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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Sunk by Japanese aircraft at Mariveles, Philippines, 2 January 1942
YFB-687 (1920 - 1921)
Working Launch No. 687 (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
Working Launch / Ferryboat:
Built by Cavite Navy Yard, Cavite, Philippines
Authorized, July 1905
Laid down, date unknown
Launched, 04 May 1907
Completed as Working Launch No. 687, May 1908
Reclassified as a Yard Ferry, YFB-687, 17 July 1920
Named Magdalena, 1921
Magdalena was destroyed by Japanese bombing, probably at Mariveles on 02 January 1942
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
Magdalena earned one battle star for World War II service
Beam 12' 5"
Draft 6' 6"
Propulsion steam, 150hp
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||Magdalena (YFB-687) moored at Cavite Navy Yard, circa 1920s.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 46921
View the Magdalena (YFB-687)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 01 July 2016
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