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USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546)
USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546) (1947 - 1960)
USS YF-446 (1944 - 1946)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Romeo - Oscar
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
YF-446 was transferred to the US Coast Guard after World War II, named USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546) later transferred to Tunisia and renamed Tabarka
YF-257 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
Laid down in 1943 under contract no. NXs156 at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA.
Launched in 1943
Commissioned USS YF-446, 31 May 1944
Assigned to Naval Station New Orleans, LA.
Decommissioned in 1946 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
Acquired by the US Coast Guard in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947 and transferred to the US Coast Guard
Commissioned, as the Coastal Buoy Tender USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546), 5 September 1947
Redesignated (WLM-546), mid-1960s
Decommissioned, 27 February 1998
Transferred to Tunisia, 10 June 1998, renamed Tabarka
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 600 t.
Length 132' 10"
Draft 8' 9" max.
Speed 10.5 kts.
Range 2,830 mile range at 7.5 kts. (1948)
ComplementUSCG - 1 Warrant Officer, 20 Enlisted (1948)
As Built - diesel, twin screws
1974 - Diesel electric; 2 x direct-reversible 06 Union diesels; 600 BHP; twin propellers; 3 rudders (as launched); 2 x Caterpillar D-353-E diesel engines
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||YF-446 at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA., after launching in 1943.
Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
| USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546)
||Starboard bow photo of USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546) underway, circa 1950, location unknown.
Photo from the collections of the US Library of Congress HAER ME,7-ROCLA,5—42.
||Aerial view of USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546) underway, 12 August 1987 near US Coast Guard Base Rockland, ME.
Photo from the collections of the US Library of Congress, HAER ME,7-ROCLA,5--49.
||USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546) moored at the US Coast Guard Station Rockland, ME., date unknown.
Photo from the collections of the US Library of Congress, HAER ME,7-ROCLA,5—2.
There is no DANFS history for USS YF-446 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - White Lupine, 1947 WAGL / WLM-546; YF-446
Last Updated 15 March 2013
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