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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

YW-88 was transferred to Iran and renamed IIS Lengeh (46)
YW-83 Class Self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Laid down, in 1944, at Zenith Dredge Co., Duluth, MN.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Placed in service as YW-88, in the 1st Naval District
  • During World War II YW-88 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II YW-88 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 6 October 1947
  • YW-88 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
  • Transferred to Iran, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, renamed IIS Lengeh (46)
  • YW-88 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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, 560shp

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    IIS Lengeh (46)
    YW-88 194k Ex-YW-88 underway in 1969, location unknown, while in Imperial Iranian Service as IIS Lengeh (46).
    Official Iranian Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-88 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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