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US Army Dredge Schweizer

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal

YF-852 Class Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
  • Built by Missouri Valley Bridge, Leavenworth, KS
  • Laid down, 04 April 1945
  • Launched, 19 October 1945
  • Delivered, 13 November 1945
  • Converted to sidecasting dredge by Boland Machine & Manufacturing Co., New Orleans, LA, 1966
  • Intended to be redesignated Dredge YM-36 but appears to have never been before transfer
  • Transferred to Army Corps of Engineers, 1966
  • Operated in New Orleans Engineer District, 1966-1968
  • Operated in South Vietnam, 1968-1969
  • Returned to New Orleans, July 1969
  • Operated in Wilmington Engineer District, 1969
  • Laid up out of service, 1970-1971
  • Transferred permanently to Wilmington District, May 1971
  • Placed out of service, 1999
  • Sold, 2002
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 160 tons(lt) 650 tons(fl)
    Length 133'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 9' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 1 officer 10 enlisted
    Two General Motors 8-268A diesels, 500 HP each
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    US Army M/V Schweizer
    55k Dredge Schweizer at work in North Carolina waters during the 1970s.
    US Army photo from "To Great and Useful Purpose," A History of the Wilmington District.
    John Spivey

    There is DANFS history available for YF-865 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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