YSD 74 is the Navy's only remaining seaplane wrecking derrick and is presently in use as a small floating crane at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Pearl Harbor, Hi.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: May 1, 1943|
|Launched: June 5, 1943|
|In Service: July 15, 1944|
|Builder: Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, Hi.|
|Propulsion: two Diesel engines, 640 shp|
|Length: 104 feet (31.7 meters)|
|Beam: 31.2 feet (9.5 meters)|
|Draft: 4 feet (1.22 meters)|
|Displacement: 240 tons light, 270 tons full load|
|Lifting Capacity: 10 tons|
|Speed: 6 knots|
|Crew: 1 officer, 15 enlisted (when it actually served as seaplane wrecking derrick)|
|Homeport: Pearl Harbor, Hi.|
YSD 74 Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows YSD 74 at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 20, 2010.
The photos below were taken by Sebastian Thoma and show YSD 74 at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 18, 2022.