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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

YO-71 was transferred to Brazil and renamed Garcia D'Avila
YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by RTC Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ (YN 147)
  • Laid down, 03 May 1943
  • Launched, 25 September 1943
  • Placed in service, 07 December 1943
  • Assigned to Fourth Fleet at Recife, Brazil, January 1944 - April 1946
  • Placed out of service, 20 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 08 May 1946
  • To FLC (Foreign Liquidation Commission) for disposal, 03 May 1946
  • Transferred same day to Brazilian Navy, renamed Garcia D'Avila
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still in naval service 1960s)
    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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    On Brazilian Service
    20k Capitão-de-Fragata Garcia D´Avila Pires de Carvalho e Albuquerque was born on 22 September 1897, joining the Naval Academy as Midshipman Candidate in 1913. During World War One, he served on destroyer Rio Grande do Norte as a member of the Divisão Naval em Operações em Guerra (DNOG), operating outside Brazilian waters at Dakar. He served in the American Navy from 1919 to 1921 and from 1924 to 1928 and was at the disposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he participated in the work of the Brazil/Peru Liites Commission, having served as Head of the Sub-Commission that studied the Juruá rivers Mirim, Nôa and Juruá, where he carried out the demarcation along the 60 kilometers to the north of the Brazil-Peru borders. He commanded the School of Marine Apprentices in Bahia from 1936 to 1938 and was Assistant to the Chief of the American Naval Mission during World War II. In 1945, he took command of the cruiser Bahia in war service, where he died in the accidental sinking of the ship on 04 July 1945.
    Biography and photo via
    Dave Wright
    32k Garcia D'Avila in service with pennant number A5, date and place unknown. She mostly served in the Amazon Flotilla.
    Photo via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-71 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Brazilian Service History

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