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YG-33


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


YG-22 Class Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by DeKom Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 200 tons (ft)
    Length 118' 9"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft 7' 0"
    Speed 9 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 240hp

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    YG-33 190k YG-33 taking on rubbish from LST-726 and LST-817 at Apra Harbor, Guam, 1945. 05 November 1985.
    National Archives photo 80-G-353157
    Mike Green


    Commanding Officers
    01ENS S. Wisemant USNRFebruary 1944 - ????

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-32 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

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