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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built in 1941 as Self-propelled Fuel Oil Barge John B. Caddell for Chester A. Poling Inc. at RTC Shipbuilding, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 1941
  • Delivered, 13 December 1941
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 19 August 1942
  • Placed in service as YO-140, date unknown
  • Allocated to 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1946, to her original owners, Chester A. Poling Inc., renamed John B. Caddell
  • Resold in 2010
  • Ran aground and wrecked during Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island, New York, 29 October 2012, fate unknown
  • Final Disposition, To be scrapped. The U.S. Coast Guard, assisted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, took responsibility for her removal as an environmental and navigational hazard since no owner came forward
    Displacement 712 t.
    Length 184' 6"
    Beam 36' 1"
    Draft 11.9 (loaded)
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity 1,209 tons
    Armament unknown
    one Union Diesel engine
    single propeller 600shp
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    YO-140 131k Ex-YO-140 in service as the commercial oil tanker John B. Caddell underway in August 2009, location unknown.
    Photo licensed under a Creative Commons License by Will Van Dorp
    YO-140 1362k The Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command lifts and transports the tank vessel John B. Caddell from its location on Staten Island, N.Y., using the crane barge Chesapeake 1000 to a maritime facility where it can be safely assessed, 11 December 2012. The 184-foot tanker ship that washed ashore as a result of high winds and floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy, posed both an environmental and navigational threat to the New York waterways.
    US Coast Guard photo # 121211-G-HE371-001 John B. Caddell by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Schofield

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-140 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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