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USS YF-447 (1943 - 1947)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

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-447 in 1944
  • Decommissioned in 1946 and laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified in 1947 as placed in service as Refrigerated Covered Lighter YFR-447
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 21 March 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 600 t.
    Length 132' 10"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 8' 9" max.
    Speed 10.5 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    YF-447 111k YF-447 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.

    There is no DANFS history for YF-447 / YFR-447 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 7 March 2008