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USS 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):
  • Built by Basalt Rock Co., Inc., Napa, CA (YN 23)
  • Laid down, 15 August 1941
  • Launched, 14 February 1942
  • Placed in service as Whipstock (YO-49), 23 September 1942
  • Operated in the Solomon Islands, 1943 - 1945
  • Whipstock was stationed in Japanese waters from October 1945 into the 1970s
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 January 1975
  • Final Disposition,sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 14 August 1975
    Displacement 950 tons (lt) 1,731 tons (fl)
    Length 235'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 15' (max)
    Speed 10.6 knots
    Cargo Capacity 10,000 barrels
    Complement 4 officers, 30 enlisted
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two DSG-6 Enterprise Diesel engines driving electric motors
    two shafts, 835shp

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    62k Whipstock (YO-49) as completed, 1942.
    US Navy photo from The Log, May 1943.
    Dave Wright
    1060k Whipstock (YO-49) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    View the Whipstock (YO-49)
    DANFS entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Commanding Officers
    01LT Russell Peter Goodman, D-M USNR 123 September 1942 - (early 1943)
    02LT Stephen Louis Guice, D-V(G) USNR(July 1943) - (November 1943)
    03LT(jg) (T) James J. Moran, Jr. USN(January 1944)
    03LT Frederic Ainsley Highman, D-V(G) USNR(April 1944) - (April 1945)
    04LT John Davis Young USNR(July 1945)
    05LT H.M. Baker USNR(October 1945)
    06LT(jg) T.J. Cronin USNR(January 1946)
    07LT(jg) Paul John Mandabach, Jr. (D) USNR(July 1946)
    1. Promoted to Lt. Commander, late 1942.

    Courtesy Dave Wright

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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