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YFNB-2 Large Covered Lighter:
  • Built by Missouri Valley Bridge, Leavenworth, KS
  • Contracted, 25 August 1944
  • Laid down as Non-Self-propelled Covered Lighter YF-1063, 12 March 1945
  • Launched, April 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, May 1945
  • Redesignated Large Covered Lighter YFNB-36, date unknown
  • YFNB-36 was assigned to Oak Ridge (ARDM-1)
  • Towed with Oak Ridge by Seneca (ATF-91) from Norfolk to Rota, Spain, summer 1964
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1997
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 22 January 2003
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 700 tons(lt) 2000 tons(fl)
    Length 261 ft.
    Beam 48 ft.
    Draft 9 ft.
    Accommodations 1 Officer, 28 Enlisted
    Machinery unknown

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Ridge 207k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) moored at Rota Spain Naval Station, with a YTB in her dock, circa 1960s. Oak Ridge is flanked by YFNB-36 and APL-31
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # K-117515
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    YFNB-36 40k Ex-YFNB-36 moored in a south Florida port, some time in the 2000s. Photo from United Dreging Corporation's website. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YFN-1063 / YFNB-36 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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