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Fuel Oil Barge No. 32 (1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-20 Class Fuel Oil Barge:
  • Built by Tebo Yacht Basin, Brooklyn, NY, as a subsidiary of Todd Shipbuilding (YN 3)
  • Contract awarded, 02 January 1919
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as Fuel Oil Barge No. 32, 28 February 1920
  • Designated YO-32, 17 July 1920
  • Assigned to Twelfth Naval District at Mare Island whole career
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, 20 December 1946
  • Registered to Ruth Freese Conway, San Francisco, CA, as tank barge, renamed Transit (ON 259328), 1950
  • Registered to Alaska Tankers, Inc., Seattle, WA, as tank barge The Eskimo, 1952
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1976
    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-32 101k YO-32 moored outboard of YD-33 at Navy Yard Mare Island, 02 January 1941. On the builders ways in the dock are YO-45 which is aft of USS Silversides (SS-236) and USS Gudgeon (SS-211). All three were under construction on this date.
    US Navy photo from "U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman, Naval Institute Press.
    Robert Hurst
    YO-32 101k YO-32 at Mare Island, 09 November 1945. The bow of USS ARD-11 is visible at left and YD-33 is to the right.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo No. 7022-45
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-32 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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