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YSD-19


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built, date unknown, as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-19 at Navy Yard Pearl Harbor
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-19, date and location unknown
  • YSD-19 was at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
  • Reassigned to Kwajalein Atoll, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • YSD-19 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 240 t.(lt) 270 t.(fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity 10 t.
    Accommodations
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    Propulsion
    two Superior Diesel engines
    two propellers, 400shp
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    YSD-19 54k YSD-19 with a Japanese aircraft on her deck at Pearl Harbor, sometime after the 7 December 1941 attack.
    US Navy photos from "Pearl Harbor" by H. P. Willmott, 1981 Bison Books LTD.
    Japanese Aviation & more web site
    YSD-19 46k
    YSD-19 92k Two views of the bridge area of YSD-19 (nicknamed USS Mary Ann by her crew) at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands in 1953, with Richard Wheeler at the helm. Richard Wheeler

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