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Water Barge No. 20 (1908 - 1920)

Steel-hulled water lighter:
  • Built by New York Navy Yard
  • Authorized, 15 March 1906
  • Laid down, 13 May 1907
  • Launched, 09 June 1908
  • Delivered and designated Water Barge No. 20, 20 July 1908
  • Initially assigned to New York Navy Yard
  • Reassigned to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1911
  • Redesignated YW-20, 17 July 1920
  • Final disposition, scrapping approved, May 1927
    Displacement unknown
    Length 92' 0"
    Beam 30' 0"
    Draft 7' 9"
    Cargo Capacity
    Water: unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    twin screw
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    YW-20 66k Water Barge No. 20 at Guantanamo, sometime during the early 1920s.
    Cropped from an undated real photo postcard by White Photo.
    Jim Swank
    YW-20 1410k Water Barge No. 20 at Guantanamo, January 1920. Delaware (Battleship No. 28) is moored in the background.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH89742, courtesy of Edward Page, 1979
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for Water Barge No. 20 / YW-20 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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