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YO-61 Driller


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


YO-55 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Non-self-propelled):
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Sacor at Platzer Boat Works, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy 2 September 1942.
  • Commissioned, USS Driller (YO-61), 23 January 1942, LT. H. H. Hansen, USNR, in command
  • During World War II Driller was assigned to the American Theater at Argentia, Newfoundland
  • Decommissioned, 1 November 1945, at Argentia
  • Towed to Newport, R.I. and transferred to the Maritime Commission, 21 March 1947, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,425 t.(fl)
    Length 212' 0"
    Beam 35'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 8 kts.
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    Fleet Reserve Association

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