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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Laid down, 04 September 1940
  • Launched, 12 December 1940
  • Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-12, January 1941
  • Assigned to the 10th Naval District, operating in the Caribbean during World War II
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Army Corps of Engineers as debris boat Toro, September 1947
  • Later sold to American Commerical Lines, Jeffersonville, IN, as towboat Toro (ON 561176)
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still active 1999)
    Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'0"
    Lifting Capacity 10 tons
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Diesel engines
    two propellers
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    YSD-12 73k Keel laying of YSD-12 at Charleston Navy Yard, 04 September 1940; LT(jg) B.G. Wade striking first arc.
    US Navy photo from Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Collections
    Dave Wright
    YSD-12 107k YSD-12 and YSD-13 ready for launching at Charleston Navy Yard, 12 December 1940.
    US Navy photo from Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Collections
    Dave Wright

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