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YO-21


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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

YO-20 Class Steel-hulled Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Tank Ship Building Co., Newburgh, NY
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed 1920
  • Assigned to 14th 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
  • Final Disposition, intentionally grounded Alawua Bay, Lanai, Hawaii, about 1950
    Specifications:
    Displacement 327 tons
    Length 165' 9" overall
    Beam 25' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 3,563 bbls.
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion steam engine, 218hp
    single propeller
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    Size Image Description Source
    YO-21 153k YO-21 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo now in the Bishop's Museum, Honolulu Hawaii
    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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    Last Updated 19 July 2017