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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic Pacifice Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Dredge (Self-propelled)
  • Laid down in 1912 as Willamette by the Willamette Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Acquired in 1932 by Hydraulic Dredging Co., Ltd., Oakland, CA.
  • Acquired in 1934 by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Chicago, IL, named Indiana
  • Rebuilt in 1935 by Bucyrus-Erie & Manitowoc Ship Building Corp.
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1943, designated YM-18, unofficial name "Willamette"
  • During World War II YM-18 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and served at Tinian, Marianas Islands
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Dropped from American Bureau of Shipping Record in 1955
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,089 t.
    Length 206'
    Draft 10'
    Beam 44'
    Propulsion, system unknown
    Description hydraulic, steam turbine

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    YM-18 68k The commercial dredge Indiana in operation in the Great Lakes area, date unknown.
    Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history for YM-18 available at NavSource
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