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Water Barge No. 9


Steel-hulled Water Barge:
  • Built at Naval Station, Port Royal, SC
  • Laid down, 16 August 1898
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and designated Water Barge No. 9, 1898
  • Allocated to Port Royal, 1898-1916
  • Reassigned to Charleston, SC, 1916-1920s
  • Designated YW-9, 17 July 1920
  • Final disposition, disposed of in 1920s
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 82' 0"
    Beam 22' 2"
    Draft unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Water 60,000 gallons
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam

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    YW-9 55k Water Barge No. 9 moored at Port Royal, date unknown.
    USN Bureau of Ships photo
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for Water Barge No. 9 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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