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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, 05 June 1943
  • Launched, 31 October 1943
  • Completed and placed in service as YO-76, 28 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 1960s
  • Sold and rebuilt as fishing vessel, registered to Nordic Packing Corp., Seattle, WA (ON 506241), 1968
  • Registered to Kodiak Fishing Co., Kodiak, AK, about 1970
  • Renamed Shelikov Strait, 29 July 1977
  • Registered to Shelikov Strait, Juneau, AK, early 1980s
  • Registered to Western Pioneer, Inc., Seattle, WA, renamed Capelin, 1985
  • Registered to Blue North Fisheries, Seattle, WA, 2002
  • Registered to Pelican Point Packers, Seattle, WA, 2003
  • Registered to Mt. Vernon Seafoods, Mt. Vernon, WA, 2010
  • After sitting derelict for several years, sold to Independent Metals for scrapping, 2010s
  • Hull converted for use as deck barge on Puget Sound, 2017
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still in use 2018)
    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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    US Army Tanker Y-481
    576k Y 481 underway, probably in Japanese or Korean waters about 1951.
    Photo by ENS George L. Hatchett, USS Renshaw (DDE-499)
    Steve Hatchett, for his father, LT(jg) George L. Hatchett USN
    Commercial Service
    193k Capelin moored on Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 24 August 2008.
    Photo by Daniel Ramirez, Honolulu, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
    Dave Wright
    869k Capelin moored on south shore of Salmon Bay, Seattle, WA, 20 September 2011.
    Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs, via
    Dave Wright
    323k Reamins of Capelin in use as deck barge on Duwamish River, Seattle, WA, 28 February 2018.
    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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