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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Garbage Lighter (Non self-propelled):
Built by Decatur Iron & Steel, Decatur, Decatur, AL, 1946 (unconfirmed)
Designated Y/D 13 1, date unknown
Placed in service as Garbage Lighter YGN-78, circa 1949
Assigned to Tenth Naval District at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 May 1974
Offered for sale at Orange, TX, 04 December 1974
Final disposition, sold for scrapping, December 1974
1. Please note this was not, as most sources suggest, former floating derrick YD-13, but rather a Bureau of Yard & Docks pontoon not numbered in the usual USN hull designation scheme.
Material steel hull
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||YGN-78 at Orange, TX, 1974. Photo from sales brochure.
There is no DANFS history record for YGN-78 available at NavSource
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