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Freight Barges (YF, YFN) and Refrigerated Freight Barges (YFR, YFRN) Built or Acquired During WWII

Most recent update: December 7, 2011.


Over the years, the Navy has built or acquired 1,289 freight barges: the table below lists the 897 that were built or acquired during WWII.  In theory, the YFs and YFRs were self-propelled, while the YFNs and YFRNs were not, but, in practice, there are many that carry the wrong designation.  The YFRTs (range tenders) are included here because they have numbers in the YF series, rather than in a series of their own.   Although almost every barge has been identified, there are still a few gaps in the data: in particular, it is not clear what happened to many of these barges at the end of WWII.  If anyone can fill a gap or correct an error, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Type # Shipbuilder Location Ft. Tons Built Acq'd. Disposition
YF 257 Norfolk NSY Portsmouth VA 137 300 1940   Later YFRT 257, scrapped 1974
YFN 258 Boston NSY Charlestown MA 110 170 1940   Later YRB 1, struck 1995
YFN 259 Mare Island NSY Vallejo CA 110 170 1940   Lost 1946
YFN 260 Norfolk NSY Portsmouth VA 110 170 1940    
YFN 261 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941   Disposed of 1946
YFN 262 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 263 Norfolk NSY Portsmouth VA 110 170 1941    
YFN 264 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941    
YFN 265 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 266 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941    
YFN 267 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941   Destroyed 1947
YFN 268 Associated SB Seattle WA 110 170 1941    
YFN 269 Associated SB Seattle WA 110 170 1941    
YFN 270 Pacific DD Oakland CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 271 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1940   Later YRB 8
YFN 272 Pacific DD Oakland CA 110 170 1940    
YFN 273 Pacific C & F Seattle WA 110 170 1941    
YFN 274 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 275 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1940    
YFN 276 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 277 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941   Disposed of 1947
YFN 278 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 279 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 280 Birchfield Boiler Tacoma WA 110 170 1941   To MARAD 1947
YFN 281 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941    
YFN 282 Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro CA 110 170 1941   Disposed of 1947
YFN 283 New York NSY Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941    
YFN 284 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941    
YFN 285 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941   Later YC 1349
YF 286 Sullivan DD Brooklyn NY 133 300 1941    
YF 287 Norfolk NSY Portsmouth VA 133 300 1941   Later YFRT 287, sold 2001
YFN 288 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941    
YFN 289 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 170 1941    
YF 290             Cancelled
YF 291             Cancelled
YF 292     133 300 1942    
YF 293 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1942    
YF 294 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1942   Later Phoebus (YDT 14) 1965, reefed 2000
YF 295 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1942    
YFN 296 Lancaster IW Lancaster PA 110 170 1942    
YFN 297 Lancaster IW Lancaster PA 110 170 1942    
YFN 298 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 299 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 300 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 301 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 302 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 303 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 304 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 305 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 306 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 307 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 308 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 309 DeKom SB Brooklyn NY 110 170 1942    
YFN 310 DeKom SB Brooklyn NY 110 170 1942   Later YRB 2
YFN 311 DeKom SB Brooklyn NY 110 170 1942    
YFN 312 DeKom SB Brooklyn NY 110 170 1942   Later YRB 7
YFN 313 Pacific C & F Seattle WA 110 170 1942    
YFN 314 Pacific C & F Seattle WA 110 170 1942    
YFN 315 Pacific C & F Seattle WA 110 170 1942    
  316              
YFN 317     110 138 1941   Lost 1942
YFN 318     154 393 1918   Ex-AMC 60, sold 1943
YFN 319 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 320 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 321 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 322 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 323 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 324 Dravo Corp. Wilmington DE 110 170 1942    
YFN 325 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 170 1942   Disposed of 1946
YFN 326 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 170 1942   Disposed of 1946
YF 327 Pacific DD Oakland CA 133 300 1942    
YF 328 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1942   Later Lynnhaven 1965. sunk as target 1977
YF 329             Cancelled
YF 330             Cancelled
YF 331 Mare Island NSY Vallejo CA 185   1907 1941 Ex-Intrepid, later YSR 42
YFN 332 Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA 110 170 1943   Disposed of 1947
YFN 333 Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA 110 170 1943    
YF 334         1941   Later YC 813
YF 335 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943    
YF 336 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943   Later Suitland 1965, reefed 2000
YF 337 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943    
YF 338 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943    
YF 339 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944   To USCG 1947 as White Bush (WAGL 542), sold 1995
YF 340 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944    
YF 341 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944   To USCG 1947 as White Holly (WAGL 543), donated 1998
YFN 342 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 343 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943    
YFN 344 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 345 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943    
YFN 346 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943    
YFN 347 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943    
YFN 348 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943    
YFN 349 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 350 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 351 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 352 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 353 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 354 Patrick Murphy Brooklyn NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 355 Patrick Murphy Brooklyn NY 110 138 1943    
YFN 356 Patrick Murphy Brooklyn NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 357 Patrick Murphy Brooklyn NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 358 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 100 1942    
YFN 359 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 110 100 1942    
YFN 360 Consolidated Steel Orange TX 110 100 1942    
YFN 361 Consolidated Steel Orange TX 110 100 1942    
YFN 362 Consolidated Steel Orange TX 110 100 1942    
YFN 363 Consolidated Steel Orange TX 110 100 1942    
YFN 364 Consolidated Steel Orange TX 110 100 1942    
YFN 365 Northeastern Boiler Green Bay WI 110 100 1942    
YFN 366 Northeastern Boiler Green Bay WI 110 100 1942    
YFN 367 Northeastern Boiler Green Bay WI 110 100 1942    
YFN 368 Northeastern Boiler Green Bay WI 110 100 1942    
YFN 369 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943    
YFN 370 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943    
YFN 371 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943    
YFN 372 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943    
YFN 373 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943   Lost 1946
YFN 374 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943    
YFN 375 Nelson Boiler Tacoma WA 110 100 1943    
YFN 376 Cambridge SB Cambridge MD 110 170 1943    
YFN 377 General Constn. Seattle WA 75 70 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 378 General Constn. Seattle WA 75 70 1943   To MARAD 1947
  379             Cancelled
  380             Cancelled
  381             Cancelled
  382             Cancelled
  383             Cancelled
  384             Cancelled
YF 385 JK Welding Brooklyn NY 150 340 1943    
YF 386   San Diego CA 80 175 1936 1941 Ex-Santa Inez, to MARAD 1947
YFN 387     190 375   1941 Rx-A-6, to MARAD 1947
YFN 388     170 300   1941 Ex-A-9, transferred 1948
YFN 389     155 250   1941 Ex-Courtland, to MARAD 1947
YFN 390     155 250   1941 Ex-Onisbo, transferred 1948
  391             Cancelled
YFN 392 Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI 80 90 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 393 Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI 80 90 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 394 Patrick Murphy Brooklyn NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 395 Patrick Murphy Brooklyn NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 396             Later YC 1037
YFN 397 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 398 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943   To Mexico 1949
YFN 399 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943   To Mexico 1949
YFN 400 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943    
YFN 401     110 138 1943   Lost 1942
YFN 402 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943   Later YRB 17
YFN 403 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 404 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 405 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 406 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943    
YFN 407 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 408 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943    
YFN 409 Garbutt-Walsh San Pedro CA 110 138 1943   Later YRB 18
  410             Cancelled
YF 411 Erie Concrete & Supply   133 300 1943   Later YFRT 411, scrapped 1976
YFRN 412 JK Welding   150 340 1943    
YFN 413 JK Welding   110 100 1943    
YFN 414 JK Welding   110 100 1943    
YF 415 Niagara Shipbuilding Buffalo NY 133 300 1943   Exploded and sank 1944
YF 416 Niagara Shipbuilding Buffalo NY 133 300 1943   To USCG 1947 as White Sumac (WAGL 540, later WLM 540)
YF 417 Niagara Shipbuilding Buffalo NY 133 300 1943   To USCG 1947 as White Alder (WAGL 541, later WLM 541), sank 1968
YF 418 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943   Later YFRT 418, to NDRF 1984
YF 419 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943   Later YFRT 419, scrapped 1975
YF 420 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943    
YF 421 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1943   To MARAD 1947
YF 422 Island Dock Kingston NY  133 300 1943   Later YCK 2
YF 423 Island Dock Kingston NY  133 300 1943   Later YCK 3
YF 424 Island Dock Kingston NY  133 300 1943   Later YCK 4
YF 425 Island Dock Kingston NY  133 300 1943   Later YCK 5
YF 426 Island Dock Kingston NY  133 300 1943   Later YCK 6
YF 427             Later YCK 7
YF 428             Later YCK 8
YF 429             Later YCK 9
YF 430             Later YCK 10
YF 431             Later YCK 11
YF 432             Later YCK 12
YF 433             Later YCK 13
YF 434             Later YCK 14
YF 435             Later YCK 15
YF 436             Later YCK 16
YF 437             Later YCK 17
YF 438             Later YCK 18
YF 439             Later YCK 19
YF 440             Later YCK 20
YF 441             Later YCK 21
YF 442             Later YCK 22
YFR 443 Niagara Shipbuilding Buffalo NY 133 300 1944   To Colombia 1977
YF 444 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1944   To USCG 1947 as White Sage (WAGL/WLM 544). Donated 1999 for hospital ship; resold Nicaragua as ferry Captain D
YF 445 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1944   To USCG 1947 as White Heath (WAGL/WLM 545).. To Tunisia 1998 as Turgueness (A 805)
YF 446 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1944   To USCG 1947 as White Lupine (WAGL/WLM 546). To Tunisia 1998 as Tabarka (A 804)
YF 447 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1944   Later YFR 447, sold 1947, later Sant' Ambrogio 1956, later Francesco Bertacca, scrapped 1971
YF 448 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1944   To USCG 1948 as White Pine (WAGL/WLM 547). To Dominican Rep 1999 as Tortuguero (PA 203). In service
YF 449 Erie Concrete & Supply Erie PA 133 300 1944    
YF 450 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944    
YF 451 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944   Later YFR 451, sold 1995
YF 452 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944    
YF 453 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944    
YF 454 Basalt Rock Company Napa CA 133 300 1944    
YFN 455 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1942    
YFN 456 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 457 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1942    
YFN 458 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 459 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 460 Elscot Boat City Island NY 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 461 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 462 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   Later YFT 6
YFN 463 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 464 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 465 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 466 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 467 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 468 Portland SB Portland OR 110 138 1942   To MARAD 1947
YFN 469 Olson & Winge Seattle WA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 470 Olson & Winge Seattle WA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 471 Olson & Winge Seattle WA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 472 Olson & Winge Seattle WA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 473 Olson & Winge Seattle WA 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 474 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   Later YRB 3
YFN 475 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   Later YRB 4
YFN 476 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   Destroyed 1947
YFN 477 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   Later YRB 5
YFN 478 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 479 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 480 Gray Boats Thomaston ME 110 138 1943   Later YRB 6
YFN 481 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   To Mexico 1948
YFN 482 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943    
YFN 483 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   To Mexico 1948
YFN 484 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943    
YFN 485 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943    
YFN 486 Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 487 Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL 110 138 1943    
YFN 488 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   Sold 1946
YFN 489 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 490 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 491 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   To Mexico 1948
YFN 492 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943    
YFN 493 Fort Myers SB Fort Myers FL 110 138 1943   Later YRB 9
YFN 494 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943    
YFN 495 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943    
YFN 496 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 497 Seaford SB Seaford DE 110 138 1943   To MARAD 1947
YFN 498 Seaford SB