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Fortitude (AMc-81)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YDT-1 Class Diving Tender:
  • Built by W. A. Robinson Co., Ipswich, MA
  • Ordered as Coastal Minesweeper Fortitude (AMc-81)
  • Laid down, 14 August 1941
  • Launched, 02 December 1941
  • Completion delayed, conversion to diving tender begun, 30 March 1942
  • Reclassified Diving Tender YDT-2, 20 April 1942
  • Delivered to Navy, 26 June 1942
  • Arrived for duty at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, 06 July 1942
  • Went aground in storm at Matunuck Point, RI, 29 November 1942
  • Refloated at hight tide, 06 January 1943
  • Repaired at Newport Shipyard, 09 January - 30 April 1943
  • Returned to duty, 08 June 1943
  • Assigned to duty at NAS Quonset Point, February 1946
  • Sank alongside pier at NAS Quonset Point during storm, 30 December 1948
  • Raised, probably not returned to service
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 31 June 1950
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 141 tons (lt) 195 tons(fl)
    Length 97' 1"
    Beam 21'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion one Diesel engine, single shaft

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    YDT-2 117k YDT-2 moored, date and location unknown.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YDT-2 191k YDT-2, lights on in her pilot house, is battered by wind and waves as a storm slams Quonset Point, 31 December 1948. In the foreground, crash boat C-39069 has already succumbed to the elements (the caption on YDT-2's DANFS page misidentifies this boat as a Coast Guard craft)/
    National Archives photo 80-G-399143
    Dave Wright
    YDT-2 45k YDT-2 undergoing salvage at NAS Quonset Point, RI, after sinking in a storm, 30 December 1948. Photo from CEC Bulletin, June 1949. Dave Wright
    YDT-2 244k In the wake of the tempest, YDT-2 lies on the bottom beside the pier to which she had been moored, listing to starboard. Note the two YSDs moored in the background.
    National Archives photo 80-G-399145
    Dave Wright
    YDT-2 122k YDT-2 after being raised, 10 January 1949. Photo by AF1 P.H. Tibbitts, USN.
    National Archives photo 80-G-451740
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for YDT-2 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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