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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Non-Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, in 1943, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1224) as a concrete-hull unnamed non-self propelled Fuel Oil Barge at Concrete Ship Constructors, Inc., National City CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the 11th Naval District by purchase from the Maritime Commission, 31 August 1943, at a cost of $2,900,000
  • Towed to Pearl Harbor by the fleet tug USS Tawasa (ATF-92), arriving, 5 November 1943
  • Placed in service as YON-160 and assigned to the advance base at Funafuti, Ellice Islands from December 1943 until ordered to Bikini Atoll to participate in Operation Crossroads in March 1946
  • Final Dispostion, heavily damaged during Test Able and finally sunk by Test Baker, 25 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
    Displacement 5,410 gross tons, 6,600 deadweight tons
    Length 375'
    Beam 56'
    Draft 38'
    Complement 12
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Machinery, unknown

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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