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YNG - Gate Vessel

YNG is a non-self-propelled gate vessel 110 foot long by 34 foot beam, designed for use in connection with the operation of harbor defense net systems. This craft is used to open and close the net gate. The harbor defense gates are maneuvered by use of two installed winches, one of which is used for opening and the other for closing the gate. The craft is self-supporting, being equipped with complete living facilities for a crew of 20 personnel and capable of supplying its own electricity and heat. Fresh water is obtained from onboard storage tanks. The craft is equipped with facilities for a four point mooring system.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Detail Specifications for Building Gate Vessels Nos. 22-30 inclusive for Net Defenses (YNG) for the U. S. Navy dated 1 Feb 1942,

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length

110'

Beam

34'

Depth

11'-3"

Draft

4'

Accommodations:

Crew

18 berths

CPO/OFF

2 berths

Liquid Capacities:

Diesel Oil

2500 gal

Lube Oil

250 gal

Fresh Water

5000 gal (storage)

200 gal (gravity service tank)

SHIP and PERSONNEL SAFETY

Fire - One portable hand pump with 50 ft. suction and 50 ft. discharge hose

Boat/Floats -

Two 20 ft. lifeboats (handled by boom)

One 16 person life float

Living Facilities

Berthing

Crews quarters contain 18 berths

Two staterooms, each with single berth and lavatory

Galley/Mess - Oil burning range; sink, two refrigerators, seating capacity for total accommodations and a water cooler

Sanitary -

Officers WR & WC

Crews WR & WC

HEATING and VENTILATION

Heat - One oil fired steam boiler

FLUID SYSTEMS

Fresh water - Hand pump transfers water from storage tank to 200 gal. Fresh water gravity tank. One tank served all fresh water requirements (lavatory, showers, sinks, bucket faucets).

ANCHOR SYSTEM

Craft is moored by means of four 1-1/2" chain cables which are secured to fixed moorings and thence led through hause pipes, two forward and two aft.

Chains are hauled aboard by means of four hand operated reels (each with 120 fathoms of 7/8 inch diameter steel wire rope and connecting shackles) located on the deck house top.

One 1000 lb. Navy anchor is provided for mooring when not in normal service.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Power and Distribution

Two 75 kw diesel generators, 240/120 volt DC, 3 wire

One 20 kw diesel generator, 120 volt DC, 2 wire

One 3 panel generator and distribution switchboard with one battery charging circuit

MISCELLANEOUS

Shop - One workbench with vise in auxiliary machinery room

Electronics

One transceiver

One underwater sound

Medical - One medical locker



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