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Basalt Rock Company, Napa CA

Most recent update: January 13, 2015.


The Basalt Rock Company, Inc., was formed in 1920 to operate a rock quarry in Napa.  It started to build its own barges in 1938 and was, therefore, ready to participate in the war effort when the time came.  It also built 115 YCs and other Navy barges but I can find only about half that number.  The yard was on the Napa River, downstream from the town: see it from the air on Google here.  Look at those dry-docks!  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name or Pennant # Customer Type LDT Ft. Delivery Disposition
PAB 1 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1026, lost 1948
PAB 2 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1027
PAB 5 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1028
PAB 7 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1029
266745 PAB 9 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1030, Graham #12
PAB 10 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1031
PAB 11 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later YC 1032
257154 PAB 12 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later Sause Bros. 12
PAB 14 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 1941 Later CC Co. 14
284504 C Co. 23   Freighter 197g 126 1942 Now f/v  Labrador
Lupe   Freighter 197g 126 1942 Struck 1997
YC 697 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1940  
YC 698 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1940  
YC 699 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1940  
YC 705 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 706 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 711 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 712 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 713 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 735 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 736 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 737 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 755 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941 Active in Pago Pago
YC 756 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 757 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1941  
YC 811 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 812 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 821 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 822 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 823 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 824 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 825 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 826 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 827 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1942  
YC 978 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943  
YC 979 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943  
YC 980 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943 Active in Pago Pago
YC 981 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943  
YC 982 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943  
YC 983 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943  
YC 984 US Navy Lighter 170 110 1943  
Crownblock (YO 48) US Navy Yard Oiler 950 235 28-Aug-42 Sunk as target 1977
Whipstock (YO 49) US Navy Yard Oiler 950 235 23-Sep-42 Scrapped 1975
Caledonian Salvor (BARS 1) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 22-Aug-42 To Britain 1942, to Australia 1943, returned 1946, sold 1947 as Sudbury II, later Lady Pacific, burnt and lost 1982
Cambrian Salvor (BARS 2) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 7-Sep-42 To Britain 1943, to Australia 1943, returned 1946, sold 1947 as Caribische Zee, later Collinsea, Francois C, Ras Deira, scrapped 1981
Atlantic Salvor (BARS 3) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 24-Oct-42 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Clamp (ARS 33), to NDRF 1999
Pacific Salvor (BARS 4) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 24-Oct-42 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Gear (ARS 34), scrapped 1982
43 Diver (ARS 5) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 23-Oct-43 Sold 1949 as Rescue, later Rescue M, Grand Day, Rescue M, scrapped 1986
44 Escape (ARS 6) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 20-Nov-43 To USCG 1946 as Escape (WAT 6/WMEC 6), scrapped 2009
45 Grapple (ARS 7) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 16-Dec-43 To Taiwan 1977 as Da Hu (ARS 327, later 552), active
46 Preserver (ARS 8) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 11-Jan-44 Scrapped 2005
47 Shackle (ARS 9) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,897 213 5-Feb-44 To USCG 1946 as Acushnet (WAT 167/WMEC 167), active
YF 295 US Navy Yard Freighter  300 133 1943  
YF 339 US Navy Yard Freighter  300 133 1944 To USCG 1947 as White Bush (WAGL 542/WLM 542), to USN as IX 542, sunk as target 2004
YF 340 US Navy Yard Freighter  300 133 1944  
YF 341 US Navy Yard Freighter  300 133 1944 To USCG 1947 as White Holly (WAGL 543/WLM 543), seamen's training ship 1998
254678 Cable (ARS 19) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 6-Mar-44 Sunk as target 1978
Chain (ARS 20) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 31-Mar-44 Reclassified as AGOR 17 1958, scrapped 1979
254289 Curb (ARS 21) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 12-May-44 Reefed off Key West FL 1983
Current (ARS 22) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 14-Jun-44 Scrapped 1975
Deliver (ARS 23) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 18-Jul-44 To South Korea 1979 as Gumi (ARS 26), active
Grasp (ARS 24) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 22-Aug-44 To South Korea 1978 as Chang Won (ARS 25), active
Safeguard (ARS 25) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 30-Sep-44 To Turkey 1979 as Isin (A 589), active
Seize (ARS 26) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 3-Nov-44 To USCG 1946 as Yocona (WAT 168/WMEC 168), sunk as target 2006
Snatch (ARS 27) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 11-Dec-44 Reclassified as AGOR 18 1967, scrapped 1971
YF 450 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 1945  
YF 451 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 1945 Later YFR 451, sold 1995
YF 452 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 1945  
YF 453 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 1945  
YF 454 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 1945  
Bolster (ARS 38) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 1-May-45 Scrapped 2011
Conserver (ARS 39) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 9-Jun-45 Sunk as target 2004
Hoist (ARS 40) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 21-Jul-45 To Taiwan 1998 as Ta Peng (ARS 549), to Toledo OH as museum 2003, scrapped 2007
Opportune (ARS 41) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 5-Oct-45 Scrapped 2003
Reclaimer (ARS 42) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 20-Dec-45 Scrapped 2011
Recovery (ARS 43) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213 14-May-46 To Taiwan 1998 as Da Juen (ARS 556), active
Retriever (ARS 44) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213   Cancelled
Skillful (ARS 45) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213   Cancelled
Support (ARS 46) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213   Cancelled
Toiler (ARS 47) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213   Cancelled
Urgent (ARS 48) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213   Cancelled
Willing (ARS 49) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,441 213   Cancelled
286835 Basalt 15 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 42g 175 1956  
286810 Basalt 16 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89g 175 1956  
286811 Basalt 17 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89g 175 1956  
286836 Basalt 18 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89g 175 1956  
274297 H 40   Deck Barge 96g 200 1957 Later Hemlock
274688 H 41   Deck Barge 96g 200 1957 Later Fir
293411 DeLong 143 DeLong Corp. Deck Barge 774g 120 1958  
280725 C-44 Crowley Marine Freight Barge 70g 200 1959  
280627 Shasta River Lines Freight Barge 1,449g 200 1960