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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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)
Draft 9' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Complement 1 officer 10 enlisted
Two General Motors 8-268A diesels, 500 HP each
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||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.
There is DANFS history available for YF-873 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 27 May 2016
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