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YF-196
ex-YD-37
ex-Floating Derrick No. 37 (ID 2635)


Derrick Barge:

  • Built in 1914 as Derrick Barge No. 70 at New Brighton, NY for the McAllister Brothers of New York City
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 July 1918 and placed in service as Floating Derrick No. 37 (ID 2635)
  • Reclassified as a Floating Crane, YD-37 in 1920 and as a Freight Lighter, YF 196 in 1924
  • Sold 3 April 1931
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1188 t. (with an 82-foot steel boom for lifting loads)
  • Speed non-self propelled.
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    Floating Derrick No. 37 88k Derrick Barge No. 70 alongside another ship, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District on 19 April 1918
    U.S.Navy photo NH 103031
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Floating Derrick No. 37 (ID 2635)
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