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YW-15
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Water Barge No. 15 (1905-1920)


YW-15 Class Water Barge:
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, 14 April 1905
  • Laid down, 1905
  • Launched, 26 June 1905
  • Completed as Water Barge No. 15, 02 September 1905
  • Redesignated YW-15, 17 July 1920
  • Spent entire career assigned to 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, reported abandoned, March 1936
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 92' 0"
    Beam 17' 0"
    Draft 9' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity
    Water 50,000 gallons
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion none

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    YW-15 97k Launching mechanism for the launching of Water Barge No. 15 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 26 July 1905.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YW 15 1-7-05, 7/26/05.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-15 74k Water Barge No. 15 ready for launching at Mare Island Navy Yard, 26 July 1905.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YW 15 2-7-05, 7/26/05.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-15 80k Stern view of Water Barge No. 15 ready for launching at Mare Island Navy Yard, 26 July 1905.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YW 15 3-7-05, 7/26/05.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-15 70k Water Barge No. 15 immediately after launching at Mare Island Navy Yard, 26 July 1905.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # YW 15 4-7-05, 7/26/05.
    Darryl Baker

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