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YRBM-55 Class Repair, Berthing and Messing Barge:
Laid down, 8 January 1945, at Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle, WA.
Launched, 12 May 1945
Delivered and placed in service, 19 June 1945, as Floating Workshop YR-78, allocated to the 17th Naval District
Redesignated Repair and Berthing Barge YRB-35, date unknown
Redesignated Repair, Berthing and Messing Barge YRBM-55, date unknown
Current Disposition, active in service at Naval Station San Diego, CA.
Displacement 530 t.(lt) 760 t.(fl)
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||YR-78 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||YR-78 is aft of the nuclear powered attack submarine USS Hawkbill (SSN-666) seen here during her commissioning ceremony at Mare Island Navy Shipyard, 4 February 1971.
US Navy photo # 102436-2-71 TH 01, from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
||YRB-35 moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., date unknown.
||Marine Systems Corp
||YRBM-55 moored at Naval Station San Diego, 2009.
||Photo by Bob Gregory
There is no DANFS history available for YR-78 / YRB-35 / YRBM-55 at Navsource
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