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Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Laid down, 09 October 1940
  • Launched, 09 January 1941
  • Placed in service as YO-45, 01 April 1941
  • Allocated to the Eleventh Naval District at San Diego
  • During World War II, supported fleet training base on San Clemente Island
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 April 1974
  • Sold, August 1974
  • Registered as fishing vessel Seaborn I (ON 632751), 1981
  • Renamed Ocean Prowler, date unknown
  • Current disposition, active (2021)
    Displacement 348 tons displacement, 1,015 tons (fl)
    Length 154' 8"
    Beam 29'
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 3,936 barrels
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 210hp

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    101k YO-45 under construction aft of USS Silversides (SS-236) and USS Gudgeon (SS-211) on the builders ways at Mare Island Navy Yard, 02 January 1941. Outside the drydock YO-32 is moored outboard of floating derrick YD-33.
    US Navy photo from U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman (Naval Institute Press).
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    213k Ex-YO-45 underway in 2008 while in service as the Factory Longliner Ocean Prowler, owned by Alaska Longline (formerly Prowler Fisheries) since 1989. Jerry Kennedy Jr.

    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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