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Castro (YFB-621)


  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, 15 November 1904
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as Castro at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1907
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-621), 17 July 1920
  • Stationed at Naval Training Station, Yerba Buena, CA, 1907 -1923
  • Placed out of service, 15 August 1923
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 November 1926
  • Sold to Crowley Launch & Tug Company, San Francisco, CA, 03 June 1927, renamed Crowley No. 21 (ON 227074)
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1964
    Specifications:
    Displacement 59 gross tons
    Length 75' 4"
    Beam 18' 4"
    Draft 7' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam

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    Dart 688k Castro serving as liberty launch, Goat Island Naval Station, San Francisco, CA, date unknown.
    Navy History & Heritage Command photo NH 55064
    Darryl Baker

    Castro (YFB-621)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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