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Lost to enemy action, circa January 1942

YW-19 (1920 - 1935)
Water Barge No.19 (1908 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

Steel-hulled Water Barge / Fuel Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Naval Station Cavite, Philippines
  • Authorized, 08 October 1907
  • Launched, 04 February 1908
  • Placed in service as Water Barge No. 19, early 1908
  • Allocated to the 16th Naval District at Cavite entire career
  • Designated YW-19, July 1920
  • Conversion to oil barge authorized, 15 May 1935
  • Redesignated YO-42, 20 May 1935
  • YO-42 survived the initial Japanese attacks on Cavite in December 1941
  • Still active, commanded by MM1c Paul Golly and a crew of five Filipinos, February 1942
  • Final Disposition, lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands, exact circumstances unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • YO-42 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 185 tons
    Length 92' 0"
    Beam 30' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 1,767 barrels (75,000 gallons)
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, coal burning

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    84k Service craft moored at Cavite, probably in the mid-1920s. This vessel is almost certainly Water Barge No. 19. The stern of Heron (AM-10) is barely visible at left. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YW-19 / YO-42 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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