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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
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Western Pipe & Steel, San Pedro CA (YN 103)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service, August 1943
  • YO-131 was assigned to 11th Naval District at San Diego CA
  • Served in Vietnam 1969-1970
  • Transferred to Republic of Vietnam Navy and renamed HQ 474, April 1970
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scuttled after evacuating refugees from South Vietnam, 02 May 1975
    Displacement 440 tons (lt), 1400 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    1 officer, 20 enlisted (WWII)
    1 CPO, 7 enlisted, and one dog (Vietnam)
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    none (as completed)
    two M2 .50 cal MG fore and aft (Vietnam)
    Propulsion one Union Diesel engine, single shaft 560shp

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    YO-131 98k YO-131 moored at Danang, circa 1969-70. Note LCU-1628 at right.
    Jim Sweet
    YO-131 149k QM3 Jim Sweet aboard YO-131 in Vietnam, 1969-70. Jim Sweet
    YO-131 143k
    YO-131 470k YO-131 during her Vietnam tour, circa 1969. Photo from 1969 Naval Support Activity Danang yearbook.
    Dave Wright
    YO-131 31k Ex-YO-131 in Vietnamese service as HQ 474, circa 1970-71. Jim Sweet

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-131 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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