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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built in 1940-41 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 11th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YO-45, date unknown assigned to Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,015 t.(fl)
    Length 154' 8"
    Beam 29'
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 3,936 bbls.
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 400shp

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    YO-45 101k YO-45 is aft of USS Silversides (SS-236) and USS Gudgeon (SS-211) on the builders ways at Mare Island Navy Yard, 2 January 1941. Outside the drydock YO-32 moored outboard of YD-33.
    A US Navy photo from "U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman" Naval Institute Press.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    YO-45 213k Ex-YO-45 underway in 2008 while in service as the Factory Longliner F/L Ocean Prowler, owned by Alaska Longline since 1989, (formerly Prowler Fisheries). Jerry Kennedy Jr.
    YO-45 269k
    YO-45 267k

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-45 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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