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YSD-30


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Laid down, 23 April 1941
  • Launched, 25 June 1941
  • Completed as Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-30, 18 July 1942
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Towed to Pearl Harbor by Sirius (AK-15), 21 July - 03 August 1942
  • Stationed at NAS Palmyra Island, 1942 - 1946
  • Foundered under tow from Palmyra, 08 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 January 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 220 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4' 0"
    Speed 10 knots
    Derrick
    one American Hoist & Derrick model 685 rotating crane
    boom 54 ft.
    lifting capacity 10 tons
    powered by a 6-cylinder Cummins Diesel
    Accommodations
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    Ship's Service Generators
    one 30Kw Diesel Generator set
    one 20Kw Diesel Generator set
    Propulsion
    two Superior model MRDB-8 200 HP Diesel engines
    two propellers, 640shp

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    YSD-30
    YSD-30
    14583002
    121k YSD-30 painted in what appears to be the peacetime white and spar color, with her designation in black on her hull, fits out at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 01 October 1941, flanked by sister craft YSD-29 (left) and YSD-31 (right). YSD-30ís crane is yet to be fitted, and bridge is still unenclosed as this stage. The new submarine tender USS Fulton (AS-11), commissioned since 12 September 1941, fits out in the background.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo, National Archives & Records Administration, Still Pictures Branch, College Park, MD.
    Robert Hurst
    YSD-30
    14583001
    75k YSD-30, 16 days from completion. YSD-30 lies alongside YSD-29 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 02 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
    YSD-30
    0300139
    75k YSD-30 receives a Grumman JRF Goose from USS Long Island (ACV-1) at Palmyra, 19 April 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-66769
    Gerd Matthes

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