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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton WA
  • Completed as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-18, July 1941
  • Allocated to the 17th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-18 in Alaska, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 240 tons(lt) 270 tons(fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity 10 t.
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Diesel engines
    two propellers
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    YSD-18 281k PBY-5A BuNo 08118 shown being salvaged by YSD-18 after crash on 27 November 1943 at Dutch Harbor AK.
    National Archives photo 80-G-209953
    Dave Wright

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