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Lost, 2 January 1942, incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands

Santa Rita (YFB-681)
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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:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the wooden Working Launch No. 681, at Cavite Navy Yard, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Launched, 25 June 1907
  • Completed and placed in service in the 16th Naval District in January 1908
  • Reclassified as a Yard Ferry, YFB-681, 17 July 1920
  • Named Santa Rita (YFB-681) in 1921,
  • Santa Rita was lost, 2 January 1942, to Japanese forces during the conquest of Luzon Island
  • Lost, 2 January 1942, incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Santa Rita earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications :
    Displacement unknown
    Length 71'
    Beam 12' 5"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion one 150 horsepower engine

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