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Ensenada (YF-852)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - INdia - Bravo - Foxtrot
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-852 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Built by Erie Concrete & Steel, Erie PA
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service as the Self-propelled Covered Lighter YF-852, 09 November 1945
  • Named Ensenada (YF-852), date unknown
  • Name withdrawn and redesignated Self-propelled Range Tender YFRT-523, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 10th Naval District US Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, date unknown, in support of submarine training at the underwater torpedo range off St Croix USVI
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 April 1986
  • Final Disposition to be disposed of in fleet exercise training
    Displacement 300 t.(lt) 650 t.(fl)
    Length 133'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 9' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 1 officer 10 enlisted
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    Markab 133k USS Markab (AD-21) laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Orange,TX., circa 1947-1952. Of note are the five self-propelled lighters (YF)s moored in the foreground, they include; from right to left: YF-881, YF-852 and YF-854.
    US Navy photo from Naval Station Orange, TX.
    Tommy Trampp
    YF-875 170k YFRT-523 moored pierside at US Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, circa June 1972 to June 1975 Steve Phillips YFRT-523

    There is DANFS history available for Ensenada (YF-852) / YFRT-523 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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