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Oil Barge No. 5 (1914-1920)

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 - WWII Victory Medal

YO-2 Class Fuel Oil Barge:
  • Built by Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA (YN 173)
  • Launched, 17 January 1914
  • Placed in service as Oil Barge No. 5, 1914
  • Designated YO-5, 17 July 1920
  • Spent entire career assigned to New York Navy Yard
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Sold, December 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Hull steel, flush deck house
    Displacement 335 tons displacement
    Length 161' 0" waterline, 165' 9" overall
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 3,804 barrels
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    single propeller, 170hp
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    YO-5 304k Oil Barge No. 5 on the ways at Newport News Shipbuilding, just before launch, 17 January 1914.
    Bureau of Ships photo
    Dave Wright
    Shawmut89k YO-5 alongside USS Shawmut (CM-4) in the Hudson River, New York, 2 May 1927
    US Navy Photo NH 43613 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Naval Historical Center
    YO-5 286k Cropped detail of above photo. David Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-5 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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