Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth VA

Most recent update: May 21, 2011.


Norfolk Naval Shipyard was established in 1767 and remains active today, maintaining the ships of the Atlantic Fleet.  Visit the shipyard here and see it from the air on Google here.

Type # Original Name Type Feet Tons Delivered Disposition
    Chesapeake Frigate   1,244 Jan-1800 Captured by the British 1813
    Ferret Schooner   148 18-Apr-1809 Captured by the British 1813
    Delaware Ship of the Line   2,633 10-Feb-1828 Burned 1863 by evacuating Confederate forces
    New York Ship of the Line   2,633   Cancelled and burned
    St. Lawrence Frigate   1,708 17-Aug-1848 Sold 1875
    Natchez Sloop   691 1827 Scrapped 1840
    Macedonian Frigate   1,341 1836 Sold 1875
    Yorktown Sloop   566 15-Nov-1840 Grounded in the Cape Verde I. 1950 and lost
    Germ Paddlewheeler     1841 Experimental vessel
    Union Schooner   956 1843 Sold 1858
    Truxtun Brig   331 18-Feb-1843 Grounded in Mexico 1846 and lost
    Southampton Stores Ship   567 27-May-1845 Sold 1855
    Perry Brig   280 13-Oct-1843 Sold 1865
    Jamestown Sloop   1,150 12-Dec-1844 Destroyed by fire at Norfolk NSY 1913
    Powhatan Bark   2,415 2-Sep-1852 Scrapped 1887
    Constellation Corvette   1,278 28-Jul-1855 Museum in Baltimore MD
    Roanoke Frigate   3,400 4-May-1857 Scrapped 1883
    Colorado Frigate   3,400 13-Mar-1858 Sold 1885
    Dacotah Sloop   998 1-May-1860 Sold 1873
    Richmond Sloop   2,700 1860 Scrapped 1919
    Richmond Ram   2,750 1862 Scuttled 1865
    Nansemond Gunboat   80 1862  
    Hampton Gunboat   80 1862  
    Norfolk Gunboat   80   Burned on the stocks 1863 by evacuating Confederate forces
    Portsmouth Gunboat   80   Burned on the stocks 1863 by evacuating Confederate forces
    Escambia Gunboat   80   Burned on the stocks 1863 by evacuating Confederate forces
    Elizabeth Gunboat   80   Burned on the stocks 1863 by evacuating Confederate forces
    Yadkin Gunboat   80   Burned on the stocks 1863 by evacuating Confederate forces
    Huron/Alliance Bark   1,375 18-Jan-1877 Struck 1911
    Galena Sloop   1,900 26-Aug-1880 Grounded on Martha's Vineyard 1890 and scrapped 1892
    Daisy Ferry     1885  
C 8 Raleigh Cruiser   3,213 17-Apr-1894 Scrapped 1921
ACR 1 Texas Cruiser   6,315 15-Aug-1895 Later San Marcos, sunk as target 1911
    Courier Ferry     1897  
AT 5 Samoset  Tug 93 225 1897 Later YT 5, then YTM 5, sold 1947
YW 21   Water Barge 50   1899  
YFB 8 Navy Yard Ferry Boat 80   1901 Ex-Steam Cutter No. 291, scrapped 1929
YC 65   Open Lighter 86 100 1902  
YC 66   Open Lighter 86 100 1902  
YC 67   Open Lighter 86 100 1902 Sold 1920
YC 74   Open Lighter 108   1902  
YF 8   Closed Lighter 86   1902  
YF 10   Closed Lighter 50   1903  
YF 11   Closed Lighter 50   1903  
YD 7   Derrick Barge 70   1903 Later YNG 74
YD 10   Derrick Barge 61   1903  
YD 12   Derrick Barge 55   1903 Sunk 1917
YCF 1   Car Float 102   1904 Ex-Ammo Lighter No. 6, later YTT 8
YCF 2   Car Float 103 100 1904 Ex-Ammo Lighter No. 9, sold 1948
YC 118   Open Lighter 110 170 1905  
YC 119   Open Lighter 110 170 1905  
YC 120   Open Lighter 110 170 1905  
YC 121   Open Lighter 110 170 1905  
YC 124   Open Lighter 86 100 1905  
YC 125   Open Lighter 110 170 1905  
YW 12   Water Barge 120 555 1905  
YA 16   Ash Lighter 50 30 1906  
YF 41   Closed Lighter 110 138 1906  
    Indian Ferry     1906  
YC 135   Open Lighter 110 170 1907  
YC 136   Open Lighter 110 170 1907  
YC 137   Open Lighter 110 170 1907  
YCF 3   Car Float 103 100 1907 Ex-Ammo Lighter No. 12, disposed of 1946
YA 22   Ash Lighter 50 30 1908  
YC 150   Open Lighter 65   1908  
YC 151   Open Lighter 110 170 1908 Dismantled 1920
YC 208   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YC 209   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YC 210   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YC 211   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YC 212   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YC 213   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YC 214   Open Lighter 110 170 1908  
YPD 11   Pile Driver 51      
YPD 12   Pile Driver 45      
YPD 14   Pile Driver 50   1911 Destroyed 1947
YPD 15   Pile Driver 65   1908 To MARAD 1947
AT 11 Patuxent  Tug 148 755 4-May-09 Scrapped 1939
YA 33   Ash Lighter 36   1910  
YF 31   Closed Lighter 36   1911  
YF 32   Closed Lighter 36   1911  
YE 25   Ammo Barge 110   1913 Ex-YC 208
YC 300   Open Lighter 110 170 1914  
YC 301   Open Lighter 110 170 1914  
YR 6   Repair Barge 50      
YR 7   Repair Barge 50      
YR 23   Repair Barge 110   1914 Ex-YC 701, sunk as target 1978
YA 45   Ash Lighter 36   1915  
YC 302   Open Lighter 110 170 1915 Destroyed 1947
YC 303   Open Lighter 110 170 1915  
YSP 1   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1915  
YSP 2   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1915  
YSP 3   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1915  
YSP 4   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1915  
YO 7   Tank Barge 166 335 1915 Ex-Oil Barge No. 7
YE 26   Ammo Barge 110   1917 Ex-YC 135
AT 18 Pocahontas Tug 122 575 14-Mar-17 Later YT 124, scrapped 1937
SC 116 Sub Chaser     14-Nov-17 Sold 1921
SC 117 Sub Chaser     20-Nov-17 Lost 1917
SC 118 Sub Chaser     26-Nov-17 Sold 1921
SC 119 Sub Chaser     19-Nov-17 Sold 1921
SC 120 Sub Chaser     4-Oct-17 Sold 1921
SC 121 Sub Chaser     16-Oct-17 Sold 1921
SC 122 Sub Chaser     21-Oct-17 Sold 1921
SC 123 Sub Chaser     5-Nov-17 Sold 1921
SC 124 Sub Chaser     11-Dec-17 Sold 1921
SC 125 Sub Chaser     27-Dec-17 Sold 1921
SC 126 Sub Chaser     14-Jan-18 Sold 1921
SC 127 Sub Chaser     15-Jan-18 Sold 1921
SC 128 Sub Chaser     18-Jan-18 Sold 1921
SC 129 Sub Chaser     17-Jan-18 Sold 1921
SC 130 Sub Chaser     21-Dec-17 Sold 1921
SC 131 Sub Chaser     19-Jan-18 Sold 1921
SC 132 Sub Chaser     2-Feb-18 Lost 1918
SC 133 Sub Chaser     13-Mar-18 Sold 1921
SC 134 Sub Chaser     13-Mar-18 Sold 1921
SC 135 Sub Chaser     13-Mar-18 Sold 1921
SC 136 Sub Chaser     19-Mar-18 Sold 1921
DD 70 Craven Destroyer   1,125 19-Oct-18 To Britain 1940 as HMS Lewes (G 68), scuttled in Australia 1946
AM 40 Cormorant Minesweeper 195 950 15-May-19 Later ATA 133, struck 1947
DD 342 Hulbert Destroyer   1,215 27-Oct-20 Later AVP 19 and AVD 6, scrapped 1946
DD 343 Noa Destroyer   1,215 15-Feb-21 Later APD 24, sunk in collision off Palau 1944
DD 344 William B. Preston Destroyer   1,215 23-Aug-20 Later AVP 20 and AVD 7, scrapped 1946
CV 1 Langley Aircraft Carrier   11,050 20-Mar-22 Conversion from Jupiter (AC 3), lost 1942
BB 52 North Carolina Battleship   43,200   Cancelled and scrapped 1922
YA 64   Ash Lighter 36 20 1924 Equipment 1948
YSP 31   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929  
YSP 32   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929  
YSP 33   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929  
YSP 34   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929  
YSP 35   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929  
YSP 36   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929  
YSR 1   Sludge Removal Barge 95 75 1932 Scrapped 1980
YW 53   Water Barge 110 712 1933  
YA 68   Ash Lighter 50 30 1934 Equipment 1948
YCK 1   Special Cargo Lighter 50 24 1936 Lost 1942
DD 374 Tucker Destroyer   1,500 30-Mar-37 Sunk by mine off Espiritu Santu 1942
DD 375 Downes Destroyer   1,500 26-Mar-37 Scrapped 1948
DD 386 Bagley Destroyer   1,500 10-Aug-38 Scrapped 1948
DD 387 Blue Destroyer   1,500 10-Aug-38 Sunk by Japanese gunfire off Guadalcanal 1942
DD 388 Helm Destroyer   1,500 16-Sep-38 Scrapped 1948
DD 405 Rowan Destroyer   1,500 23-Sep-39 Sunk by German MTBs off Salerno 1943
DD 406 Stack Destroyer   1,500 20-Nov-39 Scuttled 1948
DD 417 Morris Destroyer   1,570 5-Mar-40 Scrapped 1947
DD 419 Wainwright Destroyer   1,570 15-Apr-40 Sunk as target 1948
YT 140 Wahtah Tug   237 14-Dec-39 Later YTM 140, scrapped 1975
AM 55 Raven Minesweeper 810 11/11/40 Sunk as target 1967
AM 56 Osprey Minesweeper 810 12/16/40 Sunk by mine off Normandy 1944
AM 57 Auk Minesweeper 810 1/15/42 Scrapped 1959
YC 696   Open Lighter 110 170 1939  
YF 257   Closed Lighter 137 300 1940 Later YFRT 257, scrapped 1974
YFN 260   Closed Lighter 110 170 1940  
YFN 263   Closed Lighter 110 170 1941  
YF 287   Closed Lighter 133 300 1941 Later YFRT 287, sold 2001
YW 59   Water Barge 110 712 1941 Ex-YOG 32, scrapped 1975
YC 814    Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Equipment 1948
YC 815   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Equipment 1948
YC 816   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Equipment 1948
YC 817   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Equipment 1948
YC 906   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Equipment 1947
YC 907   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Equipment 1947
YC 908   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 Ex-YSD 4, later YNG 36
YC 909   Open Lighter 55 31 1942 To MARAD 1947
YSD 38   Seaplane Derrick 104 240 1943 Lost
YSD 39   Seaplane Derrick 104 240 1943 Scrapped 1993
YSD 40   Seaplane Derrick 104 240 1943  
YSD 41   Seaplane Derrick 104 240 1943  
YR 54   Repair Barge 150 530 1943 Later YRDM 3, YRR 13, struck 1994
YR 57   Repair Barge 150 530 1943 Later YRDH 3, now YRR 11
YR 58   Repair Barge 150 530 1943  
YRDH 4   Repair Barge 151 460 1944 Ex-YR ??, later YRR 12, sold 1966
YRDH 5   Repair Barge 151 460 1944  
YRDM 4   Repair Barge 151 490 1944 Later YRR 14, struck 2007
YRDM 5   Repair Barge 151 490 1944 Active
YC 1145   Open Lighter 110 170 1945 Cancelled
YC 1146   Open Lighter 110 170 1945 Cancelled
BB 60 Alabama Battleship 35,000 8/16/42 Struck 1962, memorial in Mobile AL 1964
DD 638 Herndon Destroyer 1,630 12/20/42 Sunk as target 1973
DD 639 Shubrick Destroyer 1,630 2/7/43 Scrapped 1947
LST 333 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 11/20/42 Sunk by u-boat off Algeria 1943
LST 334 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 11/29/42 Scrapped 1947
LST 335 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/6/42 Scrapped 1947
LST 336 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/11/42 To Britain 1943, scrapped 1947
LST 337 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/16/42 To Britain 1943, scrapped 1947
LST 338 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/20/42 Sold private 1947
LST 339 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/23/42 Scrapped 1947
LST 340 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/26/42 Spark (IX 196)
LST 341 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/28/42 Sold private 1947
LST 342 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 12/31/42 Sunk by Japanese sub off New Georgia 1943
LST 343 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 1/9/43 To Korea 1947 as Dan Yang
LST 344 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 1/14/43 Later Blanco County, scrapped 1975
LST 345 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 1/21/43 Sold 1948 to Shell Venezuela, converted to tanker Luisa, scrapped 1957
LST 346 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 1/25/43 To Britain 1943, scrapped 1947
LST 347 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 2/7/43 To Britain 1943, to France 1948 as Vire (L 9003), scrapped 1957
LST 348 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 2/9/43 Sunk by u-boat off Anzio 1944
LST 349 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 2/11/43 Wrecked and sunk off Ponza 1944
LST 350 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 2/13/43 Scrapped 1947
LST 351 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 2/24/43 To Britain 1943, to the Netherlands 1947
LST 352 No Name Landing Ship 1,625 2/26/43 To Britain 1943, to Greece 1947
DE 153 Reuben James Destroyer Escort 1,400 4/1/43 Sunk as target 1971
DE 154 Sims Destroyer Escort 1,400 4/24/43 Scrapped 1961
DE 155 Hopping Destroyer Escort 1,400 5/21/43 Scrapped 1966
DE 156 Reeves Destroyer Escort 1,400 6/09/43 To Ecuador 1961 as power barge
DE 157 Fechteler Destroyer Escort 1,400 7/1/43 Sunk by u-boat off Algeria 1944
DE 158 Chase Destroyer Escort 1,400 7/18/43 Scrapped 1946
DE 159 Laning Destroyer Escort 1,400 8/1/43 Scrapped 1975
DE 160 Loy Destroyer Escort 1,400 9/12/43 Scrapped 1966
DE 161 Barber Destroyer Escort 1,400 10/10/43 To Mexico 1969 as Coahuila, Vicente Guerrero 1994, active
DE 198 Lovelace Destroyer Escort 1,400 11/7/43 Sunk as target 1968
BB 66 Kentucky Battleship Cancelled 1945, scrapped 1958
BB 71 Louisiana Battleship Cancelled 1943
CV 38 Shangri-La Carrier 27,100 9/15/44 Scrapped 1988
CV 39 Lake Champlain Carrier 27,100 6/3/45 Scrapped 1972
CV 40 Tarawa Carrier 27,100 12/8/45 Scrapped 1968
CV 54 Carrier Cancelled 1945
CV 55 Carrier Cancelled 1945
YRB 29   Repair Barge 124 500 1947 Ex-YF 1092, YFN 1092, YFNX 13, YRST 5, sold 2000
LCM(8) 26715 Landing Craft 67 1950 Scrapped
LCM(8) 26716 Landing Craft 67 1950 Scrapped
MSO 424 Bold Minesweeper 620 25-Sep-53 Scrapped 1981
MSO 425 Bulwark Minesweeper 620 25-Sep-53 Scrapped 1980