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Casinghead (YO-47)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - November - Oscar
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 (YN 102)
  • Laid down, 15 May 1941
  • Launched, 25 April 1942
  • Placed in commission as USS Casinghead (YO-47), 12 November 1942, LT. Edward J. Randle, Jr., USNR, commanding
  • Operated in Norfolk area, February - October 1943
  • Operated in 14th Naval District, December 1943 - May 1945
  • Stationed at Eniwetok, May 1945
  • Stationed in Japanese waters, September 1945 - ???
  • 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
  • To have been disposed off to the Local Redevelopment Agency (LRA)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    two DSG-6 Enterprise Diesel engines driving electric motors
    two shafts, 635shp
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    591k Casinghead (YO-47) loaded with 497,000 gallons of diesel fuel and black oil, maneuvers in Yokosuka Harbor to refuel US Seventh Fleet ships, circa 1965.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo L45-46.02.01
    Dave Wright

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    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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