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YR-23 Class Floating Workshop:
  • Planned as Coal Barge No. 701
  • Redesignated Floating Workshop YR-23 before start of construction
  • Laid down, 13 March 1942, at Navy Yard Norfolk, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Launched, 16 July 1942
  • Completed and placed in service, 29 November 1941
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 1 March 1978
    Displacement unknown
    Length 110'
    Beam 34'
    Draft unknown
    one 60KW Diesel generator set
    one 10Kw Diesel generator set

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    YR-23 52 YR-23 moored at Naval Station Mayport, FL. in November 1971 with USS Saratoga (CVA-60) in the background. Photo by Jim Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for YC-701 / YR-23 at Navsource
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