Overseas Naval Stations

Most recent update: May 21, 2011.


Since the 19th century, the Navy has maintained bases overseas, with facilities for the maintenance and repair of naval vessels.  Many of these built yard craft and other small vessels, notably the shipyard art Cavite, on Manila Bay, which is still operational as the Philippine Navy's shipyard.  The table below is far from complete.

Type # Name Type Ft. Tons Built Acq'd. Disposition
Built at Manila Shipyard, later Cavite NS (Philippines)
    Basco Gunboat   61 1881 1899 Sold 1908
    Gardoqui Gunboat   61 1882 1898 Sold 1911
    Urdaneta Gunboat   61 1883 1899 Sold 1916
    Panay Gunboat   162 1885 1899 Sold 1920
    Albay Gunboat   173 1886 1899 Sold 1906
    Arayat Gunboat 121 243 1888 1900 Sold 1910
    Calamianes Gunboat   173 1888 1899 Sold 1907
    Paragua Gunboat 121 243 1888 1899 Sold 1912
    Callao Gunboat 121 243 1888 1898 Later PG 37, then YFB 11, sold 1923
    Pampanga Gunboat 121 243 1888 1898 Later PG 39, sunk as target 1928
    Samar Gunboat 121 243 1888 1898 Later PG 41, sold 1921
    Mindanao Gunboat   163 1894 1898 Scrapped 1905
      Covered Lighter 63     1898 Later YF 4
      Covered Lighter 85     1898 Later YF 5
      Covered Lighter 80     1898 Later YF 6
YFB 681 Santa Rita Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 682 Rosal Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 683 Camia Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 684 Dapdap Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 685 Rivera Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 687 Magdalena Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 688 Yacal Ferry Boat 71     1907 Left in the Philippines 1942
YE 7   Ammo Lighter 90   1907    
YE 8   Ammo Lighter 110   1907    
YF 20   Covered Lighter 60   1907    
YF 21   Covered Lighter 60   1907    
YD 15   Derrick Barge 45   1907   Struck 1920
YPD 8   Pile Driver 80   1907    
YW 19   Water Barge 90 185 1907   Later YO 42, struck 1942
YA 21   Ash Lighter 60   1908    
YD 19   Derrick Barge 45   1908   Struck 1942
YF 24   Covered Lighter 60   1908    
YF 34   Covered Lighter 50   1908    
YF 35   Covered Lighter 50   1908    
YF 37   Covered Lighter 50   1908    
YPF 2   Power Plant 89 100 1908   Later YSR 2. lost 1942
YC 144   Open Lighter 110 170 1908   Scrapped 1920
YC 145   Open Lighter 110 170 1908    
YC 146   Open Lighter 110 170 1908    
YC 147   Open Lighter 110 170 1908    
YA 37   Ash Lighter 60   1910   Sold 1918
YF 28   Covered Lighter 110   1910    
YC 238   Open Lighter 110 170 1910    
YF 177   Covered Lighter 110 138 1919   Lost 1942
YF 178   Covered Lighter 110 138 1919   Lost 1942
YF 179   Covered Lighter 110 138 1919   Lost 1942
YF 180   Covered Lighter 110 138 1919   Lost 1942
YF 181   Covered Lighter 110 138 1919   Lost 1942
YA 52   Ash Lighter 50 30 1920   Lost 1942
YA 59   Ash Lighter 50 30 1920   Lost 1942
YC 537   Open Lighter 110 170 1920   Destroyed 1947
YC 538   Open Lighter 110 170 1920    
YC 539   Open Lighter 110 170 1920    
YC 540   Open Lighter 110 170 1920    
YO 41   Oil Barge 37   1931   Struck 1942
Built at Culebra NS (Puerto Rico)
YM 3   Dredge 30   1907    
Built at Guam NS (Guam)
YC 138   Open Lighter 60   1909   Later YM 5
YF 27   Covered Lighter 49   1910    
YM 13   Dredge     1925   Captured by Japan 1942
YC 719   Open Lighter 92 55 1941   Lost 1941
Built at Guantanamo NS (Cuba)
YF 14   Covered Lighter 40 30 1906   Later YC 655, equipment 1948
YF 15   Covered Lighter 40 30 1906   Later YC 656, equipment 1948
YA 25   Ash Lighter 40 30 1909   Later YC 686, equipment 1948
YA 26   Ash Lighter 40 30 1909   Later YC 687, equipment 1948
YA 27   Ash Lighter 40   1909    
YA 28   Ash Lighter 40   1909    
Built at Olongapo NS (Philippines)
YW 24   Water Barge 70   1906   Scrapped before 1921
YM 1   Dredge 30   1908    
YM 2   Dredge 30   1908    
YM 4   Dredge 50   1908   Captured by Japan 1942
YM 6   Dredge 50   1908    
YD 16   Derrick Barge 80   1908   Sold 1924
YPD 9   Pile Driver 56   1908    
Built at Panama NS (Panama Canal Zone)
YSP 37   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929    
YSP 38   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929    
YSP 39   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929    
YSP 40   Seaplane Pontoon 32   1929    
Built ar Tutuila NS (American Samoa)
YD 34   Derrick Barge 68   1918    
YFN 214   Covered Lighter 60 55 1932   Disposed of 1947
YFN 215   Covered Lighter 60 55 1932   Disposed of 1947
YFN 216   Covered Lighter 60 55 1932   Later YW 49, YC 676