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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by George Lawley & Son, Neponset, MA (YN 1260)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YO-68, September 1943
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District, based at New York Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 November 1973
  • Transferred to MARAD for further service, 30 January 1974
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 tons(lt), 1,400 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Armament two single 20mm guns
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    single Union Diesel 6-cylinder direct reversible engine
    single shaft, 560shp
    two Hercules Diesel engines ship's service generator sets
    two Auxiliary Hercules Diesel engines for pumping oil
    two Waterous positive displacement cargo pumps rated at 600 gallons per minute
    two 40kW generators

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

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