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YW-59 (1941 - 1946)

Non-self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Built by Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Laid down, 26 July 1941
  • Launched, 29 August 1941
  • Placed in service as YW-59, October 1941
  • Initially allocated to Fifth Naval District at Norfolk
  • Later reallocated to Tenth Naval District at NOB Trinidad, circa 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To DRMS for scrap, August 1975
  • Registered as merchant tank barge YWN 59 (ON 567867), 1975
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (documentation expired 30 November 2006)
    Displacement 712 tons(fl)
    Length 110' 0"
    Beam 34' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Capacity 75,000 gallons

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    YW-59 55k YW-59 moored, location unknown, circa 1942.
    Navy Yard Norfolk photo
    Mike Green

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