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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-50 Fuel Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, NJ (YN 102)
  • Completed as MV M. J. Derby for Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, June 1928
  • Acquired by the Navy, February 1941
  • Converted for naval service at Marine Basin, Brooklyn, NY
  • Placed in service as YO-50 in 1941
  • Allocated to the 10th Naval District, served in Caribbean (mostly at Guantanamo), 1941-46
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, March 1947
  • Sold to Commercial Towing Co., Brooklyn, NY and renamed M.A. Krisel, 1947
  • Sold to Reliable Fuel Supply Co., Brooklyn, NY and renamed Reliable, 1956
  • Final dispostion, scrapped 1978
    Displacement 310 tons
    Length 125.4'
    Beam 28.0'
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 4,475 Bbls
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine, 300shp
    single propeller
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    YO-50 74k YO-50 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, following conversion, 03 June 1941. The four smokestacks and "basket" foremast of Seattle (IX-39) are in the center distance.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-24233, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    YO-50 167k Portside profile view of YO-50 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, following conversion, 03 June 1941.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-24231
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-50 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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