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Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by New Orleans Naval Station, New Orleans, LA
  • Completed as the steel-hulled catamaran Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-2, 1920
  • Allocated to the 8th Naval District, at NAS Pensacola, FL, 1920 - 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To War Shipping Administration for disposal, 27 August 1947
  • Sold to Kellogg-Graves Lumber Co., Alexandria, LA as workboat Y S D 2 (ON 255592), 1947
  • Sold to Herbert F. Frederick, Covington, LA, 1962
  • Final disposition, still active 1965
    Displacement unknown
    Length 76'
    Beam 40'
    Draft unknown
    Lifting Capacity 5 tons
    two gasoline engines
    two propellers, 90shp
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    104k Divers working from YSD-2 work to raise USS Allegheny (AT-19) in 1922. The tug had been holed and sunk after being struck by the propeller of the collier USS Orion (AC-11). The ships were at Naval Air Station; Pensacola, FL. Note the two Eagle class patrol boats moored in the background.
    US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, photo #'s 1989.119.001.030, and 1989.119.001.017 as part of a post-WW1 photograph album of NAS Pensacola.
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history for YSD-2 available at NavSource
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