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YRBM 48

- formerly YR 44 -



Originally placed in service as Floating Workshop YR 44, the barge was later redesignated YRBM 48 and is presently one of the Navy's non self-propelled Repair, Berthing and Messing Barges.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 19, 1942
Keel laid: February 15, 1943
Launched: April 18, 1943
Delivered: September 22, 1943
Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding Philadelphia, Pa.
Length: 150 feet (45.7 meters)
Beam: 36 feet (11 meters)
Draft: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 760 tons
Accommodations: 1 Officer, 40 Enlisted
Homeport: Pearl Harbor, Hi.


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The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows YRBM 48 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Va., on October 14, 2017.



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