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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YG-22 Class Steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
Built by DeKom Shipbuilding, Brooklyn, NY
Laid down, 09 February 1942
Launched, 13 December 1942
Completed and delivered, 09 July 1943
Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YG-22, 10 July 1943
Assigned to NOB Bermuda, July 1943 - November 1945
Assigned to Fifth Naval District at Norfolk, 1945 -1946
Later assigned to Tenth Naval District at Guantanamo Bay
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 May 1974
Placed for sale out of Orange, TX, Reserve Fleet, 09 January 1975
Disposed of by Navy sale, February 1975
Registered as fishing vessel Fishing Venture (ON 615198), 1976
Later renamed Flying Dutchman, circa 1986
Later renamed Hercules, 1990
Later sold to Nelson Fishing, Inc., New Bedford MA and renamed Nelson, 1991
Final disposition, foundered after explosion off Puerto Rico, 30 November 2010
Displacement 313 tons
Length 118' 9"
Beam 27' 7"
one direct-drive Atlas Diesel engine
single propeller, 240shp
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||YG-22 probably while undergoing Navy acceptance trials in June-July 1943 near Dekom Shipbuilding, Mill Basin, Brooklyn N.Y.
||YG-22 at Bermuda, 1944. Photo from Ted Stone Collection
||YG-22 in reserve at Orange TX, 03 April 1973. Photo from Ted Stone Collection
||Nelson, ex-YG-22 moored at New Bedford, MA, 14 August 2010. Extensively rebuilt, her original deckline is apparent in this view.
Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs, via shipspotting.com
There is no DANFS history record for YG-22 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 09 February 2018
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