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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
Built by Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
Keel laid, 04 September 1940
Launched, 12 December 1940
Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-13, 28 January 1941
Assigned to the 8th Naval District, stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, TX during World War II
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Loaned to Army Corps of Engineers as Belmont, 1960
Returned and sold by Navy sale, 08 July 1994
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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
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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||YSD-13 and YSD-12 ready for launching at Charleston Navy Yard, 12 December 1940.
US Navy photo from Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Collections
||YSD-13 at anchor, with crew in dress whites on deck, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum
Last Updated 07 February 2020
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