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Pacific Bridge, Alameda CA

Most recent update: January 21, 2015.


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 on Google 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 # O.N. Original Name or # Original Owner Type Tons Feet Delivered Disposition
1   Charles H. Salter U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 Dec-42 To Britain, wrecked and lost off Iceland 1946
2   Cyrus Sears U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, later Skidby 1951, Borgfred 1951, Lise 1954, Aura 1955, Fernando 1960, Fata Morgana 1962, Giannis 1963, sank 1964
3   Benjamin Sherburn U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 Apr-43 To Britain, later Winga 1949, Rilda 1952, Raed 1968, scrapped 1972
4   Samuel V. Shreve U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, later Jura 1949, Barcelona 1957, foundered 1963
5   Reuben Snow U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, later Beechland 1949, Teresa Cosulich 1951, Agia Varvara 1963, exploded and sank 1968
6   Caleb Sprague U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, torpedoed and lost 1944 off Beachy Head
7   Benjamin Tay U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, later Benue 1951, Anglo 1952, Lindvang 1965, Danaos 1969, Veta 1974, Agios Favourios III 1975, scrapped 1980
8   Charles Treadwell U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, later Dundrum Bay 1950, Esito 1952, Sandra 1953, West Indies 1953, Esito 1954, wrecked and abandoned 1964
9   Samuel Very U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A1 2,800 250 May-43 To Britain, later Angusloch 1951, Changsung 1953, scrapped 1985
    YFN 576 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 577 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 578 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 579 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Lost 1943
    YFN 580 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 581 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 582 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Destroyed 1948
    YFN 583 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 584 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 585 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 586 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Later YC 1219
    YFN 587 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Later YC 1220
    YFN 588 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 589 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Later YFP 4, lost
    YFN 590 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 591 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 592 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 593 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 594 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 595 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 596 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 597 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 598 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 Disposed of 1947
    YFN 599 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 600 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 601 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 602 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFN 603 U.S. Navy Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFD 20 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 7,000 622 Jan-43 Destroyed 1947
    ABD 11 U.S. Navy Dry Dock     Aug-43  
    ABD 12 U.S. Navy Dry Dock     Sep-43  
    ABD 13 U.S. Navy Dry Dock     Oct-43  
    ABD 14 U.S. Navy Dry Dock     Nov-43  
    ARD 1 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 2,200 394 Sep-41  
    ARD 2 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Apr-42 To Mexico 1963, active
    ARD 3 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 May-42  
    ARD 4 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 May-42  
    ARD 5 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Jun-42 To Chile 1999 as Talcahuano (133), active
    ARD 6 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Apr-43 To Pakistan 1961 as Peshawar, active
    ARD 7 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Jun-43 Scrapped 1992
    ARD 8 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Aug-43 To Peru 1961 as ADF 107, active
    ARD 9 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Sep-43 To Taiwan 1977 as Fo Wu 5, active
    ARD 10 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Oct-43 In Tampico, Mexico
    ARD 11 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 4,200 483 Oct-43 To Mexico 1974, active
    ARD 12 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Nov-43 To Turkey 1987 as Havuz 7 (Y 127), struck 1998
    ARD 13 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Nov-43 To Venezuela 1977
    ARD 14 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Dec-43 To Brazil 1980
    ARD 15 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Jan-44 To Mexico 1971 as AR 15, active
    ARD 16 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Jan-44 Scrapped 1973
    ARD 17 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Feb-44 To Ecuador 1977 as Amazonas (DF 81)
    ARD 18 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Feb-44 Named Endurance, now ARDM 3, laid up at Charleston NSY
    ARD 19 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Mar-44 Named Oak Ridge, now ARDM 1, to US Coast Guard 2002
    ARD 20 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Mar-44 Named White Sands, later AGDS 1, scrapped 1974
    ARD 21 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Apr-44 To MARAD 1947
    ARD 22 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Apr-44 Named Windsor, to Taiwan 1976 as Fo Wu 6, active
    ARD 23 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 May-44 To Argentina 1992 as Y 1, active
    ARD 24 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 May-44 To Ecuador 1982 as Napo (DF 82), active
    ARD 25 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 May-44 To Chile 1973 as Ingeniero Mery (131), active
    ARD 26 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Jun-44 Named Alamogordo, later ARDM 2, to Ecuador 2000
    ARD 27 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Jun-44 Scrapped 1974
    ARD 28 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Jul-44 To Colombia as Capitan Rodriguez Zamora , active
    ARD 29 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Jul-44 Named Arco, to Iran 1977 as Dry-Dock No. 400, active
    ARD 30 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Aug-44 Named San Onofre, to Mexico 2001
    ARD 31 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Aug-44 To US Air Force 1974
    ARD 32 U.S. Navy Dry Dock 5,200 489 Aug-44 To Chile 1960 as Mutilla (132), active