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YF-197
ex-YD-39
ex-Floating Derrick No. 39
ex-Derrick Barge No. 62 (ID 2729)


Floating Derrick: Built in 1904 at Kingston, NY
  • Purchased in June 1918 from McAllister Brothers of New York
  • Placed in service as Derrick Barge No. 62 (ID 2729) in 1918 in the 3rd Naval District
  • Renamed Floating Derrick No. 39 in October 1919
  • Reclassified as a Floating Derrick, YD-39 in the mid-1920s
  • Reclassified as a Freight Lighter, YF-197
  • Disposed of in 1931
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications: Displacement 1,200 t.; Length 125'

  • Beam 38'
  • Boom capacity 25 t.
  • Speed non-self propelled.
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    Barge No. 62 118k In port, possibly on 6 April 1918 when she was inspected by the Third Naval District.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99337
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Barge No. 62 (ID 2729)
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