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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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National Defense Service Medal

Wood-hulled Ferry Boat
  • Built by Huston Wyeth, Miami FL
  • Completed for Huston Wyeth as yacht Boomerang IV (ON 220801), 1920
  • Sold to John Bossert, New York, NY, renamed Mimi B. III, 1925
  • Sold to Russell D. Wylie, New York, NY, renamed Amada, early 1930s
  • Sold to M. Oldshein, New York, NY, 1933
  • Acquired by Columbia University, New York, NY, 1941
  • Acquired by the US Government in 1945, purpose and duties unknown
  • Placed in service as YFB-81 at Boston, MA, 02 April 1953
  • Used for ferrying employees between the Charlestown and South Boston sites of Boston Naval Shipyard, 1953 - 1960
  • Sold to W.R. Kinsey Supply Corp., New York, NY, as Amada, 1961
  • Sold to Kenneth Brooks, New York, NY, 1977
  • Out of documentation, 1979
    Displacement 97 gross tons, 68 net tons
    Length 76' 8"
    Beam 18' 2"
    Draft 3' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion twin screw diesel, 450hp

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    66k The future YFB-81 as built as yacht Boomerang IV. Article from May 1921 issue of Motor Boating magazine Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist,
    Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129
    66k YFB-81 passes USS Kenneth R. Bailey (DD-713) at the Charlestown unit of Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown
    NPS Catalog No. BOSTS-14793
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist,
    Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129
    54k Two views of YFB-81 awaiting sale at Newport, RI, 1960.
    Photos from sale bid catalog.
    George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history record for YFB-81 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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