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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)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    Draft 13
    Speed unknown.
    Complement 1 Officer, 22 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    one Union Diesel 500hp direct drive engine
    single propeller
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    YOG-34 92k 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
    YOG-34 97k 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

    There is no DANFS history available for YOG-34 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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