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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.
Oil 10,719 BBls
one single 3" gun mount
two machine guns
two Diesel engines
twin propeller, 800shp
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DANFS entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 2 August 2013
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