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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YON-89 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Non-self-propelled):
  • Built by DeKom Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Laid down, 02 June 1944
  • Launched, 25 August 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-97, 30 August 1944
  • Assigned to FOurth Naval District at Philadelphia
  • Redesignated YON-97, May 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 18 April 1997
  • Transferred to another agency, 21 July 1997
  • Final disposition, scuttled on Cape May Artifical Reef off coast of NJ (3853.368' -7439.800'), 11 June 1997
    Displacement 220 tons (lt), 1270 tons (fl)
    Length 165'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 8' (max nav)
    Speed n/a
    Complement none
    Armament unknown
    Machinery none

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    37k YON-97 being prepared for scuttling, June 1997.
    Photo via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YON-97 available at NavSource
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