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YD-253 (1991 - 2002)

Floating Crane:
  • Built by Halter Marine, Lockport, LA (YN 1218)
  • Contract awarded, 08 August 1988
  • Delivered and placed in service as floating crane YD-253, 15 April 1991
  • Reconfigured as an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) launch platform, reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-536, 19 December 2002
  • Active, in service; assigned to the Naval Underwater Warfare Division, Keyport, WA
    Displacement unknown
    Length 175'
    Beam 75'
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity unknown

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    60k YD-253 under tow by USS Salvor (ARS-52) enroute from San Diego to Bremerton, WA, 9 - 18 September 2003.
    Photos contributed by Salvor's Divers via MM3(D/SW) Paul Trakimas. Courtsey National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
    127k Ex-YD-253 in service as Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) launch platform IX-536 at Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Keyport, WA., date unknown. Larry Gauthier

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