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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 Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by DeKom Shipbuilding, Brooklyn, NY
  • Laid down, 31 December 1942
  • Launched, 10 September 1943
  • Completed, 01 February 1944
  • Placed in service at New York Navy Yard as YG-33, 08 February 1944
  • Arrived at Pearl Harbor, July 1944
  • Sailed from Pearl to Eniwetok in convoy, 31 December 1944 - 21 January 1945
  • Later served at Ulithi and Guam
  • Arrived back at Pearl Harbor, November 1945
  • Assigned to Fifth Naval District, 1948
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1973
  • Sold by DRMS for scrapping, June 1974
  • Registered as commercial fishing vessel J.R. Nelson (ON 560966)
  • Foundered pierside in storm at Greenport, NY, 13 December 1992
  • Final disposition, hulk still lying at Greenport as of May 2015
    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-33 190k YG-33 taking on rubbish from LST-726 and LST-817 at Apra Harbor, Guam, 1945.
    National Archives photo 80-G-353157
    Mike Green
    YG-33 107k YG-33 in reserve at Portsmouth, VA, 19 June 1974. She had just been offered for sale on 13 June, and was probably awaiting delivery to her buyer when this photo was taken (note her hull number is painted out).
    Photo by Ted Stone.
    George Schneider

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS S. Wisemant USNRFebruary 1944 - ????

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-33 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Photos of J.R. Nelson at Greenport

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