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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YNg-1 Class Gate Craft:
  • Laid down, 21 December 1942, at Dravo Corp., Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 5 April 1943
  • Completed and placed in service, 23 June 1943
    Only significant issues were an alert buzzer system from the lookout house (on the upper deck) to the wardroom
    below and the installation of MK 14 gun sights for the two 20mm AA guns)
  • Reassigned to NOB Argentia, Newfoundland (Navy Number 103)
    9 August 1943 - positioned by USS Nutmeg (YN-33) relieving USS Mango YN-19 net gate duty at NOB Argentia
    13 September 1943 - USS Iowa (BB-61) “caught” and parted after net gate cable
    27 October 1943 - aft net gate removed
    27 November 1943 - new aft net gate installed
    1 April 1944 - new aft net gate installed
    4 May 1944 Implemented new exam procedures for allowing a vessel to enter the harbor. All “strange craft of
    whatever size to be held out until examined and OK’d by the Port Director. Exemptions: locally
    registered small craft, coastal schooners, and the steamers of the Newfoundland Railroad
    3 December 1944 - USS Woonsockett (PF-32) entangled the gate wires, and in retracting, pulled out a gate wire
    fairlead on YNg-27
    19 April 1945 - Relieved by USS Nutmeg (AN-33) after almost two years at Argentia as the net gate vessel
  • Under tow by USS Wandank (ATO-26), 20 June to 1 July 1945 to Newport R.I.
  • Towed by USS ATR-8, 6 August 1945, to Naval Net Depot, Melville, R.I.
  • Towed by USS ATR-8 along with YNg-25 and YNg-26, 8 August 1945 to New York area via Long Island Sound.
  • Towed to Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA. date unknown, 20mm guns and stands, ready service ammo lockers, search light and life boat(s) removed
  • Transferred from Naval Mine Countermeasure Center Solomons, MD to Panama City, FL. July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore MD. under Invitation to Bid 16-5026 closed Nov 5, 1974
  • Towed from Orange TX NISMF to Texas Machinery and Salvage Co., Port Neches TX. where all machinery, the two big winches and deck house removed
  • Hull resold, 13 May 1975, to Streeter Dredging Co., Beaumont, TX. as a nameless work scow
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 110 t.(lt) 225 t.(fl)
    Length 110'
    Beam 34'
    Draft 4'
    Complement 3 Officers 15 Enlisted
    Armament two MK4 single 20mm AA gun mounts mounted on MK4 stands
    Searchlight, one 24 inch light
    Underwater Sound Equipment one QBE-1 Sonar (maximum range 5,000 yards)
    two Commercial Iron Works winches (key to “open and close” the net gates), powered by 75 HP DC motor with 30,000 lbs line pull
    two 60KW generators powered by two Buda 6 cylinder model 6DHG691 Diesel engines and one 20KW Buda powered generator
    galley, refrigerators, range and quarters for 18
    Propulsion none
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    YNg-27 71k YNg-27 aground near Panama City FL. in September 1956.
    Associated Press photo..
    Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YNg-27 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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