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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:
  • Laid down, 14 January 1943, as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-51 (Gulfport Hull #216), at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 19 April 1943
  • Delivered to the Navy, 13 December 1943
  • Allocated to the 8th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-51, date and location unknown
  • Reassigned to the Philadelphia Reserve Fleet
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Disposed of, 31 October 1974 by Invitation to Bid 16-5025, Sold to Underseas Systems, Bay Shore, N.Y., for $16,138
  • 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-51 288k YSD-51 (Gulfport Hull #216), prior to launching in April 1943. Jim Swank

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