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Lost during Japanese bombing raid on Cavite Navy Yard, 10 December 1941

Santa Rita (YFB-681)
YFB-681 (1920 - 1921)
Working Launch No. 681 (1908 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

681 Class Working Launch / Ferryboat:
  • Built by Cavite Navy Yard, Cavite, Philippines
  • Authorized, July 1905
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 25 June 1906
  • Completed and placed in service as the wooden Working Launch No. 681, January 1908
  • Reclassified as Yard Ferryboat (YFB-681), 17 July 1920
  • Named Santa Rita, 1921
  • Sunk by a direct bomb hit during the Japanese air raid on Cavite Navy Yard, 10 December 1941 1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Santa Rita earned one battle star for World War II service
    1.Santa Rita's DANFS entry is incorrect; several ships' logs mention one of the yard tugs being obliterated by a direct hit during the destruction of Cavite, and the other 681 boats are noted in service after this date.
    Specifications :
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65' 0"
    Beam 13' 0"
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion one 150 horsepower engine

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