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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
Completed as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-42 by Moore Equipment Co., Stockton, CA, 1943
During World War II, served at Eniewetok, Ulithi and Leyte
Wrecked in Typhoon Pamela in Apra Harbor, Guam, May 1976
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Raised and beached, wreck sold in awash state, July 1977
Final Disposition, wreck still at Guam as of 2010
Displacement 240 tons (light) 270 tons (full load)
Beam 31' 2"
Lifting Capacity 10 tons
two Superior Diesel engines
two propellers, 640shp
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||YSD-42 salvaging a Type 88 75mm gun from the wreck of Oryoku Maru, which had been sunk in Subic Bay, Philippines, 15 December 1944. Date of photo unknown (probably 1945)
||Wreck of YSD-42 and another unidentified craft as seen in Apra Harbor, Guam, 16 June 2010. Photo courtesy Kyle Stubbs, shipspotting.com.
Last Updated 18 May 2015
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