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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)
    Length 150'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 46
    Machinery unknown
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    YR-27 788k YR-27 decked out for launching at DeKom Shipbuilding, 06 December 1941.
    Photo by M.Rosenfeld, originally published in Yachting magazine, December 1941.
    Dave Wright
    YR-27 189k 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
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    Last Updated 31 July 2015