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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 in 1945 by Smith's Shipyard, Inc., Pensacola, FL
  • Placed in service in 1945
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Sacramento, CA from 1946 to 1953
  • Sold in 1953 to the Lake Tankers Corp. of Wilmington, DE, named MV Lake Edward
  • Sold in 1964 to the National Marine Service, Inc. of Wilmington, DL.
  • Sold in 1966 to the Penn Machine Corp. of Wilmington, DL.
  • Sold in 1967 to the Esco Dredge and Fill Corp. of Erie, PA., renamed J.S. St. John and converted to a sand dredge
  • Sold in 1968 to the Erie Sand and Gravel Co. (Managed by the Erie Sand Steamship Co.) of Erie. PA. Fate unknown, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1390 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Complement 1 officer, 22 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    YO-198 92k Stern view of ex-YO-178 in commercial service as the sand dredge J.S. St. John in the Great Lakes area, date unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-178 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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