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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS YFD-21 (1943 - 1945)
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.
Draft 7 to 15 ft.
Complement 4 Officers, 146 Enlisted
Lift Capacity 18,000 t.
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||Resourceful (AFDM-5), date and place unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, December 1988
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||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)
||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.
||Ex-Resourceful (AFDM-5) in commercial service at SUBICDOCK, Subic Bay Philippines, 2011.
There is no DANFS history for Resourceful (AFDM-5) at NavSource
|01||CAPT. May, Leo George, USN||1950|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 4 April 2014
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