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YFD-18


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Yard Floating Drydock:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YFD-18, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 543'
    Beam 114'
    Draft unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Nominal Lift Capacity 10,500 t.

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    Octans
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YFD 18 4375-43
    93k USS Octans (AF-26) drydocked in YFD 18 at San Francisco, 15 June 1943. Octans was used to test the new Yard Floating Drydock which was 543 long and 114 wide and had a nominal lift of 10,500 tons.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YFD 18 4375-43 and Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YFD 18 4374-43, dated 6/15/43.
    Darryl Baker and Stan Svec
    Octans
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YFD 18 4374-43
    93k

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    Last Updated 1 April 2011