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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 (2)

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA (YN 100)
  • Laid down, 04 January 1943
  • Launched, 20 February 1943
  • Placed in service at NOB San Pedro, 10 July 1943
  • Initially assigned to Eleventh Naval District at San Pedro
  • Sailed San Pedro to Pearl Harbor, towed part of way by Clamp (ARS-33), 30 September - 11 October 1943
  • Assigned to Fourteenth Naval District remainder of war
  • Placed out of service in reserve, October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, March 1974
  • Final Disposition, sunk as target, April 1979
    Displacement 440 tons (lt), 1390 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 barrels
    Armament none
    one Union Diesel engine
    single propeller, 600shp
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    YO-78 835k Three views of YO-78 underway, probably on builder's trials, at San Pedro, CA, 14 July 1943.
    Photos by Dick Whittington
    Stan Svec (-803)
    Dave Wright (0804 and -805)
    YO-78 836k
    YO-78 829k
    YO-78 159k Bows on view of YO-78 underway in the 11th Naval District, released 29 October 1943.
    Navy BuAer photo 54165
    David Buell

    There is no DANFS history for YO-78 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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