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Oil Barge No. 2 (1912-1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-2 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Maryland Steel Co., Baltimore, MD (YN 114)
  • Launched, September 1911
  • Delivered to Navy as Oil Barge No. 2, 06 June 1912
  • Given US Offical Number 209206 for delivery voyage to Cuba
  • Designated YO-2, 17 July 1920
  • Spent entire career assigned to Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To FLC (Foreign Liquidation Commission) for disposal, 25 March 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Hull steel, flush deck house
    Displacement 324 tons displacement
    Length 161' 0" waterline, 165' 9" overall
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 3,562 barrels
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    single 2-cylinder compound steam (9" 18.75" x 15")
    single propeller, 150ihp
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    YO-2 114k YO-2 alongside an unidentified ship (possibly USS Olympia) while pumping oil, probably at Guantanamo, circa mid-1920s. Note that it is "air bedding day" (once every week) with the crews bedding hanging over the railings.
    Photo from 1928 Lucky Bag USNA yearbook.
    Dave Wright
    YO-2 89k YO-2 moored inboard of YW-22 at Guantanamo Bay, circa late 1920s - early 1930s. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-2 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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