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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 Leathem D. Smith Ship Building Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI (YN 357)
  • Laid down, 06 June 1945
  • Launched, 05 August 1945
  • Placed in service as YW-132, 30 September 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 $58,666.66 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore MD and towed to their wholly owned subsidiary, Texas Machinery & Salvage, Port Neches, TX
  • Resold to Amin Rasheed Shipping Co., United Arab Emirates, renamed Riaz (IMO 6134231)
  • Renamed Safia, date unknown
  • Renamed Umm Segeim, date unknown
  • Renamed Amy 2, 1988
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 tons (lt), 1282 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 200,000 Gals
    1 officer
    20 enlisted
    Armament none
    One General Motors 8-278A 8-cylinder diesel
    single shaft, 640shp
    Two Waterous positive displacement cargo pumps rated at 600 gallons per minute
    Two 40 KW generators
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    YW-132 504k YW-132 in reserve and for sale, 1974 Jim Swank
    YW-132 337k ex-YW-132 as refitted for merchant service as Riaz, 1975 Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YW-132 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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