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YOG-56


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


YOG-5 Class Gasoline Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by RTC Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ (YN 158)
  • Laid down, 17 May 1944
  • Launched, 30 September 1944
  • Delivered to the US Navy and placed in service as YOG-56, 19 February 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 July 1972
  • Transferred to Vietnam as HQ 472, 30 June 1972
  • Final dispostion, fate unknown - did not escape Vietnam
    Specifications:
    Displacement 440 tons (lt) 1,390 tons (fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1 Officer, 22 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel engines, single screw, 1,700hp

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    YOG-56 559k YOG-56 underway in harbor, probably in Vietnamese waters in the 1960s. Note the cartoon rat artwork on the stack.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 103141, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
    NHHC

    There is no DANFS history available for YOG-56 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 25 March 2018