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Kaiser Richmond No. 4 Yard, Richmond CA

Most recent update: February 5, 2014.


Richmond #4 was an emergency yard developed by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., with 3 ways in the fifth wave of shipbuilding expansion.  It was originally intended to be an expansion of Richmond #3 and was designated Richmond #3A, but was assigned separate management and renamed Richmond #4.  It closed at the end of the war.  The yard was located on the south side of the inner end of the channel, at Wharf Street: see the site from the air on Google here.

Hull #

Original Name

Type MC # Keel Laid Launched Delivered Days on Ways Days in Water Total Days Disposition
31 LST 476 S3-M-K2 996 5-Aug-42 10-Oct-42 4-Apr-43 66 176 242 Scrapped 1948
32 LST 477 S3-M-K2 997 12-Aug-42 29-Oct-42 19-Feb-43 78 113 191 Scrapped 1948
33 LST 478 S3-M-K2 998 17-Aug-42 7-Nov-42 13-Mar-43 82 126 208 Scrapped 1948
34 LST 479 S3-M-K2 999 25-Aug-42 4-Oct-42 19-Apr-43 101 197 298 Scrapped 1948
35 LST 480 S3-M-K2 1000 31-Aug-42 29-Oct-42 3-May-43 120 186 306 Exploded and sank in Pearl Harbor 1944
36 LST 481 S3-M-K2 1001 4-Sep-42 2-Dec-42 15-May-43 150 164 314 Scrapped 1948
37 LST 482 S3-M-K2 1002 14-Sep-42 17-Dec-42 20-Mar-43 155 154 309 Later Branch County, sunk as target 1956
38 LST 483 S3-M-K2 1003 21-Sep-42 30-Dec-42 3-May-43 161 185 346 Later Brewster County, sunk as target 1955
39 LST 484 S3-M-K2 1004 28-Sep-42 2-Jan-43 23-Apr-43 157 172 329 Scrapped 1948
40 LST 485 S3-M-K2 1005 17-Dec-42 9-Jan-43 19-May-43 115 191 306 Scrapped 1948
41 LST 486 S3-M-K2 1006 31-Dec-42 16-Jan-43 29-May-43 108 194 302 Destroyed 1947
42 LST 487 S3-M-K2 1007 2-Jan-43 23-Jan-43 27-Apr-43 113 155 268 Sold private 1948, disposition unknown
43 LST 488 S3-M-K2 1008 11-Jan-43 5-Mar-43 24-May-43 117 141 258 To the Philippines 1972 as Surigao del Norte (LT 94), active
44 LST 489 S3-M-K2 1009 17-Jan-43 2-Apr-43 30-Jul-43 139 241 280 Completed as Amycus (ARL 2), sold private 1970 and converted to barge, disposition unknown
45 LST 490 S3-M-K2 1010 24-Jan-43 3-Apr-43 20-Aug-43 133 261 294 Completed as Agenor (ARL 3), to France 1951 as Vulcain, to Taiwan 1957 as Shung Shan (ARL 336), to Japan 1974 as Wu Tai (AP 520), disposition unknown
46 Tacoma S2-S2-AQ1 1421 10-Mar-43 7-Jul-43 6-Nov-43 119 122 241 PF 3, to USSR 1945 as EK-12, to Korea 1951 as Tae Tong (F 63), museum 1973
47 Sausalito S2-S2-AQ1 1422 7-Apr-43 20-Jul-43 4-Mar-44 104 229 333 PF 4, to USSR 1945 as EK-13, to Korea 1952 as Im Chin (F 66), scrapped 1973
48 Hoquiam S2-S2-AQ1 1423 10-Apr-43 31-Jul-43 8-May-44 112 283 395 PF 5, to USSR 1945 as EK-14, to Korea 1951 as Nak Tong (F 65), scrapped 1973
49 Pasco S2-S2-AQ1 1424 7-Jul-43 17-Aug-43 15-Apr-44 41 243 284 PF 6, to USSR 1945 as EK-15, to Japan 1953 as Kashi (PF 283), to Korea 1969 for parts and converted to floating pier
50 Albuquerque S2-S2-AQ1 1425 20-Jul-43 14-Sep-43 20-Dec-43 56 97 153 PF 7, to USSR 1945 as EK-16, to Japan 1953 as Tochi (PF 296), scrapped 1971
51 Everett S2-S2-AQ1 1426   29-Sep-43 22-Jan-44   115   PF 8, to USSR 1945 as EK-17, to Japan 1953 as Kiri (PF 291), scrapped 1972
52 Pocatello S2-S2-AQ1 1427 17-Aug-43 17-Oct-43 18-Feb-44 61 124 185 PF 9, weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
53 Brownsville S2-S2-AQ1 1428 14-Sep-43 14-Nov-43 6-May-44 61 174 235 PF 10, scrapped 1947
54 Grand Forks S2-S2-AQ1 1429   27-Nov-43 18-Mar-44   112   PF 11, scrapped 1947
55 Casper S2-S2-AQ1 1430   27-Dec-43 31-Mar-44   95   PF 12, scrapped 1947
56 Pueblo S2-S2-AQ1 1431 14-Nov-43 20-Jan-44 27-May-44 67 128 195 PF 13, weather ship 1944, sold for scrap 1947 but resold to Dominican Republic as Presidente Troncoso (F 103), later Gregario Lupon, scrapped 1982
57 Grand Island S2-S2-AQ1 1432   19-Feb-44 27-May-44   98   PF 14, to Cuba 1947 as Maximo Gomez (F 303), struck 1964, wreck in Mariel Bay
58 Alamosa C1-M-AV1 2101     Aug-44       To USN as AK 156, scrapped 1972
59 Alcona C1-M-AV1 2102     Sep-44       To USN as AK 157, scrapped 1960
60 Amador C1-M-AV1 2103     Oct-44       To USN as AK 158, sold private 1947
61 Antrim C1-M-AV1 2104     Oct-44       To USN as AK 159, sold private 1947
62 Autauga C1-M-AV1 2105     Nov-44       To USN as AK 160, sold private 1947, scrapped 1972
63 Beaverhead C1-M-AV1 2106     Jan-45       To USN as AK 161, sold private 1947
64 Beltrami C1-M-AV1 2107     Jan-45       To USN as AK 162, scrapped 1960
65 Blount C1-M-AV1 2108     Jan-45       To USN as AK 163, sold private 1947, scrapped 1974
66 Brevard C1-M-AV1 2109     Feb-45       To USN as AK 164, sold private 1947, scrapped 1970
67 Bullock C1-M-AV1 2110     Mar-45       To USN as AK 165, sold private 1947
68 Cabell C1-M-AV1 2111     Apr-45       To USN as AK 166, sold private 1947, sank 1963
69 Caledonia C1-M-AV1 2112     Mar-45       To USN as AK 167, sold private 1947
70 Fairfield C1-M-AV1 2374     Mar-45       To USN as AK 178, to Japan 1946 as Yokosuka
71 Faribault C1-M-AV1 2375     Apr-45       To USN as AK 179, scrapped 1960
72 Fentress C1-M-AV1 2376     May-45       To USN as AK 180, to US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands 1973
73 Flagler C1-M-AV1 2377     May-45       To USN as AK 181, scrapped 1948
74 Square Sinnet C1-M-AV1 2378     May-45       Sold private 1956
75 Gunner's Knot C1-M-AV1 2379     Jun-45       To US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands 1953
76 Mooring Knot C1-M-AV1 2380     Jun-45       Sold private 1947, scrapped 1970
77 Spindle Eye C1-M-AV1 2381     Jun-45       To USA 1947 as SGT Curtis F. Shoup, to USN 1963 as T-AG 175, scrapped 1973
78 Marlingspike Hitch C1-M-AV1 2382     Aug-45       Scrapped 1973
79 Terminal Knot C1-M-AV1 2509     Sep-45       Sold private 1947, scrapped 1970
80 Spool Sinnet C1-M-AV1 2510     Aug-45       Sold private 1947, in collision 1954, repaired, scrapped 1969
81 Reeving Eye C1-M-AV1 2511     Sep-45       Sold private 1946, sank 1971