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International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down at Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, NY (YN 554), 1943
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service, as YO-168 in 1943, allocated to the 13th Naval District
  • Placed our of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, June 1974
  • Sold for commercial service, date unknown
  • Rebuilt as fishing vessel, named Aleut Packer (ON 580852)
  • Sold and renamed Blue Gadus, July 2004
  • Active as fishing vessel in Pacific Northwest, 2015
    Displacement 440 t.(lt), 1,076 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 3"
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 6,071 Bbls
    Propulsion Union Diesel engine, single shaft, 560shp

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    YO-168 101k Ex-YO-168 moored at Dutch Harbor, AK while in service as FV Blue Gadus, October 2012.
    Photo courtesy Alaska Maritime Community
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-168 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Marine Exchange of Alaska
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    Last Updated 05 June 2015