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YRB-29 Class Repair and Berthing Barge:
  • Built by Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Laid down, 14 January 1946
  • Launched, 19 February 1946
  • Delivered and placed in service at Norfolk as non-self propelled Covered Lighter YF-1092, 22 April 1947
  • Redesignated Covered Lighter YFN-1092, date unknown
  • Redesignated Special Purpose Lighter YFNX-13, date unknown
  • Redesignated Salvage Craft Tender (NSP) YRST-5, date unknown
  • Redesignated Repair and Berthing Barge YRB-29, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 09 November 1999
  • Sold by the General Services Administration (GSA) for reuse, 17 May 2000
  • Registered to Sterling Equipment, Inc., Boston, MA as barge SEI 12060, 2000
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 500 t.(lt)
    Length 124'
    Beam 24'
    Draft unknown
    Accommodations unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    YRB-1 66k YFN-1092 moored at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, circa 1946 US Navy photo from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
    YRB-1 207k YRST-5, unofficially named Tom O'Malley, moored at Washington Navy Yard, circa 1977. This view shows the waterfront portion of the osutheast part of the yard. YRST-5 was attached to the Naval School of Diving and Salvage. The school also occupied the building in left center. The larger, white bldg. in upper right is the Chief Petty Officers' Club.
    United States National Archives, Photo No. K-118322
    Mike Green

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