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YG-37


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 Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX (YN 223)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YG-37, October 1944
  • Served with Service Squadron Ten, assigned to Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi and Leyte
  • Placed in Reserve Fleet, April 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, June 1974
    Specifications:
    Displacement 313 tons(lt)
    Length 118' 9"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    one Atlas direct-drive Diesel engine
    single propeller 240shp
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    YG-37 994k Self-propelled Garbage Lighter YG-37 moored at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, 10 October 1944. Shown (left to right): MOMM2/C B.T. Koentopp; S2/C E.W. Mauthe; F1/C G. H. Prahm; Maziarz; BM1/C J. B. Rivers; and S2/C G.W. Carson.
    80-G-289801, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the National Archives.
    Dave Wright
    YG-37 879k Self-propelled Garbage Lighter YG-37 moored at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, 10 October 1944. Operated by enlisted men only and safely brought back to port having lost contact with convoy of which it was part. Shown (left to right): S2/C E.V. McFadden; S2/C C.T. Martin; S2/C E.W. Mauth; S2/C T.H. Maziarz; S2/C C.W. Carson; F1/C G.H. Frahm; MOMM2/C B.T. Koentopp; BM1/C T.B. Rivers and F/2C G. Garcia [note spelling differences between the two captions].
    80-G-289802, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the National Archives.
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-37 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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