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YDT-17 Class Diving Tender:
  • Built by Swiftships, Morgan City, LA
  • Contract awarded, 25 June 1997
  • Laid down, February 1998
  • Launched, November 1998
  • Delivered and placed in service, 19 May 1999
  • Active in service, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL, operated under contract by Cetacean Marine, Inc.
  • Note: The name Poseidon, though carried on nameboards aboard this vessel, appears to be unofficial
    Displacement 300 tons(lt) 650 tons(fl)
    Length 132'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 18 knots max., 15 knots cruising
    Armament none
    Complement 8 crew, 7 instructors, 25 students
    two Caterpillar 3508B diesels
    two Hamilton HM 651 waterjets
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    YDT-18 266k Personnel from the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center moor YDT-18 in Alligator Bayou at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Panama, 09 November 2009. Preparations were being made throughout the base to withstand the high winds expected from tropical storm Ida.
    Defense Visual Imagery Distirbution System photo 1573235, taken by David Didier MC2
    Dave Wright
    YDT-17 1001k YDT-18 and YDT-17 moored at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, 26 August 2012.
    Department of Defense photo by David Didier MC2, via Wikipedia
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YDT-18 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Cetacean Marine Inc.

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