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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:
  • Laid down in 1945 by the Lethem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YW-123, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by th Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 4 May 1990
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1235 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 15'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 20
    Cargo Capacity 200,000 Gals.
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    YW-123 166k YW-123 side launching at Lethem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1945.
    Photo from Bowling Green University Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-123 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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