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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by RTC Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ (YN 146)
  • Laid down, 08 March 1943
  • Launched, 03 July 1943
  • Placed in service, 19 October 1943
  • Assigned to NOB Bermuda, 1944
  • Sailed from Bermuda to Azores, December 1944
  • Towed by Paiute (ATF-159) from Azores to Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 December 1944 - January 1945
  • Towed by Restorer (ARS-17) from Bermuda to Boston, 16-20 October 1945
  • Assigned to Advance Bases, Atlantic postwar
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 May 1971
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, 14 March 1973
  • Placed in merchant service as Ocean Fighter, 1974
  • Registered to Caribbean Mini Tankers, Division of Transportes Martimios Unidos SA, Panam, renamed Mini-One, 1977
  • Registered to Carib Line Corp., Panama, renamed Carib 1, 1980
  • Capsized and sank at San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 11 December 1991
    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 barrels
    one Fairbanks-Morse 5-cylinder diesel
    one shaft, 560hp

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    There is no DANFS history record for YO-70 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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