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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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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, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • 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 (light), 1400 tons (full load)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 barrels
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Union Diesel engine, single shaft, 560shp

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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.
    US Navy photo # BuAir 54165 from the Office of Public Relations, Navy Department, Washington D.C.
    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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