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Oil Barge No. 6 (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 Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA (YN 174)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 17 January 1914
  • Placed in service as Oil Barge No. 6, 1915
  • Assigned to Fifth Naval District at Norfolk entire career
  • Designated YO-6, 17 July 1920
  • Converted to carry Diesel oil in 1937
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, September 1947
  • Registered to Oil Tank Cleaning Co., Brooklyn, NY as Virginia C. (ON 253850), 1947
  • Registered to Park Lane Associates, Bayonne, NJ as barge Annie Berman, 1988
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Hull steel, flush deck house
    Displacement 335 tons
    Length 161' 0" waterline, 165' 9" overall
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Bunker fuel oil 140,081 gallons
    Diesel oil 21,745 gallons

    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    single propeller, 170hp
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    YO-6 254k Two views of Oil Barge No. 6 on the ways at Newport News Shipbuilding, just before launch, 17 January 1914.
    Bureau of Ships photos
    Dave Wright
    YO-6 248k
    YO-6 104k Oil Barge No. 6 alongside either Florida (Battleship No. 30) or Utah (Battleship No. 31) at Norfolk, 02 January 1917.
    National Archives photo from RG 181, local identifier 181-V-1310, NA identifier 52557395
    David Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-6 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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