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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 by RTC Shipbuilding, Camden, NJ (YN 137)
  • Laid down, 12 June 1941
  • Launched, 18 October 1941
  • Delivered to Chester A. Poling, Inc., New York, NY, as motor tanker John B. Caddell (ON 241204), 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
  • Returned to owners, 1945
  • Registered to john A. Caddell, Inc., New York, NY, 1958
  • Registered to Poling & Caddell Marine Transportation, New York, NY, 1996
  • Sold to nigerian interests but prevented by USCG from sailing, 2009
  • Ran aground and wrecked on beach at Front Street, Clifton, Staten Island, New York, during Hurricane Sandy, 29 October 2012
  • Coast Guard, assisted by the Army Corps of Engineers, took responsibility for her removal as an environmental and navigational hazard since no owner came forward
  • Declared abandoned by court and ordered sold at auction, February 2013
  • Purchased by Donjon Marine Co., Staten Island, NY, for $25,000, 06 June 2013
  • Final disposition, broken up Rossville, Staten Island, NY, April 2014
    Displacement 712 gross tons / 590 net otns
    Length 184' 6"
    Beam 36' 1"
    Draft 11' 9"
    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 John B. Caddell underway in New York harbor, August 2009.
    Photo licensed under a Creative Commons License by Will Van Dorp
    YO-140 321k John B. Caddell on the beach at Clifton, Staten Island, on the first sunny day after Hurricane Sandy, 03 November 2012.
    Photo by Jim Henderson, via Wikimedia Commons
    YO-140 1362k The Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command lifts and transports the tank vessel John B. Caddell from its location on a Staten Island beach, 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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