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  • Laid down, date unknown, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown, as Underwater Explosion Barge No. 1 (UEB-1)
  • Designated Unclassified Miscellaneous IX-509, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 18 December 1992
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 4 February 1994, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 February 2006, to North American Ship Recycling, Baltimore MD for $76,275. Removed from the James River Reserve Fleet, 3 April 2006, scrapping completed 13 July 2006
    Displacement 1678 t.(lt) 2752 t.(fl)
    Length 185'
    Beam 71'
    Draft 5 ft. (max.)
    Complement none
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    162k Underwater Explosion Barge No. 1 (UEB-1) tied up at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, June 1991
    picryl,com - Pulic Domain Photos
    John Spivey

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