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Water Barge No. 5

Steel-hulled Water Barge:
  • Built by Crescent Shipyard (Lewis Nixon), Elizabethport, NJ (YN 64)
  • Delivered as Water Barge No. 5, 1898
  • Allocated to Boston Navy Yard, 1898 to 1940
  • Foundered while delivering water to Naval Hospital, Gould Island, RI, 1940
  • Final disposition, salvaged and sold, December 1943
    Displacement 200 tons
    Length 144'
    Beam 23'
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Water 171,000 gallons
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YW-5 365k Water Barge No. 5 moored alongside submarine L-3 at Boston Navy Yard, circa 1919.
    Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library, file 08_06_023223
    Dave Wright

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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