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YF-852 Class Covered Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built at Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI (YN 365)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, 14 July 1945
  • Initially assigned to 11th Naval District, stationed at San Diego, CA
  • Placed out of service in reserve at San Diego, October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, converted to fishing vessel and renamed Retriever (ON 589875), September 1974
  • Current Disposition, active as fishing vessel, owned by Retriever Tender Alaska LLC, Seattle WA
    Displacement 300 tons (lt) 650 tons (fl)
    Length 133'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Armament none
    Complement one Officer, ten Enlisted
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    Braxton 133k YF-883 moored alongside USS Braxton (APA-138) at San Diego or San Pedro, late 1945 - early 1946. From a postcard postmarked 03 March 1946. Brian Miller
    YF-881 34k YF-883 as Retriever, moored along the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 14 May 2014.
    Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YF-883 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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