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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-20 Class Fuel Oil Barge:
  • Built by Tank Ship Building Corp, Newburgh, NY (YN 9)
  • Contract awarded, 17 December 1918
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to Navy, 27 March 1920
  • Assigned to Fourteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor entire career
  • YO-21 was present during the Pearl Harbor attack, 07 December 1941
  • Placed out of service, 22 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
  • To Naval Supply Center for disposal, 30 July 1947
  • Noted derelict and subject to seizure at Kapalama Basin, Honolulu, April 1953
  • Final Disposition, intentionally grounded Alawua Bay, Lanai, Hawaii, about November 1953
    Hull steel
    Displacement 327 tons displacement
    Length 165' 9" overall
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 3,563 barrels
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    single propeller, 218hp

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    YO-21 153k YO-21 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo via Bishop Museum, Honolulu
    Blade Shepherd-Jones
    YO-21 105k YO-21 alongside Nevada (BB-36) at Pearl Harbor, 17 February 1942.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 50105 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    YO-21 10k Hulk of YO-21 aground in Alawua Bay, circa 2001.
    Photo by Jeffrey Kuwabara, University of Hawaii Marine Option Program
    Robert Hurst
    YO-21 53k Hulk of YO-21 aground in Alawua Bay, circa 2014.
    Photo courtesy Two Boldly Go Photography
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-21 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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