USS Yosemite (AD-19)
Authentic life ring from the USS Yosemite (AD19) as stenciled on to the surface of the ring. Measures 24 inches in diameter with old orange surface and black rope handles. This item comes to us from the USS Zuni- USCG Tamaroa Foundation.
USS Yosemite (AD-19) was a destroyer tender which served with the United States Navy during World War II through to the 1990s.
The fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name, Yosemite was laid down on 19 January 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida; launched on 16 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Melville W. Powers; and commissioned on 25 March 1944, Capt. George C. Towner in command.