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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
YF-257 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
Built by Norfolk Navy Yard
Laid down, 21 February 1941
Launched, 03 May 1941
Delivered and placed in service, 15 July 1941
Redesignated YFRT-287, date unknown
Spent almost entire career as range tender, Naval Torpedo Station/Underwater Weapons Center, Newport, RI
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register, 03 March 1998
Sold, 20 December 2001
Was to have become a floating restaurant, but never converted
Final disposition, still extant 2008, current status unknown
Displacement 600 tons
Length 132' 10"
Speed 10 kts.
Propulsion diesel, twin screws
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||YF-287 underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1941.
US navy photo
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||Ex-YF-287 derelict at Gloucester, MA, 16 February 2002.
||Photo by Maurice Napier
There is no DANFS history record for YFRT-287 / YF-287 available at Navsource
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