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Sunk by Japanese aircraft at Mariveles, Philippines, 2 January 1942

Magdalena (YFB-687)
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
  • Sunk 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
    Specifications :
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam 12' 5"
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, 150hp

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    Magdalena 755k Magdalena (YFB-687) moored at Cavite Navy Yard, circa 1920s.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 46921
    Dave Wright

    View the Magdalena (YFB-687)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History & Heritage Command website

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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