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YO-77


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Juliet
NUWJ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down in 1943 unknown, at Brunswick Marine Construction Co., Brunswick, GA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District and placed in service as YO-77, date unknown
  • YO-77 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and saw service at Seeadler Harbor Manus, Admiralty Islands, in 1944-45
  • Following World War II YO-77 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    3 September to 26 December 194527 September 1945 to 1 May 1949
    4 to 7 May 1949

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, 27 September 1974, to Gulf Metals Corp., Miami, FL. for $36,666.66
    Specifications:
    Displacement 440 t.(lt), 1390 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    one Union Diesel engine
    single propeller, 600shp
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    YO-77 107k YO-77 crew members, Elmer C. Gargel Jr., Johnson, Scalese, Jake, at Shanghai, China circa 1945. Dan Gargel for his father Elmer C. Gargel Jr. YO-77
    YO-77 103k YO-77 mascot Dillenger, Shanghai, China circa 1945. Dan Gargel for his father Elmer C. Gargel Jr. YO-77
    YO-77 116k YO-77 skipper and crew member Johnson, Shanghai, China circa 1945. Dan Gargel for his father Elmer C. Gargel Jr. YO-77
    YO-77 52k YO-77 at anchor on the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, China in 1946. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 277k YO-77 underway on the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, China in 1946. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 67k YO-77 moored pierside at Shanghai, China in 1946. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 47k YO-77 moored pierside at Shanghai, China in 1946 with the large harbor tug Nacheninga (YTB-520) moored astern of her. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 148k Aboard YO-77 four Chief Petty Officers pose for a photo at Shanghai, China in 1946. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 109k CPO Keyes ( Skipper ) of YO-77 and SM1/c H. Jordan pose for a photograph with a White Russian family aboard YO-77 at Shanghai, China in 1946. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 73k YO-77 crew members on a Sunday liberty in the countryside near Shanghai, China in 1946. Note the sailor on the left with the Colt .45 pistol in his hands. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    YO-77 78k YO-77 crew member caught a barracuda and it was served for dinner, date and location unknown. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-77 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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