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US Army Dredge Fry

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Laid down, 12 November 1940
  • Launched, 14 February 1941
  • Delivered and placed in service as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-22, 30 April 1941
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District
  • Reclassified Dredge YM-34 after 1955 (unconfirmed)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Army Corps of Engineers, renamed Fry, 1972
  • Sold, 2013
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    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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    768k YSD-22 underway on trials off Boston Navy Yard, 28 April 1941.
    National Archives photos 19-N-23856, 19-N-23857 and 19-N-23855
    Dave Wright
    USACE Fry
    173k Fry on the Intracoastal Waterway, south of Bogue Sound, NC, date unknown. George Schneider

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