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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 in 1941 as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-21 at Navy Yard Charleston S.C.
  • Launched, 15 April 1941
  • Allocated to the 10th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-21 in 1941
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to other Government agency, 1 June 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 220 t.(lt) 270 t.(fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Speed 10 kts
    one American Hoist & Derrick model 685 rotating crane
    boom 54 ft..
    lifting capacity 10 t.
    powered by a 6 cylinder Cummings Diesel
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    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-21 270k Launching of YSD-21 at the US Navy Yard Charleston, S. C., 15 April 1941. YSD-21 was sponsored by Miss Mary Jane McDonough. Mary Jane McDonough-Berry passed away 26 Dec 2013. Jim Lilco
    YSD-21 244k
    YSD-21 267k

    There is no DANFS history for YSD-21 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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