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Wood-hulled Ferry Boat
  • Built at Miami FL
  • Completed as yacht Boomerang IV (ON 220801) for Huston Wyeth, Miami, FL, 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, 02 April 1953
  • Used for ferrying employees between the Charlestown and South Boston sites of Boston Naval Shipyard
  • 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 6.4'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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    YFB-81 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
    YFB-81 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

    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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