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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

YR-44 Class Floating Workshop:
  • Built by Cramp Shipbuilding, Philadelphia, PA (YN 574)
  • Laid down, 18 May 1943
  • Launched, 30 May 1943
  • Placed in service as Non-Self-propelled Floating Workshop YR-51, 26 January 1944
  • Towed by Abnaki (AT-96) from Philadelphia to Ft. Pierce, FL, 16-21 February 1944
  • Assigned to Amphibious Training Base, Fort Pierce, FL, February 1944 - October 1945
  • Towed by Paiute (ATF-159) from Ft. Pierce to Casco Bay, ME, 12-18 October 1945
  • Assigned to Training Group (CTU 23.39), Casco Bay, ME
  • Assigned to Ninth Naval District Naval Reserve training, June 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, registered to Sioux City & New Orleans Barge Line, Chicago, IL, as merchant barge Mr. Cole (ON 517166), 1968
  • Later renamed Mr. Mac
  • Final dispostion, active as tank barge out of South Point, OH
    Displacement 530 tons (lt) 760 tons (fl)
    Length 150'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Accommodations 1 Officer, 40 Enlisted
    Machinery none

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    YR-51 93k Christening of YR-51 by Miss Betty McGovern at Cramp Shipbuilding, Philadelphia in 1943. S. Dale Hargrave
    YR-51 135k YR-51 under tow of Abnaki (AT-96) along the east coast on February 17, 1944, as seen from a blimp out of NAS Weeksville.
    National Archives photo 80-G-215571
    Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.

    There is no DANFS history for YR-51 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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