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YRBM 49

- formerly YR 46 -


Photo by Thoralf Doehring; Pearl Harbor, Hi; March 20, 2010


Originally placed in service as Floating Workshop YR 46, the barge was later redesignated YRBM 49 and is presently one of the Navy's non self-propelled Repair, Berthing and Messing Barges.

General Characteristics:Keel laid: April 22, 1943
Launched: May 15, 1943
Delivered: November 26, 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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