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YFN-409 (1946/47 - 1948)
YF-409 (1943 - 1946/47)

Repair and Berthing Barge:
  • Laid down, 25 January 1943, at Garbutt - Walsh Inc., Terminal Island, CA.
  • Launched, 26 March 1943
  • Completed, 17 April 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service as non-self propelled Covered Lighter YF-409, date and location unknown
  • Redesignated Covered Lighter YFN-409, 1946/47
  • Redesignated Repair and Berthing Barge YRB-18, 26 August 1948
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Accommodations unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    Pomfret 1.30k USS Pomfret (SS-391) off Mare Island on 23 August 1962. YRB-18 is in the background along with the sterns of two decommissioned submarines, the USS Pampanito (SS-383) inboard and USS Sunfish (SS-281), with her after deck being removed.
    Photo # 55846-8-62 TH from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Photo - Darryl L. Baker
    Text - Ric Hedman, David Johnston & Robert Morgan

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