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YG-17


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 7 December 1941) - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Welded construction steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built, 1930-32, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YG-17 in 1932
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor
  • YG-17 was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
    YG-17 was alongside West Virginia (BB-48) at the onset of the attack. She sustained damage from strafing and
    bomb concussions.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • YG-17 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement170 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 26"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Capacity 5,000 Cu. Ft.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel
    single propeller

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    YG-17 56k YG-17 underway at 8.5 kts. during builders trial, 12 February 1932 off Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
    Portsmouth Navy Yard photo.
    Darryl Baker
    BB-48 West Virginia102kYG-17 alongside the sunken battleship West Virginia (BB-48), 7 December 1941. YG-17's crewmen are playing two fire hoses at the flames. Assisting or standing by are a motor launch and an officer's motorboat. Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of West Virginia .
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-19947, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-17 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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