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YDT-17 Class Diving Tender:
Built by Swiftships, Morgan City, LA
Contract awarded, 25 June 1997
Laid down, December 1997
Launched, November 1998
Delivered and placed in service, 25 February 1999
Active in service, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL, operated under contract by Cetacean Marine, Inc.
Note: The name Neptune, though carried on nameboards aboard this vessel, appears to be unofficial
Displacement 300 tons(lt) 650 tons(fl)
Speed 18 knots max., 15 knots cruising
Complement 8 crew, 7 instructors, 25 students
two Caterpillar 3508B diesels
two Hamilton HM 651 waterjets
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||YDT-17 underway, date and place unknown.
||YDT-17 moored at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL, date unknown. Note the two ex-Asheville class gunboats at left.
||YDT-17 and YDT-18 moored at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, 26 August 2012.
Department of Defense photo by David Didier MC2, via Wikipedia
There is no DANFS history available for YDT-17 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Cetacean Marine Inc.
Last Updated 15 July 2016
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