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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Laid down, 18 July 1941
  • Launched, 27 September 1941
  • Placed in service as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-19, 15 November 1941
  • Allocated to 14th Naval District
  • YSD-19 was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
  • Served at Pearl Harbor and Midway during World War Two
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold and registered as MPE 19 (ON 504318), 1966
  • Sold to Mexican owners, 1974
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
  • YSD-19 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 220 tons (lt) 270 tons(fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Speed 10 knots
    one American Hoist & Derrick model 685 rotating crane
    boom 54 ft.
    lifting capacity 10 tons
    powered by a 6 cylinder Cummins Diesel
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    Ship's Service Generators
    one 30Kw Diesel Generator set
    one 20Kw Diesel Generator set
    two Superior model MRDB-8 200 HP Diesel engines
    two propellers, 640shp

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    54k YSD-19 with a salvaged Japanese Aichi D3A dive bomber on her deck at Pearl Harbor, circa 10 December 1941.
    US Navy photos from Pearl Harbor by H. P. Willmott (Bison Books Ltd., 1981).
    Japanese Aviation & more web site
    125k More detailed image of above view. Photo from Ted Stone collection. George Schneider
    92k Two views of the bridge area of YSD-19 (nicknamed USS "Mary Ann" by her crew) at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands in 1953, with Richard Wheeler at the helm. Richard Wheeler
    196k Two views of YSD-19 at Pearl Harbor in 1964. Floating derrick YD-107 is moored in the background. Photos from govermnent sale bid brochure. George Schneider

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