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.|
YRBM 48 Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows YRBM 48 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Va., on March 19, 2010.
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows YRBM 48 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Va., on October 14, 2017.