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YSD-30


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-30 at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-30, date and location unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-30 121k YSD 30 painted in what appears to be the peacetime white and spar color, with itís designation in black on itís hull, fits out at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1 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 75k YSD 30, 16 days from completion. YSD-30 lies alongside YSD-29 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

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