Originally built and placed in service as Floating Workshop YR 77, the barge was converted to a repair, berthing and messing barge at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hi., in mid-2002. Redesignated YRBM 52, the barge is now serving as one of the Navy's non self-propelled Repair, Berthing and Messing Barges.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: June 28, 1944|
|Keel laid: January 8, 1945|
|Launched: May 12, 1945|
|Delivered: June 9, 1945|
|Builder: Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle, Wash.|
|Length: 153 feet (46.6 meters)|
|Beam: 36 feet (11 meters)|
|Draft: 6 feet (1.8 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 760 tons (full displacement)|
|Accommodations: 1 Officer, 40 Enlisted|
|Homeport: Pearl Harbor, Hi.|
YRBM 52 Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows YRBM 52 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hi., on March 8, 2012.
The photo below was taken by Sebastian Thoma and shows YRBM 52 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 18, 2022.