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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 circa 1940-41 as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-29 at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Allocated to the 11th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-29, date and location unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 240 t.(lt) 270 t.(fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity 10 t.
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Superior Diesel engines
    two propellers, 400shp

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    YSD-53 377k Launching of YSD 29 by YD 33 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 4 June 1941. The tug Cahokia (YTB-135) is in the background alongside YD 33.
    US Navy photos courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    YSD-53 407k
    YSD-30 75k YSD 29 lies alongside YSD-30 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 2 July 1942. Note that the color scheme has been changed to a more warlike single shade.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo, National Archives & Records Administration, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, MD.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YSD-29 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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