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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YG-22 Class Steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by DeKom Shipbuilding, Brooklyn, NY
  • Laid down, 02 May 1942
  • Launched, 24 December 1942
  • Completed and delivered, 11 August 1943
  • Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YG-23, 14 August 1943
  • Assigned to Tenth Naval District at Guantanamo Bay, September 1943 - ???
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1973
  • Disposed of by Navy sale, February 1975
  • Registered as fishing vessel Bold Venture (ON 615199), 1976
  • Later sold to S & F Fishing, Inc., New Bedford MA and renamed Fearless
  • Currently active out of New Bedford
    Displacement 313 tons
    Length 118' 9"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one direct-drive Atlas Diesel engine
    single propeller, 240shp

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    YG-23 126k YG-23 in reserve at Orange TX, 03 Apr 1973. Photos from Ted Stone Collection. George Schneider
    YG-23 52k Fearless, ex-YG-23 moored, date and location unknown. Obviously she has been completely rebuilt from her Navy days.
    Photo copyright Charlie Allen, via
    Dave Wright
    YG-23 448k Fearless, ex-YG-23 moored at New Bedford, MA, summer 2017. Photo copyright Kyle Stubbs. Kyle Stubbs

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-23 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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