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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, Portsmouth, NH
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
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, to Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal, April 1946
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 kts. during builders trial, 12 February 1932 off Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
Portsmouth Navy Yard photo.
||YG-17 fihting 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
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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