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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington DE (YN 416/1048)
  • Launched, 20 November 1930
  • Completed for Edsel Ford, Detroit, MI, as houseboat yacht Onika (ON 230369), December 1930
  • Acquired by Navy, 15 September 1942
  • Placed in service as YO-143, 20 February 1943
  • Assigned to Seventh Naval District, supporting advance bases in the Caribbean, 1943-1944
  • Placed out of service, 08 February 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 July 1944
  • Purchased by Bey of Cairo and renamed Marhow, 12 March 1945
  • FInal disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 270 gross tons, 184 net tons
    Length 114' 8"
    Beam 22' 1"
    Draft 9' 9"
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    two Cooper-Bessemer diesels
    two shafts, 550 hp
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    YO-143 46k Builder's photo of Onika as completed, December 1930.
    Photo 72350_4197, Pusey and Jones Corporation photograph collection, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington DE
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-143 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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