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USS Rotary (YO-148)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YO-148 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
Laid down in 1914, as the Royal Navy's RFA Servitor at Chatham Dock Yard, Ltd., Chatham, England
Launched, 26 May 1914
Sold and renamed MV Puloe Brani in 1922 operating in the Great Lakes
Resold and renamed MV B.B McColl in 1927
Resold and renamed MV A.J. Patmore in 1929
Acquired by the US Navy, 13 November 1942
Converted for Naval service at Sullivan's Dry Dock & Repair Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Commissioned USS Rotary (YO-148), at Sullivan's Dry Dock and Repair Co., Chief Boatswain George A. Rowland, USNR, in command
USS Rotary was assigned to Casco Bay, Maine under operational control of Command, Destroyers, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Decommissioned, circa December 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 30 July 1946, name reverted to MV A.J. Patmore
Renamed MV Peggy Reinauer in 1946
Renamed MV Detroit in 1955 operating on the Great Lakes until 1975
Final Disposition, her partially dismantled hull was abandoned in 1985, in the back waters of Lake Calumet
Displacement 2,136 t.(fl)
Speed 8 kts.
Armament three 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion two diesel engines, twin shafts, 700shp
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||USSRotary (YO-148) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
| Post-war Commercial Service
||Ex-USSRotary (YO-148) underway in the Great Lakes as MV Detroit, date and location unknown.
Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 24 July 2009
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