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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 Class Fuel Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  • Completed for Spentonbush Fuel Transport Service, Brooklyn, NY, as harbor tanker Ellen Bushey (ON 230916), June 1931
  • Acquired by the Navy, 27 March 1941
  • Placed in service as YO-51, 1941
  • Allocated to the 7th Naval District
  • Placed out of service, 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 27 February 1947
  • Registered to Diesel Corp., Jacksonville, FL, as Ellen Bushey, 1948
  • Renamed Morania Marlin, 1949
  • Name shortened to Marlin, 1950
  • Registered to Reinauer Transportation, Wortendyke, NJ, renamed Albert H. Reinauer, 1951
  • Registered to Independent Petroleum Transportation Service, New York, NY, renamed Mary Ann McKay, 1955
  • Registered to A&C Ship Fueling Corp., New York ,NY, renamed Chem Trader, 1961
  • Later registered to Ecklof Marine, New York, NY
  • Sold to Island Trader Shipping Company and placed under Guyana flag, 2001
  • Current Disposition, fate unknown (still active 2013)
    Displacement 373 gross tons, 253 net tons
    Length 144' 5"
    Beam 26' 0"
    Draft 10' 0"
    Cargo Capacity 5,000 barrels
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Fairbanks Morse 4-cylinder diesel engine
    single shaft, 240bhp
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    88k Chem Trader, date and location unknown.
    Photo via Tugboat, provenance unknown
    Tommy Trampp
    65k Chem Trader moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo via Tugboat, provenance unknown
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-51 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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