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Floating Workshop No. 5 (1916 - 1920)
Coal Barge No. 164 (1908 - 1916)

Floating Workshop:
  • Built at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, 12 October 1907
  • Completed as the wooden-hulled Coal Barge No. 164, 1908
  • Allocated to the Twelfth Naval District at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Converted to Floating Workshop No. 5, January 1916
  • Designated YR-5, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1930
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Hull wood
    Displacement unknown
    Length 110'
    Beam 29' 4"
    Draft 7' 6"
    Machinery unknown

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    313k USS Glacier at Mare Island Navy Yard with Floating Workshop No. 5 and submarines USS H-4 (SS-147) and USS H-6 (SS-149) alongside, photographed February - April 1921. Photo: Darryl Baker
    Revised caption: Ric Hedman
    191k YR-5 alongside V-4 (SF-7) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 12 April 1930.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 70676 (cropped)
    Dave Wright

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