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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YW-83 Class Self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Laid down, 02 December 1944
  • Launched, 24 March 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service as YW-106, 30 July 1945
  • Placed out of service, February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold from the Orange, TX Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (Sale 16-5026), bids opened November 5, 1974. Sold for $57,777.77 to Boston Metals Company of Baltimore, MD and towed to their whole owned subsidiary, Texas Machinery & Salvage, Port Neches, TX.
  • Resold to Petrostar Company, Ltd, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, renamed MT Petrostar X (IMO 6134224)
  • Later renamed Khaleej 29, date unknown
  • Final disposition, scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan, 1992
    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-132 1500k ex-YW-106 in service as Petrostar X at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 23 May 1979.
    Photo copyright Chris Howell, via
    Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-106 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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