Marinette Marine Awarded Contract For 10 YRBM (L) Vessels

Marinette Marine Corporation (Marinette, Wis.) has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction of 10 Large Yard Repair Berthing and Messing Vessels. The YRBM (L) vessels have a 146-foot overall length, 46-foot beam, and a 688 long ton displacement. A total of 201 enlisted men, 26 officers, and 30 chief petty officers will be accommodated within the vessel. Additional features to crew facilities include recreation rooms, machine shop areas, galley, and instructional classrooms.

The vessels are being built under a multiyear procurement, with the first vessel scheduled for delivery 23 months after the date of contract. Value of the 10 vessel contract is in excess of $68,- 000,000.

Marinette Marine previously had been awarded a contract for six YRBM (L) vessels in 1979 from the Naval Sea Systems Command. Delivery of the first and second unit of this contract is scheduled for December 1980. Marinette Marine Corporation is a major supplier of custom engineered vessels for ocean and inland marine service.

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