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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YF-257 Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Built by Erie Concrete and Steel Co., Erie, PA
  • Laid down, 02 October 1942
  • Launched, March 1943
  • Placed in service at New York, 25 September 1943
  • Arrived for duty at Naval Torpedo Station, Keyport, WA, 26 January 1944
  • Reclassified YFRT-520, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from Naval Register, 11 December 2000
  • Final Disposition, sunk as target by gunfire of Preble (DDG-88) and Kidd (DDG-100) off southern California , 09 October 2008
    Displacement 650 tons full load
    Length 134' 10"
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Complement 17
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    YF-520 93k YF-520 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-520 9159k YFRT-520 underway while employed in torpedo testing with a triple Mk32 launcher amidships, circa 1969 .
    Official US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for YF-520 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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