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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):
Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA, 01 April 1940
Launched, 17 September 1940
Commissioned USS YO-44, 3 January 1941
Allocated to the 14th Naval District
During World War II USS YO-44 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Converted to a fishing trawler for commercial service
Named Vardshov in 1961, owner E. Jorgensen
Renamed Kodiak Queen in 1967, US registry (ON 507891)
Renamed Global Queen in 2007, Panama registry
Renamed Kodiak Queen in 2010, registry unknown
Final Disposition, laid up and possibly abandoned at St. Johns BWI, circa 2010
USS YO-44 earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 1015 tons(fl)
Length 154' 8"
Oil 3,936 Bbls
three Diesel engines, direct drive
single propeller, 400shp
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||USS YO-44 underway shortly after commissioning, circa January 1941, off Navy Yard Mare Island.
||Ex-USS YO-44, renamed Kodiak Queen, aid up at Baughers Bay, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 30 November 2010.
Photo by Dirk Septer
||Ex-USS YO-44, renamed Kodiak Queen, laid up and possibly abandoned at St Johns, BWI, 17 April 2012.
Photo by Dirk Septer
||Ex-USS YO-44, renamed Kodiak Queen, aid up at Baughers Bay, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 02 Apr 2014
Photo by Michael Segeth
There is no DANFS history record for YO-44 available at NavSource
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