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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by George Lawley & Son, Neponset, MA (YN 1263)
  • Laid down, 29 March 1944
  • Launched, 29 June 1944
  • Placed in service as YO-109, 08 August 1944
  • Asisgned to Service Squadron Ten at Eniwetok and Saipan, 1944-45
  • Placed out of service, October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1974
  • Sold from Orange TX Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (Sale 16-5031), bids opened 12 December 1974 Sold for $73,777.77 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore MD and towed to their wholly owned subsidiary, Texas Machinery & Salvage, Port Neches, TX.
  • Resold to Petrostar Co., Ltd., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, renamed MT Petrostar IX (IMO 7730824), 1975
  • Resold to Jet Oil, Greece, renamed MT Jet II, 1980
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Perama, January 1986
    Displacement 440 tons(lt), 1,400 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Armament two single 20mm guns
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    single Union Diesel 6-cylinder direct reversible engine
    single shaft, 560shp
    two Hercules Diesel engines ship's service generator sets
    two Auxiliary Hercules Diesel engines for pumping oil
    two Waterous positive displacement cargo pumps rated at 600 gallons per minute
    two 40kW generators

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    YO-109 387k YO-109 in reserve at Orange, TX. From 1974 auction catalog Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-109 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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