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Ammunition Lighter No. 6 (1904 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Papa - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Torpedo Testing Barge:
  • Built at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Completed as Ammunition Lighter No. 6, 1904
  • Assigned to Washington Navy Yard, mainly used to transport guns to testing facilities at Indian Head, MD
  • Designated YE-6, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Car Float YCF-1, date unknown
  • Converted to torpedo test barge by Oxford Boatyard Co., Oxford, MD
  • Redesignated Torpedo Test Barge YTT-8, 1943
  • Placed out of service, date unkown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t(lt)
    Length 100' 7"
    Beam 30' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YTT-4 163k Ammunition Lighter No. 6 transporting naval ordnance to the testing ground at Indian Head, Maryland circa 1910. Tug is probably Tecumseh
    Library of Congress photo LC-D4-50012 (cropped), from Detroit Publishing Co. Collection
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YE-6 / YCF-1 / YTT-8 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 04 July 2016