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Derrick (YO-59) was transferred to South Korea
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service medal (with Asia clasp)
YO-55 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Non-self-propelled):
Laid down, date unknown, at RTC Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned USS Derrick (YO-59), 2 February 1943, LT. W. W. Morphen, USNR, in command
During World War II Derrick was assigned to Service Forces, Pacific Fleet
Decommissioned, 27 June 1947, status changed In service
Assigned to the 14th Naval District in June 1949
Reallocated to Commander, Service Forces Pacific
Participated in operation "Passport to Freedom," 9 September to 19 November 1954
Placed out of service in November 1955 and leased to the Republic of Korea
Transferred, sold, to South Korea, 1 July 1975
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 393 t.
Length 235' 0"
Speed 10 kts.
Cargo Capacity 10,000 gal.
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Last Updated 1 December 2006
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