Open Lighters (YC) Built or Acquired Since WWII

Most recent update: May 18, 2011.


Over the years, the Navy has built or acquired 1,685 open cargo lighters: the table below lists the 320 which have been built or acquired since WWII.  When the designation was introduced in 1920, these barges were used for coal and YC signified a coal barge.  As the Navy's use of coal declined, YCs were used for anything that could be carried in an open lighter.  Many YCs were converted to other uses, sometimes more than once, and not all those links may be complete in these tables.  Relatively few YCs were acquired from the commercial world and one of the revelations of this table is the astonishing number that were built by naval shipyards.  Creating this table has also revealed the existence of a bunch of small shipyards that I had never previously come across.  Although almost every barge has been identified, there are still a few gaps in the data: in particular, it is not clear what happened to many of these barges at the end of WWII.  If anyone can fill a gap or correct an error, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Type # Shipbuilder Location Ft. Tons Built Acq'd. Disposition
YC 1366 Long Beach NSY Long Beach CA 110 170 1952   Sold 1999
YC 1367 Long Beach NSY Long Beach CA 110 170 1952   Sold 1999
YC 1368 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1951   Sold 2004
YC 1369 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1951    
YC 1370 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1951   Scrapped 1973
YC 1371 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1951   Active
YC 1372 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Sold 1997
YC 1373 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Sold 1997
YC 1374 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952    
YC 1375 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1376 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Sold 1999
YC 1377 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Sold 2003
YC 1378 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1379 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1952   Struck 2005
YC 1380 Albina Machine Portland OR 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1381 Albina Machine Portland OR 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1382 Albina Machine Portland OR 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1383 Albina Machine Portland OR 110 170 1952   Sold 1999
YC 1384 Albina Machine Portland OR 110 170 1952    
YC 1385 Albina Machine Portland OR 110 170 1952   Scrapped 1981
YC 1386             Ex-BC 167, scrapped 1983
YC 1387              
YC 1388              
YC 1389             Ex-BCL 1106, active
YC 1390              
YC 1391             Ex-BCL 1430, active
YC 1392             Ex-BCL 273, scrapped 1978
YC 1393              
YC 1394     110 170     Ex-YFN 715, sold 1999
YC 1395     110 170     Ex-YFN 712, sold 1999
YC 1396              
YC 1397              
YC 1398     112 130     Ex-YFN 935, struck 1976
YC 1399     112 130     Ex-YFN 937, struck 1993
YC 1400     80 70     Ex-YC 11, active
YC 1401     80 70     Ex-YC 21, sold 1998
YC 1402     80 70     Sold 1980
YC 1403              
YC 1404              
YC 1405              
YC 1406 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1953   Struck 2006
YC 1407 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 170 1953   Active
YC 1408 Nashville Bridge Nashville TN 110 170 1953   Scrapped 1996
YC 1409 Nashville Bridge Nashville TN 110 170 1953   Active
YC 1410 Nashville Bridge Nashville TN 110 170 1953   Active
YC 1411 Nashville Bridge Nashville TN 110 170 1953   Sold 1995
YC 1412              
YC 1413 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 170 1952   Sold 1980
YC 1414 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 170 1952   Scrapped 1973
YC 1415 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 170 1952   Scrapped 1973
YC 1416 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 170 1952   Scrapped 1974
YC 1417 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1418              
YC 1419 Kyle & Co. Stockton CA 110 170 1952   Active
YC 1420     110 170     Scrapped 1973
YC 1421     110 170      
YC 1422     110 170     Scrapped 1974
YC 1423              
YC 1424              
YC 1425              
YC 1426              
YC 1427 Horne Bros.   110 170     Scrapped 1982
YC 1428 Horne Bros.   110 170      
YC 1429 Horne Bros.   110 170 1959   To the NDRF 1969
YC 1430 Horne Bros.   110 170 1959   To the NDRF 1992
YC 1431 Horne Bros.   110 170 1960   Active
YC 1432 Horne Bros.   110 170 1960   Active
YC 1433 Horne Bros.   110 170 1960   Active
YC 1434 Horne Bros.   110 170 1960   Struck 1997
YC 1435     110 170     Ex-BC 6005, struck 1985
YC 1436     120 175     Ex-BC 6610
YC 1437     120 175     Ex-BC 6218
YC 1438     120 175     Ex-BC 6677
YC 1439     120 175     Ex-BC 6678
YC 1440 Newport News SB Newport News VA 120 175 1950   Ex-BC 6033
YC 1441     120 175     Ex-BC 6198
YC 1442 Newport News SB Newport News VA 120 175 1951   Ex-BC 6201
YC 1443 Matton & Son, J. E.   120 175 1951   Ex-BC 6212
YC 1444 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 120 175 1953   Ex-BC 6559, sold 1995
YC 1445 Matton & Son, J. E.   120 175 1953   Ex-BC 6560, sold 1976
YC 1446             Ex-BC 6177, scrapped 1989
YC 1447     130 180     Ex-BC 247, struck 1991
YC 1448     130 180     Ex-BC 2814, sold 2001
YC 1449     130 180     Ex-BC 2820, sold 2001
YC 1450 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 120 175 1951   Ex-BC 6138, active
YC 1451 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 110 120 1953   Ex-BC 6556, sold 2001
YC 1452              
YC 1453              
YC 1454              
YC 1455              
YC 1456     120       Ex-BC 3173, struck 1981
YC 1457              
YC 1458             Ex-YFN 693, scrapped 1985
YC 1459             Scrapped 1975
YC 1460     120 175     Ex-BC 6195, struck 1979
YC 1461 Boston NSY Charlestown MA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1226, struck 1981
YC 1462 Boston NSY Charlestown MA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1227, struck 1980
YC 1463 Boston NSY Charlestown MA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1228, sunk as target 1975
YC 1464 Boston NSY Charlestown MA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1229, active
YC 1465 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1230, sold 2000
YC 1466 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1231, sold 2002
YC 1467 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1232, sold 1996
YC 1468 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1965   Ex-YFN 1233, struck 1988
YC 1469 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Active
YC 1470 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Struck 2005
YC 1471 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Sold 2004
YC 1472 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967    
YC 1473 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Active
YC 1474 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Active
YC 1475 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Sold 2003
YC 1476 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Active
YC 1477 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Active
YC 1478 Hydraulic Supply   110 170 1967   Active
YC 1479 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 170 1953   Ex-BCL 1103, sold 2000
YC 1480 Saucer Marine   110 170 1968   Sold 1997
YC 1481 Saucer Marine   110 170 1968   Scrapped 1997
YC 1482 Saucer Marine   110 170 1968   Sold 2002
YC 1483 Saucer Marine   110 170 1968   Struck 1994
YC 1484 Saucer Marine   110 170 1968   Sold 2002
YC 1485 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Active
YC 1486 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Active
YC 1487 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Sold 1999
YC 1488 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Sold 1995
YC 1489 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Active
YC 1490 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Active
YC 1491 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Active
YC 1492 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Active
YC 1493 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1968   Struck 2001
YC 1494 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1969   Active
YC 1495 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1969   Active
YC 1496 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1969   Sold 1999
YC 1497 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1969   Struck 1984
YC 1498 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1969   Later YPD 45, sold 2005
YC 1499 San Diego Marine San Diego CA 110 170 1969   Sold 1999
YC 1500 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1969   Ex-YFN 1244, sold 2002
YC 1501 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1969   Ex-YFN 1245, active
YC 1502 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1969   Ex-YFN 1246, sold 2004
YC 1503 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1969   Ex-YFN 1247, sold 1997
YC 1504 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 170 1969   Ex-YFN 1248, struck 1993
YC 1505              
YC 1506              
YC 1507              
YC 1508              
YC 1509             Ex-BC 6292, scrapped 1989
YC 1510 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 121 110 1952   Ex-BC 6554, struck 2006
YC 1511 Bellingham IW Bellingham WA 110 110 1944   Ex-YFN 925, active
YC 1512 Equitable Equipment Madisonville LA 110 110 1942   Ex-BC 107 and YC 1, scrapped 1997
YC 1513 Equitable Equipment Madisonville LA 110 110 1942   Ex-BC 1884 and YC 2, struck 2006
YC 1514 Gunderson Bros. Portland OR   80 1959   Ex-BF 2 and YC 3, sold 2002
YC 1515             Ex-YC 12, scrapped 1983
YC 1516             Ex-BK 8385 and YON 3, sold 1978
YC 1517 Diamond Manufacturing Savannah GA 110 170 1977   Struck 1996
YC 1518 Diamond Manufacturing Savannah GA 110 170 1977   Sold 1996
YC 1519 Diamond Manufacturing Savannah GA 110 170 1977    
YC 1520 Diamond Manufacturing Savannah GA 110 170 1977   Scrapped 1996
YC 1521 Diamond Manufacturing Savannah GA 110 170 1977   Scapped 1998
YC 1522 Diamond Manufacturing Savannah GA 110 170 1977   Sold 1997
YC 1523 Marine Industries NW Tacoma WA 110 170 1981   Struck 2002
YC 1524 Marine Industries NW Tacoma WA 110 170 1981   Active
YC 1525 Marine Industries NW Tacoma WA 110 170 1981   Later YLC 2, active
YC 1526 Marine Industries NW Tacoma WA 110 170 1981   Active
YC 1527 Marine Industries NW Tacoma WA 110 170 1981   Active
YC 1528 Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6111, active
YC 1529     110 170     Active
YC 1530     110 170      
YC 1531 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6285, active
YC 1532     110 170      
YC 1533     110 170      
YC 1534     110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6617, active
YC 1535 Nashville Bridge Nashville TN 110 170 1944   Ex-BC 6175, active
YC 1536 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6281, sold 1980
YC 1537 Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 110 170 1953   Ex-BC 6505, active
YC 1538 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 170 1951   Ex-BC 6179, active
YC 1539 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6182, sold 1998
YC 1540 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6301, sold 1998
YC 1541 Wiley Manufacturing Port Deposit MD 110 170 1951   Ex-BC 6140, sold 1998
YC 1542 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 170 1951   Ex-BC 6180, in reserve
YC 1543 Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 110 170 1953   Ex-BC 6131, active
YC 1544     110 170     Ex-BC 6478, struck 1987
YC 1545     110 170     Ex-BC 6568, sold 1987
YC 1546     110 170      
YC 1547 Bellingham IW Bellingham WA 110 170 1944   Ex-YFN 927, scrapped 1999
YC 1548 Pointer-Willamette Edmonds WA 110 170 1944   Ex-YFN 989, active
YC 1549     110 170 1982   Active
YC 1550 Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6113, sold 1997
YC 1551     110 170     Ex-YD 166, struck 1992
YC 1552     110 170     Ex-YFN 1214, struck 1990
YC 1553     110 170     Ex-YD 89, scrapped 1993
YC 1554     110 170      
YC 1555     110 170      
YC 1556     110 170      
YC 1557     110 170      
YC 1558     110 170      
YC 1559     110 170      
YC 1560     110 170      
YC 1561     110 170      
YC 1562     110 170      
YC 1563     110 170      
YC 1564     110 170      
YC 1565     110 170      
YC 1566     110 170      
YC 1567     110 170      
YC 1568 Calmes Engineering   110 170 1952   Ex-BC 6470, sold 2004
YC 1569 Pacific C & F   110 170 1942   Ex-YFN 313, active
YC 1570 Bellingham IW Bellingham WA 110 170 1944   Ex-YFN 707, active
YC 1571 Pointer-Willamette Edmonds WA 110 170 1944   Ex-YFN 802, active
YC 1572 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1573 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1574 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1575 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1576 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1577 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1578 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1579 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1985   Active
YC 1580 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1581 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Sold 1997
YC 1582 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Struck 1995
YC 1583 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1584 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1585 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1586 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1587 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1588 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1589 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1590 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1591 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1592 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1986   Active
YC 1593 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1594 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1595 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1596 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1597 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Sold 2000
YC 1598 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1599 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1600 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1601 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Struck 2006
YC 1602 Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 110 170 1987   Active
YC 1603              
YC 1604              
YC 1605     110 170     Ex-YFN 659, struck 2005
YC 1606     110 170     Ex-YFN 955, struck 2005
YC 1607     110 170     Scrapped 1997
YC 1608              
YC 1609              
YC 1610              
YC 1611              
YC 1612              
YC 1613              
YC 1614