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U.S. Army Coastal Tankers (Y)

Most recent update: October 5, 2011.


A total of 112 coastal tankers, known as Y boats, were built for the U.S. Army by 8 small shipbuilders, notably Odenbach SB, in Rochester NY.  All were of steel and were either 162 or 182 feet in length.  After the war many were transferred to overseas owners and many became bunkering barges, both in the U.S. and overseas, but large numbers are unaccounted for.  If anyone knows of the whereabouts or final fate of a Y boat that's not already reported below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Type # Design # Length (ft.) Tons Delivery Disposition
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 1 294 182 630 Apr-43 To Dominican Republic 1946 as 24 de Octobre
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 2 294 182 630 Apr-43 Sold private 1946 as Lucy Reinauer
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 3 294 182 630 Apr-43 Disposition unknown
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 4 294 182 630 Apr-43 To the Philippines 1946 as Y 4
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 5 294 182 630 May-43 Sold private 1946 as Sourdough Queen
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 6 294 182 630 Jun-43 Sold private 1946 as Islander
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 7 294 182 630 Jun-43 To Korea 1946 as Yuchon
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 8 294 182 630 Jul-43 Disposition unknown
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 9 294 182 630 Aug-43 Retired in the 1950s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 10 294 182 630 Aug-43 Disposition unknown
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 11 294 182 630 Sep-43 Retired in the 1950s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 12 294 182 630 Oct-43 To Greece 1946 as Marilena
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 13 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 To Hong Kong 1946 as Y 13
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 14 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 Retired in the 1950s
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 15 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 Retired in the 1950s
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 16 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 To the Bahamas 1946 as J. G. MacRallon
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 17 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 Sank
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 18 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 To Hong Kong 1946 as Y 18
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 19 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 To the Philippines 1946 as Y 19
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 20 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 Retired in the 1950s
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 21 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 Disposition unknown
Levingston SB Orange TX Y 22 286 162 484 3/43-8/43 To Panama 1946 as Y 22
Equitable Eqpmt. Mad'ville LA Y 23 286 162 484 6/43-9/43 To Honduras 1946 as Carmen
Equitable Eqpmt. Mad'ville LA Y 24 286 162 484 6/43-9/43 To Panama 1946 as Y 24
Equitable Eqpmt. Mad'ville LA Y 25 286 162 484 6/43-9/43 To Panama 1946 as Y 25
Equitable Eqpmt. Mad'ville LA Y 26 286 162 484 6/43-9/43 To Honduras 1946 as Hilda
Equitable Eqpmt. Mad'ville LA Y 27 286 162 484 6/43-9/43 To Panama 1946 as Y 27
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 28 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 Disposition unknown
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 29 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 Sold private 1946 as J. J. Kelly
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 30 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 Sold private 1946 as Argo
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 31 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 To Norway 1946 as Liten
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 32 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 To Honduras 1946 as Ana
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 33 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 To Norway 1946 as Angelus
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 34 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 To Honduras 1946 as Tania
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 35 286 162 484 1/44-6/44 To the Philippines 1946 as Y 35
    Y 36         Converted pre-war vessel
    Y 37         Converted pre-war vessel
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 38 294 182 630 Oct-43 To USN 1946 as YO 237, later sold private as Franklin Reinauer II
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 39 294 182 630 Oct-43 To USN 1946 as YO 238, later sold as Iriella 1948, to Morocco as Taroudant, to Brazil as Saici, Mario Dias 1957
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 40 294 182 630 Nov-43 To Panama 1946 as Y 40
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 41 294 182 630 Nov-43 Sold private 1946 as Sarah Pinser II
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 42 294 182 630 Nov-43 To Panama 1946 as Unoba
    Y 43         Converted pre-war vessel
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 44 286 162 484 7/44-9/44 Disposition unknown
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 45 286 162 484 7/44-9/44 To the Philippines 1946 as Y 45, later LSCO Balintawak
Kyle & Co. Stockton CA Y 46 286 162 484 7/44-9/44 To USAF 1946 as C-50-1171
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 47 294 182 633 7/44-8/44 To Panama 1946 as Y 47
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 48 294 182 633 7/44-8/44 Disposition unknown
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 49 294 182 633 7/44-8/44 To Norway 1946 as Kloverstrand
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 50 294 182 633 10/44-2/45 To China 1946 as Ming Sung No. 1
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 51 294 182 633 10/44-2/45 To Russia 1946 on loan
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 52 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 To Panama Canal Co. as Y 52
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 53 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 Disposition unknown
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 54 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 To Russia 1946 on loan
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 55 294 182 633 10/44-2/45 To Russia 1946 on loan
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 56 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 To the Philippines 1945. later LSCO Marikudo
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 57 294 182 633 10/44-2/45 To Russia 1946 on loan
Lancaster IW Perryville MD Y 58 294 182 633 10/44-2/45 Retired in the 1960s
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 59 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 To the Philippines 1945
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 60 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 Retired in the 1960s
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 61 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 Retired in the 1960s
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ Y 62 294 182 633 10/44-3/45 To Paraguay 1946 as Paraguari
Florida SB Ojus FL Y 63 294 182 627 2/45-5/45 To Paraguay 1946 as Ypora
Florida SB Ojus FL Y 64 294 182 627 2/45-5/45 Retired in the 1960s
Florida SB Ojus FL Y 65 294 182 627 2/45-5/45 To Paraguay 1946 as Ygurey
Florida SB Ojus FL Y 66 294 182 627 2/45-5/45 Served in Korea and Vietnam
Florida SB Ojus FL Y 67 294 182 627 2/45-5/45 Retired in the 1960s, now fish processing plant in Seattle
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 68 294 182 632 Apr-44 To Panama 1946 as Teresa, Eugenia 1993, active in Greece
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 69 294 182 632 Apr-44 To Honduras 1946 as Rose Mary
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 70 294 182 632 Apr-44 To Brazil 1946 as Esso Rio de Janeiro
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 71 294 182 632 May-44 Sold private 1946 as Morania Dolphin
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 72 294 182 632 May-44 To Honduras 1946 as Cynthia
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 73 294 182 632 May-44 Served in Vietnam 1970s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 74 294 182 632 May-44 To Morocco 1946 as Fedala
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 75 294 182 632 May-44 To Poland 1946 as Turnia
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 76 294 182 632 May-44 To Italy 1946 as Clara G.
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 77 294 182 632 Jun-44 To Italy 1948 as Isonzo, struck 1974
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 78 294 182 632 Jun-44 To Brazil 1946 as Helias
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 79 294 182 632 Jun-44 To Italy 1948 as Ticino, struck 1984
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 80 294 182 632 Jun-44 To Honduras 1946 as Claudia
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 81 294 182 632 Jul-44 To the Netherlands 1946 as Nassau
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 82 294 182 632 Jul-44 To the Netherlands 1946 as Betoeran
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 83 294 182 632 Jul-44 To Honduras 1946 as Tina
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 84 294 182 632 Jul-44 To Brazil 1946 as Propria
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 85 294 182 632 Aug-44 To the Philippines 1945 as Y 85, later LSCO Buan
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 86 294 182 632 Jul-44 Served in Vietnam 1970s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 87 294 182 632 Aug-44 To USN 1946 as YO 242
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 88 294 182 632 Aug-44 To USN 1946 as YO 243
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 89 294 182 632 Aug-44 To the Netherlands 1946 as Boedoek
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 90 294 182 632 Aug-44 To USN 1946 as YO 244
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 91 294 182 632 Sep-44 To China 1946 as Ming Sung No. 2
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 92 294 182 632 Sep-44 Retired in the 1960s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 93 294 182 632 Oct-44 To the Philippines 1946 as Stanvac Visayas
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 94 294 182 632 Oct-44 To Russia 1946 on loan
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 95 294 182 632 Oct-44 Retired in the 1960s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 96 294 182 632 Oct-44 To France 1946 as Y 96
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 97 294 182 632 Oct-44 To Panama 1946 as Caltex 93
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 98 294 182 632 Nov-44 To Greece 1946 as Zeus
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 99 294 182 632 Nov-44 To France 1946 as Y 99
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 100 294 182 632 Nov-44 Served in Vietnam 1970s
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 101 294 182 632 Nov-44 To the Phillipines 1946 as LSCO Lakandula
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 102 294 182 632 Nov-44 To Norway 1946 as Odness
Odenbach SB Rochester NY Y 103 294 182 632 Dec-44 Retired in the 1960s
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 104 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Uruguay 1946 as Ancap V
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 105 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Brazil 1946 as Maria Luiza
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 106 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Brazil 1946 as Maria Celeste
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 107 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Italy 1946 as Ortigia
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 108 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Panama in ? as Seatown
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 109 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 Retired in the 1960s
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 110 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Argentina 1946 as Don Pablo
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 111 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Russia 1946 on loan
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 112 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Russia 1946 on loan
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 113 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Russia 1946 on loan
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 114 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Russia 1946 on loan
Kane SB Galveston TX Y 115 294 182 632 6/44-12/44 To Paraguay 1946 as Lago Ypacarai
    Y 116-125         Cancelled
    Y 126-128         Converted pre-war vessels
Post-War Construction
    Y 210 7014       Is this the only one?