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USS Roustabout (YO-53)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Whiskey - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built circa 1923 to 1925, as the self-propelled fuel oil barge Hawaiian Standard for Standard Oil Co, of California, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched , date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy from Standard Oil Co. of California, 31 Mary 1941
  • Commissioned USS Roustabout (YO-53), 10 June 1941, LCDR. Lawrence A. Parke, USNR, in command
  • Fitted out for naval service at Navy Yard Puget Sound, Bremerton, WA.
  • Assigned for duty to the 13th Naval District
  • Decommissioned, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 2 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 29 June 1946 at Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 217 t.
    Length 221'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 17'
    Cargo Capacity
    Oil 10,719 BBls
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one single 3" gun mount
    two machine guns
    two Diesel engines
    twin propeller, 800shp

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    Roustabout (YO-53)
    DANFS entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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