USS YO-257

Hawaii,North America

USS YO-257 was built as a gasoline barge in 1940 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She was at some point sent to Guam in Asia, and later rebuilt to a self propelled barge. For a short while she did service for the US Coast Guard in 1963, and later that same year she was taken out of service. Between 1963 and 1982 her history is a big vague to say the least, but in 1982 she was sold for scrapping. Instead of being cut open she was bought by Atlantis Submarine Group and scuttled in 1989 as an artificial reef outside Oahu. The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 to 35 meter approx two nautical miles outside Waikiku.


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USS YO-257
YOG-72
174,0 x 33,0 x 13 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
440 displ
Bremerton ( USA ) 1940
( USA)

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Last updated: June 2019