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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

YOG-5 Class Gasoline Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS YOG-80, 16 May 1945, Chief Boatswain J.C. Griffin, USN, in command
  • Sailed Pearl Harbor to Eniwetok, 30 June - 13 July 1945
  • Assigned to ComServDiv 102, ComServRon 10, served as station tanker, Buckner Bay, Okinawa
  • Grounded in typhoon, October 1945
  • Refloated, 20 November 1945 and repaired
  • Transfered to French Navy as L'Aulne (A 637) at Bremerton, WA, 02 March 1951
  • Used as a water tanker in French Indochina
  • Transferred to South Vietnam, renamed HQ-470, 16 June 1956
  • Escaped to Philippines after fall of Vietnam, 1975, and scrapped
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1,390 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 13"
    Speed kts.
    Complement 1 Officer, 22 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel engine, single propeller

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    YOG-80 64k YOG-80 in South Vietnamese Navy service as HQ-470, date and location unknown. Official Vietnamese Navy photo. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YOG-78 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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