YOG-56, a 174-foot self-propelled gasoline barge, was built at Camden, New Jersey, during World War II. She was placed in service in February 1945. At the end of June 1972 YOG-56 was transferred to the Republic of Vietnam and was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in mid-July. Renamed HQ-475 while in South Vietnamese Navy service, she was captured when North Vietnam conquered its southern neighbor in April 1975. She was reportedly still active in 2001.
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Photo #: NH 103141
U.S. Navy Gasoline Barge YOG-56
Underway in harbor, circa the 1950s.
The original image was printed on postal card stock.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 61KB; 740 x 485 pixels
Page made 28 February 2006