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Whipstock (YO-49)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Sierra - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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):
  • Laid down in 1941 at Basalt Rock Co., Inc., Napa, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service, 23 September 1942 as Whipstock (YO-49) allocated to the 12th Naval District
  • During World War II Whipstock was re-assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II Whipstock performed occupation duty in the Far East including China Service
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping. 1 September 1975
    Displacement 950 t.(lt) 1,731 t.(fl)
    Length 235'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 15' (max)
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 10,000 Bbls
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 30
    Enterprise Diesel engines
    two propellers, 360shp
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    Whipstock 1060k Whipstock (YO-49) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

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    DANFS entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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