U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tenders, 133' Class, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Significance: Following World War II, the U.S. Coast Guard sought additional vessels for its depleted fleet. Lacking an appropriation to construct tenders to its own specifications, the Coast Guard acquired eight Yard Freighters (or YFs)- covered lighters, self propelled-from the U.S. Navy, Part of the YF 257 class constructed in 1942-43, these yard lights provided logistical support to naval operations during World War II. Constructed by three different shipyards-Niagara Shipbuilding, Buffalo, New York; Basalt Rock Company, Napa, California; and Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Company, Erie, Pennsylvania-the vessels differed slightly in their finish....
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N903
Survey number: HAER DC-56
Building/structure dates: 1942-1943 Initial Construction