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YFP-10 Class Floating Power Barge (NSP):
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Duval (AK-177) a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2150) at Froemming Bros. Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched, 26 April 1945
  • Renamed MV Coastal Racer, date unknown
  • Completed, 21 December 1945, delivered to the War Shipping Administration at Beaumont, TX., leased to Polarus SS Co., Inc.
  • Chartered by North Atlantic & Gulf SS Co., 14 January 1947
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1955
  • Converted to a non self-propelled Floating Power Barge and designated YFP-10
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 1975, title transfer to the Maritime Administration (MARAD)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 3 March 1975, to Umeya Trading Co. Ltd., delivered at Apra Harbor Guam, 28 March 1975
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,540 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 8"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    C1-M-AV1 - Speed 11.5 kts.
    C1-M-AV1 - Complement 79
    C1-M-AV1 - Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    C1-M-AV1 - Propulsion Diesel, single screw, 1,700shp
    C1-M-AV1 - one Diesel engine, single screw, 1,700shp
    YFP-10 - none

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    YFP-10 437k Foster Wheeler advertisement featured in the US Naval Institute Proceedings featuring YFP-10. Ron Reeves
    YFP-10 112k YFP-10 arriving at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 19 July 1955 being leased to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Photo by Luis de Casenave of the newspaper El Mundo. Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    YFP-10 216k YFP-10 being towed stern first, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    YFP-10 212k YFP-10 in a permanent mooring, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    YFP-10 95k YFP-10 under tow to Thule, Greenland, circa early 1961 to provide power to the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. This ship was built as Duval (AK-177) but was canceled at the end of the war and completed as a merchant ship. She was converted to a non-self propelled power barge between 1952 and 1954 and given a protective cellular coating to insulate her against cold Arctic weather.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo
    Mike Green

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