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YRDH-1 Class Floating Dry Dock Workshop (Hull):
  • Planned as Floating Workshop YR-56
  • Redesignated Floating Dry Dock Workshop (Hull) YRDH-2 prior to start of construction, 1 May 1943
  • Laid down, 18 August 1943,at Associated Shipbuilding Co. T.H.
  • Launched, 1 November 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 1 December 1943, as Floating Dry Dock Workshop (Hull) YRDH-2-56 at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, T.H.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Pearl Harbor, HI.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 May 2005
  • Sold, 20 April 2009, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 460 t.(lt) 750 t.(fl)
    Length 151'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 6'
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 46
    Machinery unknown

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    YR-56 56k YRDH-2 in the harbor at San Diego, CA. in 1952.
    US Navy photo from Ships’ Data U.S. Naval Vessels 1952
    Jim Swank
    YR-56 26k Ex-YRDH-2 laid up in reserve at Pearl Harbor, HI., date unknown.  
    YR-56 32k
    YR-56 30k
    YR-56 37k
    YR-56 30k
    YR-56 35k

    There is no DANFS history for YR-56 / YRDH-2 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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