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YO-47 Casinghead


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Bullwheel Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Lake Superior Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI
  • Laid down, 15 May 1941
  • Launched, 25 April 1942
  • Placed in commission as USS Casinghead (YO-47), 12 November 1942, LT. E. J. Randle, USNR, commanding
  • During World War II Casinghead was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned and placed in service at naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, 23 July 1947
  • Placed out of service (date unknown) at Long Beach, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 August 1997
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed off to the Local Redevelopment Agency (LRA)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 950 tons (lt) 1,731 tons (fl)
    Length 235'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 15' (max)
    Speed 10.6 knots
    Complement 4 officers, 30 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 10,000 barrels
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Enterprise Diesel engines
    two propellers 635shp
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    Casinghead 21k Casinghead (YO-47) heads out to sea from Yokohama to refuel a ship, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine.
    All Hands Magazine

    View the Casinghead (YO-47)
    DANFS entry located at the Naval History & Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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