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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE *

156)YFD 38 FLOATING DRYDOCK



YFD 38 seen at Natal Naval Base having one Sub Chaser aboard for maintenance. 


Specifications:


Length over all: 240 ft


Length on pontoons: 200 ft


Length over blocks: 285 ft


Width over all: 64,7' ft


Width inside: 47,4' ft


Draft over blocks 14 ft


Draft over all submerged: 28,5' ft


Draft light: 4,3' ft


Data kindly provided by Aryeh Wetherhorn


The US Navy brought to Brazil two Floating Drydocks, being one with 1000 tons which was based at Natal Naval base. Both were very important in assistance for keeping ships in seaworthy conditions. During a period in 1944, YFD 38 had no less than 26 ships awaiting for repairs. After the end of the hostilities, this unit was transferred to the Brazilian Navy.



 

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