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Little Compton

 

A town in Newport County, southeast Rhode Island.

 

(YF-864: dp. 650; l. 133'; b. 31'; dr. 9'10"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 11)

 

YF-864 was laid down in April 1945 by Missouri Valley Bridge & Steel Co., Evansville, Ind.; launched in October 1945; and placed in service in May 1946.

 

Since being placed in service in 1946, the covered lighter has shuttled diverse types of cargo among ports and bases in the lot Naval District. Named Little Compton on8 June 1965, she continues to operate out of Newport, R.I., into 1969, on an unheralded, but nonetheless vital, mission.