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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"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one direct-drive Atlas Diesel engine
    single propeller, 240shp

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    YG-22 1248k YG-22 probably while undergoing Navy acceptance trials in June-July 1943 near Dekom Shipbuilding, Mill Basin, Brooklyn N.Y. James Swank
    YG-22 106k YG-22 at Bermuda, 1944. Photo from Ted Stone Collection George Schneider
    YG-22 139k YG-22 in reserve at Orange TX, 03 April 1973. Photo from Ted Stone Collection George Schneider
    YG-22 200k 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
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-22 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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