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YON-187 (1945 - 1997)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Lima - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Non-Self-propelled):
  • Built by Concrete Ship Constructors, Inc., National City CA
  • Laid down, 24 October 1943
  • Launched, 25 December 1943
  • Completed as MC hull 1235, 18 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-187, February 1944
  • During World War II YO-187 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and served at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
  • Reclassified Water Barge YWN-148, 16 October 1950
  • Lost by grounding off Midway Island, 1957
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 January 1957
    Displacement 5,410 gross tons, 6,600 deadweight tons
    Length 375'
    Beam 56'
    Draft 38'
    Complement 12
    Armament 2 unknown

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    YO-187 123k Hulk of YWN-148 off Midway, 21 May 1973. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-187 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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