From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 4, 1969, p. 342.


An island off the coast of Maine.

(YFB-49: dp. 25 (lt.); l. 66'2"; b. 17')

Metinic (YFB-49) was laid by U.S. Naval Drydock, Hunters Point, Calif. 15 March 1944; launched 20 August 1944; and placed in service 18 September 1944.

Metinic, a wooden-hulled ferryboat with a passenger capacity of 90, operated in San Francisco Bay until placed out of service 4 September 1946, joining the Reserve Fleet at Mare island. On 24 July 1947 Metinic was reclassified as small boat No. 26639 and assigned as a diving boat to be operated and maintained by salvage crews at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard. On 28 August 1947 the designation YFB-49 was struck from the Naval Register.

Transcribed by Richard H. Bouchard.