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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YG-22 Class Steel-hulled Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by DeKom Shipbuilding, Brooklyn, NY
  • Laid down, 31 December 1942
  • Launched, 23 July 1943
  • Completed, 29 November 1943
  • Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YG-31, 03 December 1943
  • Arrived at Pearl Harbor, 19 May 1944
  • Sailed from Pearl to Majuro, 25 May - 07 June 1944
  • Sailed from Kwajalein to Eniwetok, 14-17 June 1944
  • Operated at Eniwetok, June - September 1944
  • Towed from Eniwetok to Ulithi by Wannalancet (YTB-385), 24 October - 02 November 1944
  • Operated at Ulithi, November 1944 - May 1945
  • Sailed from Ulithi to Leyte, 26 May - 01 June 1945
  • Operated at Leyte into 1946
  • Returned to US postwar, operated in Eleventh Naval District into 1955
  • Stationed at Midway, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold, 01 July 1971
  • Final disposition, scuttled off Midway, 1972
    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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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Valerian Edmund Fox, D-V(G) USNRMay 1944 - ????

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-31 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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