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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built at Jeffersonville Boat and Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN
  • Laid down, 11 May 1945
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as YO-228, 27 November 1945
  • Placed out of service, October 1946
  • Laid up at Boston and later the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 27 March 1992
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 26 May 2005
  • Sold to Island Trader Shipping, Georgetown, Guyana, renamed Ocean Trader, 2005
  • Active as a molasses tanker in the Caribbean
    Displacement 440 tons (lt), 1390 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 officer, 20 enlisted
    Armament none
    Propulsiondirect drive diesel engine, single propeller, 550shp

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    YOG-93 170k YOG-93 and YO-228 laid up at Philadelphia. Naval Shipyard, circa mid-1991. Photo by Ed Zajkowski
    YO-228 476k YO-228 being prepared for civilian use at Cooper's Point, Camden, NJ, June 2005. Photo by John Curdy
    YO-228 220k Ocean Trader, ex-YO-228 moored at St. George's, Grenada, 27 March 2014. Photo by "johnmary" via

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-228 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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