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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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 t.(lt), 1282 t.(fl)
Draft 13' (max.)
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 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
||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.
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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