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YM-17


YM-12 Class Dredge (Self-propelled)
  • Built, date unknown by the Ellicott Machinery Corp. Baltimore, MD. as the 16" hydraulic, Diesel-electric dredge Orion
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 6th Naval District, and placed in service, as YM-17, 1 June 1934
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1995
  • Transferred to a local redevelopment agency, 13, December 1995
  • Final Disposition, disposed of as an artificial reef off the coast of South Carolina, 4 August 1998
    Specifications:
    Displacement 500 t.(lt)
    Length 134'
    Beam 38'
    Draft unknown
    Accommodations 34 Enlisted
    Propulsion system unknown

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