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Yard Pile Driver No. 4 (1904 - 1920)

YPD-4 Class Pile Driver (Non-self-propelled):
  • A wood house derrick, converted in 1904 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District in 1904
  • Placed in service as Yard Pile Driver No. 4 at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Designated YPD-4, 11 July 1920
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 60'
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Length of Leads 70'
    Drop Hammer 4,000 Lbs

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    YPD-4 215k Yard Pile Driver No. 4 at the Naval Magazine on the south end of Navy Yard Mare Island in July 1913.
    US Navy photo # MINSY BK 622 05, Navy Photo 5362, July 1913.
    Darryl Baker
    YPD-4 111k YPD-4 location unknown. The location could possibly be the upper part of the Napa River or the Petaluma River, circa 1920s. The small barge in front of YPD-4 is the Mare Island Navy Yard, diving barge.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker
    YPD-4 143k YPD-4 with the Carquinez Strait Lighthouse in the background in the early 1920s. The lighthouse was located at the mouth of the Mare Island channel.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    YPD-4 953k Placing new gin on YPD-4 in Dry Dock No. 1, Mare Island Navy Yard, 22 September 1920. Minsweeper Cardinal (AM-4) is in drydock abaft the pile driver.
    Mare Island photo 3772-9-20, now in collection of Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history record for YPD-4 available at NavSource
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