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Suitland (YDT-15)
YF-336 (1943 - 1974)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Papa - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YDT-14 Class Diving Tender:
  • Built by Erie Concrete & Steel Co., Erie, PA
  • Laid down, July 1942
  • Launched, October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service at New York Navy Yard as Self-propelled Covered Lighter YF-336, 02 July 1943
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District at New York, 1943 - May 1946
  • Assigned to Potomac River Naval Command at Washington, DC, May 1946 - March 1965
  • Asiigned to 5th Naval District at Norfolk from March 1965
  • Named Suitland, 08 June 1965
  • Redesignated Diving Tender YDT-15, April 1971
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 May 1999
  • Final Disposition, sunk as part of an artificial reef in 90' of water off Escambia County, FL., in April 2000
    Displacement 300 t.(lt) 650 t.(fl)
    Length 132' 6"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 11
    Propulsion one V12-71 Detroit Diesel, single shaft

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    YF-335 60k YF-336 launching at Erie Concrete & Steel Supply Co., Erie, PA, during October 1942.
    Photo from Bowling Green University Historical Collection of the Great Lakes
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Suitland (YDT-15)
    YF-335 309k Suitland (YDT-15) supporting student divers during a training salvage operation at Oxon Cove, MD in June 1973. The salvage operation was part of the Diver First Class course under the auspices of the Naval School of Diving and Salvage, Washington, DC. Terry M. Rioux
    YDT-15 1018k Suitland (YDT-15) docked at the south east pier, Washington Navy Yard, by the Navy Diving and Salvage School, February 1977. YDT-16 is at left, and YSD-39 at right.
    National Archives photo K-116668
    Dave Wright

    YF-336 / Suitland (YDT-15)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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