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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

YF / YFN Covered Lighter (Non Self-propelled)



YF-20
(Freight Lighter No. 20) alongside USS Jason (Fuel Ship #12) at New York Navy Yard, 10 May 1918. Jason was loading aviation material for transportation to Inverness, Scotland. The Navy's large colliers were often used to carry oversized or priority general cargoes to Europe during World War I. Note the 4"/50 gun on her forecastle.
US National Archives, RG-19-N box 9. Photo No. 19-N-1809, ex 7-21-19 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Contributed by Mike Green

YF-28
YD-47 lifting a wrecked Curtiss SOC-1 from USS Augusta (CA-31) from the waters of Manila Bay, probably in late 1936 or later. Writing on boom reads "tested Sept. 17, 1936. Safe Working Load 30000 Lbs.
10'x 30' wood hull, 13.4 ton lifting capacity
Converted from freight lighter No. 28 at Cavite 1919. New pontoon built 1929. Steam derrick, steel mast and steel boom; copper sheathed. Lost with fall of Manila 2 Jan 1942.
Submitted by David Wright


YF-53
YF-53
(Freight Lighter No. 53) formerly Coal Barge No. 210)
alongside USS Princess Matoika (ID-2290) in port in 1919. She was assigned to the Norfolk, VA., area, which may be the location of this scene.
US Navy photo # NH 103079 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
YF-53
(Freight Lighter No. 53) in the center background of picture USS Craven (Destroyer No. 70, 4 June 1919, while she was under construction at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.

YF-60
YF-60 (Freight Lighter No. 60) being maneuvered by an unidentified harbor tug. This lighter was acquired by the Navy in 1917 from the Merchants and Miners Transportation Company. She was sold out of service in 1922.
US Navy photo # NH 102043 from the US Naval Historical Center.
YF-64 ex-Freight Lighter No. 64 ex-Lighter Barge 04 (ID 2552)
YF-65 ex-Freight Lighter No. 65 ex-Lighter Barge 05 (ID 2565)
YF-66 ex-Freight Lighter No. 66 ex-Lighter Barge 06 (ID 2388)
YF-67 ex-Freight Lighter No. 67 ex-Lighter Barge 07 (ID 2389) ex-Coal Barge No. 513
YF-68 ex-Freight Lighter No. 68 ex-Lighter Barge 08 (ID 2389)
YF-69 ex-Freight Lighter No. 69 ex-Lighter Barge 09 (ID 2382)

YF-82
YF-82 Partially hidden by USS Agate (PYc-4) moored at Pier 10, Boston Navy Yard, 14 February 1941.
US Navy photo # NY2 247-41, Boston National Historical Park Collection from the US Naval Historical Center.
Covered barge, copper sheathed bottom, flush deck, built 1918-19 at Boston Navy Yard, allocated to 1st Naval District
Length 110'; Beam 30'; Capacity 250 t.
Submitted by Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.

YF-85
YF-85 Moored at Annapolis, September-October 1921. Vessel in foregrund is America (IX-41), which had just been donated to the Naval Academy.
Library of Congress photo LC-DIG-hec-41517, Harris & Ewing, photographers.
Covered barge, copper sheathed bottom, flush deck, built 1918-19 by Charles Rohde & Sons, Baltimore MD, as Coal Barge No. 353.
Assigned to Norfolk, then Annapolis. Surveyed 04 January 1933 and ordered sunk.
Length 110'; Beam 32'; Capacity 250 t.
Submitted by Dave Wright

YF-92
YF-92 under construction at the Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N. Y., in 1918 as Moran Towing & Transportation Co. Barge # 66. This barge was inspected by the Third Naval District, 23 April 1918 and assigned the registry ID # 2604. Subsequently taken over by the Navy, she became Freight Lighter # 92 and later YF-92.
Built in 1918 at Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N.Y.
Delivered in 1918
Sold, 26 June 1947
Displacement 674 t.; Length 100'; Breadth 32'

YF-93
YF-93 under construction as Barge # 70 at the Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N.Y. in 1918. Built for the Moran Towing & Transportation Company, of New York City. Barge # 70 was inspected by the Third Naval District, 23 April 1918, and assigned the registry ID # 2678. Subsequently taken over by the Navy, she became Freight Lighter # 93 and later YF-93.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 99342
Built in 1918 at Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N.Y.
Displacement 674 t.; Length 100'; Breadth 32'

YF-94
YF-94 (partially visible in the background) built for the Moran Towing & Transportation Co., of New York City as Barge # 72 fitting out at the Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N. Y., in 1918. In the foreground is Barge # 76. These barges were inspected by the Third Naval District, 8 June 1918, and Barge # 72 was assigned the registry ID # 2986 and subsequently became Navy Freight Lighter # 94 and later YF-94.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 99343
Built in 1918 at Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N.Y.
Displacement 674 t.; Length 100'; Breadth 32'

YF-95
YF-95, the Moran Towing & Transportation Co.Barge # 76 fitting out at the Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N. Y., in 1918. Barge # 72 is partially visible in the left background. Built for the Moran Towing & Transportation Company, of New York City, Barge # 76 was inspected by the Third Naval District, 8 June 1918, and assigned the registry ID # 3030. Subsequently taken over by the Navy, she became Freight Lighter # 95 and later YF-95.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 99343
Built in 1918 at Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N.Y.
Displacement 674 t.; Length 100'; Breadth 32'

YF-96
YF-96, the Moran Towing & Transportation Co. Barge # 84 fitting out at the Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N. Y., in 1918. Barge # 76 is partially visible in the right. Built for the Moran Towing & Transportation Company, of New York City, Barge # 84 was inspected by the Third Naval District, 29 June 1918, and assigned the registry ID # 3168. Subsequently taken over by the Navy, she became Freight Lighter # 96 and later YF-96.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 99344
Built in 1918 at Harry Cossey Shipyard, Tottenville, N.Y.
Displacement 674 t.; Length 100'; Breadth 32'
YFN-110 ex-YF-110 ex-Freight Lighter (ID 3228)
YF-112 ex-Freight Lighter No. 112 ex-McMath (ID 3303)
YF-113 ex-Freight Lighter No. 113 ex-Pee Jee (ID 3287)
YF-114 ex-Freight Lighter No. 114 ex-Porter (ID 3304)
YF-117 ex-Freight Lighter # 117 ex-Gordon (ID No. 2172) Redesignated YR-12
YF-152 non-self propelled open lighter; Built at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., in 1917; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Length, 86

YF-158
YF-158 alongside of USS Mingo (SS-261) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 2 February 1944.
YF-177 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
YF-178 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
YF-179 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
YF-180 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942

YF-181
YF-181 possibly at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, in the right center loaded with burning torpedoes, 10 December 1941. Fires are the result of Japanese air raid At the time this photograph was taken, small arms ammunition was exploding in the center of the heavy blaze on the left. The submarine whose bow is visible at the far right is probably USS Sealion (SS-195), which had been hit by bombs and had settled by the stern.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 130991 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
Built in 1922
Delivered in 1922
Lost to enemy action 6 May 1942
Displacement 590 t(fl).; Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft 8'
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
Photograph # SC 130991, from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives
YF-185 ex Floating Crane YD(C)-6), reclassified Dredge YM-14

YF-196
YF-196 McAllister Brothers, of New York Derrick Barge # 37 in port, possibly on 19 April 1918, when she was inspected by the Third Naval District. This wooden barge was assigned registry ID # 2635. Acquired by the Navy, 2 July 1918 and served until 1931 as Floating Derrick # 37, YD-37 and YF-196.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 103031

YF-197
YF-197 McAllister Brothers, of New York Derrick Barge # 62 in port, possibly on 6 April 1918, when she was inspected by the Third Naval District. This wooden barge was assigned registry ID # 2729. Purchased by the Navy, 20 June 1918 and served until 1931 as Floating Derrick # 39, YD-39 and YF-197.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 99337


YF-198

YF-198, background, right with USS Seadragon (SS-194) in the foreground, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 5 August 1944.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 102919.
Contributed by Robert Hurst.

YF-198 alongside USS Mingo (SS-261) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 2 February 1944.
US Navy photo.
Contributed by Robert Hurst.
Bashaw YF-198 alongside USS Bashaw (SS-241) at Mare Island, 1 August 1945. Bashaw (SS-241) shows final wartime radar & other modifications.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 5702-45, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker

YF-200
YF-299 moored inboard of YF-239 in the right distance of this photo of USS Permit (SS-178) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 12 January 1943.
US Naval National Archives photo # 19-N-40140, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives


YF-201
YF-201 alongside USS Hake (SS-256) while the submarine was undergoing overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 26 November 1943.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 7954-43
Submitted by Robert Hurst

YF-212 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942

YFN-218
YF-218 YFN-218, as Open Lighter YC-467 before re-designation, alongside an unknown vessel, date and place unknown
Built in 1918
Delivered in 1918
Reclassified YFN-218 in 1930
Displacement 590 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YF-223 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
YF-224 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
YF-230 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942

YF-233
YF-233 is alongside USS Utah AG-16) in this 18 August 1941 photo of the ship at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard being repainted at what was her final refit. Clearly seen is the asymmetrical array of 5"/38 and 5"/25 guns mounted in the old barbettes and along the sides of the ship. At this time, the ship had a dual purpose; as a gunnery training vessel and as a target vessel. In the target vessel role, all of the guns and gun directors were cover with protective wooden sheds which were put in place by the cranes the ship carried. She has been rearmed and partially repainted into "Measure 1" camouflage. Ex-USS Aroostook (AK-44) is being disassembled in the background.
US Navy photo # NH 71234 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
Built in 1910 at Puget Sound Navy Yard
Sheathed with yellow metal, housed, flush deck
Length; 90': Beam; 28': Capacity; 250 t.
Assigned to the 13th Naval District (Puget Sound)
YF-236

YF-236 alongside USS Apollo (AS-25) while loading supplies off New York circa late 1944.

YF-236 alongside USS Taussig (DD-746) at New York Navy Yard, 18 August 1944. Contributed by Ed Zajkowski
YF-239

YF-239 outboard of YF-200 in the right distance of this photo of USS Permit (SS-178) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 12 January 1943.
US Naval National Archives photo # 19-N-40140, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives


YF-239 alongside USS Tunny (SS-282) during Commissioning ceremony at Mare Island, 1 September 1942.
US Navy photo # 5215-42, courtesy of Darryl Baker
YF-244


YF-244 alongside a battleship at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 2 January 1942.
US National Archives photos # 19-N-26559 and 19-N-26561, US Navy photos from the Bureau of Ships Collection now in the collections of the US National Archives.
YF-256

YG-5 (foreground), with ice around its waterline, an unidentified open lighter alongside and other unidentified craft of a similar type nearby. At right, in the background, lies the covered lighter YF-256 U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photograph 19-LCM-122386-A, from the National Archives. Contributed by Robert Hurst
YF-258 / YFN-258

YF-258 slides down Shipways 1 at the Boston Navy Yard, 22 August 1940. U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-14786), Contributed by Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
Ammunition Lighter YF-258 at Boston Navy Yard, 16 November 1940.
(Boston Navy Yard photo 1370-40, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-14786), Contributed by Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
YF-267

YF-267 and YF-387 are in the left center of this photo of USS Pike (SS-173) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 6 October 1942. The city of Vallejo is visible in the distance
US Naval National Archives photo # 19-N-36002, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives

YF-268
Laid down by Associated Shipbuilding, HI., date unknown
Delivered to the US Navy, February 1941
Reclassified Large Covered Lighter YFN-268, date unknown
Reclassified Dry Dock Companion Craft YFND-5, date unknown
Reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-530, 6 September 2000
Active, in service at Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, CA.
Displacement 160 t.(lt), 590 t.(fl)
Length: 110'
Beam: 35'
Draft: 8'
YF-271 / YFN-271 redesignated YRB-2
YF-273

YF-273 Photographed in Elliot Bay, off Seattle, WA.., 13 January 1941

YF-273 alongside Bunker Hill (CV-17) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 19 July 1945.
258 Class Covered Lighter

Laid down, date unknown, at Pacific Car and Foundry Co., Renton, WA.
Delivered to the US Navy, 13 January 1941
Reclassified Large Covered Lighter YFN-273, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 May 1974
Specifications
Displacement 120 t.(lt), 453 t.(fl)
Length 110'
Beam 31'
Draft 4'
Capacity 250 t.
YF-275

YFN-275 moored at Bermuda, with USS Abnaki (left) and the captured German Navy U505 (center), circa 19 to 29 June 1944

YFN-275 moored at Bermuda alongside the captured German Navy U505, circa 19 to 29 June 1944. Photo shows the U505 bridge with circular dipole antenna for the radar warning receiver
Laid down as YF-275, date unknown, at J. K. Welding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Delivered to the US Navy in 1940
Reclassified Large Covered Lighter YFN-275, date unknown
Allocated to the 5th Naval District
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Specifications
Displacement 120 t.(lt), 453 t.(fl)
Length 110'
Beam 31'
Draft 4'
Capacity 500 t.
Submitted by George Harper USS PCE-846
YF-280

YF-280
Laid down in 1940 by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA.
Launched 25 January 1941
Fabricated by Birchfield Boilers Inc., Tacoma
Photo dated 25 January 1941
Specifications
Length: 110'
Beam: 34'
YF-293

YF-293 alongside Permit (SS-178) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 12 January 1943.
US Naval National Archives photo # 19-N-40141, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives

YF-297
YFN-297
Laid down, date unknown, by Lancaster Iron Works, Lancaster, PA.
Launched, 19 May 1942
Delivered and place in service, 23 May 1942
Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale in July 1969
Specifications: Displacement 179 t.(lt); Length 110'; Beam 34'; Draft 8';
Submitted by Jim Swank
Ex-YFN-297 YFN-297 as civilian owned covered lighter 297 at Norfolk, VA in 1981

YFN-298 redesignated YRB-25
YF-310 / YFN-310 redesignated YRB-2
YF-312 / YFN-312 redesignated YRB-7

YF-312 is in the center background of this photo at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 17 July 1945. In the foreground is USS Mingo (SS-261) with changes after refit circled.
US Navy photo # 19-N-87825 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Contributed by Robert Hurst
YF-317 lost incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands, struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
YF-322
YF-322 and a civilian tug alongside Knight (DD-633) at Gravesend Bay, New York, 23 January 1943. National Archives photo from 19-N series (cropped)
Non-Self-propelled steel-hulled lighter, Built in 1942 by Dravo, Wilmington, DE. Allocated to the 3rd ND, Final Disposition, sold for scrap May 1974.
Displacement 160 tons; Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 4', Cargo Capacity 250 tons
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Contributed by John Chiquoine
YF-331
YSR-42 (ex-USS Intrepid) ex-YF-331 at Pearl Harbor, circa 1944. The ship in the background is USS Oklahoma (BB-37) shown before stripping was complete. Note that the guns of No.2 turret have already been removed, but the other remain
YF-349
YF-349 and YF-388 (furthest right) are among the barges tied up at the pier at the right of this photo of Chicago (CA-29) at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 14 December 1942. US National Archives photo # 19-N-39220 A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
Non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled lighter, Built in 1943 by Portland Ship Building Co., Portland, OR., Allocated to the 12th ND, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 30'; Draft 4', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-350
Non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled lighter, Built in 1943 by Portland Ship Building Co., Portland, OR.; Allocated to the 12th ND; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 30'; Draft 4', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-351
Non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled lighter, Built in 1943 by Portland Ship Building Co., Portland, OR.; Allocated to the 12th ND; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 30'; Draft 4', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-352
Non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled lighter, Built in 1943 by Portland Ship Building Co., Portland, OR.; Allocated to the 12th ND; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 30'; Draft 4', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-353
Non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled lighter, Built in 1943 by Portland Ship Building Co., Portland, OR.; Allocated to the 12th ND; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 30'; Draft 4', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YFN-365 redesignated YR-83

YF-380
Ex-YC-380 is in the background of this photo of USS Preston (DD-379) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 15 August 1942. Photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives
Built in 1940 by Basalt Rock, Co., Vallejo, CA.
Delivered in 1940
Displacement 120 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 34'; Draft 8'
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Submitted by Fred Weiss
YF-381 ex Chanticleer (AMc-60)

YF-387
YF-387 and YF-267 are in the left center of this photo of Pike (SS-173) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 6 October 1942. The city of Vallejo is visible in the distance
US Naval National Archives photo # 19-N-36002, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives

YF-388 / YFN-388
YF-388 (furthest right) and YF-349 are among the barges tied up at the pier at the right of this photo of Chicago (CA-29) at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 14 December 1942.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-39220 A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
Built, date unknown
Delivered, date unknown
Displacement 590 t.; Length 110'; Breadth 30'; Draft 4'
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YFN-390
YF-390

YF-390 moored alongside Indianapolis (CA-35) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 03 July 1945. Pensacola (CA 24) is in the forground. Circles mark recent alterations to the Pensacola.
US National Archives #19-N-87792 (cropped) A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
Built by Charles Ruling, Wood Island, CA, for California Tranportation Co., San Francisco, CA, as river sternwheeler Onispo (ON 155384), 1900
Converted to undocumented barge in 1920s
Acquired by Navy, 12 December 1941
Wood hull; Length 155'; Breadth 36'
To Maritime Commission for disposal, 10 May 1948
Sold to Oakland Manufacturing Co., 08 March 1949
Original submitted by Scott Odell; replacement by Dave Wright

YF-400

YF-400 moored in the background at Naval Station Norfolk. In the foreground LCT-608 moored pierside, Norfolk, VA. circa late 1944 early 1945,
YF-402 / YFN-402 redesignated YRB-17
YF-405

YF-405 moored outboard of an unidentified barge, circa 1940s, location unknown.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-67294 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives. Contributed by John Chiquoine

YF-409 / YFN-409
Pomfret
USS Pomfret (SS-391) off Mare Island on 23 August 1962. YRB-18 (ex-YFN-409) is in the background along with the sterns of two decommissioned submarines, the USS Pampanito (SS-383) inboard and USS Sunfish (SS-281), with her after deck being removed.
Photo # 55846-8-62 TH from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Photo - Darryl L. Baker
Text - Ric Hedman, David Johnston & Robert Morgan
YF-423 wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Island Docks Inc., Kingston, NY , Converted to Open Cargo Lighter YCK-3, Acquired in 1943, Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Final Disposition, destroyed in 1946
Displacement, 80 t.; Length, 95'; Breadth 30'
YF-424 wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Island Docks Inc., Kingston, NY , Converted to Open Cargo Lighter YCK-4, Acquired in 1943, Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Final Disposition, destroyed in 1946
Displacement, 80 t.; Length, 95'; Breadth 30'
YF-425 wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Island Docks Inc., Kingston, NY , Converted to Open Cargo Lighter YCK-5, Acquired in 1943, Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Final Disposition, destroyed in 1946
Displacement, 80 t.; Length, 95'; Breadth 30'
YF-426 wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Island Docks Inc., Kingston, NY , Converted to Open Cargo Lighter YCK-6, Acquired in 1943, Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Final Disposition, destroyed in 1946
Displacement, 80 t.; Length, 95'; Breadth 30'
YF-462
Stack
YF-462 moored across from USS Stack (DD-406) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 19 March 1943
US National Archives photo # 19-N-42253 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Built (date and place unknown)
Delivered (date unknown)
Displacement 120 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 155'; Breadth 36'; Draft 8'
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-465
Snapper
YF-465 is in the left distance of this photo of USS Snapper (SS-185) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA., 26 February 1945
US National Archives photo # 19-N-80176 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Built (date and place unknown)
Delivered (date unknown)
Displacement 120 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 155'; Breadth 36'; Draft 8'
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-467
Adhara
YF-467 moored across from USS Adhara (AK-71) alongside USS Portland (CA 33) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 15 August 1943
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5950-43, 8/15/43
Built (date and place unknown)
Delivered, date unknown
Displacement 120 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 155'; Breadth 36'; Draft 8'
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-474 / YFN-474 redesignated YRB-3
YF-475 / YFN-475 redesignated YRB-4
YF-480 / YFN-480 redesignated YRB-6
YF-486 wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Gibbs, Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL., Built in 1943; Acquired and placed in service in 1943, Allocated to the 5th ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-487 wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Gibbs, Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL., Built in 1943; Acquired and placed in service in 1943, Allocated to the 5th ND; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-493 / YFN-493 redesignated YRB-9
YF-494 / YFN-494 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'. Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-495 / YFN-495 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-496 / YFN-496 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-497 / YFN-497 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-498 / YFN-498 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-497 / YFN-497 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-500 / YFN-500 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-501 / YFN-501 non-Self-propelled wooden-hulled open lighter, Built by Seafood Ship Building Co., Inc. Seafood, DE. in 1943, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947
Displacement, 138 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30', Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-508
Buttress
YF-508 is in the background of this forward plan view of PCE-878 during her conversion to USS Buttress (ACM 4) at Mare Island, 25 April 1944.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2532-44
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
YF-509
Flier
YF-509 moored inboard of YC-312 in the distance beyond USS Flier (SS-250) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 27 April 1944.
US Navy photo # NH 98328 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
Laid down (date and place unknown)
Delivered and placed in service (date unknown)
Displacement 120 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 36'; Draft 8'
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-511 / YFN-511 redesignated YRB-15
YF-512

YF-512 moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
Submitted by Robert Hurst
YF-513
254
YF-513 aft of USS Gurnard (SS-254) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 23 July 1945.
US Navy photo from "U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.
YF-515 / YFN-515 redesignated YRB-19
YF-516 / YFN-516
YD-33
YRB-20 (ex-YFN-516) and YD-33 in the background of this photo of USS Caiman (SS-323) in Mare Island's dry dock #4 in February 1967 while in overhaul at the yard.
File name: 2-80 SS 323 DD#4 Feb 67, Navy Photo, Feb. 1967

Contributed by Darryl Baker
YF-523 See YNg-42
YF-528 See YNg-43
YF-533 Ex-Self propelled wood-hull screw freighter Conway; Built in 1909 at Seafood DL.; Acquired by the US Navy, 25 May 1942 at Seafood, DL.; Allocated to 5th ND; Placed in service as YF-533, date unknown; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946; Returned to owner; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 200 t.; Length, 100'; Breadth 25' 5"; Propulsion, oil, single screw 200shp
YF-535
Chincoteague
YF-535 alongside USS Chincoteague (AVP-24) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 15 December 1943.
US Navy photo # NH 97797 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center

YF-537 YF-537 Non-self propelled steel-hull lighter; Pike County; Built date and location unknown; Acquired in the 12th ND by the US Navy, 12 June 1942; Allocated to Mare Island Navy Yard; Placed in service as YF-537, date unknown; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 September 1945; Final Disposition, destroyed in 1948
Displacement, 70 t.; Length, 81'; Breadth 18'; Cargo Capacity 100 t.
YF-543 ex-Nettie B. Greenwell Self-propelled wooden-hulled refrigerated lighter; Built in 1897; Acquired by the US Navy, 15 September 1942; Allocated to the 5th ND; Placed in service, date unknown; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 75 t.; Length, 72'; Breadth 19', Cargo Capacity 41 t.
YF-545 ex-Sonoma Self-propelled steel-hulled lighter; Built in 1914 at Rio Vista, CA.; Acquired by the US Navy, 14 January 1943; Allocated to the 12th ND; Placed in service, date unknown; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 230 t.; Length, 108' 6"; Breadth 29' 6", Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-550 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-551 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-552 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 14 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-553 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 14 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-554 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 14 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-555 Non-self propelled wooded-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 14 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-556 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 14 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-557 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-558 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-559 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-560 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-561 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 11 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-562 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 11 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-563 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 11 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-564 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-565 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-566 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-567 Non-self propelled wood-hull lighter; Built at Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro, CA. in 1943; Acquired by the US Navy in 1943; Allocated to 12 ND; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 110'; Breadth 30'; Cargo Capacity 250 t.
YF-573 ex-Immokolee, non-self propelled barge; Built at Avondale Marine Ways, New Orleans, LA. in 1941; Acquired by the US Navy, 26 February 1943; Allocated to Advance Bases; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946; Final Disposition, destroyed in 1947
Displacement, 400 t.; Length, 170'; Breadth 37' 8"
YF-574 ex-Chester Steam propelled wooden-hulled freighter, Built at Richmond, N. Y. in 1908, Acquired by the US Navy, 27 February 1943, Allocated to Solomons, MD. Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1948, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 205 t.; Length, 100' 2"; Breadth 30' 1"
YF-587 redesignated YC-1220
YF-589 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-590 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-591 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-592 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-593 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-594 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-595 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-596 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-597 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-598 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-599 Non-Self propelled steel-hull open lighter built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943; Placed out of service, date unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
YF-600
YF-600 and YF-602 moored inboard of newly completed covered lighters YF-603 and YF-601 at Navy Yard Hunters Point, San Francisco, 23 October 1943. In the foreground is USS Hering (SS-233)
The lighters were built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
Submitted by US Navy photo # 468-43-S8, from National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
YF-601
YF-601 and YF-603 moored outboard of newly completed covered lighters YF-600 and YF-602 at Navy Yard Hunters Point, San Francisco, 23 October 1943. In the foreground is USS Hering (SS-233)
The lighters were built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
Submitted by US Navy photo # 468-43-S8, from National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
YF-602
YF-602 and YF-600 moored inboard of newly completed covered lighters YF-603 and YF-601 at Navy Yard Hunters Point, San Francisco, 23 October 1943. In the foreground is USS Hering (SS-233)
The lighters were built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
Submitted by US Navy photo # 468-43-S8, from National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
YF-603
YF-603 and YF-601 moored outboard of newly completed covered lighters YF-600 and YF-602 at Navy Yard Hunters Point, San Francisco, 23 October 1943. In the foreground is USS Hering (SS-233)
The lighters were built and delivered by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA. in 1943
Displacement 138 t., Length 110'; Breadth 30
Submitted by US Navy photo # 468-43-S8, from National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
YF-606
YF-606 aground at Okinawa as a result of "Typhoon Louise" on 9 October 1945, refloated, 20 November 1945 YF-606 - Wrecks in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, November 1945
Photographed about a month after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. The vessel in the center of the photograph is USS YP-520, originally the tuna clipper Conte Grande. To the right is USS Cinnabar (IX-163), a concrete-hulled stores issue barge. Above Cinnabar is the after portion of USS LST-826, and in the distance beyond USS YP-520 are YF-606 (on the left) and YF-626.
US Navy photo # NH 105659 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008.
Contributed by Marc Levine
Built (date and place unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-610
YF-610 (USS Can Do), moored at Guam in October 1944
YF-610 at Guinan, Samar. P.I. in March, 1945.Photo taken from HMAS Reserve, an Australian Navy tug.
Built (date and place unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Photos contributed by Joe Newman
YF-611
YF-611 moored at Biak in January 1945
Built, date and place unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Contributed by Joe Newman
YF-613
YF-613 "USS Sho Nuff", moored date and location unknown
Built, date and place unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Contributed by Joe Newman
YF-621
YFN-621, moored pierside as YFNB-5, date and place unknown
Laid down, 24 July 1944, at Pollock-Stockton Shipbuilding Co., Stockton, CA.
Launched, 26 September 1944
Delivered, 28 December 1944
Reclassified YFNB-5, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 June 1999
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for reuse/conversion, 19 November 2004
Displacement 700 t.(lt) 2700 t.(fl); Length 261'; Breadth 48'; Draft 9'
Submitted by Scott Odell

YF-626
YF-626 aground at Okinawa as a result of "Typhoon Louise" on 9 October 1945, refloated, 20 November 1945
Wrecks in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, November 1945
Photographed about a month after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. The vessel in the center of the photograph is USS YP-520, originally the tuna clipper Conte Grande. To the right is USS Cinnabar (IX-163), a concrete-hulled stores issue barge. Above Cinnabar is the after portion of USS LST-826, and in the distance beyond USS YP-520 are YF-606 (on the left) and YF-626.
US Navy photo # NH 105659 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008.
Contributed by Marc Levine
Built (date and place unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-628 redesignated APL-17

YF-636
YF-636 Moored at Erie, PA., 1943
Built in 1943 at Erie Concrete and Steel Co., Erie, PA
Sold in 1945
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Specifications - Length 110' Beam 34'
Photo from Bowling Green University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes
YF-640
Ex-YFN-640 on the hard at Norfolk, VA. circa 1972
Laid down in January 1944 at Erie Concrete and Steel, Erie, PA.
Launched in March 1944
Delivered and place in service April 1944
Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 5 November 1996
Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion 5 November 1996
Specifications: Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Beam 35'; Draft 8';
Submitted by Jim Swank
YFN-652
YFN-652 moored pierside, date and place unknown
Laid down, 20 June 1944, at Bushnell-Lyons as Covered Lighter (Non Self-propelled) YF-652
Launched 11 August 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 15 August 1944
Redesignated Covered Lighter (Non Self-propelled) YFN-652 (date unknown)
Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Active in service - Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-659
YFN-659 moored at San Diego, CA., date unknown
Laid down, 18 August 1944, at American Pipe, LA.
Launched, 7 October 1944
Delivered, 10 October 1944
Assigned to Submarine Squadron 11, San Diego, CA.
Redesignated Open Lighter YC-1605 date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 2005
To be disposed of by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion
Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YF-678 / YFN-678 ex YC-862 redesignated YRB-10
YFN-683 Reclassified YC-1458
YFN-685 Redesignated YRR-4

YFN-696
YF-696 underway with the assistance of a tug (not visible) date and location unknown
Laid down, date and location unknown
Launched, unknown
Delivered, unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Submitted by Robert Hurst
YFN-706 Reclassified YFND-27
YFN-713 Redesignated YRB-28
YFN-723 Reclassified YFNB-12
YF-730 / YFN-730

YFN-730 as CUSS 1, date unknown.

YFN-730 as CUSS 1, date unknown.

Laid down as YF-730, 25 July 1944, at Cramp Shipbuilding, Philadelphia, PA
Launched, 29 August 1944
Delivered to the US Navy, 26 September 1944
Reclassified Large Covered Lighter YFN-730, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 03 Jun 1947
Sold 1947, renamed C.T.I. 730 (ON 253683)
Rebuilt as an offshore drilling platform tender, renamed CUSS 1 (CUSS stood for a partnership of four companies, Continental Oil, Union Oil, Shell, and Superior Oil.)
A major rebuild carried out in 1961 for Phase I of Project Mohole involved drilling near Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Mexico, in spring of 1961 for research purposes. The ship was fitted with experimental deep-water drilling equipment and a dynamic positioning system invented for the occasion by Willard Bascom, oceanographer and project director. In April the rig succeeded in drilling over 600 feet into the seafloor beneath nearly 12,000 feet of water -- approximately 30 times the then-existing drilling record. This was the genesis of modern offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and worldwide.
Later Named Sucia, still extant 1986
Specifications
Displacement unknown
Length 260'
Beam 48'
Draft unknown
Capacity 2000 tons
Submitted by Jim Swank, photos from National Academies of Science website.

YF-739
YF-739 aground at Okinawa as a result of "Typhoon Louise" on 9 October 1945
Built, date and place unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
Final Disposition, scrapped
YFN-740 ex YRBM-19
YF-750
YFN-759 aground at Okinawa as a result of "Typhoon Louise" on 9 October 1945
Built (date and place unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YFN-751 Reclassified YFNB-26
YFN-763 ex YFNB-17 Reclassified YRST-2
YF-773
YF-773 and YOG L-16 aground at Okinawa as a result of "Typhoon Louise" on 9 October 1945
Built (date and place unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
YF-776
YF-776 wrecked at Buckner Bay, Okinawa in October 1945. The barge was destroyed by the ravages of "Typhoon Louise" in October 1945
YF-822
YF-822 moored in Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey, 10 July 1944
Built by City Lumber, Bridgeport, CT
Completed April 1944
Redesignated YFN-822 in 1946
Disposition unknown
USN Navy photo #235886 (cropped)
Submitted by Mark C. Keever
YF-843
Built in 1927, location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy in 1943
Placed in service as YF-843
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
Specifications:
Displacement 60 t.
Length 60'
YF-845 / YFN-845 redesignated YRB-21
YF-847 ex-Corning Self-propelled steel-hulled lighter, Built in 1927, Acquired by the US Navy in 1943, Allocated to 3rd ND. Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Returned to original owner in 1946, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 250 t.; Length, 91' 3:; Breadth 28' 3", Cargo Capacity 161 t. Propulsion, 360shp
YF-848 ex-Dayton Self-propelled steel-hulled lighter, Built in 1930 by American Car & Foundry, Wilminton, DE., Acquired by the US Navy in 1943, Allocated to 3rd ND. Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Returned to original owner in 1946, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 250 t.; Length, 92' 2:; Breadth 28' 2", Cargo Capacity 157 t. Propulsion, 360shp
YF-891
YF-891 moored pierside at Boston Navy Yard, 16 July 1945
Built at Boston Navy Yard, in
Launched, 9 June 1945
Redesignated YFN-891 in 1946
Sold in 1947, converted to a civilian drilling barge, named Magnolia Drilling Barge No. 1
USN Navy photo # BOSTS-14789
US National Park Service, Charlestown, Boston Naval Shipyard
YF-896 Non-Self-propelled steel-hulled lighter, Built by Navy Yard Puget Sound, Bremerton, WA.. Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946, Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement, 700 t.; Length, 260'; Breadth 48', Cargo Capacity 2,000 t.
YFN-899 Reclassified YFNB-30
YFN-900 Reclassified YFNB-31
YF-910
YF-910 as Covered Lighter (Non Self-propelled) YFN-910 moored alongside an unidentified ship, date and place unknown)
Laid down, 7 January 1944, at Pointer Williams as Covered Lighter (Non Self-propelled) YF-910
Launched, 10 October 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 10 October 1944
Reclassified Covered Lighter (Non Self-propelled) YFN-910, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 2 October 1995
Final Disposition, to be disposed of, type of disposal not known, 2 October 1995
Current custodian - Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-955
YFN-955 moored at San Diego, date unknown
Laid down, 27 March 1945, at American Pipe, LA.
Launched, 5 May 1945
Delivered, 8 May 1945
Assigned to Submarine Squadron 11, San Diego, CA.
Redesignated Open Lighter YC-1606 date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 2005
To be disposed of by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion
Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YF-959
YF-959-1 end view in the Mare Island channel on 25 Nov 1944
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7204-44

YF-959-2 broadside view in the Mare Island channel, 25 November 1944.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 9206-44
Laid down at Navy Yard Mare Island, date unknown
Launched, 1 November 1944
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
YFN-961 redesignated YRB-16
YF-968
YF-968 moored pierside, US Naval Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka, JA.
Laid down, 4 April 1945, at Gunderson Bros. Engineering, Portland, OR.
Launched, 25 April 1945
Delivered, 30 April 1945
Active in service - Assigned to Naval Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka, JA.
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8' Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-973
YFN-973 moored astern of USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD-833). The Herbert J. Thomas was undergoing FRAM conversion. She is in her outfitting berth at Mare Island, 25 March 1965.
Submitted by Darryl Baker
YF-979
YF-979 moored pierside, date and place unknown.
Laid down (date and place unknown)
Launched (date unknown)
Delivered (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register, 18 July 1994
Disposed of by transfer to other Government Agencies, 18 February 1998
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8' Submitted by Scott Odell
YF-983
YF-983-1 under construction at Mare Island, 3 January 1946.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 22-46

YF-983-2 under construction at Mare Island, 3 January 1946. Port of Stockton (YHB 2) is outboard of Tamalpais (YHB 21) in the background, both are out of service, and YF 984 is to the right.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 23-46
Laid down at Navy Yard Mare Island,2 January 1946
Launched and Delivered, 7 January 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 March 2001
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
YF-984
YF-984-1 under construction at Mare Island, 3 January 1946.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 25-46

YF-984-2 under construction at Mare Island, 3 January 1946. Port of Stockton (YHB 2) is outboard of Tamalpais (YHB 21) in the background, both are out of service. YF-983 is to the left.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 24-46
Laid down at Navy Yard Mare Island, 2 January 1946
Launched and Delivered, 7 January 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 March 2001
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
YF-985
YF-985 under construction at Mare Island, 12 February 1946. In the foreground USS Gosselin (APD-126) docked in ARD-32 at Mare Island, 12 February 1946. YF-985 and YF-986 are on the ways to the right.
US Navy photo, courtesy Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum contributed by Darryl Baker
Laid down at Navy Yard Mare Island in 1946
Launched and Delivered in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
YF-986 under construction at Mare Island, 12 February 1946. In the foreground USS Gosselin (APD-126) docked in ARD-32 at Mare Island, 12 February 1946. YF-985 and YF-986 are on the ways to the right.
US Navy photo, courtesy Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum contributed by Darryl Baker
Laid down at Navy Yard Mare Island in 1946
Launched and Delivered in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Displacement 590 t.(fl); Length 110'. Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
YF-993
YF-993 far left background, high and dry in Buckner Bay, in November 1945.
YF-995
YFN-995 far left in this photo of USS Sanctuary (AH-17) departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. 3 March 1967.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum file name AH 17 76656-3-76 B TH. A US Navy photo now in the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Contributed by Darryl Baker
YFN-1064 Reclassified YRB-30
YFN-1066 Reclassified YFNB-39
YFN-1070 Reclassified YFNB-42
YFN-1071 Reclassified YFNB-43
YF-1079 / YFN-1079 ex-LST-39
LST-39
YF-1079 (in the center middle distance) Aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. Photographed in November 1945. The stores issue barge YF-1079 was the portion of USS LST-39 that was salvaged after the LST was sunk by the ammunition explosions in West Loch, Pearl Harbor, on 21 May 1944. In front of her is the middle portion of USS Nestor (ARB-6), and in the foreground is the stern of USS LCI(R)-337. This image is cropped from Photo # NH 105654 (See USS LCI(R)-337).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105654A from the collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008., contributed by Marc Levine
LST-39
YF-1079 beached and damaged in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. Photographed in November 1945. The image shows the after portion of her starboard side, which was damaged by a collision with another YF during the storm. Another service craft, possibly YF-757, lies sunken to the left. LST-39 was sunk in the West Loch ammunition explosion at Pearl Harbor, 21 May 1944. She was raised, converted to a spare parts issue barge, and redesignated YF-1079 in August 1944. YF-1079 had Diesel parts on board when wrecked. She was stricken from the Naval Register in February 1946 and destroyed in August 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105635 from the collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008. Contributed by Marc Levine
YF-1081
Ex-Coast Guard Barge CGC-19
Built, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy, date unknown
Placed in service as YF-1081
Allocated to the 8th Naval District at New Orleans
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
Returned to the Coast Guard in 1946
Specifications:
Displacement 150 t.
Length 120' Beam 24'
YF / YFN-1092 Reclassified YFNX-13
YFN-1158
YFN-1158 moored pierside at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1981
Laid down, 14 January 1952 at Burton Construction and Shipbuilding Co., Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 23 February 1952
Delivered and place in service, 9 May 1952
Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 25 June 1999
Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion 27 September 2000
Specifications: Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Beam 35'; Draft 8';
Submitted by Jim Swank
YFN-1170 redesignated YRB-27
YFN-1200
YFN-1200 alongside USS Guitarro (SSN-665) at her berth at Mare Island in October 1985
Displacement 144 t.(l), 694 t.(fl), Length 110', Beam 32', Draft 8'
Laid down, 24 September 1963 at Gulfport Shipbuilding Corp.
Launched, 24 October 1963
Delivered, 15 March 1964
Struck, 3 March 2001
Final Disposition, title transfer to Maritime Administration 12 July 2001
US Navy photo # MINSY 2111109, courtesy of Darryl Baker
YFN-1207 Reclassified Floating Power Barge (NSP) YFP-11
YF-1221
YF-1221 moored, date and place unknown.
Laid down, (date unknown) at Harbor Boatbuilding, Terminal Island, CA.
Launched, 26 April 1965
Delivered, 14 May 1965
Reclassified Covered Lighter YFN-1221, date unknown
Assigned to - Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego
Struck 1 May 2001
To be disposed of, type of disposal not known
Displacement 144 t.(lt) 694 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 32'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-1224
YFN-1224, reclassified Special Purpose Barge YFNX-25
Laid down, 16 October 1964 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 18 January 1965
Delivered and place in service, 31 March 1965
Reclassified Special Purpose Barge YFNX-25, date unknown
Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 29 December 1997
Final Disposition, recycled in place, 17 February 1998
Specifications: Displacements 679 t.(lt) 715 t.(fl); Length 126'; Beam 34'; Draft 7';
Submitted by Darryl Baker
Seven views of the construction of YFN-1224 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

YFN-1244
YFN-1244 as Open Lighter YC-1500 moored alongside and unidentified aircraft carrier, date and place unknown
Laid down, 12 August 1968, at Naval Shipyard Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 20 November 1968
Delivered, 27 December 1968
Struck from the Naval Register, 16 February 2002
Sold through the General Services Administration (GSA) for reuse, 16 August 2002
Displacement 160 t.(lt) 590 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-1259 Reclassified IX-527
Built by Steel Style Marine Inc., Newburgh, N.Y.
Delivered to the US Navy in June 1982
Placed in service January 1983
Active, in service, Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility, Ketchikan, AK
YFN-1262
YFN-1262 moored, date and place unknown.
Laid down in 1981-82 at Steel Style Inc.
Launched in 1982
Delivered, 1 June 1982
Active in service - Assigned to Norfolk, Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Displacement 144 t.(lt) 694 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-1266
YFN-1266 moored, date and place unknown.
Laid down in 1987 at Eastern Marine 1
Launched, 1 June 1987
Delivered, 1 August 1987
Active in service - Assigned to Submarine Squadron Eleven, San Diego, CA.
Reclassified YC-1677, 12 February 2007
Displacement 144 t.(lt) 694 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-1267
YFN-1267 moored, date and place unknown.
Laid down in 1987 at Eastern Marine 1
Launched, 1 June 1987
Delivered, 1 August 1987
Active in service - Assigned to Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA.
Reclassified YC-1676, 12 February 2007
Displacement 144 t.(lt) 694 t.(fl); Length 110'; Breadth 35'; Draft 8'
Submitted by Scott Odell
YFN-1268 Redesignated YR-96
YFN-1279
YFN-1279 moored, at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On -site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA., 12 May 2009
Laid down in 1992 at Basic Marine Inc.
Launched in 1992
Delivered, 1 October 1993
Inactive out of service in reserve - Berthed at - NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA
Photo by Ed Zajkowski

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