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YWN-60 Non-self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Laid down, 19 May 1943, at Eureka Shipbuilding Corp. Eureka, CA.
  • Launched, 9 December 1943
  • Delivered, 10 December 1943
  • Placed in service as YW-78 in 1943
  • Allocated to the 6th Naval District, Charleston, S.C.
  • Redesignated YWN-78, date unknown
  • Active in service, Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
    Displacement 266 t.(lt), 1230 t.(fl)
    Length 165'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 9' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 312,480 Gals
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown

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    YWN-82 71k YWN-78 under tow by commercial tug, date and location unknown  

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-81 / YWN-81 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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