Marinette Launches Another Berthing Barge For U.S. Navy

Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently launched the third in a series of 16 YRBM(L) berthing barges (photo above) under construction for the Naval Sea Systems Command. The YRBM(L) vessels have a 146-foot overall length, 46-foot beam, and 688-long-ton displacement. A total of 257 officers and crew will be accommodated within the vessel.

Additional features to crew facilities include complete laundry services, recreation rooms, classrooms, machine and electrical shops, galley and mess areas, and onboard o f f i c e and store space.

Delivery of the third and fourth vessels of the series are scheduled for June of this year. Marinette Marine is a major supplier of defense-related marine equipment and of custom-engineered commercial vessels for ocean and inland marine service.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 46,  Apr 15, 1981 Virginia

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