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.