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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from to bottom left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Combat Actin Ribbon
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (9) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Personnel Awards

(3 Purple Hearts)

YFR-443 Class Refrigerated Covered Lighter (Self Propelled):
  • Built, 24 May 1945, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Launched, unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, 25 October 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown, and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Withdrawn from reserve, date unknown, and placed in service
  • During The Vietnam War it is estimated that YFR-890 participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    Tet Counteroffensive Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV Vietnam Winter Spring 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive  

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 October 1985
  • Final Disposition, transferred to Department of Interior; "to be disposed of by abandoning, sinking, or burning"
    Displacement 300 t.
    Length 133'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Complement 17
    Propulsion Diesel, twin screws

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    Size Image Description Contributed By
    YFR-890 91k "Delta Queen" YFR-890 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Harold Clark SK2 YFR-890

    There is no DANFS history record for YFR-889 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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    Last Updated 20 July 2015