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Lynnhaven

 

A former name retained.

 

Lynnhaven was a small, ship‑rigged vessel captured in the Sounds of North Carolina and sunk as an obstruction at the outlet of the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal. Later she was condemned by the New York Prize Court and purchased by the Navy 19 May 1863.

 

(YF‑328: dp. 650; l. 133'; b. 31'; dr. 8'10"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 11)

 

YF‑328 was laid down in December 1941 by Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, Pa.; launched in July 1942; and placed in service when completed in November 1942.

 

Since being placed in service in 1942, the covered lighter has shuttled various cargo between ports and stations on the eastern seaboard. YF‑ 328 was named Lynnhaven on8 June 1965 and into 1969 continues to provide necessary but unheralded service in and around Norfolk.