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YF-519 (1943 - ????)

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-257 Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Built by Erie Concrete and Steel Co., Erie, PA
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service at New York Navy Yard, 16 July 1943
  • Assigned to Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI as range tender entire careeer
  • Reclassified Covered Lighter Range Tender YFRT-519, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in June 1976 to James P. Crawford of Palacios, TX, named Easy Rider (ON 574423)
  • Rebuilt as a fishing vessel in April 1977
  • Rebuilt as a clam dredge, circa 1984
  • Out of US documentation about 1994
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 132'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Complement 17
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    YF-519 112k YF-519 launching at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA., date unknown.
    Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YF-519 721k YF-519, probably operating in the Newport area during the 1950s. Tom Lange USN Ret.
    YF-519 123k Ex-YF-519 in service as clam dredge Easy Rider out of Wildwood, NJ, circa 1984. Gerry McGovern

    There is no DANFS history record for YF-519 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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