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USS Bailer (YO-54)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Xray - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
Built in 1940 as the fuel oil barge A.H. Dumant, at John H. Mathis Co., Camden, N.J.
Launched (date unknown)
Renamed and designated Bailer (YO-54), 2 October 1941
Acquired (purchased) by the Navy from Ira S. Bushey & Sons, 24 November 1941
Converted to naval service by the Sullivan Drydock Co. and the New York Navy Yard
Commissioned USS Bailer (YO-54), 18 February 1942, LTjg. James F. Ardagh, USNR, in command
Allocated to Casco Bay in the 1st Naval District
Decommissioned, 23 May 1946, at Boston, MA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 23 December 1946 for disposal
Final Disposition, sunk as part of an artificial reef off the coast of New Jersey, 10 June 1986
Displacement 2,075 t.(fl)
Length 213' 6"
Draft 14' 6"
Speed 10.5 kts.
Armament one .50 cal. machine gun
Propulsion Diesel engine
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||Ex-Bailer (YO-54) ready to be sunk as part of an Artificial Reef off the coast of New Jersey, circa June 1986.
DANFS entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command and
USS Bailer (YO-54) Official Ships History at NavSource
|01||LTjg. Ardagh, James F. USNR||18 February 1942 - 10 December 1942|
|02||LT. Gray, Carl P. USNR||10 December 1942 - 23 April 1945|
|03||LT. Young, Herbert S. USNR||23 April 1945 - 1 October 1945|
|04||LT. Griffin, John C. USNR||1 October 1945 - 23 May 1946|
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