USS Dewey (YFD-1)

USS Dewey (YFD-1)

USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4) in drydock Dewey, c. 1906–1907
Career (U.S.)
Name: USS Dewey
Namesake: Admiral George Dewey
Builder: Maryland Steel Co.
Cost: $1,127,000
Laid down: early 1905
Launched: 10 June 1905
Sponsored by: Miss Endicott, daughter of Rear Admiral Mordecai T. Endicott
Reclassified: YFD-1, 20 July 1920
Honors and
1 battle star, World War II
Fate: scuttled at Mariveles, 1942; raised by Japanese; resunk by U.S. forces
General characteristics
Displacement: 18,500 t.
Length: 501 ft 9 in (152.93 m)
Beam: 100 ft (30.5 m)
Draft: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) (empty)

USS Dewey (YFD-1) was a floating dry dock built for the United States Navy in 1905, and named for American Admiral George Dewey. The drydock was towed to her station in the Philippines in 1906 and remained there until scuttled by American forces, to prevent her falling into the hands of the invading Japanese.

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