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US Army Dredge Snell

YSD-11 Class Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS
  • Laid down, 01 January 1945
  • Launched, 11 June 1945
  • Placed in service as the steel-hull Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-78, 30 June 1945
  • Assigned to Sixth Naval District at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Army as dredge/snagboat, renamed Snell, 15 August 1960
  • Current active in ACE's Wilmington District
    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, 640shp
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    US Army M/V Snell
    197k M/V Snell recovering debris, date and location unknown. US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District photo Dave Wright

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