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Sandcaster (YM-31)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Juliet - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Dredge (Self-propelled)
  • Built, date and location unknown as the Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-64
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • Converted to a Dredge, redesignated YM-31 named Sandcaster
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale, 1 February 1973
    Displacement 240 t.(lt) 270 t.(fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity 10 t.
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Superior Diesel engines
    two propellers, 640shp
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    YSD-64 133k YSD-64 underway at Pearl Harbor, date unknown. Mike Murphy
    Oneyana 201k YSD-64 supporting navy divers efforts to raise Oneyana (YTB-262) from the harbor floor. Apparently she sunk at her moorings at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, date unknown. Mike Murphy

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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