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YOG-76 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Charlie - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (13NOV69) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (6) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

YOG-5 Class Gasoline Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, 24 February 1944, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS YOG-76 in late 1944, at Bremerton, WA., CWO Harry Kelly, USN, in command
  • During World War II USS YOG-76 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and saw service at Saipan and Iwo Jima
  • Decommissioned and placed in service, date unknown
  • Deactivated and laid up in reserve, date unknown
  • YOG-76 was re-activated for service in Vietnam, date unknown
  • YOG-76 was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Danang, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Tet Counteroffensive Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    Counteroffensive - Phase V Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969

    On 13 November 1969 while anchored in Cua Viet Cove, South Vietnam, YOG-76 sustained damage from two underwater explosions and sank in 20 feet of water. The craft was re-floated and towed to Da Nang, South Vietnam, but because of severe damage sustained was struck from the Naval Register
  • Placed out of service, date unknown, at Da Nang, South Vietnam
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1970
  • Final Disposition, sold as foreign excess property, 15 June 1973
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1,235 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 1 Officer, 22 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel engines, single propeller

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    YOG-76 429k USS YOG-76 at anchor alongside an unidentified LSM while off Saipan in 1944. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 99k USS YOG-76 at anchor off Saipan in 1944. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 114k Port aft quarter view of USS YOG-76 at anchor in 1944. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 390k USS YOG-76 at anchor off Chichi-Jima in 1945. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 111k USS YOG-76 crew members, left to right, Danny Morris, Ed Weaver, Doc Offenback, Shorty Franton and Cookie Harold Bland on the tank deck while the ship was in dry dock at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, date unknown. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 239k USS YOG-76 crew members Vincent Troutman and Chester Barron, fooling around on the tank, date and location unknown. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 247k Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost on the tank deck of USS YOG-76, date and location unknown. Forrest T. Frost collection
    YOG-76 103k USS YOG-76 off Iwo Jima in 1945, with Mount Suribachi in the background. Forrest T. (Frosty) Frost collection
    YOG-76 69k YOG-76, YO-77 along with two unidentified YOGs, moored at Navy Yard Bremerton WA., 10 January 1945. Tracy White
    APL-2 97k YOG-76 and YOG-77 along with two unidentified YOGs across from APL-2 moored at pier 7-C, Puget Sound Navy Yard, 10 January 1945.
    Puget Sound Navy Yard photo # 99-45.
    Tracy White
    YOG-76 120k YOG-76 nested in South Vietnam, circa 1968-1969 Photo ©Jack Coker LCU-1477
    YOG-76 35k YOG-76 at Cua Viet, South Vietnam after being sunk on 13 November 1969, by mines planted by North Vietnamese swimmers Thomas Lanagan YFU-79
    YOG-76 43k YOG-76 sunk in the Cua Viet River, South Vietnam after being sunk, 13 November 1969, by mines planted by North Vietnamese swimmers Rick Sherley
    YOG-76 54k YOG-76 after being raised and towed to Danang, South Vietnam, date unknown. Thomas Lanagan YFU-79

    There is no DANFS history available for YOG-76 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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