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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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"
Draft 15' 0"
Speed 10 kts.
Propulsion diesel engine
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||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
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Last Updated 19 June 2015
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