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YFB - Ferry Boat

The YFB is a Ferry Boat that is self-propelled and used to transport personnel, vehicles and equipment across rivers and harbors in areas where road or bridge support is not available.

ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

In 1997 the Navy operated four ferry boats. YFBs 83, 87, 92 and 93.

YFB 83 and 87 are located in Hawaii and are used to shuttle personnel and equipment between Ford Island and the Mainland.

YFB 92 and 93 are located at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and shuttle personnel and equipment between the Leeward Point and the Windward Point.

CRAFT IDENTIFICATION DATA: YFB-83

YFB-83 was built as a ferry boat by the John H. Mathis Co. of Camden, N.J. She was completed in April 1949, and was named "Wa'aHele Honua" which means "A CANOE THAT TRAVELS ON LAND". She is capable of ferrying 135 tons of cargo.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length Overall

180¢ (54.9 m)

Beam

46¢ (14.0 m)

Draft (full load)

11¢ (3.3m)

Full Load Displacement

500 tons

Speed

8.5 knots

SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

PROPULSION Diesel Electric

Main Diesel Engine: Caterpillar, Model 3508

Transmission: Cotta, Model 1600A

Main Generator: General Electric, Model 29G979 which produces 350 kw, 1400 amps, 450 volts at 450rpm.

Main Motor: General Electric, type 16547 which produces 400 Horse Power at 900 rpm while using 250 volts and 1300 amps.

Main Reduction Gear: Farrel, 3 to 1, single reduction

Propeller: 4 Blade

ELECTRICAL

Auxiliary Generator, (belt driven from main generator), General Electric, DC generator, type CDM 11294, rated at 200 amps, 120 volts

CRAFT IDENTIFICATION DATA: YFB-87

YFB-87 was built as a ferry boat by Western Boat of Tacoma, WA. She was completed in May, 1970 and christened "Moko Holo Hele" which means "SHIP THAT GOES BACK AND FORTH". Fully loaded, she will displace 773 tons. She is operated from either end with independent propulsion plants.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length Overall

162¢ (49.4 m)

Beam

59¢ (18.0 m)

Draft (full load)

12¢ (3.7 m)

Full Load Displacement

773 tons

Speed

Classified

SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

PROPULSION: Diesel Engines

Main Diesel Engines (2): Caterpillar, Model D379

Reverse Reduction Gear: Caterpillar, hydraulic, 5.3 to 1 reduction

Propeller: 4 Blade, 78" dia, 74" pitch

ELECTRICAL: Diesel generator (2)

Detroit, 3-71, 24 kw, 125 AMPS, 120 VOLTS

COMMUNICATION: Commercial CB unit, (ECLIPSE)

CRAFT IDENTIFICATION DATA: YFB 92 and 93

YFB-92 and 93 were built by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, Mobile, Alabama and delivered in 1994 to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They are operated from either end and have two independent propulsion and steering systems They are capable of transporting fifteen automobiles or two tractor trailer trucks plus forty seated passengers.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length Overall

146¢ (43.8 m)

Beam

36¢ (10.8 m)

Draft (full load)

5¢ -11 ¾² (167.64 cm)

Full Load Displacement

410 lt

Speed, Design

10 kn

SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

PROPULSION Diesel Engines

Main Diesel Engines (2) Detroit Diesel V12-71

Reverse Reduction Gear: Twin Disc, 3:1 Reduction

PROPELLERS

(2) (one at each end) 55" Dia

ELECTRICAL

Main Generators, (2) KATO, 75kw, 450vAC, driven by a Detroit 4-71 Diesel

Emergency Generator, KATO, 50kw, 450vAC, driven by a Detroit 3-71 Diesel

NAVIGATION

Magnetic Compass (2), Danforth Constellation C459G

Radar, Furuno, 1830, Remote Unit, Furuno FMD 1800

Depth Sounder, Data Marine, 300/DX1190, Remote Unit, 3030 Remote

COMMUNICATION

VHF-FM Transceiver, ICOM-M-120

FIRE FIGHTING CAPABILITIES

CO2 for Engine Spaces including the Emergency Generator Room. One CO2 Hose Reel on vehicle deck.

Two motor driven fire pumps rated at 162gpm @ 100 psi serving three main deck stations and one engine room station.

Emergency Generator, Detroit Diesel 3-71 driving a 30 kw, 120 volt generator.



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