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YO-203 (1945 - 1997)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Zulu - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, 7 May 1945, at Manitowc Shipbuilding, Corp., Manitowc, WI.
  • Launched, 1 June 1965
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-203, 1 August 1945
  • Redesignated Fuel Barge (NSP), YON-320, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1997
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion, 21 March 2001
  • Current Disposition, in merchant service in Nicaragua as of 2013
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1,400 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity Oil 6,570 Bbls
    one Officer
    twenty Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    YO- Diesel engine, single shaft, 560shp
    YON - none

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    YO-203 77k Postal cover commemorating the keel laying of YO-203, 7 May 1945, at Manitowc Shipbuilding, Corp., Manitowc, WI.
    US Navy photo.
    Paul Petosky
    YO-203 200k YO-203 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Stanley Svec
    YO-203 42k YO-203 moored pierside, date and location unknown Scott Odell
    Merchant Service
    YO-203 228k Ex-YO-203 in merchant service as IV Marias moored pierside at Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, July 2013. Note the navy designation YO-203 is still visible under her present paint work. Photo by Doug Vaughn in honor of his father MCPO Jackie Eugene Vaughn USN

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-203 / YON-320 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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