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.
Detail Specifications for Building Gate Vessels Nos. 22-30 inclusive for Net Defenses (YNG) for the U. S. Navy dated 1 Feb 1942,
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
Two 20 ft. lifeboats (handled by boom)
One 16 person life float
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
Officers WR & WC
Crews WR & WC
HEATING and VENTILATION
Heat - One oil fired steam boiler
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).
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.
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
Shop - One workbench with vise in auxiliary machinery room
One underwater sound
Medical - One medical locker
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