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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Antarctic Service Medal
YOG-5 Class Gasoline Barge (Self-propelled):
Laid down in 1943 at John H. Mathis Co., Camden, N. J.
Launched in 1943
Placed in service, date unknown, as YOG-34, allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
For Operation Deepfreeze I (1955-56) YOG-34 was towed from Norfolk, VA. to New Zealand via the Panama Canal by Glacier (AGB-4)
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1,235 t.(fl)
Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
Complement 1 Officer, 22 Enlisted
one Union Diesel 500hp direct drive engine
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||YOG-34 transiting the Ross Sea ice pack with her bow firmly lashed to the notched stern of the icebreaker USCGC Eastwind (WAGB-279). Thin skinned vessels such as YOG-34 were towed in this way to protect them from ice pressures against their hulls. Overhead is one of Eastwind's scouting helicopters checking ice conditions as the ships progress towards their destination at McMurdo Sound, Operation Deepfreeze I, 1955-56. Watercolor on paper, 1956 (88-186-BH) by -- Commander Standish Backus.
||US Naval Historical Center
||During Operation Deep Freeze I YOG-34 is snowbound at Hut Point mooring, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica at the beginning of the winter season, March 1956.
US Navy photo.
|Stan Svec YO-69
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