USS YO-257


USS YO-257 was built as a gasoline barge in 1940 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton for US Navy. She participated in World War Two, The Korean War and the Vietnam War during her career. In November 1963 she was loaned to the Coast Guard to assist in the construction of a radio navigation station in the Pacific. Between 1963 and 1982 her history is a bit unclear, but in 1982 she was decommissioned and sold for scrapping. Instead of being scrapped she was bought by Atlantis Submarine Group in Hawaii and scuttled as an artificial reef in 1989 outside Oahu. The wreck rest today on a depth of 22 to 34 meter in Horseshoe Bay outside San Pedro.

Former names:
USS YO-257
174,0 x 33,0 x 13 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
440 displ ( std )
Bremerton ( USA ) 1940
( USA)

Picture: USS YO-257
Courtesy of Navsource

Last updated: December 2020