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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, 02 May 1942
Launched, 24 December 1942
Completed and delivered, 11 August 1943
Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YG-23, 14 August 1943
Assigned to Tenth Naval District at Guantanamo Bay, September 1943 - ???
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1973
Disposed of by Navy sale, February 1975
Registered as fishing vessel Bold Venture (ON 615199), 1976
Later sold to S & F Fishing, Inc., New Bedford MA and renamed Fearless
Currently active out of New Bedford
Displacement 313 tons
Length 118' 9"
Beam 27' 7"
one direct-drive Atlas Diesel engine
single propeller, 240shp
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||YG-23 in reserve at Orange TX, 03 Apr 1973. Photos from Ted Stone Collection.
||Fearless, ex-YG-23 moored, date and location unknown. Obviously she has been completely rebuilt from her Navy days.
Photo copyright Charlie Allen, via marinetraffic.com
||Fearless, ex-YG-23 moored at New Bedford, MA, summer 2017. Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs.
There is no DANFS history record for YG-23 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 09 February 2018
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