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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 - National Defense Service Medal

YF-852 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Built by American Bridge, Ambridge, PA
  • Liad down, 28 April 1945
  • Launched, 13 June 1945
  • Delivered, 01 August 1945
  • Laid up at San Diego, circa 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold under Invitation to Bid 16-5047, which closed March 25, 1975
  • Rebuilt as fishing vessel for Alaskan salmon
  • Placed in service as Scout (ON 582145), 1977
  • Later renamed N T K, date unknown
  • Later renamed Blue Ocean, Indonesian flag, date unknown
  • Final dispostion, status unknown
    Displacement 160 tons(lt) 650 tons(fl)
    Length 133'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 9' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 1 officer 10 enlisted
    Two General Motors 8-268A diesels, 500 HP each
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    YF-873 3164k F/V Scout (ex-YF-873) after grounding on Egg Island sand bar September 7, 1977 near the Cooper River, Prince William Sound, Alaska, in a violent storm. She was pulled off with little damage.
    Clipping from National Fisherman.
    Jim Swank

    There is DANFS history available for YF-873 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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