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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YW-83 Class Self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Built by Marine Iron and Ship Building Co., Duluth, MN (YN 100)
  • Laid down, 26 March 1945
  • Launched, 12 May 1945
  • Placed in service as YW-116, 29 October 1945
  • Placed out of service, May 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold from Orange, TX Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (Sale 16-5031), bids opened 15 December 1974. Sold for $68,777.77 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore MD and towed to their wholly owned subsidiary, Texas Machinery & Salvage, Port Neches, TX
  • Resold to Amin Rasheed Shipping, United Arab Emirates, renamed Nur (IMO 7620419)
  • Renamed Lahbab, 1980
  • Renamed Arif, 1987
  • Renamed Amy I, 1988
  • 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 unarmed
    Propulsion one General Motors 8-278A 8-cylinder diesel
    single screw, 640shp
    Two Waterous positive displacement cargo pumps rated at 600 gallons per minute
    Two 40 KW generators
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    YW-116 452k YW-116 in reserve and for sale, 1974 Jim Swank
    YO-116 267k ex-YW-116 as refitted for merchant service as Nur, 1975 Jim Swank
    YO-116 561k

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-116 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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