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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 7 December 1941) - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, 08 February 1938
  • Laid down, 23 July 1938
  • Launched, 04 May 1939
  • Placed in service as Garbage Lighter YG-21, 18 May 1939
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • YG-21 was present at Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 September 1970
  • Sold, 03 November 1971
  • Rebuilt as fishing vessel, renamed AFAC Queen (ON 618129)
  • Renamed Bull Harbor, circa 1988
  • Renamed Olajean, 2000
  • Renamed Harvestor, 2004
  • Current disposition, out of service at Seattle, WA
  • YG-21 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 313 tons
    Length 118' 9"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 250shp

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    Narkeeta 1045k From left to right; Wahneta (YT-134), Narkeeta (YT-133) and YG-21 at the end of building ways # 1 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 17 April 1939. All three of these vessels were launched on 04 May 1939.
    US Navy photo
    Darryl Baker
    YG-21 703k YG-21 arriving at Mare Island after her trials in May 1939.
    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum photo 688-5-39
    Darryl Baker
    YG-21 243k YG-21 alongside the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39), shortly after she was sunk at Pearl Harbor by Japanese bombs on 07 December 1941.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 83062 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Commercial Service
    YG-21 126k F/V Bull Harbor, ex-YG-21, moored at Seattle, WA, 08 November 1993.
    Photo by George Schneider
    George Schneider
    YG-21 275k F/V Harvestor, ex-YG-21, moored at Terminal 91, Seattle, WA, 07 March 2011.
    Photo by Kyle Stubbs, via
    Dave Wright
    YG-21 308k F/V Harvestor, ex-YG-21, moored along Lake Washington Ship Canal, 28 July 2012.
    Photo by Kyle Stubbs, via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-21 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 22 March 2018