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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
Propulsion diesel, twin screws
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||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, probably operating in the Newport area during the 1950s.
||Tom Lange USN Ret.
||Ex-YF-519 in service as clam dredge Easy Rider out of Wildwood, NJ, circa 1984.
There is no DANFS history record for YF-519 available at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 17 March 2017
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