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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, November 1930
  • Laid down, 09 February 1931
  • Launched, 04 August 1931
  • Placed in service as YG-16, 15 September 1931
  • Assigned to Eleventh Naval District at San Diego, 1931-1947
  • Placed out of service in reserve at San Diego, May 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Registered to Harbor Industries, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, as Harbor Industries No. 1 (ON 277594), 1958
  • Final Disposition, scrapped 1973
    Displacement 300 tons full load
    Length 118' 0" overall
    Beam 26' 0"
    Draft 5' 3"
    Speed 10 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Capacity 125 tons
    one Union Iron Works 4 cylinder Diesel engine (from scrapped K-class submarine)
    single propeller, 240hp
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    YG-16 73k Various views of YG-16 under construction at Mare island, 1930-1931.
    Taken from Navy Bureau of Construction and Repair C. and R. Bulletin No. 1 by LCDR Homer C. Wallin and LT Henry A. Schade.
    Dave Wright
    YG-16 47k
    YG-16 64k
    YG-16 75k
    YG-16 63k
    YG-16 1634k YG-16 under construction on the wall of Drydock #1 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA, in July 1931. Ambulance Boat #1 (ex YT-97). is forward of YG-16 on the drydock wall. Darryl Baker
    YG-16 108k Newspaper article reporting that the engine for YG-16 will come from a scrapped K class submarine. Darryl Baker
    YG-16 950k YG-16 launching into drydock #1 at Mare Island, 04 August 1931. Darryl Baker
    YG-16 402k YG-16 underway in the Mare Island channel, September 1931, probably during acceptance trials.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 64307
    Darryl Baker
    YG-16 280k YG-16 underway, date and location unknown. -
    YG-16 97k YG-16 taking on garbage from Pennsylvania (BB-38) off San Pedro, CA, during 1936.
    LIFE Magazine Archives, original photographer Peter Stackpole.
    Peter DeForest & Mike Green
    YG-16 123k

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-16 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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