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YG-16


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, November 1930
  • Laid down, 09 February 1931
  • Launched, 04 August 1931
  • Placed in service as YG-16, 15 September 1931
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Registered to Harbor Industries, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, as Harbor Industries No. 1 (ON 277594), 1958
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 300 tons full load
    Length 118' 0" overall
    Beam 26' 0"
    Draft 5' 3"
    Speed 10 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Capacity 125 tons
    Propulsion
    one Union Iron Works 4 cylinder Diesel engine (from scrapped K-class submarine)
    single propeller, 240hp
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    YG-16 73k Various views of YG-16 under construction at Mare island, 1930-1931.
    Taken from Navy Bureau of Construction and Repair C. and R. Bulletin No. 1 by LCDR Homer C. Wallin and LT Henry A. Schade.
    Dave Wright
    YG-16 47k
    YG-16 64k
    YG-16 75k
    YG-16 63k
    YG-16 1634k YG-16 under construction on the wall of Drydock #1 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA, in July 1931. Ambulance Boat #1 (ex YT-97). is forward of YG-16 on the drydock wall. Darryl Baker
    YG-16 108k Newspaper article reporting that the engine for YG-16 will come from a scrapped K class submarine. Darryl Baker
    YG-16 950k YG-16 launching into drydock #1 at Mare Island, in August 1931. Darryl Baker
    YG-16 402k YG-16 underway in the Mare Island channel, in September 1931 probably during acceptance trials.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 64307
    Darryl Baker
    YG-16 280k YG-16 underway, date and location unknown. -

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-16 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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