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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - X-Ray - Zulu
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 148)
  • Laid down, 03 May 1943
  • Launched, 25 September 1943
  • Placed in service, 18 January 1944
  • Assigned to Fifth Naval District whole career
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 November 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, June 1974
  • Registered under British flag to Titina Tanker Ltd., Georgetown, Caymans Islands, as Olive Oil (ON 373037), 1975
  • Renamed Olive Oyl, circa 1976
  • Registered to Caribbean Tanker, renamed Caribbean Tanker, 1986
  • Registered under Ecuadorian flag to Ecuabunkers, Guayaquil, renamed laura Del Mar, 1993
  • Renamed Leticia Del Mar, 1996
  • Registered to Sesmani SA, Guayaquil, 2006
  • Registered under Cameroon flag, renamed Wakanda, circa 2021
  • Final disposition, extant in Panama Canal area, January 2022
    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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    43k Wakanda moored off Colon, Panama, 16 February 2022.
    Photo copyright Aloys Eijgermans via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-72 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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