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Freight Lighter No. 56 (1916 - 1920)

Ash Lighter No. 43 (1915 - 1916)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Steel-hulled self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Built at Norfolk as Ash Lighter No. 43, 1915
  • Converted to Freight Lighter at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1916
  • Allocated to 5th Naval District, Norfolk Navy Yard entire career
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, to MARAD for disposal, February 1947
    Displacement unknown
    Length 112'
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 250 tons
    Armament none
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam, 275hp

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    YF-56 88k Moored at Norfolk Navy Yard, 02 March 1931.
    Cropped from US Navy photo 19-LC-19B-3, now in collection of the National Archives
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YF-56 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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