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Pacific Bridge, Alameda CA

Most recent update: April 27, 2011.


Pacific Bridge Company was one of the construction companies that formed part of Henry Kaiser's "Group of Six".  It was located on the Oakland Alameda estuary at the corner of Clement Avenue and Chestnut Street, in an area that was residential: the homes that were there were either torn down or relocated.  Today the site is occupied by the Alameda Marina, just west of the Naval Reserve Station.  See it from the air here.  It seems to have been a very unusual facility, building ships two at a time in a graving dock.  If anyone can provide any further information about either the yard or the ships it built, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull #

Original Name

MC Design or Navy Type MC # or Navy Pennant # Delivered Disposition
1 Charles H. Salter N3-S-A1 452 Dec-42 To Britain, wrecked and lost off Iceland 1946
2 Cyrus Sears N3-S-A1 453 May-43 To Britain, later Skidby 1951, Borgfred 1951, Lise 1954, Aura 1955, Fernando 1960, Fata Morgana 1962, Giannis 1963, burnt and sank 1964
3 Benjamin Sherburn N3-S-A1 454 Apr-43 To Britain, later Winga 1949, Rilda 1952, Raed 1968, scrapped 1972
4 Samuel V. Shreve N3-S-A1 455 May-43 To Britain, later Jura 1949, Barcelona 1957, foundered 1963
5 Reuben Snow N3-S-A1 456 May-43 To Britain, later Beechland 1949, Teresa Cosulich 1951, Agia Varvara 1963, exploded and sank 1968
6 Caleb Sprague N3-S-A1 457 May-43 To Britain, torpedoed and lost 1944 off Beachy Head
7 Benjamin Tay N3-S-A1 458 May-43 To Britain, later Benue 1951, Anglo 1952, Lindvang 1965, Danaos 1969, Veta 1974, Agios Favourios III 1975, scrapped 1980
8 Charles Treadwell N3-S-A1 459 May-43 To Britain, later Dundrum Bay 1950, Esito 1952, Sandra 1953, West Indies 1953, Esito 1954, wrecked and abandoned 1964
9 Samuel Very N3-S-A1 460 May-43 To Britain, later Angusloch 1951, Changsung 1953, scrapped 1985
    YFN 576 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 577 1943  
    YFN 578 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 579 1943 Lost 1943
    YFN 580 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 581 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 582 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 583 1943  
    YFN 584 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 585 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 586 1943 Later YC 1219
    YFN 587 1943 Later YC 1220
    YFN 588 1943  
    YFN 589 1943 Later YFP 4, lost
    YFN 590 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 591 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 592 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 593 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 594 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 595 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 596 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 597 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 598 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 599 1943  
    YFN 600 1943  
    YFN 601 1943  
    YFN 602 1943  
    YFN 603 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFD 20 Jan-43 Destroyed 1947
    ABD 11 Aug-43  
    ABD 12 Sep-43  
    ABD 13 Oct-43  
    ABD 14 Nov-43  
    ARD 1 Sep-41  
    ARD 2 Apr-42 To Mexico 1963, active
    ARD 3 May-42  
    ARD 4 May-42  
    ARD 5 Jun-42 To Chile 1999 as Talcahuano (133), active
    ARD 6 Apr-43 To Pakistan 1961 as Peshawar, active
    ARD 7 Jun-43 Scrapped 1992
    ARD 8 Aug-43 To Peru 1961 as ADF 107, active
    ARD 9 Sep-43 To Taiwan 1977 as Fo Wu 5, active
    ARD 10 Oct-43 In Tampico, Mexico
    ARD 11 Oct-43 To Mexico 1974, active
    ARD 12 Nov-43 To Turkey 1987 as Havuz 7 (Y 127), struck 1998
    ARD 13 Nov-43 To Venezuela 1977
    ARD 14 Dec-43 To Brazil 1980
    ARD 15 Jan-44 To Mexico 1971 as AR 15, active
    ARD 16 Jan-44 Scrapped 1973
    ARD 17 Feb-44 To Ecuador 1977 as Amazonas (DF 81)
  Endurance ARD 18 Feb-44 Now ARDM 3, laid up at Charleston NSY
  Oak Ridge ARD 19 Mar-44 Now ARDM 1, to US Coast Guard 2002
  White Sands ARD 20 Mar-44 Later AGDS 1, scrapped 1974
    ARD 21 Apr-44 To MARAD 1947
  Windsor ARD 22 Apr-44 To Taiwan 1976 as Fo Wu 6, active
    ARD 23 May-44 To Argentina 1992 as Y 1, active
    ARD 24 May-44 To Ecuador 1982 as Napo (DF 82), active
    ARD 25 May-44 To Chile 1973 as Ingeniero Mery (131), active
  Alamogordo ARD 26 Jun-44 Later ARDM 2, to Ecuador 2000
    ARD 27 Jun-44 Scrapped 1974
    ARD 28 Jul-44 To Colombia as Capitan Rodriguez Zamora , active
  Arco ARD 29 Jul-44 To Iran 1977 as Dry-Dock No. 400, active
  San Onofre ARD 30 Aug-44 To Mexico 2001
    ARD 31 Aug-44 To US Air Force 1974
    ARD 32 Aug-44 To Chile 1960 as Mutilla (132), active