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Lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, 1941/42


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is 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

Welded hull Water Barge:
  • Built by Cavite Navy Yard, Cavite, Philippines
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service at Cavite as YW-54, 24 March 1933
  • Lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, 1941/42
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • YW-54 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 512 tons (lt) 712 tons(fl)
    Length 110'7 "
    Beam 34' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Water 140,000 Gals
    Gasoline 43,625 Gals
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion none
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    Size Image Description Source
    YW-53 20k YW-54 at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, 24 March 1933, at the time it was completed and placed in service.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo in the 19-LCM collection, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for YW-54 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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