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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YON-80 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Non-self-propelled):
  • Built by Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX (YN 269)
  • Contract awarded, June 1942 (NOBs-211)
  • Laid down, 14 July 1942
  • Launched, 28 July 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-81, 31 August 1942
  • Assigned to Seventh Naval District at NOB Key West, 1942 - 1946
  • Redesignated YON-81, May 1946
  • Assigned to Sixth Naval District by 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 August 1996
  • Transferred to another government agency, 13 May 1997
  • Final disposition, scuttled as artifical reef on Axel Carlson Reef, 2 miles off Mantoloking, NJ, 08 October 1997 (4000.587' -7359.391')
    Displacement 1360 tons (full load)
    Length 173' 6"
    Beam 39' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Speed n/a
    Complement none
    Cargo Capacity 8,500 barrels
    Armament unknown
    Machinery none

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    32k YON-81 being prepared for scuttling, October 1997. She was apparently overloaded with tires and flipped during the scuttling process.
    Photo via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YON-81 available at NavSource
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