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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Authorized, November 1930
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 28 September 1932
  • Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-9, 12 January 1933
  • Assigned to the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, 1933 - 1951
  • YSD-9 was present during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 27 August 1951
  • Registered to Hardaway Contracting Co., Tampa, FL, renamed Panama (ON 275661), 1958
  • Later sold to Florida Ship Repair, Inc.
  • Final disposition, fate unknown (still afloat 1987)
    Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4' 0"
    Lifting Capacity 10 tons
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Diesel engines, 400hp
    two propellers
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    788k YSD-9 in Pearl Harbor just after completion, 13 January 1933.
    National Archives photo 80-G-451166
    Dave Wright

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