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YO-55 Gauger

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down at RTC Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ (YN 140), 7 January 1942
  • Launched, 28 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS Gauger (YO-55), 28 September 1942, at Philadelphia, PA, LT Claude O. Fulgham, UNSR, commanding
  • During World War II Gauger was assigned to both the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • Served as station tanker, Iceland (Navy Salvage & Fuel Depot, Hvalfjordur), early 1943-April 1944
  • Served in Mediterranean (Naval Operating Base Palermo, Italy), July 1944-June 1945
  • Arrived Canal Zone for duty in 15th Naval District, 02 September 1945
  • Towed YFD-6 from Canal Zone to Pearl Harbor, 07 September-12 October 1946
  • Sailed from Pearl Harbor to Guam, 03 March-20 April 1947
  • Decommissioned at Guam, Marianas Island, 21 July 1947
  • Towed to San Diego, CA, for lay up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, Group, December 1947
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, September 1974
  • Gauger received two battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 893 tons(lt)
    Length 235' 0"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 15' 0"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 34
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel engine

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    YO-55 241k Ensign (later LT(jg)) Michael Burke Flynn, USNR, on the bridge of Gauger (YO-55), circa 1945. Flynn was the Gauger's engineering officer. Stan Deming, in honor of his father-in-law, Michael Burke Flynn

    View the Gauger (YO-55)
    DANFS entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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