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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-50 Class Fuel Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built for Spentonbush Fuel in 1931 as MV Ellen Bushey by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy, 27 March 1941
  • Placed in service as YO-51 in 1941
  • Allocated to the 7th Naval District
  • Placed out of service in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Commercial Service
  • Acquired by the Morania Oil Tanker Corp. in 1946, renamed MV Morania Marlin
  • Acquired by Reinauer Transportation in 1951, renamed MV Albert H. Reinauer
  • Renamed MV Mary Ann McKay in 1956
  • Acquired by Ecklof Marine Corp. in 1962, reflagged Guyana and renamed MV Chem Trader
  • Sold by Ecklof Marine in 2001 to Amin A Corp.
  • Current Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 373 gross tons
    Length 144' 5"
    Beam 26'
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity 5,000 Bbls
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller
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    YO-51 88k Ex-YO-51 underway in commercial service as the Ecklof Marine, Corps. MV Chem Trader, date and location unknown.
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    Tommy Trampp
    YO-51 65k Ecklof Marine, Corps. MV Chem Trader moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo ©Tugboat
    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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