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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Brunswick Marine Construction Corp., Brunswick, GA (YN 137)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 31 October 1943
  • Completed and placed in service as YO-76, February 1944
  • Sailed to Pearl Harbor via Balboa and San Diego, March - May 1944
  • Sailed from Pearl Harbor to Kwajalein, 12-25 June 1944
  • Stationed at Eniwetok, July - September 1944
  • Stationed at Ulithi, October 1944 - November 1945
  • Fought fires on tanker Mississinewa (AO-59) after her torpedoing, 20 November 1944
  • Stationed in Japanese waters, November 1945 - 1946
  • Transferred to US Army as Y 481, November 1946
  • Apparently retained in Army service into 1970s
  • Sold and rebuilt as fishing vessel Shelikov Strait (ON 506241), 1974
  • Sold and renamed Virginia Santos, date unknown
  • Sold to Western Pioneer, Inc., and renamed Capelin, date unknown
  • Sold to Independent Metals for scrapping, date unknown
  • Acquired for conversion to a material barge for use on Puget Sound, under conversion 2017
    Displacement 440 tons (lt), 1390 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Armament none
    one Union Diesel engine
    single propeller, 600shp
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    YO-76 869k Ex-YO-76 as Capelin, moored on south shore of Salmon Bay, Seattle, WA, 20 September 2011.
    Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs, via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-76 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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