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US Army Debris Vessel M/V Puget

US Army International Radio Call Sign:
Alpha - Echo - Quebec - Whiskey
YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Omaha Steel Works, Omaha, NE
  • Laid down, 23 October 1943
  • Launched, 15 April 1944
  • Placed in service as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-67, 11 August 1944
  • Travelled through Panama Canal as cargo aboard ARDC-12, February 1945
  • Allocated to the 13th Naval District at NAS Seattle
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 February 1973
  • Transferred to the US Air Force in 1973
  • Transferred to the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1974, named M/V Puget
  • Current Disposition, M/V Puget is active as a debris collection vessel, assigned to the ACE's Seattle District
    Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity 10 tons
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Superior Diesel engines
    two propellers, 640shp
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    169k YSD-67 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    US Army M/V Puget
    135k M/V Puget at work in the Seattle District, date unknown. The Puget patrols the inland waters of Puget Sound collecting debris and obstructions to navigation. The Puget, built for the Navy in 1944, is 104 feet long with a 30-foot beam flat bottom steel vessel. During a recent repowering, the Puget received new twin Cummins diesel engines (Tier 2), which resulted in a considerable increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in exhaust pollutants. A 30-kilowatt and 55-kilowatt diesel generators supply electrical power. The Puget has a five-person crew and is based out of the Hiram M. Chittenden locks in Ballard, Washington.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District photo
    Dave Wright
    233k M/V Puget on the hard for routine service and upkeep at Platypus Marine, Port Angeles, WA, March 2018.
    Photo by David Sellars for Peninsula Daily News
    Stan Svec

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