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Floating Workshop No. 5
Coal Barge No. 164


Floating Workshop:
  • Built in 1908, as the wooden-hulled Coal Barge No. 164 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Allocated to the 12th Naval District at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Converted to non-self propelled Floating Workshop No. 5 in January 1916
  • Designated YR-5 in 1920
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 110'
    Beam 30'
    Draft unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    F-3 313k USS Glacier at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA with Floating Workshop No. 5 and submarines USS H-4 (SS-147) and USS H-6 (SS-149), taken between February and April 1921 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. Photo: Darryl Baker
    Revised caption: Ric Hedman
    YRB-5 169k YR-5 and USS V-4 (SM-1) are in the background beyond USS V-6 (SC-2) fitting out at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 12 April 1930.
    US Navy photo # NH 70676 courtesy of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1970.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

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