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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YG-22 Class Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX (YN 220)
  • Laid down, 10 February 1943
  • Launched, 02 June 1943
  • Completed and delivered as YG-34, 18 March 1944
  • Arrived at San Diego, 25 May 1944
  • Allocated to the Eleventh Naval District at San Diego, 1944 - ???
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 August 1968
  • Used as firefighting training hulk, 1968-72
  • Offered for sale at San Diego, 03 October 1972
  • Sold, 15 November 1972
  • Anchored off Terminal Island, CA; blew ashore, 04 December 1974
  • Final disposition, broken up in situ
    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-34 290k YG-34 in the final stages of fitting out during 1943-44 at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
    Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works photo.
    James Swank
    YG-34 282k YG-34 underway, probably during acceptance trials in 1944 near Port Arthur, TX.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec
    YG-34 131k Hulk of YG-34 on 08 December 1974, after blowing ashore at Terminal Island, CA, four days earlier. Note the fisherman on the stern taking advantage of the situation.
    Photo copyright George Schneider
    George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-34 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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