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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 Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, MD (YN 4272)
  • Launched, 27 June 1930
  • Delivered to Lake Tankers Corp., Wilmington, DE, as harbor tanker Irene W. Allen (ON 229939), 13 August 1930
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1942
  • Placed in service as YO-141, 1942
  • Allocated to 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, July 1947
  • Registered to Irene W. Allen Inc., New York, NY as Irene W. Allen
  • Sold to Compañía de Transporte Mar Caribe SA, reflagged Cuban and renamed Ethel B., 1949
  • Registered to Empresa Nacional de Cabotaje, Havana, Cuba, renamed Playa Larga, 1962
  • Deleted from Lloyd's Register as "existence in doubt," 2011
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 982 gross tons
    Length 199' 7"
    Beam 38' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Armament unknown
    two Winton diesel engines
    twin propellers, 600bhp
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    YO-141 42k Irene W. Allen on the Chelsea River, Boston, MA, during the 1930s.
    City of Boston Archives catalog 5010007_0010 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    YO-141 832k YO-141 keeping station with Aucilla (AO-56) at Norfolk, 27 September 1944.
    National Archives photo 80-G-280741, via
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-141 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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