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YG-51

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Victor - Tango
NCVT
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 Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA (YN 5440)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YG-51, 10 July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 October 1974
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, February 1976
    Specifications:
    Displacement 313 tons (full load)
    Length 118' 9"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Capacity 40 tons
    Propulsion
    one direct-drive Diesel engine
    single propeller 300shp
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    YG-51 853k YG-51 steaming out of Danang harbor into the South China Sea. Assigned to Naval Support Activity Danang, it was the only garbage lighter on duty in Vietnam. Photo by PHC Ken Nichols
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 74186
    Photo: Robert Hurst
    Caption: Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-51 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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