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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 and place unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YW-86, date unknown
  • YW-86 was assigned to the Naval Base at Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1952-54
  • 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), 1390 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer 20 enlisted
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    YW-86 96k YW-86 moored at Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, circa 1952-54. Photo from the collection of Louis N. Murray YW-86
    YW-86 96k YW's moored at Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan. YW-88 and two YOs moored at the harbor masters dock. Note the small boat in front of the YOs. These are Japanese divers looking for scrap metal. They have to have a permit to dive. Photo from the collection of Louis N. Murray YW-86
    YW-86 471k YW-86 alongside USS Boxer (CVA-21) at Yokosuka, Japan in 1954. US Naval Historical Center
    YW-86 73k YW-86 view looking forward from the bridge area while pumping water at submarines nets entrance to Tokyo Bay, 15 February l953. Photo from the collection of Louis N. Murray YW-86

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-86 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Life Aboard YW-86 at Yokosuka, Japan, Louis N. Murray photo collection
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    Last Updated 6 February 2009