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YSR-1(1) moored at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., date unknown
YSR-1(2) and an oiler are in the upper right with two old "flush deck" destroyers beyond at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 29 September 1941. USS Relief (AH-1) is in the foreground and USS Orizaba (AP-24) is moored forward of Relief. Note Relief's bridge and the illuminated hospital ship recognition cross just forward of and above the spread awning (in the right center).
US National Archives photo # 19-N-26136, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
  • Built between 1930-32 at Navy Yard Norfolk, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Delivered in 1932
  • Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 February 1980
  • Steel hull, Length 95'; Breadth 30' 8; Capacity, 10,500 cubic feet
  • YSR-2
  • Built in 1908 at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines as Power Float # 25
  • Redesignated YSR-2, date unknown
  • Lost due to Japanese occupation of the Philippines Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Wood hull, Length 90'; Breadth 20'; Capacity, 122 tons
  • YSR-3 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard in 1941
  • Disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Length 94'; Breadth 30'; Capacity, 100 tons
  • YSR-4 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Bushnell-Lyons Iron Works, Tampa FL
  • Laid down, 24 March 1943
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, January 1944
  • Initially assigned to 7th Naval District
  • Towed from Pearl Harbor to Majuro, July 1944
  • Served in Admiralty Islands and Leyte, 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1980
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • Steel hull, Displacement 80 tons(lt), 300 tons (fl); Length 94'; Breadth 34'; Draft 7'(max): Capacity, 300 tons
  • YSR-5 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Bushnell-Lyons Iron Works, Tampa FL
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, Feburary 1944
  • Initially assigned to 8th Naval District
  • Assigned to Galveston, TX, for use by Todd-Galveston Dry Docks, February 1944
  • Final Disposition, di/trn August 1946
  • Steel hull, Displacement 80 tons(lt), 300 tons (fl); Length 94'; Breadth 34'; Draft 7'(max): Capacity, 300 tons
  • YSR-6 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge. Bilge wheelerizing barge (unofficially named "Big W"), visible astern of USS Halibut (SSGN-587) being outfitted at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, in August 1958. USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600) is on the building ways inboard of Hallibut.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 45615-8-59.
  • Built by Bushnell-Lyons Iron Works, Tampa, FL
  • Laid down, 25 August 1943
  • Launched, November 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, February 1944
  • Assigned to 12th Naval District, Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1995
  • Final disposition, scrapped, 13 July 1999
  • Steel hull, Displacement 80 tons (lt), 300 tons (fl); Length 94'; Breadth 34'; Draft 7'(max); Capacity, 300 tons
  • YSR-7 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
    YSR-7 outboard of USS William M Wood (DD-715) at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 27 May 1964. USS William M. Wood was undergoing FRAM I (Fleet Rehabilitation And Modernization). Note sonar dome on pier in background and an "extra" mast on the pier by the bow.
    Philadelphia Navy Shipyard photo contributed by Ed Zajkowski
  • Built by Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Laid down, 16 March 1942
  • Launched, May 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, September 1942, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 December 1995, for Navy sale
  • Final Disposition, sold to J-Way Leasing LLC, Baltimore, MD, 5 February 2003
  • Renamed J-Way DB101 (ON 1150156), to British Virgin Islands registry, 2009
  • Steel hull, Displacement 80 tons (lt), 300 tons (fl); Length 94'; Breadth 34'; Draft 7' (max.); Capacity, 300 tons
  • YSR-8 A YSR-8 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Laid down by Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-32
  • Converted to YSR before completion to assist in salvage of ships damaged in Pearl Harbor attack, March 1942
  • Assigned to 14th Naval District
  • Final disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Length 104'; Breadth 31'2"; Capacity, 200 tons
  • YSR-9 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Aetna Iron & Steel Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Delivered, March 1944
  • Assigned to 8th Naval District
  • Final dispostion, di/trn August 1946
  • Steel hull, Length 94'; Breadth 30'; Capacity 300 tons
  • YSR-10 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Aetna Iron & Steel Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Delivered, June 1944
  • Initially assigned to 6th Naval District, later to 14th Naval District
  • Towed by ATR-27 from Pearl Harbor to Espiritu Santo, 22 December 1944 - 12 January 1945
  • Later assigned to Eniewetok, 1945
  • Final dispostion, sold, 13 July 1990
  • Steel hull, Length 94'; Breadth 30'; Capacity 300 tons
  • YSR-11 A YSR-11 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Laid down, June 1943
  • Launched, November 1943
  • Delivered, February 1944
  • Served at Eniwetok, Ulithi and Leyte, 1944-45
  • Struck from Naval Register, 19 August 1996
  • Final dispostion, sunk as target, 08 July 2006
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 80 tons (lt); Length 80'; Breadth 32'; Draft 5'
  • YSR-12 A YSR-12 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built at Brooklyn NY as tank barge Doris R., 1934
  • Acquired by US Navy, 21 May 1942
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District
  • Final dispostion, transferred to War Shipping Administration, December 1947
  • Steel hull, Length 110'; Breadth 30'
  • YSR-13 redesignated YOS-25, May 1945
    YSR-14 redesignated YOS-26, May 1945
    YSR-15 A YSR-15 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by United Dry Docks, Brooklyn NY (YN 826)
  • Delivered to Globe Oil Delivery Corp., New York, NY as tank barge Globe 15, 1934
  • Acquired by US Navy, 21 May 1942
  • Placed in service at New York Navy Yard, 11 January 1943
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District
  • Final dispostion, to WSA, October 1947
  • Sold, renamed McAllister Tankers No. 3, 1947
  • Out of documentation, 1957
  • Steel hull, 232 gross tons; Length 100'; Breadth 30'; Draft, 8.7'
  • YSR-16 A YSR-16 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built at Oxford, MD, as freight boat Lulu Mae (ON 229601)
  • Dleivered to Capt. B.A. Keiser, Smyrna, DE, 1930
  • Sold to Reinauer Transportation Corp., Newark, NJ, circa 1936
  • Sold to Arthur Halliwell, Jr., Port Richmond, NY, 1941
  • Acquired by US Navy, 05 April 1943
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District
  • Struck from Naval Register, 13 November 1944
  • To War Shipping Administration, April 1946
  • Sold to Martin T. Carey, Brooklyn, NY, name Lulu Mae retained
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1964
  • Wood hull, 67 gross tons; Length 62.4'; Beam, 21.3'; Draft, 6.5', one diesel, 70hp
  • YSR-17 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge. Seen here as Brody, being used as part of the floating beer garden at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA, 23 June 2015.
    Photo by Dave Wright.
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, September 1944
  • Struck from Naval Register, 16 February 1994
  • Final dispostion, sold to Florida Marine Terminals, renamed FMT-17 (ON 1078172), 29 September 1998
  • Later sold to Hays Tug & Launch Service, Chester, PA, renamed Brody
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-18 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, September 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 09 June 1987
  • Final disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-19 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 05 June 1992
  • Final disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-20 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, July 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 August 1997
  • Final disposition, sunk as target, 19 September 2002
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-21 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, August 1944
  • Final disposition, destroyed, May 1947
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-22 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, October 1944
  • Served in Philippines, 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 September 1974
  • Final disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-23 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, November 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 September 1994
  • Final disposition, sold to Florida Marine Terminals, renamed FMT-23 (ON 1078175), 29 September 1998
  • Later sold to Hays Tug & Launch Service, Chester, PA, renamed TJ
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-24 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Delivered, March 1945
  • Final disposition, sold, April 1975
  • Steel hull, Length 94'; Breadth 30'; Capacity 300 tons
  • YSR-25 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Pointer-Willamette, Portland, OR
  • Laid down, May 1944
  • Launched, November 1944
  • Delivered, 13 November 1944
  • Struck from Naval Register, 21 August 1997
  • Final disposition, to Local Redevelopment Authority, 20 December 1999
  • Steel hull, Length 94'; Breadth 30'; Capacity 300 tons
  • YSR-26 A YSR-3 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Laid down, 29 March 1944
  • Launched, June 1944
  • Delivered, 12 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 July 1994
  • Final disposition, to Local Redevelopment Authority, 20 December 1999
  • Steel hull, Length 94'; Breadth 30'; Capacity 300 tons
  • YSR-27 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Delivered, 05 October 1945
  • Final disposition, sold, February 1983
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-28 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Laid down, 12 February 1945
  • Delivered, 27 November 1945
  • Struck from Naval Register, 17 January 1994
  • Final disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-29 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Laid down, 03 March 1945
  • Delivered, 05 December 1945
  • Struck from Naval Register, 07 May 1992
  • Final disposition, unknown
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-30 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Laid down, 07 June 1945
  • Launched, September 1945
  • Delivered, 31 January 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 22 December 1994
  • Final disposition, sold, 01 June 2001
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-31 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Laid down, 20 June 1945
  • Launched, December 1945
  • Delivered, 05 March 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 07 December 1995
  • Final disposition, sold, 12 June 2003
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-32 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Laid down, July 1945
  • Launched, March 1946
  • Delivered, 05 April 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 13 December 1995
  • Final disposition, transferred to other government agency, 22 February 1996
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-33 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH
  • Laid down, 24 August 1945
  • Launched, March 1946
  • Delivered, 17 April 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 21 August 1997
  • Final disposition, sold, 01 June 2001
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-34 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, July 1945
  • Final disposition, sold, January 1971
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-35 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, 28 July 1945
  • Initially assigned to 13th Naval District
  • Final disposition, sold, October 1974
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-36 A YSR-17 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Delivered, 28 July 1945
  • Initially assigned to 13th Naval District
  • Final disposition, sold, October 1974
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 162 tons (lt.); Length 80'; Breadth 32'
  • YSR-37 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Laid down, 22 May 1945
  • Launched, 22 January 1946
  • Delivered, 11 March 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 07 February 1999
  • Final disposition, sold, 01 June 2001
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-38 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built byMaxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Laid down, 02 June 1945
  • Launched, January 1946
  • Delivered, 19 March 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 13 December 1995
  • Final disposition, to Local Redevelopment Authority, 02 February 2001
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-39 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Laid down, 16 June 1945
  • Launched, 25 February 1946
  • Delivered, 03 April 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 11 December 2000
  • Final disposition, sold, 14 July 2005
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-40 A YSR-30 Class Sludge Removal Barge
  • Built by Maxon Construction, Tell City, IN
  • Laid down, 02 July 1945
  • Launched, March 1946
  • Delivered, 15 April 1946
  • Struck from Naval Register, 19 May 1997
  • Final disposition, sold, 19 July 2002
  • Steel hull, Displacement, 230 tons (lt.), 790 tons (full load); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft, 7'
  • YSR-41 was cancelled, August 1945
    YSR-42
    (ex-USS Intrepid) at Pearl Harbor, circa 1944. The ship in the background is USS Oklahoma (BB-37) shown before stripping was complete. Note that the guns of No.2 turret have already been removed, but the others remain
    YSR-43 ex YC-910
  • Sold November 1975
  • YSR-44
  • No details
  • YSR-45
  • Built by James Russel Engineering Works, Boston, MA
  • Delivered to US Army as BC 6090, August 1952
  • Transferred to US Navy, date unknown
  • Struck from Naval Register, 13 December 1995
  • Final disposition, sold to Stevens Towing Company, Yonges Island, SC, 09 June 1999
  • Renamed Stevens 1233 (ON 1256926), active as of early 2015
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