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YO-55 Gauger

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Yankee - Alpha
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, 7 January 1942, at RTC Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J., under a contract from Ira S. Bushby & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS Gauger (YO-55), 28 September 1942, at Philadelphia, PA.m Lt. C. O. Fulgham in command
  • During World War II Gauger was assigned to both the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • Decommissioned, 21 July 1947, at Guam, Marianas Island
  • Towed to San Diego, CA. for lay up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, Group in December 1947
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 September 1974
  • Gauger received two battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 893 t.(lt)
    Length 235' 0"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 15' 0"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 34
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel engine

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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