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

Rivera (YFB-685)
YFB-685 (1920 - 1921)
Working Launch No. 685 (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, 12 February 1907
  • Completed and placed in service as the wooden Working Launch No. 685, April 1908
  • Reclassified as Yard Ferryboat (YFB-685), 17 July 1920
  • Named Rivera, 1921
  • Probably captured with fall of Corregidor, 06 May 1942 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 in stating Rivera was lost with fall of Manila, 02 January 1942; 16th Naval District Operations Log notes her moving barges to Corregidor, 24 April 1942. There is no further mention of her, so it seemes likely she was captured when Corregidor surrendered.
    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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