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YD-33
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Floating Crane No. 33 (1918 - 1920)


Floating Crane:
  • Steel-hulled all electric Floating Crane No. 33 was assembled at Navy Yard Mare Island in 1918 by Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Co.
  • Placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, date unknown
  • Designated YD-33 in 1920
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 January 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 140'
    Beam 84'
    Draft unknown
    Lifting Capacity 150 t.

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    YD-33 YD-33 and Dry Dock Crane #1 handling the suction cutter head of the US Army Dredge Sacramento at Mare Island, 4 September1919. Note USS Bath (ID-1997) in the background Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 alongside USS California at her outfitting dock at Mare Island Navy Yard sometime between 7 Feb & 24 Feb 1920. This time frame established by the dry docking dates of the USS Rhode Island; her masts and stacks are just visible to the right of the California superstructure. USAT U.S. Grant and USS Comfort are aft of California. Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 alongside USS California (BB-44) at her outfitting berth, 30 March 1921. Note: One of California's forward 14" guns has been installed.
    MINYPW Photo # 4128-3-1921, Navy Photo, 3/30/1921
    Darryl Baker
    YSD-53 377k Launching of YSD 29 by YD 33 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 4 June 1941. The tug Cahokia (YTB-135) is in the background alongside YD 33.
    US Navy photos courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    YSD-53 407k
    YD-33 YD-33 alongside USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16), 16 June 1943, while the new tender was being completed at Mare Island Navy Yard. Visible on the far right is the bow of USS Fleming (DE 32).
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 6544-43.
    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 alongside USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 6 January 1944.
    File name: AS 16 160-44, Navy Photo, 1/6/44

    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 alongside USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 5 July 1944.
    File name: AS 16 4206-44, Navy Photo, 7/5/44
    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 at right at Mare Island, 9 November 1945. The bow of USS ARD-11 of this photo of YO-32.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7022-45
    Darryl Baker
    LST-1120 885k Aerial view of ships berthed at Mare Island, 8 February 1946.
    Left (inboard to outboard):
    USS LST-1134,
    USS LST-828,
    USS LST-1088,
    USS LST-1120
    and
    YOS-1
    .
    Right (inboard to outboard):
    USS General William Mitchell (AP-114),
    USS General G. M. Randall (AP-115),
    YD-33 and what appears to be
    YC-293.
    Darryl Baker
    Samuel Chase 396k YD-33 working between USS Trego (AKA-78) and USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 8 March 1946.
    US Navy photo # File name: APA 26 1001-46, Navy Photo, 3/8/46 from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and History Museum
    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 is aft of USS Blower (SS-325) docked in USS ARD-32 at Mare Island, 1 Aug 1946, and USS Eldorado (AGC-11) is to the right of ARD-32 Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2786-46
    Darryl Baker
    YD-33
    1248-46
    YD-33 is aft of USS Munsee (ATF-107) (inboard) and USS Achomawi (ATF 148) (outboard), and inboard of USS Harnett County (LST 821), 28 March 1946 at Navy Yard Mare Island. Navy Yard Mare Island photo #'s 1248-46 and 1249-48 Darryl Baker
    YD-33
    1249-46
    Mare Island 2.50k YD-33, inboard and YD-72, outboard at the foot of building ways #2 and YC-239 at the foot of dry dock #1 which holds USS Bowfin (SS-287) and USS Perch (APSS-313), docked together, between 19 January 1954 and 29 March 1954.
    Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum file name: SS 287 & APSS 313 Jan-March 1954 TH.
    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 with the Regulus II missile launcher for Project Lehi abroad prior to installation aboard USS King County (LST-857), 4 April 1957 at Navy Shipyard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA. Mare Island Navy Shipyard photo # 33840-4-57 Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 doing the lifting while the Regulus II missile launcher for Project Lehi is being installed aboard King County (LST-857), 5 April 1957 at Navy Shipyard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA. Mare Island Navy Shipyard photo # 33809-4-57 Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 transporting a hull section of SSGN-600 (later Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600) from berth 15 to the building ways at Mare Island, 2 July 1958. The bow of USS ARD-32 is at right.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 39901-7-58
    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 Shipyard newspaper "The Grapevine" article from the 26 May 1961 issue "Huge Crane on Aid Trip." Describes YD-33 performing a 150 ton lift at Todd Shipyard at Alameda Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 and YRB-20 in the background of this photo of USS Caiman (SS-323) in Mare Island's dry dock #4 in February 1967 while in overhaul at the yard.
    File name: 2-80 SS 323 DD#4 Feb 67, Navy Photo, Feb. 1967

    Darryl Baker
    YD-33 YD-33 and Satanta (YTM-270) support USS Guitarro (SSN-665) to prevent her from capsizing after the submarine's accidental sinking in the Napa River at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 15 May 1969.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo
    Darryl Baker

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