Bison Shipbuilding, North Tonawanda NY

Most recent update: January 7, 2015.


Bison Shipbuilding was created as an LCT factory and was in operation only during WWII.  An excellent history of this company, "The Bison Shipyard Story", has been written by Allen C. Gademsky, who worked there.  If anyone can provide any information about the ships it built, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Navy Type Pennant # Original Owner Type Tons Ft. Delivery Disposition
    YCK 23-28 US Navy Open Lighter     1943  
    YCK 40-44 US Navy Open Lighter     1943  
    LCT(5) 185 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 186 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 187 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 188 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 189 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 190 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 191 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 192 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 193 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 194 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 195 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42  
    LCT(5) 196 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 Sunk 1943
    LCT(5) 197 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 198 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42  
    LCT(5) 199 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42  
    LCT(5) 200 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 201 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 202 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 203 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 Now Outer Island
    LCT(5) 204 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 205 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 206 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 207 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 208 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 Sunk 1943 
    LCT(5) 209 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 Sunk 1944 
    LCT(5) 210 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 211 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 212 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 213 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 214 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 215 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 216 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 217 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 218 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 219 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 220 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 221 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 222 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 223 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 224 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 225 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 226 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 227 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 228 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 229 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 230 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 231 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 232 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 233 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 234 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 235 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(5) 236 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain
    LCT(6) 502 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Aug-43  
    LCT(6) 503 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Aug-43  
    LCT(6) 504 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Aug-43  
    LCT(6) 505 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Aug-43  
    LCT(6) 506 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Aug-43  
    LCT(6) 507 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Aug-43  
    LCT(6) 508 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 509 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43 Later YFU 54
    LCT(6) 510 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 511 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 512 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43 To China 1946  
    LCT(6) 513 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 514 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 515 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43 To China 1946   
    LCT(6) 516 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 517 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 518 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 519 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 520 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 521 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 522 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 523 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 524 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43 Later YFU 1, later YFB 86, to Paraguay 1977
    LCT(6) 525 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 526 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 527 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 528 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 529 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43 Later YFU 2, later YLLC 5
    LCT(6) 530 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 531 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43 To Korea 1960 
    LCT(6) 532 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 533 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 534 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 535 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 536 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Sep-43  
    LCT(6) 537 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 538 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 539 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43 Later YFU 48 
    LCT(6) 540 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 541 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 542 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 543 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 544 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 545 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 546 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 547 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 548 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43 Sunk 1944
    LCT(6) 549 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 550 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43 Later YFU 3
    LCT(6) 551 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 552 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 553 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 554 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43  
    LCT(6) 555 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Oct-43 Sunk 1944 
    LCT(6) 556 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 557 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 558 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 559 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43 To the USSR
    LCT(6) 560 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 561 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43 To the USSR
    LCT(6) 562 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43 Later YFU 4
    LCT(6) 563 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43 To the USSR
    LCT(6) 564 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 565 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 566 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 567 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 568 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 569 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 570 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 571 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 572 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 573 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 622 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43 To France 1952 as L 9085, to Cambodia 1956 
    LCT(6) 623 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 624 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 625 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43 To Greece 1946 
    LCT(6) 626 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Nov-43  
    LCT(6) 627 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Dec-43 To Britain 
    LCT(6) 628 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Dec-43 To Britain 
    LCT(6) 629 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 Later YFU 7
    LCT(6) 630 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 631 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 632 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 633 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 634 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 635 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 To France 1946 as LCT 635, sold 1955
    LCT(6) 636 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 637 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 Later YFU 55
    LCT(6) 638 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 To Taiwan 1959 
    LCT(6) 639 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 Later YFB 66, sunk as target 1971
    LCT(6) 640 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 To Israel 1959  
    LCT(6) 641 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 642 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 643 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 644 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 Later YFU 8, sunk as target 1972
    LCT(6) 645 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 646 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 Later YFU 56, to Cambodia 1972
    LCT(6) 647 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 648 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44  
    LCT(6) 649 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Jan-44 Later YFU 84 
    LCT(6) 650 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 651 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 652 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 653 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 654 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 655 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 656 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 657 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 658 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 659 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 660 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 661 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1002 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1003 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1004 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1005 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1006 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1007 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1008 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1009 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1010 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1011 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1012 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44  
    LCT(6) 1013 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Feb-44 Target at Bikini
    LCT(6) 1014 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1015 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44 To the USSR 
    LCT(6) 1016 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1017 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1018 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1019 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1020 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1021 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1022 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1023 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1024 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1025 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1026 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Mar-44  
    LCT(6) 1027 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1028 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1029 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 Lost 1945
    LCT(6) 1030 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1031 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1032 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1033 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1034 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1035 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1036 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1037 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1038 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1039 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1040 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 Later YFB 82, to Paraguay 1977
    LCT(6) 1041 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1042 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To Denmark 1961 
    LCT(6) 1043 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1044 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1045 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1046 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To the USSR 
    LCT(6) 1047 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To the USSR 
    LCT(6) 1048 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1049 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1050 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 Sunk 1945
    LCT(6) 1051 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To Vietnam 1956
    LCT(6) 1052 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1053 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To the Netherlands
    LCT(6) 1054 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To the Netherlands
    LCT(6) 1055 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 To the Netherlands
    LCT(6) 1056 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 Later YFU 25
    LCT(6) 1136 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44 Later YFU 29
    LCT(6) 1137 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1138 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 Apr-44  
    LCT(6) 1139 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 May-44  
    LCT(6) 1140 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 May-44  
    LCT(6) 1141 US Navy Landing Craft 143 120 May-44