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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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 by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME
Authorized, December 1930
Laid down, date unknown
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service as Garbage Lighter YG-17, 1932
Intially allocated to 1st Naval District
Allocated to 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, circa 1939
YG-17 was at Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941
YG-17 was alongside Nevada (BB-36), which at that time was in no need of assistance. The garbage lighter went on to fight fires on West Virginia (BB-48),
Arizona (BB-39) and Tennessee (BB-43). She sustained minor damage from strafing and bomb concussions. Her master, CBM Leonard M. Jahnsen, and crew received a commendation for their actions.
Towed from Pearl to Espiritu Santo for duty there by Sioux (AT-75), 22 February - 18 March 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
To Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal, April 1946
Scuttled off Espiritu Santo, 22 November 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
YG-17 earned one battle star for World War II service
Capacity 5,000 cubic feet
Propulsion Diesel, 180hp
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||YG-17 underway at 8.5 knots during builders trials off Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH, 12 February 1932.
Portsmouth Navy Yard photo.
||YG-17 fighting fires aboard battleship West Virginia (BB-48) at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941.
National Archives photo 80-G-19947 (cropped)
There is no DANFS history record for YG-17 available at NavSource
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