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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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
Length 110' 0"
Beam 29' 8"
Capacity 11,536 cubic feet
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||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.
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
Last Updated 11 August 2017
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