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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-153 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, 10 February 1943, at Ira Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-153, 14 August 1943
  • Allocated to the 4th Naval District, Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 27 March 1992
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sunk as part of an artificial reef 6.5 miles off the coast Harvey Cedars, Long Island, N.Y.
    Displacement 370 t.(lt) 1,095 t.(fl)
    Length 156'
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 Officer 22 Enlisted
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion diesel engine, single shaft

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    YO-153 36k Ex-YO-153 ready to be sunk as part of an artificial reef off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., 17 May 2005. Rich Galiano

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-153 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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