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IX-526
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YD-253


Floating Crane:
  • Built in 1990-91 by Westmont Industries, Santa Fe Springs, CA.
  • Delivered to the US Navy and placed in service, 1 July 1991 as YD-253
  • Reconfigured as an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) launch platform, reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-536, date unknown
  • Active in service assigned to the Naval Underwater Warfare Division, Keyport, WA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 175'
    Beam 75'
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity unknown

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    YD-253
    60k YD-253 under tow by USS Salvor (ARS-52) enroute from San Diego to Bremerton, WA., 9 to 18 September 2003 .
    Photos contributed by Salvor's Divers via MM3(D/SW) Paul Trakimas. Courtsey National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
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    IX-536
    127k Ex-YD-253 in service as Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) launch platform IX-536 at Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Keyport, WA., date unknown. Larry Gauthier

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