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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)
Draft 13' (max.)
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 moored at Danang, circa 1969-70. Note LCU-1628 at right.
||QM3 Jim Sweet aboard YO-131 in Vietnam, 1969-70.
||YO-131 during her Vietnam tour, circa 1969. Photo from 1969 Naval Support Activity Danang yearbook.
||Ex-YO-131 in Vietnamese service as HQ 474, circa 1970-71.
There is no DANFS history record for YO-131 available at NavSource
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