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YO-8


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


YO-2 Class Steel-hulled Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
  • Laid down, October 1914
  • Launched, 11 March 1915
  • Placed in service as Oil Barge No. 8, 1915
  • Designated YO-8 in July 1920
  • Assigned to 12th Naval District at Mare Island, 1915 - 1943
  • Towed to Pearl Harbor by Sioux (AT-75) for duty in South Pacific, 03-21 February 1943
  • Towed from Pearl to Espiritu Santo by Sioux, 23 February - 18 March 1943
  • Operated at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides and Philippines, 1943-45
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To FLC (Foreign Liquidation Commission) for disposal, September 1947
  • Final disposition, unknown; probably sold locally in the Philippines
    Specifications:
    Displacement 335 tons
    Length 166' 4" overall
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 4,547 bbls.
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, 200hp

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    YO-8 419k Broadside view of Oil Barge No. 8 several days before her launching into Dry Dock #1 at Mare Island. Photo taken, 4 March 1915. The launching ways for Oil Barge No. 9 can be seen in the foreground in the left lower corner as well as the bow of Manumee (AO-2) which is in the background just right of Oil Barge No. 8's aft mast.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # YO 8 1746-3-1915, Navy photo # 1746, 3/4/1915
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 277k Forward quarter view of Oil Barge No. 8 just prior to her launching into Dry Dock #1 at Mare Island on March 11, 1915.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # YO 8 1792-3-1915, Navy photo 1792, 3/11/1915
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 101k Oil Barge No. 8's sponsor Miss Elizabeth Herreschoff on March 11, 1915 at Mare Island.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # YO 8 031115 - Sponsor III, Navy Photo, 3/11/1915
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 152k Miss Elizabeth Herreschoff christens Oil Barge No. 8 at Mare Island, 11 March 1915. Naval Constructor LCDR Alexander H. Van Keuren is assisting Miss Herreschoff.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # YO 8 031115 - Sponsor II, Navy Photo, 3/11/1915
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 108k The official party of the launching of Oil Barge No. 8 at Mare Island, 11 March 1915. Left to right: D. B. Brown, Chief Draftsman; two unknown individuals; Andrew Gilmore; LCDR Van Keuren; unknown officer; CAPT H. M. V. Gleason; Master C. H. Stevens; unknown; Foreman Riveter C. H. Deaver; next four individuals are unknown; and far right in Jack Morney.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # YO 8 031115 - VIP I, Navy Photo, 3/11/1915
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 311k Oil Barge No. 8 hits the waters of dry dock #1 at Mare Island, 11 March 1915.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # YO 8 1793-3-1915, Navy Photo 1793, 3/11/1915
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 1260k Oil Barges No. 8 and No. 9 at Mare Island, 01 April 1915. No. 8 is having her oil tanks calibrated. Active (Harbor Tug No. 14) is moored outboard of the two oil barges.
    Photo from files of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 1434k Oil Barge No. 8 at Mare Island circa 1918-1921.
    Navy photo # YO 8 1918
    Darryl Baker
    YO-8 119k Oil Barge No. 8 underway off Mare Island, probably in the 1920s.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 82560 Courtesy of Colonel Carl Mahakian, USMC, 1975
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-8 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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