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|USS YFD-6 on her delivery voyage to Trinidad, 21 December 1943. Photographed by a blimp of ZP-22, based at Houma, LA.
National Archives photos 80-G-271497 and 80-G-271520.
|The center section of USS YFD-6 is being towed by
Alarka (YTB-229) (center) and
USS ATA-209 (left) through Culebra Cut in the Panama Canal, circa May-June 1945. Navy SeaBees turned YFD-6s center section on its side and installed a thousand pontoons atop the wing wall to allow the drydock to float on its side during the canal transit.
The photograph was released for publication on 25 June 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 98829 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
|The center section of USS YFD-6 is tilted on end while passing through the Panama Canal. The dock is being towed by ex-USS Favorite (IX-45). Favorite was on loan from the Navy to the Panama Canal Mechanical Division from 1 November 1943 to 13 January 1948.
US Navy photo for "All Hands" magazine, issue, December 1946
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
|Favorite (IX-45) towing the center section of the Navy floating dock USS YFD-6 into the Pedro Miguel Locks in the Panama Canal enroute to the Pacific assisted by several Navy tugs. To get the 124-foot wide dock through the 110-foot wide canal locks, Navy SeaBees installed a thousand Navy pontoons on one of its wing walls and then careened it onto that side to pass through the canal.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 80-G-60348.
|Officers in Charge
|LCDR Moura, Joseph J. USNR
|09 December 1943 -
|LT/LCDR Schruers, Edwin J. USNR
|(March 1944 - September 1945)
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