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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
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

YG-22 Class Garbage Lighter (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA (YN 5440)
  • Laid down, 07 August 1945
  • Launched, 13 May 1946
  • Placed in service as YG-51, 16 July 1946
  • Assigned to Advance Bases, Pacific
  • Placed out of service in reserve at Pearl Harbor, March 1954
  • Reactivated for Vietnam service
  • Arrived Danang, 06 January 1967
  • Transferred to Ship Repair Facility, Guam, April 1970
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 October 1974
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, February 1976
    Displacement 313 tons (full load)
    Length 118' 9"
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft unknown
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Capacity 40 tons
    one direct-drive Diesel engine
    single propeller 300shp
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    YG-51 853k YG-51 steaming out of Danang harbor into the South China Sea. Assigned to Naval Support Activity Danang, it was the only garbage lighter on duty in Vietnam. Photo by PHC Ken Nichols
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 74186
    Photo: Robert Hurst
    Caption: Mike Green
    YG-51 853k Article on YG-51 from Pacific Stars and Stripes, 24 June 1968. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for YG-51 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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