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Lost to enemy action, circa January 1942

YO-42
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YW-19 (1920 - ????)
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 # 19, early 1908
  • Allocated to the 16th Naval District at Cavite entire career
  • Designated YW-19, July 1920
  • Redesignated YO-42, date unknown
  • YO-42 survived the initial Japanese attacks on Cavite in December 1941 and was still active in January 1942
  • Final Disposition, YO-42 was lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • YO-42 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 185 tons
    Length 92' 0"
    Beam 30' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 175,000 gallons
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, coal burning

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    YO-42 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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