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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
YG-22 Class Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
Built by DeKom Shipbuilding, Brooklyn, NY
Laid down, 31 December 1942
Launched, 10 September 1943
Completed, 01 February 1944
Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YG-33, 08 February 1944
Arrived at Pearl Harbor, July 1944
Sailed from Pearl to Eniwetok in convoy, 31 December 1944 - 21 January 1945
Later served at Ulithi and Guam
Arrived back at Pearl Harbor, November 1945
Assigned to Fifth Naval District, 1948
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1973
Sold by DRMS for scrapping, June 1974
Registered as commercial fishing vessel J.R. Nelson (ON 560966)
Foundered pierside in storm at Greenport, NY, 13 December 1992
Final disposition, hulk still lying at Greenport as of May 2015
Displacement 313 tons
Length 118' 9"
Beam 27' 7"
one direct-drive Atlas Diesel engine
single propeller, 240shp
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||YG-33 taking on rubbish from LST-726
and LST-817 at Apra Harbor, Guam, 1945.
National Archives photo 80-G-353157
||YG-33 in reserve at Portsmouth, VA, 19 June 1974. She had just been offered for sale on 13 June, and was probably awaiting delivery to her buyer when this photo was taken (note her hull number is painted out).
Photo by Ted Stone.
|01||ENS S. Wisemant USNR||February 1944 - ????|
There is no DANFS history record for YG-33 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Photos of J.R. Nelson at Greenport
Last Updated 11 February 2018
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