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Sunk by Japanese gunfire at Corregidor, 10 April 1942

Camia (YFB-683)
YFB-683 (1920 - 1921)
Working Launch No. 683 (1907 - 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, 15 November 1906
  • Completed and placed in service as the wooden Working Launch No. 683, January 1908
  • Reclassified as Yard Ferryboat (YFB-683), 17 July 1920
  • Named Camia, 1921
  • Sunk by Japanese gunfire at South Dock, Corregidor, 10 April 19421
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Santa Rita earned one battle star for World War II service
    1.Camia's DANFS entry is incorrect; 16th Naval District Operations Log records her loss on 10 April 1942: "0700 C.O. 680 boat CAMIA reported boat sank alongside South Dock."
    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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