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On Danish Naval Service
(1962 - 2000)
KDM Rimfaxe (A568)

KDM Rimfaxe (A568) International Radio Call Sign:
Oscar - Victor - Charlie - Foxtrot
YO-226 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YO-226 was transferred to Denmark and named KDM Rimfaxe (A568)
YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Jeffersonville Bridge & Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, 2 November 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), to Denmark, date unknown
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as KDM Rimfaxe (A568), August 1962
  • Removed from Danish naval service in 2000
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 t.(lt), 1,400 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 9
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel engine, single propeller, 560shp

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    KDM Rimfaxe (A-568)
    YO-226 125k Ex-YO-226 in Danish naval service as KDM Rimfaxe (A568), underway, circa 1963, location unknown.
    Official Danish Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    YO-226 79k KDM Rimfaxe (A568), underway, circa 1967, location unknown.
    Official Danish Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    YO-226 69k Ex-KDM Rimfaxe (A568) in commercial service as the MV Chunky Star moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Image provided by Mogens Rasmussen.
    Robert C. Smith, Archivist
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-226 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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