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A concrete barge is a type of barge that is made out of concrete. They use a lot less steel than a conventional barge but are heavier, and vulnerable to collision damage. Concrete barges are used as a platform for:
- floating homes
- fish farm buildings
- floating offshore structures for natural gas storage and loading
other historical uses include:
- transport barges for natural gas
- Concrete barges were used in Britain during WWII and as part of the D-day landings Mulberry floating harbour complexes.
- Concrete barges were used by the United States Navy during World War II, especially in the Pacific theater.
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