery (ON 211506), August 1913
  • Renamed Feather River, 1931
  • Sold to Southern Pacific Railroad Co., San Francisco, CA, renamed Sierra Nevada, 1934
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) at Oakland, CA, 19 August 1942
  • Redelivered to Maritime Commission at Sausalito, CA, 30 April 1945
  • Acquired by Navy from Maritime Commission at Sausalito, CA, 26 May 1945
  • Assigned to Twelfth Naval District, carrying shipyard workers between San Francisco and the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, 1945
  • Placed out of service, 1945
  • Loaned to War Department, September 1945
  • Struck from Naval Register, 05 October 1945
  • Returned to former owner, 1945
  • Sold to Richmond & San Rafael Ferry & Transportation Co., San Francisco, CA, 1948
  • Replaced by Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and sold to Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA, 1957
  • Hulked as a floating gift shop arcade at Ports-O-Call Village, San Pedro, CA, circa 1967
  • Discarded and purchased by Al Kidmann, Los Angeles, CA, 1977
  • Blew ashore on Terminal Island, CA, total loss, 09 February 1978
  • Final Disposition, wreckage removed, 1981
    Displacement 922 gross tons / 206 net tons
    Length 218' 0"
    Beam 42' 0"
    Draft 16' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion reciprocating, 2-cylinder steam, 250i0hp

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    84k Sierra Nevada in service postwar. Unknown source via Bill Rau. George Schneider
    627k Sierra Nevada at Los Angeles, 02 June 1974. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider
    110k The hulk of Sierra Nevada grounded at Terminal Island, CA, after blowing ashore a week earlier, 18 February 1978. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history record for YFB-62 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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