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Castro (YFB-621)

  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, 15 November 1904
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 02 June 1907
  • Placed in service as Castro at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1907
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat (YFB-621), 17 July 1920
  • Stationed at Naval Training Station, Yerba Buena, CA, 1907 -1923
  • Placed out of service, 15 August 1923
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 November 1926
  • Sold to Crowley Launch & Tug Company, San Francisco, CA, 03 June 1927, renamed Crowley No. 21 (ON 227074)
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1964
    Displacement 59 gross tons
    Length 75' 4"
    Beam 18' 4"
    Draft 7' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam

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    161k Castro underway in San Francisco Bay, circa 1913-1914. Kyle Stubbs
    81k Castro underway in San Francisco Bay, probably at same time as above photo.
    Photo courtesy Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    688k Castro serving as liberty launch, Goat Island Naval Station, San Francisco, CA, date unknown.
    Navy History & Heritage Command photo NH 55064
    Darryl Baker

    Castro (YFB-621)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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