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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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)
Accommodations 1 Officer, 40 Enlisted
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||Christening of YR-51 by Miss Betty McGovern at Cramp Shipbuilding, Philadelphia in 1943.
||S. Dale Hargrave
||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
Last Updated 25 March 2018
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