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

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

YO-229 was transferred to Denmark and named KDM Skinfaxe (A569)

On Danish Naval Service
(1962 - 2000)
KDM Skinfaxe (A569)

International Radio Call Sign:
Oscar - Victor - Charlie - Golf
YO-65 Class Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Jeffersonville Bridge & Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, 7 December 1945
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • 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 Skinfaxe (A569), August 1962
  • Removed from Naval service in 2000
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 440 t.(lt), 1390 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel engine, single shaft

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    KDM Skinfaxe (A-569)
    YO-229 40k Ex-YO-229 at anchor, while in Danish Naval service as KDM Skinfaxe (A-569), circa 1968, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    YO-229 52k KDM Skinfaxe (A-569) underway in 1966, location unknown.
    Official Royal Danish Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1966-67."
    Robert Hurst
    Merchant Service
    YO-226 552k Ex-KDM Skinfaxe (A569) in commercial service as MV Betty Nells, 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-229 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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