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YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, date unknown, under a Maritime Commission contract at Smith Shipyards Inc., Pensacola, FL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Contract canceled in 1945
  • Incomplete hull purchased by Marine Industries, 4 November 1945, for $40,000
  • Moved to Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL for completion and resale
    Additional specifications by Sinclair Refining Company, included (but not limited to): Lengthening vessel some 46 feet; increasing tanker capacity from 6,750 Bbls to a minimum of 10,000 Bbls and addition of coils to facilitate the transporting of molasses
  • Title transferred by bill of sale to Sinclair Refining Co., 13 November 1946, for Cuban operations, named MV F. C. Randall
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Displacement 440 t.(fl), 1,400 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max)
    one Officer
    twenty Enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 6570 Bbls
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion Union Diesel engine, single shaft, 560shp

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    YO-202 30k Christening preparations of Sinclair Refining Company's MV F. C. Randall (ex-YO-206) at Gibbs Gasoline Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL., 1 October 1946. Photo courtesy of State Archives of Florida Don Wagner

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-206 at NavSource
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