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YG-5 (1920 - 1946)
Garbage Lighter No. 1 (1905 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Wood-hulled Garbage Lighter (Non Self-propelled):
  • Built at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Laid down, 10 July 1903
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed for Bureau of Yard & Docks as Garbage Lighter No. 1, 27 June 1906
  • Assigned to First Naval District at Boston, 1906-1940s
  • Designated Garbage Lighter YG-5, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Garbage Lighter (Non-self propelled) YGN-5, May 1946
  • Placed out of service, 28 January 1952
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1952
  • Sold and delivered to Bernstein & Jacobson, Portland, ME, 09 May 1952
  • Registered to J. Rich Steers, Inc., New York, NY as YGN-5 (ON 268761), 1954
  • Sold to Roen Steamship Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1958
  • Final disposition, removed from documentation, 1973
    Material wood hull, 8-pocket side-dumping scow
    Displacement unknown
    Length 110' 0"
    Beam 29' 8"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Capacity 11,536 cubic feet
    Propulsion none

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    YG-5 31k YGN-5 (foreground), ice around its waterline, with an unidentified open lighter alongside and other unidentified craft of a similar type nearby. At right, in the background, lies the covered lighter YF-256 (ex-YC-623).
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo # 19-LCM-122386-A, now in the collections of the US National Archives and Records Administration, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, MD.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-5 / YGN-5 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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