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Resourceful (AFDM-5)
USS YFD-21 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Golf - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

AFDM-3 Class Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Everett Pacific Shipbuilding Co., Everett, WA. as Yard Floating Dock YFD-21
  • Commissioned USS YFD-21 in February 1943 (May have been unofficially named USS Rebuilder)
  • During World War II YFD-21 served at Espiritu Santo Island, New Hebrides Islands, Samar, Philippines Islands and at Olongapo, Subic Bay , Philippine Islands
  • Redesignated Auxiliary Floating Dock Medium AFDM-5 in 1945
  • Decommissioned and placed in service, date unknown
  • During the Vietnam War AFDM-5 served at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
  • Named Resourceful (AFDM-5) in 1979
  • Placed out of service, 22 August 1997
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1997
  • Transferred to a Local Redevelopment Agency in the Philippines, 6 April 1999
  • Sold to Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation. SALVTUG, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, active at Subic Bay
    Displacement 7,000 t.
    Length 552'
    Beam 124'
    Draft 7 to 15 ft.
    Complement 4 Officers, 146 Enlisted
    Lift Capacity 18,000 t.

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    Resourceful (AFDM-5)
    Resourceful 75k Resourceful (AFDM-5), date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, December 1988
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Resourceful 642k Resourceful (AFDM-5) at the Ship Repair Facility US Naval Base Subic Bay, 27 June 1966. Other ships present include USS Platte (AO-24), USS Chemung (AO-30), USS Chipola (AO-63), USS O'Bannon (DD-450), and USS Klondike (AR-22) ©Richard Leonhardt
    Resourceful 65k Resourceful (AFDM-5) at the Ship Repair Facility US Naval Base Subic Bay, with USS Kinkaid (DD-965) in her dock while she undergoes repairs, circa early 1990 CDR. James H. Hopper USN Ret.
    Commercial Service
    Resourceful 220k Ex-Resourceful (AFDM-5) in commercial service at SUBICDOCK, Subic Bay Philippines, 2011. Bob Gregory
    Resourceful 26k

    There is no DANFS history for Resourceful (AFDM-5) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. May, Leo George, USN1950
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

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