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November - Kilo - Romeo - Lima
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):
  • Built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc, WI (YN 403)
  • Laid down, 23 January 1945
  • Launched, 07 April 1945
  • Placed in service, 28 June 1945
  • Assigned to Twelfth Naval District
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Registered to Crustacean Transportation Corp. under Liberian flag as merchant tanker Crustacea, 1963
  • Registered to Botelho Bulk Transport Co., Liberian flag, 1968
  • Registered to Davao Gulf Maritime Corp., Liberian flag, 1980
  • Final disposition, unknown (deleted from registers 1990)
    Displacement 440 tons(lt), 1,400 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion diesel, single screw
    single Union Diesel 6-cylinder direct reversible engine
    single shaft, 560shp
    two Hercules Diesel engines ship's service generator sets
    two Auxiliary Hercules Diesel engines for pumping oil
    two Waterous positive displacement cargo pumps rated at 600 gallons per minute
    two 40kW generators

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    309k YO-197 side launching at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc, WI, 07 April 1945. YOs built at this yard were launched without superstructures. Superstructures was built at Sturgeon Bay, WI. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Home of the COBIA, SS-245 Larry Bohn
    37k Unidentified sailor with YO-197 moored in the background, circa Korean War period. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-197 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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