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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

Contributed by Anthony J. Basile


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

YRST-1 Class Salvage Craft Tender
  • Laid down, 2 October 1944, as the steel-hulled Covered Lighter (Non-Self-propelled) YFN-723 at Everett Pacific Shipbuilding & Drydocking Co., Everett, WA.
  • Launched, 17 January 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, 13 February 1945
  • Reclassified Large Covered Lighter YFNB-12, date unknown
  • Reclassified Diving Tender YDT-11 after a refit at Subic Bay in 1966
  • Reclassified Salvage Craft Tender YRST-1, circa 1966-1967
  • After duty in Vietnamese waters YRST-1 was towed, to Naval Station Pearl Harbor via Subic Bay
  • Under tow by USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) departing Subic Bay, 7 July 1971 and arriving, 30 July 1971 at Alpha Docks Naval Station Pearl Harbor
  • Moved to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for modification, 6 October 1971
  • Modifications included the installation of a Taylor Diving System to support the Navy/Makai Range 1971 Dive Project
  • At Pearl Harbor YRST-1 was berthed with Service Squadron Five (SERVRON 5) at Alpha Docks with the Salvage Squadron HCU-1 remained aboard her and used her as their headquarters and berthing barge afloat
  • Reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-526, date unknown
  • Reclassified Floating Workshop YR-94, circa 1979
  • YR-94 is Active in Service at COMPACFLT, Pearl Harbor, HI.
    Displacement 700 t.(lt) 2,700 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 48';
    Draft 13' (lim)
    Accommodations 15 Officers, 71 Enlisted
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YR-94 62k YR-94 moored at Sierra Piers NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HI. Regional Office for COMPACFLT Berthing & Messing Program MIDPAC, 20 September 2006. Bob Gregory
    YR-94 62k
    YR-94 61k
    YR-94 61k
    YRBM-53 60k YR-94 at Pearl Harbor, 24 August 2011.
    Photo by Mike Kasik.
    Bob Gregory, Executive Support, COMPACFLT N43
    YR-94 72k Letter of 26 May 1966, from Service Force Pacific U.S. Pacific Fleet to Industrial Manager, USN, 12th Naval District commending the latter for the successful design and conversion of YFNB-12 to YDT-11 Darryl Baker
    YR-94 13k Stern view of YDT-11 moored at Naval Station Subic Bay, R. P., circa mid-1960s. Anthony J. Basile HCU 1
    YR-94 144k Stern view of YDT-11 moored at Naval Station Subic Bay, R. P., circa mid-1960s. Anthony J. Basile HCU 1
    YR-94 217k Stern view of YRST-1 moored at Naval Station Subic Bay, R. P., with USS Crandall (YHLC-2) alongside, date unknown. Anthony J. Basile HCU 1
    YRST-1 129k YRST-1 under tow, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    YR-94 111k YRST-1 moored at Alpha Docks, Naval Station Pearl Harbor in 1975. Craig Rothhammer
    YR-94 93k YRST-1 moored at Alpha Docks, Naval Station Pearl Harbor in 1978. Craig Rothhammer
    YR-94 93k HCU-1 Philippine Mahogany plaque. Craig Rothhammer
    YR-94 34k HCU-1 quarterdeck in 1975 Craig Rothhammer

    There is no DANFS history record available for YR-94 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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