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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Korea Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built in 1945 at Smith's Shipyard, Inc., Pensacola, FL
  • Launched, 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service 1 May 1945 as YO-179
  • Allocated to the Pacific Fleet, Pacific Ocean Areas, Service Squadron Two
  • During the Korean War YO-179 was assigned to Naval Base Sasebo, Japan, circa 1950
  • YO-179 operated between Sasebo and Pusan, South Korea from July 1950 to the end of the war
  • YO-179 was towed on at least one trip to Pusan by USS Reclaimer (ARS-42) on 8 May 1951
  • Reassigned, circa 1959 - 1965, to Commander Fleet Activities, Ryukyus at White Beach, Okinawa
  • Placed out of service and transferred (leased) to Republic of Korea, renamed ROK YO-6
  • Disposed of in July 1975 through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale to the Republic of Korea
  • Retired from service in 2006
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1390 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed 10 kts
    officer 1
    enlisted 7 to 22
    Cargo Capacity
    Oil 7,100 Bbls
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    YO-199 130k YO-179 moored pierside at Fleet Activities, Ryukyus, White Beach, Okinawa, May 1969. Photo by Ed Arold QM3 YO-179

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-179 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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