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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Foxtrot - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YO-153 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, 1 February 1945, at Ira Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 1 June 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-213, 1 August 1945
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Leased to the Dominican Republic, date unknown
  • Placed in service as the Dominican Republic navy motor tanker Capitan W. Arvelo (BT-4)
  • Final Disposition, foundered in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic, 21 February 1989.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Displacement 370 t.(lt) 1,095 t.(fl)
    Length 156'
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 Officer 22 Enlisted
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion Diesel engine, single shaft

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    YO-213 79k Ex-YO-213 underway while servicing as the Dominican Republic navy motor tanker Capitan W. Arvelo (BT-4) in 1969, location unknown.
    Official Dominican Republic Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YO-213 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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