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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Hotel - Romeo

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YW-83 Class Self-propelled Water Barge:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YW-127, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 18 April 1994
  • Final Disposition, sunk as part of the Shark River Artificial Reef off the coast of New Jersey, 16 July 1998
    Displacement 440 t.(lt)
    Length 174'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 20
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    YW-127 30k Ex-YW-127 being sunk as part of the Shark River Artificial Reef, off the coast of New Jersey, 16 July 1998. Rich Galiano

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-127 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    New Jersey Scuba Diver - YW-127 "Mako Mania"
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    Last Updated 26 January 2007