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Keyport (YF-885)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Juliet - Charlie
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:
  • Laid down, 31 March 1945, by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 19 May 1945
  • Delivered, 4 August 1945
  • Placed in service as YF-885 at Navy Undersea Warfare Engineering Station (NUWES), Keyport, WA.
  • Named Keyport (YF-885), 8 June 1965
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 2000
  • Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion, 31 July 2001
    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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    YF-885 39k Keyport (YF-885) moored at Naval Ammunition Deport, Bangor, WA., date unknown.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of Seattle NARA, Record Group 181, Unit History of U.S. Naval Magazine, Bangor, Washington.
    Tracy White
    YF-885 38k Keyport (YF-885) in service as the Naval Torpedo Station Keyport firing craft, 16 July 1965, Naval Torpedo Station Keyport, WA.
    US Navy photo.
    Naval Torpedo Station Keyport
    YF-885 14k On board YF-885 to operate test equipment in support of the installation of the new Quinault Range, Andrea Boughner Medoff proved in 1980 that she dared go where no other woman had gone before-or rather she dared do what no other woman had done before: she slept overnight on a range craft. Andrea not only achieved that first for women, but also went on in 1987 to become the first woman to hold the position of department chief engineer.
    Courtesy Historical Ships Association.
    Tommy Trampp

    Keyport (YF-885)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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