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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-852 Class Covered Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built at Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI (YN 363)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, 18 June 1945
  • Initially assigned to 7th Naval District, stationed at Key West, FL
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Bourg Towing Co., Houma, LA and renamed Sid. Bourg (ON 287724), 1962
  • Sold and renamed New Leaf, date unknown
  • Sold and renamed Tenille Eymard, date unknown
  • Sold and renamed Tenille, date unknown
  • Sold to Magone Marine Service Inc., Dutch Harbor, AK, renamed Redeemer, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, in service as tow/salvage vessel at Dutch Harbor
    Displacement 300 t.(lt) 650 t.(fl)
    Length 133'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Complement one Officer, ten 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-881 34k YF-881 as Redeemer underway in heavy Alaskan seas, date unknown.
    Phot courtesy Marine Exchange of Alaska.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for YF-881 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Redeemer page at Marine Exchange of Alaska
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    This page was created by Gary P. Priolo and is maintained by David L. Wright
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    Last Updated 10 August 2015