Basalt Rock Company, Napa CA

(later Kaiser Steel Corp., Napa Division)

Most recent update: June 4, 2018.


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.  After the war it switched to vessel repair and scrapping.  It was bought by Kaiser Steel in 1955 and returned to shipbuilding, but closed again in 1985.  The yard was on the Napa River, downstream from the town: see it from the air on Google hereIf 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
  579393   Basalt Rock Co. Barge 120 360 1938 Later Basalt No. 1
                Three or four more, depending on the hull numbering
               
               
               
YC 697 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Jan-41  
YC 698 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Jan-41  
YC 699 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Feb-41  
YC 705 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Feb-41  
YC 706 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Feb-41  
YC 711 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Mar-41  
YC 712 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Mar-41  
YC 713 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Mar-41  
  PAB 1 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Apr-41 Later YC 1026, lost 1948
  PAB 2 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Apr-41 Later YC 1027
    PAB 3 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 May-41  
    PAB 4 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 May-41  
  PAB 5 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 May-41 Later YC 1028
    PAB 6 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Jun-41  
  PAB 7 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Jun-41 Later YC 1029
    PAB 8 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Jun-41  
22 Crownblock (YO 48) US Navy Yard Oiler 950 235 28-Aug-42 Sunk as target 1977
23 Whipstock (YO 49) US Navy Yard Oiler 950 235 23-Sep-42 Scrapped 1975
266745 PAB 9 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Jul-41 Later YC 1030, Graham #12
PAB 10 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Jul-41 Later YC 1031
PAB 11 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Jul-41 Later YC 1032
257154 PAB 12 CPNAB Freight Barge 400 150 Aug-41 Later Sause Bros. 12
28 284504 YF 295 US Navy Freighter 197 126 Oct-41 Later Lupe, f/v  Labrador, active
29 YC 735 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-41  
30 YC 736 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-41  
31 YC 737 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-41  
32 YC 755 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-41 Active in Pago Pago
33 YC 756 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-41  
34 YC 757 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-41  
35 175468 PAB 13 CPNAB Freight Barge 666 144 Sep-41 Later CC Co. 23
36 175467 PAB 14 CPNAB Freight Barge 666 144 Sep-41 Later CC Co. 14
37   PAB 15 CPNAB Freight Barge 450 124 Oct-41  
38   PAB 16 CPNAB Freight Barge 450 124 Oct-41  
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
576547 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
YC 811 US Navy Lighter 145 110 Jun-42 Destroyed 1946
YC 812 US Navy Lighter 145 110 Jun-42  
YC 822 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Sep-42  
YC 823 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Sep-42  
YC 824 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Oct-42  
YC 825 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Oct-42  
YC 826 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Oct-42  
YC 827 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Nov-42 Destroyed 1946
YC 828 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Dec-42  
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 339 US Navy Yard Freighter 435 133 Apr-44 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 435 133 May-44 Later an inter-island ferry
YF 341 US Navy Yard Freighter 435 133 Jun-44 To USCG 1947 as White Holly (WAGL 543/WLM 543), training ship 1998
    YF 420 US Navy Yard Freighter 435 133 Jul-44  
  252167 YF 421 US Navy Yard Freighter 435 133 Aug-44  
YF 449 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 Sep-44  
YF 450 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 Oct-44  
YF 451 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 Oct-44 Later YFR 451, sold 1995
YF 452 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 Nov-44  
YF 453 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 Dec-44  
YF 454 US Navy Yard Freighter 300 133 Jan-45  
YC 978 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Jun-44  
YC 979 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Jun-44  
YC 980 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Aug-44 Active in Pago Pago
YC 981 US Navy Lighter 750 142 Aug-44  
566700 YC 982 US Navy Lighter 750 142 Sep-44  
YC 983 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Sep-44  
YC 984 US Navy Lighter 170 110 Nov-44  
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
Built by Kaiser Steel
286835 Basalt 15 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89 175 1956 Active
286810 Basalt 16 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89 175 1956 NLD 2005
286811 Basalt 17 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89 175 1956 NLD 2003
286836 Basalt 18 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 89 175 1956 NLD 2005
501987   Southern Pacific RR Deck Barge 1,300 250 1956 Later ZB-1000, Bobby D
501988   Southern Pacific RR Deck Barge 1,300 250 1956 Later ZB-1001
535385   Southern Pacific RR Deck Barge 1,300 250 1957 Later ZB-1005
535386   Southern Pacific RR Deck Barge 1,300 250 1957 Later ZB-1006
  274297 H 40 Harbor Tug & Barge Freight Barge 650 200 1957 Later Hemlock
  274688 H 41 Harbor Tug & Barge Freight Barge 650 200 1957 Later Fir
  274799 No. 2318 Hawaiian Dredging Mud Scow 335 106 1957 Later Mud Scow 2318
  293411 DeLong 143 DeLong Corp. Drill Barge 775 120 1958  
  280725 C-44 Crowley Launch & Tug Freight Barge 70 200 1959  
  280627 Shasta River Lines Freight Barge 1,450 200 1960 Now 803
  500906 KSC 220 Kaiser Steel Freight Barge 550 160 1965 Later Dutra Barge 220, Barge 220, active
  500907 KSC 221 Kaiser Steel Freight Barge 550 160 1965 Later Dutra Barge 221, Barge 221
624 579395 Basalt No. 20 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 745 175 1965 Active
625 579394 Basalt No. 19 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 745 175 1965 Active
626 506168 Cynthia Bay Tube Rental Dredge Barge 850 150 1966 Now DB Los Angeles
627 521611 Sanderling Tidewater S. & G. Freight Barge 912 220 1969 Active
628 548003 Vanliner 286 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 2,985 286 1973 Later Bering Provider, now Chatham Provider
629 548742 Foss 287 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 2,985 286 1973 Later Western Provider, now Chichagof Provider
  579396 Basalt No. 22 Basalt Rock Co. Freight Barge 592 175 1968 NLD 2004
631   SEDCO 706 Southeastern Drilling Drilling Rig     Aug-76 Later Transocean 706 (Liberia)
632   SEDCO 708 Southeastern Drilling Drilling Rig     May-77 Later Jasper Cosmopolitan (Singapore)
633 582269 Lisa A Southern Cal. Edison Freight Barge 3,215 292 1977  
634 607612 Peter S. Hass Bulk Carriers Leasing Dry Bulk Barge 7,237 316 1979 Later Ashgrove Trader, now Lafarge Trader
635 613867 185 1 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 775 177 1979 Now Abalone Pt
636 614455 185 C-1 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 978 185 1979 Now DT 185-5
637 615331 185 C-2 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 978 185 1979 Now DT 185-6
638 617353 185 C-3 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 978 185 1980 Active
639 619722 185 C-4 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 978 185 1980 Now Barge SNI
640 622241 185 3 Foss Launch & Tug Derrick Barge 775 177 1980 Now DB Salta Verde
641 623438 185 P-2 Foss Launch & Tug Tank Barge 775 177 1980 Active
642 974751 Pelican Clean Sound Coop Oil Spill Barge 978 185 1980 Active