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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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.
Lifting Capacity unknown
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||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.
||Ex-YD-253 in service as Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) launch platform IX-536 at Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Keyport, WA., date unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for YD-253 / IX-536 at NavSource
Last Updated 28 October 2011
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