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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Laid down, 16 May 1940
  • Launched, 21 August 1940
  • Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-11, 15 November 1940
  • Assigned to the First Naval District, mostly operating at NAS Quonset Point, during World War II
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Registered to Hoyt C. and James R. Foster, Miami, FL as freight barge D.B. No. 1 (ON 290244), 1963
  • Owners later restyled as Foster Marine Contractors, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Final disposition, unknown (out of documentation 1980s)
    Displacement 220 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4' 0"
    Speed 10 knots
    one American Hoist & Derrick model 685 rotating crane
    boom 54 ft.
    lifting capacity 10 tons
    powered by a 6-cylinder Cummins Diesel
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    Ship's Service Generators
    one 30Kw Diesel Generator set
    one 20Kw Diesel Generator set
    two Superior model MRDB-8 200 HP Diesel engines
    two propellers, 640shp

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    23k YSD-11 under construction in the Assembly Shop, at Boston Navy Yard, 05 July 1940.
    Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Catalog No. BOSTS-11126.
    Stephen P. Carlson, Boston NHP,
    Charlestown Navy Yard
    919k YSD-11 underway, probably during builders trials.
    US Navy photo, now in National Archives Record Group 181, Administrative History of First Naval District in World War II,
    NA identifier 38329805.
    Dave Wright
    23k YSD-11 at Newport, RI, 1960. Photo from government sale bid catalog. George Schneider

    There is no DANFS history for YSD-11 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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    Last Updated 16 January 2018