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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YFRT-257 Self-propelled Range Tender:
  • Laid down, 25 November 1942, as Covered Lighter (Self-propelled) YF-418 at Erie Concrete and Steel Co., Erie, PA
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, 1 August 1943, location unknown
  • Redesignated Range Tender YFRT-418, date unknown
  • Assigned to Naval Ordinance Laboratory Test Center, Solomons MD., date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1984
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA. awaiting disposal
    Displacement unknown
    Length 133'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Complement 17
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    YF-418 42k YF-418 at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA., ready for launching, date unknown.
    Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YF-418 50k YFRT-418 moored at Naval Ordinance Laboratory Test Center, Solomons MD. in 1957. Lon Finnerty YFRT-418
    YF-418 71k YFRT-418 moored at Naval Ordinance Laboratory Test Center, Solomons MD. in 1957. Lon Finnerty YFRT-418

    There is no DANFS history record for YF-418 / YFRT-418 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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