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YC-312 (1911 - 1948)

YRB-12 Class Repair and Berthing Barge:
  • Built in 1915 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched in 1915
  • Delivered and placed in service as non-self propelled Covered Lighter YC-312 in 1915 at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Redesignated Submarine Repair and Berthing Barge YRB-12, 26 August 1948
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 590 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 34'
    Draft 8'
    Accommodations unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    YRB-12 102k YC-312 moored forward of Porpoise (SS-172) at Mare Island, 13 October 1942
    National Archives photo 19-N-35999.
    Tommy Trampp
    YW-103 132k YC-312 moored aft of YW-103 at Mare Island, 12 January 1945
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 252-45.
    Darryl Baker
    YRB-12 259k Recommissioning of USS Sea Fox (SS 402) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 5 June 5, 1953. The Submarine forward of Sea Fox is USS Menhaden (SS-377) with YRB-12 and YRB-14 outboard of her.
    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum File # SS 402 17775-6-53 TH, 6/5/53/font>
    Darryl Baker
    YRB-12 316k YRB-16 moored outboard of USS Sea Devil (SS-400) during the submarine's recommissioning at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 17 August 1957. Note USS Catfish (SS-339) moored forward of Sea Devil with YRB-12 moored alongside.
    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum photo # 36224-8-57 TH
    Darryl Baker
    YW-103 692k YRB-12 and YD-33 in the background of this photo of USS Caiman (SS-323) in Mare Island's dry dock #4 in February 1967 while in overhaul at the yard.
    File name: 2-80 SS 323 DD#4 Feb 67, Navy Photo, Feb. 1967
    Darryl Baker

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