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US Army Debris Vessel M/V Coyote

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Laid down, 03 June 1941
  • Launched, 15 November 1941
  • Completed as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-26, 08 May 1942
  • Allocated to the 17th Naval District
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Army as debris boat Coyote, 1975
  • Sold commercially as Coyote, circa 2000 (never documented)
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104'
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4'
    Lifting Capacity 10 tons
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Superior Diesel engines
    two propellers, 400shp
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    99k YSD-26 alongside an unidentified yard tug at Puget Sound Navy Yard, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec / George Schneider
    US Army M/V Coyote
    152k Army debris boat Coyote at Sausalito, CA, 23 May 1984. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider
    Commercial Service
    141k Coyote at San Francisco, CA, 08 September 2001. Photo copyright George Schneider. George Schneider

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