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Garbage Lighter (Non self-propelled):
  • Built by Decatur Iron & Steel, Decatur, Decatur, AL, 1946 (unconfirmed)
  • Designated Y/D 13 1, date unknown
  • Placed in service as Garbage Lighter YGN-78, circa 1949
  • Assigned to Tenth Naval District at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 May 1974
  • Offered for sale at Orange, TX, 04 December 1974
  • Final disposition, sold for scrapping, December 1974
    1. Please note this was not, as most sources suggest, former floating derrick YD-13, but rather a Bureau of Yard & Docks pontoon not numbered in the usual USN hull designation scheme.
    Material steel hull
    Displacement unknown
    Length 120'
    Beam 35'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Capacity unknown
    Propulsion none

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    YGN-78 101k YGN-78 at Orange, TX, 1974. Photo from sales brochure. George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history record for YGN-78 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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