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USCGC White Pine (WLM-547)
USCGC White Pine (WAGL-547) (1948 - 1960)
USS YF-448 (1944 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Delta - Echo
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

White Pine was sold to the Dominican Republic

YF-257 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Laid down, 4 June 1943, under contract under no. NXs156 at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA.
  • Launched, 28 August 1943
  • Placed in service as YF-448, 20 May 1944 and delivered to Brooklyn Navy Yard, N.Y.
  • Commissioned USS YF-448, 11 July 1944, allocated to the Fifth Naval District
  • Decommissioned in 1946
  • Acquired by the US Coast Guard in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Commissioned, as the Coastal Buoy Tender USCGC White Pine (WAGL-547), 3 August 1948
  • Redesignated (WLM-547), mid-1960s
  • Decommissioned, 29 June 29, 1999, and sold to the Dominican Republic
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 600 t.
    Length 132' 10"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 8' 9" max.
    Speed 10.5 kts.
    Range 2,830 mile range at 7.5 kts. (1948)
    Armament none
    Complement USCG (1948)
    1 Warrant Officer
    20 Enlisted
    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-448 38k YF-448 launching, 28 August 1943, at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA.
    Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    USCGC White Pine (WAGL-547)
    US Coast Guard
    21k USCGC White Pine (WAGL-547) underway off the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, Baltimore, MD., 9 August 1948, six days after being commissioned into the US Coast Guard. Note the original crane and hoisting mechanism and two additional piles (spuds) that drop into the water's muddy bottom to steady the vessel while working. US Coast Guard Historian's Office
    Library of Congress, HAER AL-187-41
    YF-448 92k USCGC White Pine (WAGL-547) underway soon after her commissioning in 1948.
    Library of Congress photo # HAER AL-187-2
    Mike Green
    US Coast Guard Photo.
    38k USCGC White Pine (WAGL-547) moored at Memphis, TN., with a barge attached in July 1961.
    US Coast Guard photo and Library of Congress, Photo No. HAER AL-187-46.
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office
    and Mike Green
    Library of Congress HAER AL-187-46

    There is no DANFS history for USS YF-448 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 Pine, 1947 WAGL / WLM-547; YF-448

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