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Jewell

 

An island in Casco Bay, Maine.

 

(YFB-22:l. 65'; b. 13'; dr. 4')

 

Jewell (YFB-22), a steel ferry-launch, was launched 11 May 1942 by Shain Manufacturing Co., Seattle, Wash., and delivered to the Navy at Puget Sound Shipyard 18 August 1942. Assigned to the 13th Naval District, she was taken to Section Base, Kodiak, Alaska, and placed in service there 4 September 1942.

 

Jewell served as a ferry at Kodiak until sometime in 1943, when she returned to Puget Sound and was converted to an ammunition carrier. In 1946 the craft was assigned to the 13th Naval District in an "Out-of-Service, in Reserve" status, and was finally sold to a private purchaser 5 May 1950.