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Santa Rosa

 

(ScStr.: t. 6,415; l. 404'7"; b. 53'10"; dph. 26'2"; cpl. 41)

 

Santa Rosa, a steel-hulled, single screw steamer built in 1917 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa., was taken over by the United States Army from the Grace Line on 29 August 1917 and operated by the Army Transport Service carrying troops and equipment across the Atlantic through the end of World War I.

 

Transferred to the Navy on 10 March 1919, she continued making transatlantic runs until she was returned to the Grace Line on 27 October 1919.

 

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(YFB-33: 1.225'0"; b. 42'1")

 

Santa Rosa, a coastal passenger and freight vessel, completed as Hayward in March 1923 by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Los Angeles, Calif., was scheduled to be acquired by the Navy on 8 May 1942, designated YFB-33, and renamed Santa Rosa. However, her acquisition was canceled on 20 May 1942.

 

Hayward was actually taken over by the Navy on 26 May 1945 from Lee Ben Limiglin of Monterey, Calif., for service on the United States west coast. She was classified YFB-61 upon acquisition and dropped her name. After service as a ferry, she was returned to her owner on 5 October 1945.