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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"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 10
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    YF-287 45k YF-287 underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1941.
    US navy photo
    Norfolk Naval Shipyard
    YF-287 45k 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
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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