Ferry Boats and Launches (YFB)

Most recent update: August 6, 2015.


All these vessels were used for personnel movement within a harbor district.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Type # Shipbuilder Location Original Name Navy Name  LDT LOA Built YFB Disposition
YFB 1   New Orleans LA Nahma Asp   72 1902 1902 Sold 1923
YFB 2 Mare Island NSY Vallejo CA Admiral Glass Admiral Glass 87 85 1916 1916 Sold 1927
YFB 3 Herreshoff Mfg. Bristol RI Talbot (TB 15) Berceau 46 200 1898 1912 Scrapped 1944
YFB 4 Herreshoff Mfg. Bristol RI Gwin (TB 16) Cyane 46 200 1898 1914 Scrapped 1925
YFB 5 Fore River SB Quincy MA Ripple Faithful 457 114 1910 1918 To Russia 1917 as T 44, returned 1918, back to Russia 1919
YFB 6 Portsmouth NSY Kittery ME Steam Cutter No. 423 Hustle   66 1902 1902 Despatch 1908, Hustle 1918, decommissioned 1921
YFB 7 Mare Island NSY Vallejo CA Leslie Leslie   75 1903 1903 Sold 1930 as Del Draco, Basalt No. 1 1938, Ocean Comet 1947, Mt. Comet, sank 1987
YFB 8 Norfolk NSY Portsmouth VA Steam Cutter No. 291 Navy Yard   80 1901 1901 Scrapped 1929
YFB 9                 Cancelled
YFB 10 Charleston NSY Charleston SC Wave Wave   105 1916 1916 Struck 1938
YFB 11 Cavite NS Cavite PI Callao (PG 37) Callao 243 121 1888 1921 Sold 1923
YFB 12 Hong Kong & Whampoa Hong Kong Engineer San Felipe 299 111 1907 1922 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 13 Hong Kong & Whampoa Hong Kong YT 106 Christine   125 1902   Sold 1935
YFB 14 Bath Iron Works Bath ME Aquidneck Aquidneck 544 151 1937 1937 To Pierce County WA 1975 as Steilacoom, sold 2008 as Point Ruston, active
YFB 15 Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Brooklyn NY Poughkeepsie Conanicut   150 1922 1940 Served 1940 to 1954
YFB 16 Supple & Martin Portland OR Multnomah Manuwai 288 145 1927 1940 Struck 1954
YFB 17 Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI Nihoa Nihoa 288 145 1941 1941 Struck 1961
YFB 18 Madisonville SB Madisonville LA Madisonville Monhegan   114 1927 1940 Struck 1946
YFB 19 Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA Vashon Vashon 22 65 1941 1941 Sold 1958
YFB 20 Neafie & Levy Philadelphia PA Dida League Island 425 136 1907 1941 Machigonne 1918, Hook Mountain 1929, Block Island 1940, sold 1947 as Yankee, active
YFB 21 Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD Florida Calistoga  1.840 298 1907 1941 Calistoga 1924, scrapped 1947
YFB 22 Shain Manufacturing Seattle WA Jewel Jewel  22 65 1942 1942 Sold 1947
YFB 23 Shain Manufacturing Seattle WA Solomons Sanibel  22 65 1942 1942 Sold 1947
YFB 24 Shain Manufacturing Seattle WA Treasure Treasure  22 65 1942 1942 Sold 1947
YFB 25 Cape May Shipbuilding Cape May NJ Captiva Captiva  22 65 1944 1942 Sold 1948
YFB 26 Cape May Shipbuilding Cape May NJ Falkner Falkner  22 65 1944 1942 Sold 1948
YFB 27                 Cancelled 
YFB 28       Adak         Cancelled
YFB 29                 Cancelled
YFB 30 Mathis Yachts Camden NJ Pilgrim II Pilgrim II 118 92 1926 1942 Returned 1947
YFB 31 General Ship East Boston MA Hudson Gould Island 569 401 1941 1942 Returned 1946, Chester 1965, scrapped 1979
YFB 32 South Portland SB South Portland ME Aucocisco Green Island 167 117 1897 1942 Returned 1945, struck 1946
YFB 33 Los Angeles SB Los Angeles CA Hayward Santa Rosa 1,653 225 1923   Acquisition cancelled, later YFB 61
YFB 34 Los Angeles SB Los Angeles CA San Leandro San Leandro 1,653 225 1923   Acquisition cancelled, later YFB 60
YFB 35 I. F. Cannon Fishing Creek MD Lord Baltimore Sequin 192 116 1932 1942 Struck 1946
YFB 36 Todd Dry Dock Brooklyn NY   Staten 593 142 1931 1942 Sold 1947
YFB 37 Howards Shipyard Jeffersonville IN Josie/Manatee Dewees 229 137 1891 1942 Struck 1945
YFB 38 Cramps Shipbuilding Philadelphia PA Wilmington/Pinellas Seabrook 101 122 1882 1942 Returned to owner 1946
YFB 39     Seven Seas/Caladesi Caladesi   65 1938 1942 Struck 1946.
YFB 40 Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE Chelsea Quonset 1,028   1923 1942  
YFB 41 Delaware River I & S Chester PA Riverside Lillian Anne 330 160 1895 1942 Returned 1943
YFB 42 Jacobson Shipyard Oyster Bay NY Gotham Asquith 569 285 1941 1942 Returned 1946, Delaware 1965, scrapped 1979
YFB 43 New London S & E Groton CT Elmer W. Jones Colington   125 1926 1942 Struck 1946
YFB 44 Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD Robert E. Lee Royston   192 1912 1943 Returned 1943
YFB 45 Pearl Harbor NSY Honolulu HI   Sheffield 290 145 1944 1943 Struck 1960
YFB 46 Union Iron Works San Francisco CA Treasure Island North 1,720 248 1911 1943 Struck 1946
YFB 47 Harlan & Hollingsworth Wilmington DE   Goshen   205 1905 1943  
YFB 48 Neafie & Levy Philadelphia PA John G. McCullough   1,372 200 1890 1943 Chautauqua 1905, Rutherford 1936, scrapped 1946
YFB 49 San Francisco NSY Hunters Point CA   Metinic  87 25 1944 1944 Struck 1947
YFB 50 Martinolich SB Dockton WA Clatawa     85 1913 1944  
YFB 51 John W. Sullivan Elizabethport NJ Jamaica     150 1925 1944  
YFB 52 John W. Sullivan Elizabethport NJ Stuyvesant     150 1925 1944  
YFB 53 Neafie & Levy Philadelphia PA Grampus Liberty 334 126 1907 1944 Boothbay 1917, Grampus 1920, Deepwater 1931, sold 1965 as Island Queen, Provincetown 1966, St. Thomas 1967,
YFB 54   Portland OR City of Seattle Magdalena 196 121 1888 1944 Sold 1947
YFB 55 Isherwood Glasgow, Scotland Delta King Delta King   285 1927 1944 YHB 6, struck 1946, hotel in Sacramento CA
YFB 56 Isherwood Glasgow, Scotland Delta Queen Delta Queen   285 1927 1944 YHB 7, struck 1946, hotel in Chattanooga TN
YFB 57       San Felipe       1945 Returned
YFB 58 Kyle & Purdy City Island NY Fordham Lacosta   85 1922 1945  
YFB 59 Todd Shipyards Brooklyn NY Rockaway Arrowsic   151 1925 1945 Wrecked 1945
YFB 60 Los Angeles SB Los Angeles CA San Leandro San Leandro 1,653 225 1923 1945 Returned to owner 1945
YFB 61 Los Angeles SB Los Angeles CA Hayward Santa Rosa 1,653 225 1923 1945 Returned to owner 1945
YFB 62   Oakland CA Sierra Nevada     218 1913 1945  
YFB 63                  
YFB 64                  
YFB 65 Pidgeon-Thomas Memphis TN LCT 611   180 115 1943 1945 Sunk as target 1971
YFB 66 Bison Shipbuilding N. Tonawanda NY LCT 639   180 115 1944 1945 Sunk as target 1971
YFB 67                  
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YFB 71                  
YFB 72                  
YFB 73                  
YFB 74                  
YFB 75                  
YFB 76                  
YFB 77                  
YFB 78                  
YFB 79       San Felipe         Acquisition cancelled
YFB 80                  
YFB 81                  
YFB 82 Bison Shipbuilding N. Tonawanda NY LCT 1040   180 115 1944 1958 To Paraguay 1970, abandoned 2011
YFB 83 John H. Mathis Camden NJ Delaware Valley Wa'a Hele Honua 500 162  1949 1959 Sold 2003
YFB 84                  
YFB 85                  
YFB 86 Bison Shipbuilding N. Tonawanda NY LCT 524   180 115 1943 1960 To Paraguay 1970, scrapped 2010
YFB 87 Western Boatbuilding Tacoma WA   Moko Holo Hele  390 162  1970 1970 Sold 2004
YFB 88 General Ship East Boston MA LCU 1636   390 132  1968   Scrapped 1995
YFB 89 Marinette Marine Marinette WI  LCU 1638   390 132  1969   Sunk as target 1997
YFB 90 Marinette Marine Marinette WI  LCU 1639   390 132  1969   Sunk as target 1997
YFB 91 Marinette Marine Marinette WI  LCU 1640   390 132  1969   Sunk as target 1993
YFB 92 Bender Shipbuilding Mobile AL   Windward 200 136  1995 1995 Now R. W. Huntington
YFB 93 Bender Shipbuilding Mobile AL   Leeward 200 136  1995 1995 Now William H. Allen
YFB 94 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA LCU 1504   180 115  1954   Sold 2004
YFB 95 Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA LCU 1516   180 115  1954   Scrapped 1997

YFBs with out-of-sequence numbers

YFB 132 Portsmouth NSY Kittery ME       64 1891 194 To USC&GS 1928 as Echo, sold 1938
YFB 280 Herreshoff Mfg. Bristol RI   Inca   100 1911 194  
YFB 308 Mare Island NSY Vallejo CA   Dart   72 1900 194 To DoC 1930
YFB 529       Vidette       194  
YFB 621 Mare Island NSY Vallejo CA   Castro   75 1904 194  
YFB 663 Portsmouth NSY Kittery ME Kite Otter       194  
YFB 681 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Santa Rita   71 1907 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 682 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Rosal   71 1907 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 683 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Camia   71 1907 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 684 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Dapdap   71 1907 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 685 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Rivera   71 1907 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 687 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Magdalena   71 1907 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 688 Cavite NS Cavite PI   Yacal   71 1932 194 Left in the Philippines 1942
YFB 1048 Portsmouth NSY Kittery ME Launch No. 1048     77 1919 194  
YFB 1059 New York NSY Brooklyn NY Launch No. 1059     60 1911 194  
YFB 1163 Saunders & Son Saunderstown RI Taposa Narragansett 250 120 1905 1918 Sold 1944, scuttled
YFB 1227 Robert Jacob City Island NY   Patchogue 135 100 1912 1917 Sold 1922
YFB 2047 Bath Iron Works Bath ME Moosehead Porpoise 377 185 1911 1921 Sold 1931 as Mayflower, wrecked 1941
YFB 2079   Croton-on-Hudson NY   Shady Side   85 1913    
YFB 2494     Launch No. 2494            
YFB 3268   Rockland ME   Atlantic 188 115 1894 1918 Sold 1921
YFB 3274       Mary M   64 1904 1919  
YFB 4753     Launch No. 4753