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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)
    Length 150'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 62
    Machinery unknown

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    YR-60 44k YR-78 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Scott Odell
    Hawkbill 663k 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
    Darryl Baker
    YRB-35 37k YRB-35 moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., date unknown. Marine Systems Corp
    YRBM-51 1789k YRBM-55 moored at Naval Station San Diego, 2009. Photo by Bob Gregory

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