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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
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, date unknown
  • Launched, 12 December 1940
  • Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-13, 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
  • Sold by Navy sale, 8 July 1994
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 107k 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
    Dave Wright
    YSD-13 626k YSD-13 at anchor, with crew in dress whites on deck, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum
    Bill Gonyo

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