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

Dapdap (YFB-684)
YFB-684 (1920 - 1921)
Working Launch No. 684 (1908 - 1920)

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, 07 February 1907
  • Completed and placed in service as the wooden Working Launch No. 684, March 1908
  • Reclassified as Yard Ferryboat (YFB-684), 17 July 1920
  • Named Dapdap, 1921
  • Lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, January - May 19421
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Dapdap earned one battle star for World War II service
    1.Dapdap is noted assisting vessels during December 1941, but is not mentioned in any 16th Naval District document I could find.
    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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