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USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546)
USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546) (1947 - 1960)
USS YF-446 (1944 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Romeo - Oscar
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-446 was transferred to the US Coast Guard after World War II, named USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546) later transferred to Tunisia and renamed Tabarka

YF-257 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Laid down in 1943 under contract no. NXs156 at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Commissioned USS YF-446, 31 May 1944
  • Assigned to Naval Station New Orleans, LA.
  • Decommissioned in 1946 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
  • Acquired by the US Coast Guard in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947 and transferred to the US Coast Guard
  • Commissioned, as the Coastal Buoy Tender USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546), 5 September 1947
  • Redesignated (WLM-546), mid-1960s
  • Decommissioned, 27 February 1998
  • Transferred to Tunisia, 10 June 1998, renamed Tabarka
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 600 t.
    Length 132' 10"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 8' 9" max.
    Speed 10.5 kts.
    Range 2,830 mile range at 7.5 kts. (1948)
    Armament none
    ComplementUSCG - 1 Warrant Officer, 20 Enlisted (1948)
    As Built - diesel, twin screws
    1974 - Diesel electric; 2 x direct-reversible 06 Union diesels; 600 BHP; twin propellers; 3 rudders (as launched); 2 x Caterpillar D-353-E diesel engines
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    USS YF-446
    YF-446 114k YF-446 at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA., after launching in 1943.
    Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546)
    YF-446 57k Starboard bow photo of USCGC White Lupine (WAGL-546) underway, circa 1950, location unknown.
    Photo from the collections of the US Library of Congress HAER ME,7-ROCLA,542.
    Mike Green
    YF-446 117k Aerial view of USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546) underway, 12 August 1987 near US Coast Guard Base Rockland, ME.
    Photo from the collections of the US Library of Congress, HAER ME,7-ROCLA,5--49.
    Mike Green
    YF-446 95k USCGC White Lupine (WLM-546) moored at the US Coast Guard Station Rockland, ME., date unknown.
    Photo from the collections of the US Library of Congress, HAER ME,7-ROCLA,52.
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history for USS YF-446 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - White Lupine, 1947 WAGL / WLM-546; YF-446

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