Freight Barges (YF, YFN) and Refrigerated Freight Barges (YFR, YFRN) Built or Acquired Since WWII

Most recent update: May 18, 2011.


Over the years, the Navy has built or acquired 1,289 freight barges: the table below lists the 136 that have been built or acquired since WWII.  In theory, the YFs and YFRs were self-propelled, while the YFNs and YFRNs were not, but, in practice, there are many that carry the wrong designation.  The YFRTs (range tenders) are included here because they have numbers in the YF series, rather than in a series of their own.   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
YFN 1154 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952   Struck 1998
YFN 1155 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952   Sold 2005
YFN 1156 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952   Sold 2005
YFN 1157 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952    
YFN 1158 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952   Sold 2000
YFN 1159 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952   Sold 1998
YFN 1160     110 160 1952   Now in Campbell River BC
YFN 1161     110 160 1952    
YFN 1162     110 160 1952   Later YFP 13, scrapped 1976
YFN 1163 Kyle & Co. Stockton CA 110 160 1952   Active
YFN 1164     110 160 1952    
YFN 1165     110 160 1952    
YFN 1166     110 160 1952    
YFN 1167     110 160 1952    
YFN 1168     110 160 1952    
YFN 1169     110 160 1952    
YFN 1170     110 160 1952    
YFN 1171     110 160 1952    
YFN 1172     110 140 1952   Ex-U-34 1532, sold 1976
YFN 1173 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1504, sold 2005
YFN 1174 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1505, sold 1998
YFN 1175 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1506, sold 2005
YFN 1176 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1497, sold 2005
YFN 1177 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1499, sold 2000
YFN 1178              
YFN 1179              
YFN 1180 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 140 1952   Ex-U-34 1529, sold 1999
YFN 1181     110 140 1952   Ex-U-34 1530, sold 1974
YFN 1182     110 140 1952   Ex-U-34 1531, scrapped 1994
YFN 1183 Portland Tug & Barge Portland OR 110 140 1952   Ex-U-34 1534, scrapped 1998
YFN 1184              
YFN 1185              
YFN 1186              
YFN 1187     110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1502, sold 1987
YFN 1188     110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1503, scrapped 1984
YFN 1189     110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1507, sold 1984
YFN 1190     110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1508, sold 1984
YFN 1191 Kyle & Co. Stockton CA 110 140 1952   Ex-U-32 1509, scrapped 1996
YFN 1192 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 160 1952   Later YLC 1, active
YFN 1193              
YFN 1194 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 110 160 1952   Ex-U-32 1498, sold 2005
YFN 1195 Richmond Steel Richmond CA 110 160 1964   Ex-U-34 1526, now YC 1680
YFN 1196 Richmond Steel Richmond CA 110 144 1964   Scrapped 1993
YFN 1197 Richmond Steel Richmond CA 110 144 1964   Scrapped 1997
YFN 1198 Richmond Steel Richmond CA 110 144 1964    
YFN 1199 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 110 144 1964   Sold 2001 as GC 36
YFN 1200 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 110 144 1964   To MARAD 2001
YFN 1201 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 110 144 1964   Scrapped 1983
YFN 1202 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 110 144 1964   Sold 1999
YFN 1203 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 110 144 1964   Active
YFN 1204 Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 110 144 1964   Active
YFN 1205 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Sold 1996
YFN 1206 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965    
YFN 1207 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Later YFP 11, active
YFN 1208 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Scrapped 1996
YFN 1209 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Later YFND 31, inactive 1998
YFN 1210 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Sold 1974
YFN 1211 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Scrapped 1984
YFN 1212 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   To the NDRF 2004
YFN 1213 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965   Struck 2006
YFN 1214 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965    
YFN 1215 Gretna Machine New Orleans LA 110 144 1965    
YFN 1216 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Later YFP 12, sold 2001
YFN 1217 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Active
YFN 1218 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Sold 2000
YFN 1219 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Sold 1996
YFN 1220 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Sold 2003
YFN 1221 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Struck 2001
YFN 1222 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Active
YFN 1223 Harbor Boatbuilding Los Angeles CA 110 144 1965   Sold 1999
YFN 1224              
YFN 1225              
YFN 1226 Boston NSY   110 144 1965   Later YC 1461, struck 1981
YFN 1227 Boston NSY   110 144 1965   Later YC 1462, struck 1980
YFN 1228 Boston NSY   110 144 1965   Later YC 1463, sunk as target 1975
YFN 1229 Boston NSY   110 144 1965   Later YC 1464, active
YFN 1230              
YFN 1231              
YFN 1232              
YFN 1233              
YFN 1234              
YFN 1235              
YFRN 1236             Ex-BR 6436, sold 1975
YFN 1237 San Francisco NSY Hunters Point CA 127 677 1972   Active
YFN 1238              
YFN 1239 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 137 1969   Sold 2003
YFN 1240 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 137 1969   Sold 2003
YFN 1241 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 137 1969   Sold 2005
YFN 1242 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 137 1969   Sold 2005
YFN 1243 Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 110 137 1969   Donated 1999
YFN 1244     110 137      
YFN 1245     110 137      
YFN 1246     110 137      
YFN 1247     110 137      
YFN 1248     110 137      
YFN 1249     110 137      
YFN 1250 General Steel Tank   110 137 1970   Sold 2001
YFN 1251 General Steel Tank   110 137 1970   Sold 1999
YFN 1252 General Steel Tank   110 137 1970   Struck 2006
YFN 1253 General Steel Tank   110 137 1971   Later YFND 30, active
YFN 1254 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   To MARAD 2001
YFN 1255 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982    
YFRN 1256 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Ex-BRM 6234, sold 1984
YFRN 1257 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Ex-BRM 6238, sold 1984
YFN 1258 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Active
YFN 1259 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982    
YFN 1260 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Sold 1999
YFN 1261 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Active
YFN 1262 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Active
YFN 1263 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982    
YFN 1264 Steel Style Newburgh NY 110 174 1982   Struck 1995
YFN 1265 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1987   Active
YFN 1266 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1987   Active
YFN 1267 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1987   Active
YFN 1268 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1987   Now YR
YFN 1269 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1987   Active
YFN 1270 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1987   Active
YFN 1271 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1988   Active
YFN 1272 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1988   Active
YFN 1273 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1988   Active
YFN 1274 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1988   Active
YFN 1275 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1988   Active
YFN 1276 Eastern Marine Panama City FL 110 250 1988   Active
YFN 1277 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1993   Struck 2006
YFN 1278 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1993   In reserve 1997
YFN 1279 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1993   In reserve 1997
YFN 1280 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1994   Active
YFN 1281 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1994   Active
YFN 1282 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1994   Active
YFN 1283 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1994   Active
YFN 1284 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 1994   Active
YFN 1285 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 2006   Active
YFN 1286 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 2006   Active
YFN 1287 Basic Marine Escanaba MI 110 250 2006   Active
YFN 1288 Burton Construction Port Arthur TX 110 120 1952   Ex-YC 1378, active
YFN 1289             Ex-YC 1596, active