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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Welded construction steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard
  • Laid down, 15 November 1932
  • Launched, 17 August 1933
  • Placed in service as YG-18, 11 December 1933
  • Assigned to Eleventh Naval District at San Pedro, 1933-1943
  • Assigned to the Fourteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor, 1943-1948
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WAA (War Assets Administration) for disposal, March 1948
  • Registered to Harry Mernstein, Los Angeles, CA, as cargo vessel Noodnick (ON 262759), 1951
  • Acquired by Louis N. Waterfall, Inc., Los Angeles, CA for use as a tender to deep sea oil exploration vessel CUSS I and renamed Rigger I, 1956
  • Later registered to Global Marine Exploration Co. (Glomar), Los Angeles, CA
  • Final disposition, foundered in storm while tending oil rigs off Santa Monica, CA, 21 January 1969
    Displacement170 tons
    Length 118' 0"
    Beam 26' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Capacity 5,000 cubic feet
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel
    single propeller, 180hp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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