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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YW-83 Class Self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Zenith Dredge Co., Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YW-85, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 7th Naval District, in Florida
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 March 1975, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Displacement 440 tons (lt), 1282 tons(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 200,000 Gals
    Complement 1 officer 20 enlisted
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw, 560shp

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    YW-85 147k YW-85 underway, date and location unknown.
    National Archives photo 80-G-44542
    Stan Svec
    YW-85 84k YW-85 is under tow at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba enroute to Ocho Rios, Jamaica for water, 2 March 1964. At the pier in the background is USS Abatan (AW-4).
    US Navy photo # NH 98917 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-85 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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