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YSR-42
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YF-331
USS Intrepid (III) [Training Ship #2]


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Steel-hulled Bark:
  • Laid down 2 January 1904 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 8 October 1904
  • Commissioned USS Intrepid (Training Ship #2), 16 August 1907, CDR. Edward E. Capehart in command
  • USS Intrepid was one of two steel hulled ships used to train landsmen and apprentices
  • Decommissioned, 15 October 1914
  • Intrepid served as a receiving ship for various Naval installation in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Commissioned in ordinary, 11 November 1915
  • Decommissioned, 30 August 1921
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 20 December 1921, for commercial service as a barge
  • Reacquired by the US Navy in 1941 and placed in service as Open Lighter (NSP) YF-331
  • Redesignated Sludge Removal Barge YSR-42 in 1942
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, wrecked on the north beach of the Columbia River, date unknown
    Specifications (Training Ship #2):
    Displacement 1,600 t.
    Length 186' 5"'
    Beam 45' 8"'
    Draft 16' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 136
    Armament 6 4" gun mounts, 4-6 pdrs, 2 1-pdrs
    Propulsion Sail (bark rigged)
    Auxiliary Power, coal fired boiler, compound reciprocating engine to supply electrical power

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    USS Intrepid (Training Ship #2)
    Intrepid 93k Navy VIPs gather for the keel laying of the steel bark Intrepid at Mare Island Navy Yard, 2 January 1904. She was the first all steel ship constructed at the yard. Building 112, the old sheet metal shop, is in the background, and the Navy Band was on hand for the occasion. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 119k The first rivets are driven for Intrepid at Mare Island Navy Yard, 2 January 1904. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 111k A progress view of Intrepid on the ways at Mare Island Navy Yard on 2 July 1904. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 129k Intrepid ready for launching at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 8 October 1904.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 76116
    Mike Green
    Intrepid 85k Intrepid ready for launching at Mare Island, 8 October 1904. The building of the left was the yard's Gate House. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 93k Stern view of Intrepid on the building ways, 8 October 1904 at Mare Island. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 146k Intrepid christening, 8 October 1904 at Mare Island Navy Yard. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 150k Intrepid half way down the ways on 8 October 1904 at Mare Island Navy Yard. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 80k Intrepid waterborne after launching at Mare Island, 8 October 1904. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 103k Intrepid waterborne after launching at Mare Island, 8 October 1904.
    US Navy photo.
    Tommy Trampp
    Intrepid 107k Intrepid at Mare Island Navy Yard being outfitted 1 April 1905. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 78k One of Intrepid's port side gun ports, taken at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1 April 1905. Darryl Baker
    YPD-4 407k YPD-1 working on the construction of dry dock #2 at Mare Island in December 1905. Intrepid is in the background.
    MINSY 587-12-1905, Navy Photo, Dec. 1905..
    Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 94k USS Intrepid moored pierside at San Francisco (Yerba Buena or Goat Island) Training Station circa 1912.
    US Navy photo from "U.S. Warships of World War 1", courtesy Paul H. Silverstone.
    Robert Hurst
    Intrepid 135k USS Intrepid moored pierside at San Francisco (Yerba Buena or Goat Island) Training Station circa 1912.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 53252
    Mike Green
    Intrepid 63k USS Intrepid at the Independence Wharf at Mare Island Navy Yard in the early 1920s. She was servings as the Yard's Receiving Ship at this time. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 100k USS Intrepid (front), the Army Tug T. Murphy (mid dock on the left), the Navy Tug USS Vigilant (directly behind Intrepid), Water Barge #16 & YE-30 (not visible in this photo) on the far side of the dock and cruiser USS Marblehead (rear of the dock) are pictured in Dry Dock # 2 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 18 March 1913. Picture taken looking south. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 131k USS Intrepid (front), Water Barge #16 & YE-30 (port side of Intrepid and USS Marblehead), the Navy Tug USS Vigilant (directly behind Intrepid), the Army Tug T. Murphy (not visible in this photo) on the far side of the dock and cruiser USS Marblehead (rear of the dock) are pictured in Dry Dock # 2 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 8 March 1913. Picture taken looking east. Darryl Baker
    Intrepid 125k The skeletal remains of ex-USS Intrepid exposed on a beach in Washington state, circa 1960s. Tommy Trampp
    YSR-42
    Intrepid 89k YSR-42 at Pearl Harbor, circa 1944. The ship in the background is USS Oklahoma (BB-37) shown before stripping was complete. Note that the guns of No.2 turret have already been removed, but the others remain. Robert Hurst

    USS Intrepid
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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