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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Yard Floating Drydock:
  • Built in 1901 by Maryland Steel Co.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service at Naval Station New Orleans in November 1901
  • Designated YFD-2 in 1922
  • Reassigned to Pearl Harbor Navy Yard in August 1940
  • During World War II YFD-2 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Dominican Republic in 2000
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown

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    YFD-2 110k YFD-2 arrives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 23 August 1940, after being towed from New Orleans, LA. It is still marked "U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, La". Osceola (YT-129) is in the right foreground, assisting. One of the other tugs is probably USS Sunnadin (AT-28). An unidentified destroyer seaplane tender (AVD) is tied up at the Ford Island fuel dock, in the left center. Visible in the distance, moored on the other side of Ford Island, are (from left to right): USS Yorktown (CV-5), two destroyers, USS Wright (AV-1) and two light cruisers.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-411134, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    BB-44 California 95k USS California (BB-44) slowly sinking alongside Ford Island as a result of bomb and torpedo damage, 7 December 1941. USS Shaw (DD-373) is burning in the floating dry dock YFD-2 in the left distance. USS Nevada (BB-36) is beached in the left-center distance.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-32456 a US Navy photo, now in the collections of the National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Shaw 85k USS Shaw (DD-373) burning in floating drydock YFD-2 after she was set afire by Japanese dive bombing attacks, on 7 December 1941. USS Nevada (BB-36) is on the right, with her bow afire. Photographed from Ford Island, with dredge line just offshore.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-32435, a US Navy , now in the collections of the National Archives.
    Scott Dyben
    Shaw 120k USS Shaw (DD-373) burning in floating drydock YFD-2 shortly after the explosion that blew off her bow. The drydock has partially sunk, allowing Shaw's after section to float free. Note men on the beach, at left, playing fire hoses in the direction of the drydock.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-32739, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the National Archives.
    Scott Dyben
    Shaw 124k Remains of the forward superstructure of USS Shaw (DD-373), and her midships area, showing damage caused by the explosion of her forward magazines during the Japanese attack. Photographed after fires were out, but with the wrecked structure still smoking slightly. In the foreground is the superstructure of the half-sunken floating drydock YFD-2.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-32771, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the National Archives.
    Scott Dyben

    There is no DANFS history for YFD-2 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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