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YFB-92 Class Ferry Boat
  • Built by Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Mobile, AL
  • Contract placed, October 1992
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as YFB-92, 30 January 1995
  • Named Leeward 1, date unknown
  • Status, in service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    1.W.H. Allen, often cited as name for this vessel, appears to have never been taken up. Presumably it was intended to honor LCDR William Herschell Allen (1856-1905), first commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
    Displacement 410 tons (full load)
    Length 146' 0" overall
    Beam 36' 0"
    Draft 5' 11.75" full load
    Speed 10 knots
    Load Capacity fifteen automobiles or two tractor trailer trucks plus forty seated passengers
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion two Detroit Diesel V12-71 Reverse Reduction Gear: Twin Disc, 3:1 Reduction, 2 55" diameter propellers at either end

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    YFB-92 106k Leeward (YFB-92) underway, date and location unknown. Scott Odell
    YFB-92 386k Leeward (YFB-92) underway at Guantanamo Bay, 30 November 2005. Photo by "jeshua.nace" via Wikimedia Commons. Dave Wright
    YFB-92 37k Leeward (YFB-92) being placed back in water by travel lift after overhaul by Naval Station Guantanamo Bay's Munilla Management Branch, 22 March 2016.
    Photo from Guantanamo Bay Gazette, 26 March 2016.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YFB-92 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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