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YOG-83 (1944 - 1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Concrete Non-self-propelled Gasoline Barge:
  • Built by Concrete Ship Constructors, National City, CA as a Maritime Commission (B7-A2) barge (MC 1233)
  • Laid down, 24 September 1943
  • Launched, 27 November 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service as YOG-83, 25 January 1944
  • Reclassified YOGN-83, May 1946
  • YOG-83 took part in "Operation Crossroads" as an atomic bomb testing target at Bikini Atoll, 02 June 1946
  • Towed to Kwajalein Atoll after the atomic bomb test and beached, 23 September 1946
  • Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll, 16 September 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 October 1948
    Displacement 5,410 gross tons, 6,600 DWT
    Length 375'
    Beam 56'
    Draft 35' (max)
    Speed none
    Complement 12
    Armament three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Machinery two 45 HP Diesel engines to power pumps, lighting, winches and the steering gear

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    YOG-83 533k YOGN-83 at anchor at Kwajalein, being prepared for use as an A-bomb target, July 1946. Note the measurement markings painted on bow.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 96038, courtesy Captain W.H. Loffler, USN (Ret)
    Original: Stan Svec
    Replacement: Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YOGN / YOG-83 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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