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YD 256



YD 256 is one of the Navy's floating cranes. The crane's barge was built by Halter Marine, Lockport, Ms., while the crane itself was built by Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 25, 1991
Delivered: December 14, 1993
Builder: Halter Marine, Lockport, Ms., and Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif.
Length: 175 feet (53.34 meters)
Beam: 75 feet (22.86 meters)
Draft: max. 13 feet (3.96 meters)
Displacement: ?
Lifting Capacity: 100 tons
Crew: 12
Homeport: Public Works Center, San Diego, Calif.


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The photo below was taken by me and shows YD 256 at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 30, 2011.



The photo below was taken by me and shows YD 256 at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 4, 2012.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows YD 256 at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on April 18, 2016.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows YD 256 at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 11, 2017.



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