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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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
YR-24 Class Non-self Propelled Floating Workshop:
Built by DeKom Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn NY
Laid down, 07 April 1941
Launched, 06 December 1941
Delivered and placed in service, as non-self propelled Floating Workshop YR-27, 01 July 1942
Initially served at Guantanamo Bay from October 1942 to January 1945
Towed from Charleston S.C. to Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by HMRT Integrity (W-14)
in October 1942
Towed from Guantanamo Bay via the Panama Canal to San Pedro, CA. by US Army tug LT-581 in January 1945
Officer in Charge in March 1945 was Chief Machinist's Mate R.L. Landan
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 August 1997
Transferred, 20 March 2003, to US Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 530 tons(lt) 760 tons (fl)
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||YR-27 decked out for launching at DeKom Shipbuilding, 06 December 1941.
Photo by M.Rosenfeld, originally published in Yachting magazine, December 1941.
||Identification badge for YR-27 crew member Kenneth J Sharp, Molder 1/c, service number 201-93-93
||W. P. Jones (MSgt, USAF Ret)
There is no DANFS history available for YR-27 at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Brooklyn Eagle, 7 December 1941, launching of Floating Workshop YR-27
Last Updated 31 July 2015
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