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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - India - Zulu
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, 23 April 1943, as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-54 (Gulfport Hull #219), at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 5 August 1943
  • Delivered to the Navy, 10 June 1944
  • Allocated to the 7th Naval District
  • Placed in service as YSD-53, date and location unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 4 December 1974, under Invitation to Bid 16-5032, to Jeff Burk, Rio Honda, TX. for $24, 107.00
  • 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-54 368k YSD-54 underway during builders trials near her builders yard at Port Arthur, TX. in June 1944, Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YSD-54 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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