US NAVY SHIPS - UNITED STATES
Names beginning with the letter B

This page lists all B-named US Navy Ships whose pictures are available through the Online Library.

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B-named US Navy Ships are listed below in alphabetical order. Scan down the list until you find the ship you want, then click its entry to access appropriate image pages.

  • B-1 (Submarine # 10, later SS-10), 1907-1922. Name changed from Viper in 1911
  • B-2 (Submarine # 11, later SS-11), 1907-1922. Name changed from Cuttlefish in 1911
  • B-3 (Submarine # 12, later SS-12), 1907-1922. Name changed from Tarantula in 1911

  • B.F. Macomber (SP-980), patrol vessel, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • B.H.B. Hubbard (SP-416), 1917-1919. Also known as Hubbard

  • Bab (1917-1918)
  • Babette II (SP-484), 1917-1919
  • Badger (1898-1900)
  • Badger, Charles J. (DD-657), 1943-1974. Properly called Charles J. Badger
  • Badoeng Strait (CVE-116, later AKV-16), 1945-1972

  • Bagheera (SP-963), patrol boat, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Bagley (DD-386), 1937-1947
  • Bailey (ID # 2370), circa 1918-1919. Later renamed Coal Barge # 418
  • Bailey, Kenneth D. (DD-713, later DDR-713 & DD-713), 1945-1975. Properly called Kenneth D. Bailey

  • Bainbridge (1842-1863)
  • Bainbridge (Destroyer # 1), 1902-1920
  • Bainbridge (DD-246), 1921-1945
  • Bainbridge (DLGN-25, later CGN-25), 1962-1997

  • Bairoko (CVE-115, later AKV-15), 1945-1960
  • Balao (SS-285, later AGSS-285), 1943-1963.
  • Balch (Destroyer # 50, later DD-50), 1914-1935. Renamed DD-50 in 1933
  • Balch (DD-363), 1936-1946
  • Baldwin (DD-624), 1943-1961
  • Bali (ID # 2483), 1918-1919
  • Ballard (DD-267, later AVD-10), 1919-1946
  • Baltimore (Cruiser # 3, later CM-1), 1890-1942
  • Baltimore (CA-68), 1943-1972

  • Banago (ID # 3810), 1918-1918
  • Bancroft (1893-1906)
  • Bancroft (ID # 3594), cargo ship, 1918. No USN service. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Bandera (APA-131), 1944-1974
  • Bang (SS-385), 1943-1972
  • Banshee (1864-1865)

  • Barataria (AVP-33), 1944-1948
  • Barb (SS-220), 1942-1954
  • Barbara (SP-704), patrol boat, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barbarossa (ID # 3012), 1917-1919. Renamed Mercury in 1917

  • Barge # 6 (ID # 3373), in service 1918-1919. Later renamed Freight Lighter # 148
  • Barge # 8 (ID # 2876), circa 1918-1919. Later renamed Coal Barge # 430
  • Barge # 8 (ID # 3397), lighter, 1918-1956+. Later renamed YC-623 and YF-256. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barge # 10 (ID # 3384), lighter, 1918-1956+. Later renamed YC-624. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barge # 11 (ID # 3374), lighter, 1918-1956+. Later renamed YC-625. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barge # 12 (ID # 3398), lighter, 1918-1956. Later renamed YC-626 and YFNX-3. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barge # 14 (ID # 2881), lighter, 1918-1922. Later renamed YC-431. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barge # 16 (ID # 2875), lighter, 1918-1922. Later renamed YC-432. No image is available, or known to exist

  • Barge # 62 (ID # 2729), 1918-1931. Later renamed Floating Derrick # 39, YD-39 and YF-197
  • Barge # 66 (ID # 2604), 1918-1947. Later renamed Freight Lighter # 92 and YF-92
  • Barge # 70 (ID # 2678), 1918-1947. Later renamed Freight Lighter # 93 and YF-93
  • Barge # 72 (ID # 2986), 1918-1947. Later renamed Freight Lighter # 94 and YF-94
  • Barge # 76 (ID # 3030), 1918-1947. Later renamed Freight Lighter # 95 and YF-95
  • Barge # 84 (ID # 3168), 1918-1947. Later renamed Freight Lighter # 96 and YF-96

  • Barge # 442, Concrete, 1918-1923. Later renamed Coal Barge # 442 and YC-442
  • Barge # 443, Concrete (ID # 3764), lighter, ca.1918-ca.1920. Later renamed YC-443. No image is available, or known to exist

  • Barge at San Pedro (ID # 1668), special-type barge, ca.1918-1918. No image is available, or known to exist

  • Barnegat (SP-1232), tug, 1917-1920. Originally named Luckenbach # 1. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Barnegat (AVP-10), 1941-1958
  • Barnes (ACV-20, later CVE-20 and CVHE-20), 1943-1959
  • Barnes, Robert L. (ID # 3088, later AK-11, AO-14 and AG-27), 1918-1941. Properly called Robert L. Barnes
  • Barnett (SP-1149, later YT-29), 1917-1936
  • Barnett (AP-11, later APA-5), 1940-1946
  • Barney (DDG-6), 1962-2005
  • Baron de Kalb (1862-1863). Originally named Saint Louis

  • Barracuda (Submarine # 21), 1912-1922. Name changed to F-2 in November 1911, while under construction
  • Barracuda (SP-845), 1917-1919
  • Barry (Destroyer # 2), 1902-1920
  • Barry (DD-248, later APD-29), 1920-1945
  • Barry (DD-933), 1956-____
  • Barry (DDG-52), 1992-____
  • Barton (DD-599), 1942-1942
  • Barton (DD-722), 1943-1969

  • Basilone (DDE-824, later DD-824), 1949-1982
  • Bass, Brinkley (DD-887), 1945-1973. Properly called Brinkley Bass

  • Bat (1864-1865)
  • Bataan (CVL-29), 1943-1961
  • Bath (ID # 1997, later AK-4), 1917-1926
  • Batjan (1918-1919)
  • Bauer, Harry F. (DM-26, later MMD-26. Begun as DD-738), 1944-1974. Properly called Harry F. Bauer
  • Bausell (DD-845), 1946-1978

  • Bavaria (ID # 2179), 1918-1918
  • Bayfield (APA-33), 1943-1969
  • Bayocean (ID # 2640), 1918-1921. Name also spelled Bay Ocean
  • Baxley (ID # 4449), 1918-1918
  • Bazely (1864-1864), also called Beta, J.E. Bazely and Tug No. 2

  • Beale (Destroyer # 40, later DD-40), 1912-1934
  • Beale (DD-471, later DDE-471 and DD-471), 1942-1969
  • Bearss (DD-654), 1944-1976
  • Beatty (DD-756). 1945-1972

  • Beaufort (ID # 3008, later AK-6), 1917-1925
  • Beaufort (PF-59), 1944-1947
  • Beaufort (PCS-1387), 1944-1967. Originally named PCS-1387
  • Beaumere II (SP-444), 1917-1919
  • Beaver (ID # 2302, later AS-5 and ARG-19), 1918-1950
  • Bebas (DE-10), 1943-1947
  • Beckham (APA-133), 1944-1974

  • Belknap (DLG-26, later CG-26), 1964-1998
  • Bell (Destroyer # 95, later DD-95), 1918-1939
  • Bell (DD-587), 1943-1975
  • Bella (ID # 2211), 1918-1920
  • Bellatrix (AK-20, later AKA-3), 1942-1963

  • Belle (1864-1865)
  • Belle Isle (AG-73, later AKS-21), 1944-1960
  • Belle of Boston (ID # 3071), auxiliary schooner, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Belleau Wood (CVL-24, originally CV-24), 1943-1960
  • Bellingham (ID # 3552), cargo ship, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Belmont (ID # 2017), barge, 1917-ca.1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Beluga (SP-536), 1917-1918

  • Benevolence (AH-13), 1945-1950
  • Benfold (DDG-65), 1996-____
  • Benham (Destroyer # 49, later DD-49), 1914-1935
  • Benham (DD-397), 1939-1942
  • Benham (DD-796), 1943-1960

  • Benicia (1869-1884). Originally named Algoma
  • Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22), 1964-2001
  • Benner (DD-807, later DDR-807 & DD-807), 1945-1975
  • Bennington (Gunboat # 4), 1891-1910
  • Bennington (CV-20, later CVA-20 & CVS-20), 1944-1993
  • Bennion (DD-662), 1943-1972
  • Benton (1862-1865)

  • Berceau (YFB-3), 1898-1944, formerly named Talbot (Torpedo boat # 15)
  • Bering Strait (AVP-34), 1944-1948
  • Berkeley (DDG-15) 1962-1992
  • Berkshire (ID # 1578), 1918-1919

  • Bermingham, John M. (DE-530), 1944-1946. Properly called John M. Bermingham
  • Bernard (ID # 2174), 1917-1919
  • Berry, Fred T. (DD-858, later DDE-858 & DD-858), 1945-1972. Properly called Fred T. Berry
  • Bertell W. King (ID # 3194), 1918-1919
  • Berwind (SP-1671), patrol boat, 1917-1917. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Berwind (No ID #), 1918. No U.S. Navy service.
  • Berwyn (ID # 3565), 1918-1919

  • Besoeki (ID # 2534), 1918-1919
  • Bessie (SP-1755), 1917-1919. Later renamed SP-1755 and Coal Barge # 514
  • Bessie H. Dantzler (ID # 3158), harbor tug, 1918-1922. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Bessie J. (SP-1919), 1918-1920. Later renamed SP-1919 and Coal Barge # 512
  • Bessie Jones (SP-1476), schooner, 1917-1918. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Besugo (SS-321, later AGSS-321), 1944-1966

  • Beta (1864-1864), also called Bazely, J.E. Bazely and Tug No. 2
  • Betelgeuse (AK-28, later AKA-11), 1941-1946
  • Betty Jane I (ID # 3458), 1917-1919
  • Betty M. II (SP-623), 1917-1919
  • Beukelsdijk (ID # 3135), 1918-1919

  • Biddle (DDG-5), 1962-2001. Renamed Claude V. Ricketts in 1964
  • Biddle (DLG-34, later CG-34), 1967-2002
  • Bie & Schiott (ID # 2871), 1918-1922. Later renamed YP-2871
  • Bienville (1861-1867)
  • Biesbosch (ID # 2499), 1918-1919
  • Bigelow (DD-942), 1957-1999
  • Billingsley (DD-293), 1920-1931
  • Billow (ID # 1704), 1918-1918
  • Biloxi (CL-80), 1943-1962

  • Birgit (AKA-24), 1944-1972
  • Birmingham (Scout Cruiser # 2, later CL-2), 1908-1930
  • Birmingham (CL-62), 1943-1959
  • Biscayne (AVP-11, later AGC-18), 1941-1946. Later USCGC Dexter
  • Bismarck Sea (CVE-95), 1944-1945
  • Bivalve (ID # 2472), 1918-1919

  • Black (DD-666), 1943-1971
  • Black Arrow (ID # 3913, later ID # 1534), 1919-1919
  • Black Hawk (1862-1865), briefly named New Uncle Sam in 1862
  • Black Hawk (AD-9, originally ID # 2140), 1918-1948
  • Blanche (1918-1919)
  • Blandy (DD-943), 1957-1994

  • Block Island (ACV-21, later CVE-21), 1943-1944
  • Blue (DD-387), 1937-1942
  • Blue (DD-744), 1944-1977
  • Blue Bird (SP-465), 1917-1919
  • Blue Ridge (ID # 2432), 1918-1919

  • Bobby (No ID #), motor boat, 1918. Apparently no actual U.S. Navy service. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Bobylu (ID # 1513), 1917-1918
  • Boggs (Destroyer # 136, later DD-136, IX-36, AG-19, DMS-3 and AG-19), 1918-1946
  • Bogue (ACV-9, later CVE-9 and CVHE-9), 1942-1960
  • Boise (CL-47), 1938-1951
  • Bole, John A. (DD-755), 1945-1974. Properly called John A. Bole

  • Bon Homme Richard (CV-31, later CVA-31), 1944-1992
  • Bonita (Submarine # 15), 1909-1920. Renamed C-4 in 1911
  • Bonita (SP-540), 1917-1918
  • Bonita (SS-165), 1926-1945. Name changed from V-3 (SF-6) in 1931
  • Boothbay (ID # 1708), 1917-1930. Renamed Grampus in 1920
  • Bordelon (DD-881, later DDR-881 & DD-881), 1945-1977
  • Borie (DD-704), 1944-1972

  • Boston (1776)
  • Boston (1777-1780)
  • Boston (1799-1814)
  • Boston (1826-1846)
  • Boston (1887-1946), later renamed Despatch (IX-2)
  • Boston (CA-69, later CAG-1), 1943-1975
  • Boston, Belle of, (ID # 3071), auxiliary schooner, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Boston Floating Hospital (ID # 2366), 1918-1918

  • Bougainville (CVE-100, later CVU-100 and AKV-35), 1944-1960
  • Bouker No. 2 (ID # 1275, later YT-30), 1917-1922
  • Bountiful (AH-9), 1917-1948. Named Henderson (Transport # 1, later AP-1) until 1944
  • Boxer (CV-21, later CVA-21, CVS-21 & LPH-4), 1945-1971
  • Boy Scout (SP-53), 1917-circa 1919

  • Bradley (DE-1041, later FF-1041), 1965-1989
  • Bragg, General (1862-1865). Properly called General Bragg
  • Braine (DD-630), 1943-1971
  • Breaker (SP-1707), patrol vessel, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Breakwater (SP-681), 1917-1921

  • Breckinridge, General J.C. (AP-176, later T-AP-176), 1945-1987. Properly called General J.C. Breckinridge
  • Bremerton (CA-130), 1945-1974
  • Brennan (DE-13), 1943-1946
  • Breton (ACV-23, later CVE-23, CVHE-23, CVU-23 and AKV-42), 1943-1972

  • Bridge (Supply Ship # 1, later AF-1), 1917-1947
  • Bridgeport (ID # 3009, later AD-10), 1917-1942
  • Brinkley Bass (DD-887), 1945-1973
  • Briscoe (DD-977), 1978-2005
  • Bristol (DD-857), 1945-1969

  • Broad Arrow (ID # 2503), 1918-1919
  • Broadbill (SP-823), 1918-1919
  • Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser # 3, CA-3), 1896-1921
  • Brooklyn (CL-40), 1937-1951
  • Broome (DD-210, later AG-96), 1919-1946

  • Brown (SP-1050), 1917-1923. Also known as Albert Brown
  • Brown, Jesse L. (DE-1089; later FF-1089 and FFT-1089), 1973-1994.
    Properly called Jesse L. Brown
  • Brown, William H. (1861-1865). Properly called William H. Brown
  • Brownson (DD-868), 1945-1977
  • Brush (DD-745), 1944-1969
  • Brutus (AC-15), 1898-1922

  • Buchanan (Destroyer # 131, later DD-131), 1919-1940
  • Buchanan (DD-484), 1942-1949
  • Buchanan (DDG-14), 1962-2000
  • Buck (SP-1355), 1917-1918. Later renamed SP-1355
  • Buck (DD-761), 1946-1973
  • Buck, Frank H. (ID # 1613), 1918-1919. Properly called Frank H. Buck
  • Buckley, Dennis J. (DD-808, later DDR-808 & DD-808), 1945-1974. Properly called Dennis J. Buckley
  • Buckner, General Simon B. (T-AP-123), 1945-1997. Properly called General Simon B. Buckner

  • Buenaventura (ID # 1335), 1918-1918. Name also spelled Buena Ventura
  • Bueno Padre (No ID #), miscellaneous auxiliary, ca.1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Buford (ID # 3818), 1919
  • Buitenzorg (ID # 2541), 1918-1919

  • Bullard (DD-660), 1943-1973
  • Bullhead (SS-332), 1944-1945
  • Bullwheel (YO-46), 1942-1964
  • Bunker Hill (CV-17, later CVA-17, CVS-17 & AVT-9), 1943-1973
  • Bunker Hill (CG-52), 1986-____
  • Burke (DE-215, later APD-65), 1943-1968
  • Burke, Arleigh (DDG-51), 1991-____. Properly called Arleigh Burke
  • Burrows (Destroyer # 29, later DD-29), 1911-1934
  • Burrows (DE-105), 1943-1950

  • Bush (Destroyer # 166, later DD-166), 1919-1936
  • Bush (DD-529), 1943-1945
  • Bussum (ID # 2468), 1918-1918
  • Butler (DD-636, later DMS-29), 1942-1948
  • Byrd, Richard E. (DDG-23), 1964-1993. Properly called Richard E. Byrd

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