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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:
  • Built by Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, OR (YN 91)
  • Laid down, 20 July 1942
  • Launched, 03 November 1942
  • Placed in service, 30 April 1943
  • Assigned to Thirteenth/Seventeenth Naval District as station tanker at Adak, Alaska, August 1943 - 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by WAA (War Assets Administration) for disposal, 17 November 1947
  • Registered under Panamanian flag to Naviera Panama, renamed Urania, 1948
  • Lengthened to 216.5', 1950
  • Registered to Transportes Unidos de Petróleo SA, Lima, renamed Caplina, 1952
  • Final disposition, wrecked on La Herradura Beach, 10 miles southeast of Callao, Peru, 31 January 1963
    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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    91k Caplina in semi-sunk condition after wrecking off La Herradura Beach, Peru, 31 January 1963.
    GEC Archivo Histórico photo
    Dave Wright
    31k Caplina attracting a crowd after wrecking off La Herradura Beach, Peru, in 1963.
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    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-73 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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