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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

YO-43 Fuel Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, TH
  • Authorized, 16 December 1937
  • Laid down, 29 September 1939
  • Launched, 10 May 1940
  • Placed in service as YO-43, 15 January 1941, Boatswain Clyde M. Pugh commanding
  • Assigned to Fourteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor
  • YO-43 was present at Berth B 15/16 in the Navy Yard during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1974
  • Sold by Navy, 01 March 1975
  • Registered to M/V Pengwin Inc., Seattle, WA as fishing vessel Pengwin (ON 586183), 1977
  • Sold and renamed Horizon, March 1999
  • Current disposition, active (2021)
  • YO-43 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 355 tons displacement, 1,015 tons (fl)
    Length 154' 8"
    Beam 29'
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Oil 3,936 barrels
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    three Diesel engines, direct drive
    single propeller, 210shp
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    43k YO-43 being "launched" by crane at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 10 May 1940. Photo from USCS via Ernest Arroyo. Nick Tiberio
    55k YO-43 fitting at at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 10 October 1940. Photo from USCS via Ernest Arroyo. Nick Tiberio
    Commercial Service
    764k Horizon moored on the north shore of Lake Union, Washington, 13 August 2012. Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs vis Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-43 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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