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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:
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Laid down, 22 April 1942
  • Launched, 03 july 1942
  • Completed as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-55, 09 December 1942
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District
  • Primarily used in salvage of battleships at Pearl Harbor, 1942 - 1945
  • Reclassified Ferryboat YFB-84, 1964
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 August 1969
  • For sale, 1971
  • Final Disposition, scrapped 1974
    Displacement 220 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4' 0"
    Speed 10 knots
    one American Hoist & Derrick model 685 rotating crane
    boom 54 ft.
    lifting capacity 10 tons
    powered by a 6-cylinder Cummins 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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