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YO-59 Derrick


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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 393 t.
    Length 235' 0"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 15'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 10,000 gal.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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