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YW-83 Class Self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Laid down, 24 May 1944, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 30 August 1944
  • Placed in service as YW-103, 7 March 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Philippines, 1 July 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 t.(lt), 1282 t.(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 General Motors Diesel engine, single screw, 640shp

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    YW-103 169k Bow view of YW-103 while on the building ways, 4 July 1944.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 4163-44.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-103 212k Stern view of YW-103 while on the building ways, 4 July 1944.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 4165-44.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-103 132k Forward plan view of YW-103 at Mare Island, 12 January 1945, in the background is the open lighter YC-312.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 252-45.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-103 255k Stern quarter view of YW-103 underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, circa March 1945. Stan Svec
    YW-103 818k YW-103 alongside USS Ashtabula (AO-51), Subic Bay, PI. 26 May 1972. Note damage to starboard bridge wing. ©Glenn R. Sirkis MMFN, STREAM Team. A-Div. USS Ashtabula, West Pac 1971-1972.

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