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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

YOG-33 was transferred to South Vietnam, renamed RVNS HQ 471 and later acquired by the Philippines for spare parts
YOG-5 Class Gasoline Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by John H. Mathis Co., Camden, NJ (YN 143)
  • Laid down, 23 March 1943
  • Launched, 29 May 1943
  • Placed in service as YOG-33, 28 January 1944
  • Allocated to the 3rd Naval District at New York, NY
  • Reallocated to the Pacific Fleet, Tulagi, Solomon Islands
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Tutuila, American Samoa, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 July 1963
  • Transferred to South Vietnam, renamed HQ-471, August 1963 1
  • Escaped to the Philippines after the fall of Saigon in 1975
  • Sold to Philippines, 17 November 1975
  • Final Disposition, cannibalized for parts by Philippine Navy
    1. The oft-cited "name" for this vessel, Hỏa Vận Hạm, is actually Vietnamese for "oil transport vessel."
    Displacement 440 t.(lt) 1,235 t.(fl)
    Length 174'
    Beam 32'
    Cargo Capacity 6,570 Bbls
    Draft 13
    Speed unknown.
    Complement 1 Officer, 22 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    one Union Diesel 500hp direct drive engine
    single propeller
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    282k Four views of the sponsor and launch of YOG-33, 29 May 1943.
    Photos from the collection of Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia
    Dave Wright
    24k YOG-33 and crew moored pierside at Naval Station Tutuila, American Samoa, date unknown. Jim Hawley, YOG-33
    RVNS HQ 471
    88k RVNS HQ-471 ship's crest. Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for YOG-33 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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