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The Civil & Merchant Vessels of New York Shipbuilding
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S.S. Prairie State Mariner, C4-S-LA, contract 495, delivered May 25, 1954

"The first vessel built at this yard was a tanker, the J.M. Guffey. For nineteen years this ship has seen continuous and satisfactory service and is still rated as a most efficient, though small, carrier of oil. She was the forerunner of a great fleet of tankers which have since been built or are now under construction at this yard....Two and one half miles of tankers, thirty-one in all, aggregating 287.533 deadweight tons, and eight oil barges totaling an additional 10,524 deadweight tons, represent a total carrying capacity of 87 million gallons of oil. Such a contribution to the tank ship capacity of the country cannot fail in the prominence of its achievement."

--from NEW YORK SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION: A RECORD OF SHIPS BUILT (1921)

This list includes vessels originally laid down under nonmilitary contracts but later pressed into military service (commonly as APs or APAs). Does not include floats, barges, and other unpowered vessels.

Major types represented in this list include:

Vessels are listed alphabetically by their name when launched. Some will have had other names when laid down or building.

Name(s)
[Links to photos]
Cont. # Keel Laid Ways Launched Description History/Disposition
Abram S. Hewitt 13  May 25, 1903 L Jul 11, 1903 Fireboat (NYFD), 117 ft, beam 25 ft Cost $83,750. Pumping capacity 7000 gpm. Steel hull, coal-fired steam engine. Served as Engine 77. Disposed of in 1958. Sunken hulk is in Staten Island boat graveyard.
Absecon

James Ellwood Jones

T.J. Sheridan

De Bardeleben Marine II
 204  Oct 2, 1917 L Mar 23, 1918 Collier (National Shipping Corp) Later James Ellwood Jones (1928), then T.J. Sheridan (1951), then De Bardeleben Marine II (1960). Converted to unpowered barge 1953. Scrapped 1962.
Atlantic

Megas

Landemer
16  Jun 24, 1903 M Sep 9, 1903 Dredge (North American Dredging) Later Megas (1918), then Landemer (1924). Scrapped June 1968 at Toulon, France.
Atlantic Engineer

Thomas Q

Cove Engineer
 483  May 3, 1949 L Sep 8, 1950 Oil tanker (Philadelphia Tankers), 660 ft o/a, 30000 dwt, 19498 gross tons While anchored in the fog in the Delaware River near Brown Shoal on 30 Dec 1953, was struck by Atlantic Dealer; fire killed 9 aboard the Dealer. Later Thomas Q (1970), then Cove Engineer (1978). Scrapped 8 Nov 1982 at Castellon, Spain.
Atlantic Navigator

Mount Navigator

Cove Navigator
 484  Jun 13, 1949 K Nov 14, 1950
NYSB photo

Oil tanker (Philadelphia Tankers), 660 ft, 30000 dwt

Later Mount Navigator (1974), then Cove Navigator (1978). Scrapped 4 Nov 1985 at Gadani Beach, Pakistan.
Atlantic Seaman

Thomas A
 482  Apr 18, 1949 M Jun 4, 1950 Oil tanker (Philadelphia Tankers), 660 ft, 30000 dwt Later Thomas A (1964). Scrapped 9 Jan 1975 at Castellon, Spain.
Atlas

Connecticut
519 Unknown K May 17, 1958 Oil tanker (Tankers & Tramps), 35000 dwt Later Connecticut (1966). Disposition unknown.
Bristol

William H. Machen

 169  Aug 25, 1915 M Jan 15, 1930

Collier (Coastwise Transportation)

Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Later William H. Machen (1930) for Pocahontas Steamship Co.. Collidied with Maid of Stirling 5mi E of White Island, Isles of Shoals, NH, and sunk, 7 July 1942. No casualties.
Broad Arrow (ID #2503)  175 Apr 26, 1917  M Dec 22, 1917

Oil tanker (E.F.C.), 485x63x28 ft, 17862 dp , crew 47

Acquired by the Navy Mar 12, 1918 and assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service. Collided with SS Saranac Jun 11, 1918. Decommissioned Feb 24, 1919 at Brooklyn and turned over to US Shipping Board. Operated by Standard Transportation Co., later Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. Torpedoed twice and sunk by U-124 (J. Mohr) off Guyana, 9 Jan 1943; with 23 of 47 lost..
Bylayl

Puchoco
 166  Jun 3, 1915 M Dec 4, 1915 Collier (Pocahontas Steamship), 318 ft. 3289 gross t, crew 31 Served in WWI with Navy Armed Guard aboard, Apr 1917 to Nov 1918. Served in WWII. Later Puchoco (1962). "Deleted" 1971.
Camden  258  Jun 1, 1920 T Nov 24, 1920 Oil tanker (Standard Oil), 436x56x26 ft, 6653 gross registered tons, 10,500 tonnes displacement, crew 42 Operated by Chas Kurz & Co for Pennsylvania Shipping Co. (Philadelphia). Sold to United Fruit Steamship Co. Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-25 on October 3, 1942, off Coos Bay, Oregon. One killed. Sunk October 10 while under tow.
Charles W. Culkin

Gotham

Jamestown

 353  Jun 4, 1926 K Oct 21, 1926 Ferryboat (Electric Ferries Co.) One of 6 sister ships for NYC firm, operating from  Weehawken, NJ to 23rd Street. Later Gotham (1931), then Jamestown (1951). Partially scrapped 1966 at East Boston. Derelict hulk 1971.
Coastwise  93 Aug 16, 1909  K Feb 5, 1910 Collier (Coastwise Transportation), 359 ft, 4015 gross t, crew 32 Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Scrapped 1948 at Baltimore MD.
Columbia

City of Atlanta

 42  Sep 6, 1906 K Mar 12, 1907 Cargo ship (Chesapeake Steamship Co.), 269 ft, 1971 gross t, crew 46 Later City of Atlanta (1922). Scrapped 1934 at Baltimore MD.
Crest 312 Sep 28, 1925 L Apr 22, 1926 Dredge (Bucyrus Co.) Disposition unknown.
Deepwater

Lemuel Burrows

 176 Jul 22, 1916  O Jul 28, 1917 Collier (Coastwise Transportation), 484 ft, 7610 gt,  11400 dwt Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Later operated by Mystic Steamship Co. (Boston). Torpedoed and sunk by U-404 (O. von Bulow) off Atlantic City on 3 Mar 1942, with loss of 20 of 34. Wreck (in 80ft of water) is a popular dive site.
Diamond State Mariner

USS Paul Revere
(APA-248)

Castilla
(L-21)

493 May 16, 1952 K Apr 11, 1953

Cargo ship, C4-S-LA class (US Maritime Commission)

Briefly operated by Prudential Steamship for MARAD. Acquired by Navy 14 Sep 1956 and converted as an amphibious transport ship. Decommissioned 1 Jan 1980. Sold to Spain 17 Jan 1980 and renamed L-21 Castilla. Decommissioned 6 Jun 1998. Ultimate disposition unknown.
Dixie Arrow  266  Jan 24, 1921 South Yard 3 Sep 29, 1921

Oil tanker (Socony-Vacuum Oil), 468 ft, 8046 gt, crew 41

Torpedoed and sunk off Diamond Shoals by U-71 (W. Flachsenberg) on 26 Mar 1942 while en route from Texas City to Paulsboro NJ, with 11 of 33 lost. Wreck lies 12 mi off Diamond Shoals Light Buoy in 90 feet of water and is a popular dive target.
Edward L. Doheny Jr.

R.W. Stewart

R.G. Stewart

170 Jan 19, 1916 M Apr 24, 1917 Oil tanker (Petroleum Transport Co.) Later R. W. Stewart (1925), later R. G. Stewart (1931). Scrapped 1947 at Baltimore MD.
Edward L. Dohney III

F. H. Wickett

E.G. Seubert

 190 Dec 24, 1917  M Aug 17, 1918 Oil tanker (Petroleum Transport Co.), 485 ft, 18,220 t Transferred to Navy and commissioned Nov 25, 1918. Assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service and carried oil from Port Arthur to Europe. Decommissioned Nov 17, 1919 in New York and returned to the US Shipping Board. Later F.H. Wickett (1925), then E.G. Seubert (1931).  Transferred to Standard Oil 1935. Sunk by U-510 off coast of Aden, 22 Feb 1944. Six of 70 lost.
El Segundo

Pax
 124  Dec 21, 1911 K Sep 10, 1912 Oil tanker (Standard Oil Co.), 321 ft, 3663 gross t, 4533dwt. crew 31 Operated by Standard Oil of California (now Chevron). Later Pax (1953). Scrapped 1954 at Trieste, Italy.
Empire Arrow  261  Sep 14, 1920 South Yard 2 May 24, 1921 Oil tanker (Standard Transportation Co.), 468ft, 8046 gross t, crew 49 Operated by Standard Transportation Co. (1921), Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co (1931), and Socony-Vacuum Oil Co (1935). Scrapped 1939 at Philadelphia PA.
Empire State Mariner

Observation Island (YAG-57, EAG-154, AG-54, T-AGM-23)

 494 Sep 15, 1952 L Aug 15, 1953
Photo © 2007 by Naitokz

Cargo ship, C4-S-LA class (US Maritime Commission), 563 ft, 16076 tons fdp

After short commercial career, was placed in Maritime Reserve Fleet. In 1956, was transferred to Navy and converted to missile test ship (YAG-57/EAG-154/AG-154) to support Polaris test and evaluation launches from submarines and from her own deck. Modified to missile tracking ship 1979-81 and redesignated T-AGM-23. Assigned to the Pacific Fleet and used to monitor Russian missile launches. As of Sep 2016 in NDRF Beaumont awaiting disposal.
Eurana

Gulfbreeze

264 Jan 17, 1921 T Jul 16, 1921 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), o/l 436 ft, beam 56 ft, draft 26 ft, 6651 grt, displacement 10,480, crew 41 Later Gulfbreeze (1926), then Sicanus (1947). Scrapped Jan 1955 at Molfetta, Italy.
Export Adventurer

Adventurer

 531  Feb 7, 1958 O Jul 9, 1960

Cargo ship, C3-S-38a class (American Export Isbrandtsen Lines), 474 ft, 7848 gross t

Collided with SS-240 Angler near Block Island, Rhode Island, on July 21, 1961. Homeported in New York City in 1972 Last civilian contract for NYSB. Placed in Suisun Bay, CA, NDRF as Adventurer. On 1 Oct 2004, NDRF status was downgraded to Non-Retention/Stripping. On 18 Mar 2010, NDRF status changed from Historic Review to Disposal. Sold for scrapping and removed from Suisun Bay on 11 April 2012.
Export Ambassador

Ambassador

 530  Feb 7, 1958 K Apr 23, 1960

Cargo ship, C3-S-38a class (American Export Isbrandtsen Lines), 474 ft, 7848 gross t

Placed in NDRF in 1981 as Ambassador, and located in Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, California. On 1 Oct 2004, NDRF status was downgraded to Non-Retention/Stripping. On 18 Mar 2010, NDRF status changed from Historic Review to Disposal. On 22 March 2012, departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet for scrapping.
Fairmont

USS Fairmont

Nebraskan

Black Point

182

Feb 13, 1917 O Dec 8, 1917

Collier (Coastwise Transportation), 3295', 8742 dwt, 5353 gt

Taken over by the Navy in February 1918 and served as USS Fairmont. Decommissioned February 1919. Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Renamed Nebraskan in 1922. Acquired by C.H. Sprague and renamed Black Point. Torpedoed by U-853 (H. Fromsdorf) off Point Judith RI and sunk May 5, 1945, with 12 of 46 lost. Last US flag ship sunk by a U-boat.
Franklin

Oakey L. Alexander

 162  Mar 31, 1915 M Aug 21, 1915 Collier (Coastwise Transportation), 5166 gt Carried coal to Alexandria, Egypt. First American ship to dock in Germany after outbreak of WWI. Ran submarine blockades of Irish Sea. Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Purchased 1926 by the Pocahontas Steamship Co. of Norfolk, VA and renamed Alexander. Set speed records on the Portland-Norfolk run. Lost 130 feet of its bow off Taylor Reef, Cape Elizabeth, 3 Mar 1947 in a nor'easter. Beached at High Head; cargo and all hands saved but vessel written off.
Freeman  183 Jul 7, 1917  L Dec 27, 1917 Collier (Pocahontas Steamship), 318 ft, 3350 grt, crew 35 Converted to barge (de-engined) 1954. Scrapped Dec 1955 at Santander, Spain.
Garden Mariner

Compass Island (AG-153, YAG-56)

492 Mar 17, 1952 J Mar 12, 1953 Breakbulk cargo ship, C4-S-LA class (US Maritime Commission) Commissed as AG-153 Compass Island in 1956. Decommissioned 1980, stricken 1986. In James River NDRF, 1986-2007. Scrapped by Able at Teeside, UK, 2007.
George B. McClellan 17  Sep 1, 1903 L Nov 28, 1903 Fireboat (NYFD), 117', beam 25 ft Twin to Abram S. Hewitt. Removed from service 17 Sep 1953, disposed of 1954.
George W. Catt 30 Oct 24, 1905 K Mar 5, 1906 Suction dredge (Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co.)  Disposition unknown.
Glen White

USS Glen White

 191  Oct 17, 1917 K Apr 20, 1918

Collier (Darrow-Mann), 368 ft, 5438 gt, 12,163 tons displacement, crew 43
Commissioned by US Navy 22 Jul 1918 and made three Atlantic crossings to St. Nazaire. Decommissioned 6 Mar 1919. Operated by Mystic Steamship Co. 1930-1939. Scrapped at Philadelphia PA, 1948.
Governor Moore  352 Jun 4, 1926  K Oct 21, 1926 Auto ferry (Electric Ferries Co.), diesel-electric, 46 cars When placed in service Nov 8, 1926, was first ferryboat built for motor vehicle transportation. Designed by Eads Johnson. One of 6 such vessels. Used for Weehawken NJ to 23rd Street service. Sank under tow to Panama, Jan 1942.
Gulf of Mexico

Raman

 173  Nov 1, 1916 J Jun 28, 1917 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), 467 ft, 7807 gross t, crew 45 Later Raman (1950). Scrapped 29 Jun 1962 at Balat, Turkey.
Gulfcoast

A.S. Hansen

 159 Nov 11, 1914  M Mar 27, 1915 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), 383 ft, 5188 gross t, crew 38 Later operated as A.S. Hansen by Sabine Transportation Co. (Port Arthur). Scrapped 1946.
Gulfcrest

Crest

304 May 2, 1925 K Feb 27, 1926 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.) Damaged in collision 14 Jun 1944, Gulf of Mexico. Later Crest (1954). Scrapped 20 Nov 1954 at Inverkeithing, Scotland.
Gulfland  189 Aug 2, 1917  O Mar 28, 1918 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), 391 ft, 5276 gross t, crew 38 Destroyed Oct 21, 1943 by collision with Gulfbelle off Lake Worth Inlet, FL. Grounded on wreck of Republic; then ashore, burning for 52 days on the beach at Hobe Sound. 34 killed.
Gulflight

Nantucket Chief

Refast

 156  Mar 16, 1914 M Aug 8, 1914 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), 406x51x25 ft, 5188 grt, 7790 dt, crew 38 Torpedoed 1 May 1915 by U-30 (E. von Rosenberg-Grusczyski), 20 miles west of Scilly Islands, towed in; 3 killed. To UK as Refast. Torpedoed and sunk by U-582 (W. Schulte) south of St. Johns, 26 Jan 1942, with 10 of 42 lost..
Gulfmaid

Descubridor

Giovi

 172  May 16, 1915 K Mar 20, 1917 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), o/l 406 ft, beam 51'-2", draft 24'-7", 5225 grt, displacement 7790 tonnes, 10.5 kt, crew 38 Later Descubridor (1947), then Giovi (1948). Scrapped 20-May-1955 at Savona, Italy.
Gulfoil  125  Feb 22, 1912 J Aug 29, 1912 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), 383 ft, 5188 gross t, crew 42 Torpedoed and sunk by U-506 (Wurdemann) on May 16, 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico; 21 killed.
Gulfqueen

Artemis

Maracaibo

196 Jun 27, 1918 O Feb 27, 1919 Oil tanker (Gulf Refining Co.), 419 ft, 6599 gross t, crew 41 Later Artemis (1944), then Maracaibo (1947). Scrapped 4 Dec 1954 at Hamburg, Germany.
Gulfstream

H.M. Fredrichsen

 157  Apr 4, 1914 L Sep 17, 1914 Oil tanker (Gulf Oil Co.), 383 ft, 5188 gross t, crew 29, 55400 bbl One of 6 sister ships; entered WWI service in 1917. Later H.M. Fredrichsen for Sabine Transportation (Port Arthur, 1936). Survived both WWI & WWII convoy service. Scrapped 10 Mar 1947 at New Orleans LA.
Hampden  147  Aug 18, 1913 K Dec 15, 1913 Collier (Coastwise Transportation), 369 ft, 47225 gross t, crew 34 Coastwise taken over by W.A. Harriman, 1920. Scrapped at Wilmington DE, 1948.
Howard S. Cole, Jr.

Panintoil No.1

Rakhsh 1

ST-95
517 Unknown L Aug 17, 1957 Offshore drilling tender (Coastal Marine) Built for Coastal Marine Drilling & Construction Co. Later Panintoil No. 1 (1959), then Rakhsh 1 (1966), then ST-95 (1978). Disposition unknown..
J. M. Guffey

Meloria

1 Nov 29, 1900 L May 4, 1901 Oil tanker (Guffey Petroleum), 310 ft, 22650 bbl Launched as M.S. Dollar. Converted to tanker as Guffey (1902), later Meloria (1926) in Italian service. Scrapped 25 Jun 1935 at Venice.
Jamaica Bay 305 Oct 24, 1924 L May 21, 1925 Dredge (United Dredging Co.) Disposition unknown.
Jonancy

Algarrobo

 165  Jun 16, 1915 J Nov 9, 1915 Collier (Pocahontas Steamship), 318 ft, 3289 groos t, crew 32 Served in WWI with Navy Armed Guard aboard. Sold to Isbrandtsen Shipping Co. 1951. Later Algarrobo (1962) for unknown owner. Ran aground in gale and wrecked at Baron Mole, Valparaiso, 27 Jun 1963.
Kamoi  267 Sep 14, 1921  K Jun 8, 1922 Fleet oiler (Japanese Navy); displacement 17000 tons, 2 Curtiss electric drive turbines, 2 shafts, 9000 SHP Converted to seaplane carrier, 1932. Converted to flying boat tender, 1940. Reclassed as fleet oiler, 1943. Bombed by 14th Air Force units and sunk in Hong Kong harbor, 5 Apr 1945. Scrapped by British after war.
Larimer 10  Nov 19, 1902 L May 16, 1903  Oil tanker (Guffey Petroleum) Went missing in hurricane, last seen 8 Sep.1919 off Sand Key FL, bound for Philadelphia. All hands lost.
Levant Arrow 262 Nov 4, 1920 South Yard Jul 25, 1921 Oil tanker (Standard Oil) o/l 485 ft, beam 63 ft, 8046 tons displ Operated by Standard Transportation Co (1921), Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co (1931), Socony-Vacuum Oil Co (1935). Sold for scrapping at Philadelphia, 14 Dec 1938.
Ligonier 9  Nov 17, 1902 L Apr 22, 1903 Oil tanker (Guffey Petroleum), o/l 352'-4", beam 46'-4", 2897 grt Collided with and holed the steamer Santurce off Cape Cod, May 1910, reaching Beverley with 2/3 of Santurce's crew. Scrapped 30 Mar 1937 at Hamburg.
Magnolia  415  Mar 19, 1934 O Apr 2, 1935 Oil tanker (Standard Oil), 500 ft, 126750 bbl Served in Pacific theater during WW II, supporting invasion of New Britain Island and transiting the Panama Canal in 1943. Scrapped 11 Oct 1954 at Dalmuir.
Mayor Gaynor 148 Sep 6, 1913 M Feb 7, 1914 Ferryboat (City of New York), o/l 331 ft, beam 54 ft, depth 18'6" Operated in Staten Island service from 1914-1921, then on 39th St., Brooklyn.. Ran aground on Robbins Reef in fog, Oct 1921. Towed to Battery after engine breakdown, Aug 1947. Sold for scrap in 1951 for $38,100.
Middlesex  129  Mar 9, 1912 L Sep 21, 1912 Collier (Coastwise Transportation) Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Converted to dumb barge, 1949. Scrapped at Philadelphia, 1952.
Mineola

Nosa Duke

North Wind

 207  Aug 30 1917 J Mar 21, 1918 Cargo ship (Atlantic Transport Co.) Later Nosa Duke (1932), then North Wind (1933). Wrecked 14 Dec 1944 off Alaska.
M. J. Scanlon

Missoula

Malamton

Minotaur

 193  Dec 15, 1917 T Jul 4, 1918

Cargo ship (East Coast Transportation Co.)

New York Shipbuilding's contribution to the "Tidal Wave"--a message to the Kaiser in the form of the launching of 95 ships nationwide on Independence Day, 1918. Operated by Hammond Lumber Co. in Pacific northwest. Later Missoula (1925), then Malamton (1935), then Minotaur (1941). Sunk by U-124 100mi ne of Paramaribo.
Montana 203 Jul 15, 1919 U Aug 14, 1919 Cargo ship (Atlantic Transport Co.) Laid down as Defender. Purchased from US Shipping Board and renamed Montana, 1920. Laid up, 1930. Scrapped at Genoa, 1935.
Montauk 202 Jul 16, 1918 T Oct 3, 1918 Cargo ship (Atlantic Transport Co. Laid down as Champion. Purchased from US Shipping Board and renamed Montauk, 1920. Laid up, 1930, Scrapped at Genoa, 1935.
Nebraskan

Rockingham

4  Apr 2. 1901 J  May 19, 1902 Cargo ship (American Hawaiian Steamship Co.), 4409 t Torpedoed 40 miles off Southcliffe by U-41 (C. Hansen) on 25 May 1915. Salvaged, no casualties. Sold to Garland Steamship and renamed Rockingham, 1916. Torpedoed and sunk May 1917 by U-69 (E. Wilhelms) 150 miles WNW of Ireland, 2 lost.
Nevadan

Alamance

3  Apr 1, 1901 J  Jan 21, 1902 Cargo ship (American Hawaiian Steamship Co.), 4409 t Later Alamance (1916); sunk by UB-57 4mi east of Maiden's Head, Ireland
Nora

F. W. Abrams

 257  Mar 15, 1920 J Sep 25, 1920 Oil tanker (Grace), 13,000 ton, 98000 bbl Named for daughter of J.P. Grace. Sold in 1932. Struck a mine and sank, 1942.
Norfolk  132  Jun 27, 1912 M Dec 5, 1912 Collier (Coastwise Transportation) Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Collided with SS Inglenook, 31 Dec 1927, and beached at Vineyard Haven, MA.
Ocean Ulla

Overseas Ulla
520 Unknown J Sep 10, 1959 Oil tanker (Ocean Transportation Co., Inc.), 646 ft, 22606 gross t, 35000dwt Later Overseas Ulla (1968), Scrapped 20 Dec 1983 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Oklahoma 53 Jul 17, 1907 K Feb 29, 1908 Oil tanker (Guffey Petroleum Co.) Broke in two and sank 57nm south of Sandy Hook NJ, 4 Jan 1914.
Oneida 32 Dec 7, 1905 K May 15, 1906 Hydraulic dredge (Empire Engineering Corp.) Disposition unknown.
Ontario 31 Dec 7, 1905 K Apr 1, 1906 Hydraulic dredge (Empire Engineering Corp.) Disposition unknown.
Panama 163 Mar 9, 1915 J Jun 26, 1915 Dipper dredge (Bucyrus Co.) Disposition unknown.
Pennsylvania 313 Oct 1, 1925 L Apr 15, 1926 Dredge (American Dredging Co.) Disposition unknown.
Philidora 523 Unknown K May 23, 1959

Oil tanker (Somerset Shipping), 45000dwt

Sold to Shell. Scrapped 9 Dec 1976, Kaohsiung, Taiwan or Faslane, Scotland
Philine 521 Unknown L Occt 11, 1958

Oil tanker (Somerset Shipping), 45000dwt

Sold to Shell. Laid-up circa 1975 in Lamlash Bay, Arran, Scotland. Scrapped 22 Nov 1976, Dalmuir, Scotland.
Philippia 522 Unknown M Feb 7, 1959

Oil tanker (Somerset Shipping), 45000dwt

Sold to Shell. Scrapped 9 Mar 1977, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Plymouth

USS Plymouth

 161  Mar 18, 1915 K Sep 9, 1915
U.S. Navy photograph

Collier (Coastwise Transportation), 5266 gt, 10750 tons displacement
Commissioned by US Navy, 2 Aug 1918 to run general cargo to France. Decommissioned and transferred to US Shipping Board 25 Feb 1919. Returned to American-Italian Steamship Co. Scrapped at Wilmington, DE, 1948.
Prairie State Mariner

USS Francis Marion
(APA-249)

Aragon (L22)

495 Mar 30, 1953 T Feb 13, 1954

Cargo ship, C4-S-LA class (US Maritime Commission)

Commissioned Francis Marion (APA-249). To Spain as Aragon (L22), 1980. Decommissioned 2000. Served as training hulk for Spanish special forces unit (UOE). Disposition unknown.
Rayo

Rawleigh Warner

123 Dec 30, 1911 L Jul 2, 1912 Oil tanker (Standard Oil), 5082 DWT, 321.7' registered length, 46'3" beam, 23' draft, 9 knots Later operated as Rawleigh Warner by Sabine Transportation Co.of  Port Arthur, 1929. Torpedoed and sunk by U-67 (G. Müller-Stöckheim) on 23 Jun 1942 off the mouth of the Mississippi River, with loss of all hands.
Royal Arrow

Laura Corrado

168 Nov 15, 1915 J Oct 30, 1916 Oil tanker (Standard Oil) Operated by Standard Transportation Co (1916), Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co (1931), Socony-Vacuum Oil Co (1925). To Brilliant Transportation Co (Panama), 1941. To Italy as Laura Corrado, 1946. Scrapped at La Spezia, 1959..
Santa Clara  144  Jun 7, 1913 M Knocked down Ferryboat (Southern Pacific Co.) Assembled by Southern Pacific at Oakland. for San Francisco Bay service. Scrapped at Oakland, 1947.
Santa Tecla

Snia Amba

 206  Aug 9, 1917 M Feb 28, 1918 Oil tanker (W.R. Grace), 310'10" l To Italy as Snia Amba. Torpedoed and sunk by HMS Tetrarch off Benghazi, 4 Nov 1940.
Scottsburg  243 Oct 7, 1918 T Jul 20, 1919 Cargo steamer (United States Shipping Board), o/l 436', 8001 tons Torpedoed by U-502 (J. von Rosensteil) and sunk in Caribbean convoy Jun 14, 1942 with loss of six men. Rescue vessel Kahuku sunk an hour later. Boatswain Charles Dake earned DSM for heroism.
Sewell's Point  184  Jun 30, 1917 J Feb 12, 1918 Collier (Darrow-Mann) Scrapped Dec 1948 at Baltimore.
Silver State Mariner

Pioneer Ming

American Legacy

496 May 18, 1953 U Jan 5, 1954 Cargo ship, C4-S-LA class (US Maritime Commission) Converted to containership 1971. Later Pioneer Ming (1956), then American Legacy (1971). Scrapped 11 Mar 1986 at Castellon.
Socony 134 Sep 11, 1912 K Apr 19, 1913 Oil tanker (Standard Oil) Operated by Standard Transportation Co (1917), Standard Oil Co NY (1919), Standard Transportation Co (1923). To Standard Transportation Co Hong Kong, 1930. Scrapped at La Spieza, 1936.
Socony-Vacuum  414 Mar 19, 1934 L Jan 18, 1935 Oil tanker (Standard Oil), 500 ft, 126750 bbl Operated by Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. Scrapped at Faslane, 26 Jul 1954.
Solana

Mar Chandris

259 Aug 23, 1920 U Jan 22, 1921 Oil tanker (Standard Oil), 435' l Sold to Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Later Mar Chandris (1951). Scrapped @Nagoya.
Standard Arrow

USS Signal

167 Sep 16, 1915 K May 15, 1916

Oil tanker (Standard Oil) 7794 gt

Served with US Navy as USS Standard Arrow, 1917-1919. Collided with Norman Bridge SE of New York on Feb 4, 1918. Collided with SS War Prophet on Jun 4, 1918. Decommissioned Jan 29, 1919 and returned to Standard Oil. Was USS Signal (IX-142) in 1944-46. Laid up in reserve 1946, sold for scrapping Apr 1947.
Suffolk

City of Athens

 113 Mar 2, 1911 L Jul 25, 1911 Collier (Coastwise Transportation) Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Foundered in a winter gale 22mi southeast of Block Island and sank in 190 feet of water, 11 Dec 1943. All hands were lost. Wreck is diveable.
Sylvan Arrow

USS Sylvan Arrow
174 Mar 22, 1917 K Oct 16, 1917

Oil tanker (Standard Oil), 7797 tons

Commissioned Jul 19, 1918 and armed with 5" and 3" guns. Decommissioned and returned Jan 20, 1919. Torpedoed by U-155 (A. C. Piening) in convoy OT-1 southwest of Grenada, May 20, 1942. One Navy gunner killed. Sank May 28, 1942 during salvage attempt.
Texan

USS Texan

2 Jul 12, 1901 K Aug 16, 1902

Cargo ship (American Hawaiian Steamship Co.), 8615 gross tons, 4409 dwt, o/l 471 ft, beam 57'-2"

Acquired by US Navy, Mar 1918. Transferred to US Shipping Board, Aug 1919. Torpedoed by U-126 (E. Bauer) 40nm east of Nuevitas, Cuba and sunk, 18 Mar 1942; 9 dead, 38 survivors..
Tidewater

Isaac T. Mann

177 Mar 18, 1916 O Jul 18, 1917 Collier (Coastwise Transportation) Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Later Isaac T. Mann. Scrapped 5 Jun 1954 at Baltimore.
Titan

Rebecca

Overseas Rebecca

Overseas Anchorage

524 Unknown M Feb 13, 1960 Oil tanker (Somerset Shipping), 45000dwt Later Rebecca (1964), then Overseas Rebecca (1968), then Overseas Anchorage (1972). Scrapped 7 Dec 1984 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Transportation

Panchito

 94 Nov 11, 1909 K Mar 19, 1910 Collier (Coastwise Transportation) Coastwise taken over by H.A. Harriman & Co, 1920. Later Panchito (1940). Broke in two and sank off Brest, France, 29 Jan 1948.
Tuckahoe

Seaconnet

 205 Apr 8, 1918 O May 5, 1918 Collier (E.F.C.), single screw, 318 ft, 3372 gr t, cargo 5200 t Launched 27 days after keel laid, bringing letter of commendation to shipyard from President Wilson. Sold to C. H. Sprague & Son. and renamed Seaconnet. Foundered in gale off Vineyard Sound Apr 29, 1923, and sank in 100 feet of water; seven men lost.
Tyler 138 Dec 12, 1912 M May 31, 1913 Cargo ship (Old Dominion Steamship), 3928 tons Torpedoed and sunk by UB-48 (W. Steinbauer) 65nm off French coast in western Mediterranean, 2 May 1918
Vesta

Pegasus

131 Jul 15, 1912 M Feb 1, 1913 Oil tanker (Standard Oil) To Standard Transportation Co Hong Kong, 1931; renamed Pegasus. Captured by Vichy French at Beirut, 1940. Bombed and sunk by British in Beirut harbor, 13 Jul 1941.
Virginia

P.L.M. 8

164 May 15, 1915 J Oct 23, 1915 Collier (Pocahontas Navigation) Later P.L.M. 8 (1917). Wrecked 26 Sep 1922 off Cape Razo.
William J. O'Brien 158 Sep 9, 1914 K Feb 27, 1915 Cargo ship (Carpenter-O'Brien) Reported in distress, then went missing 500nm east of Philadelphia, 18 Apr 1920.
William N. Page

USS William N. Page

195 Feb 12, 1918 U Sep 7, 1918

Collier (Darrow-Mann), 5438 gt

Commissioned 18 Dec 1918. Made 2 transatlantic voyages for Naval Overseas Transportation Service. Decommissioned and returned to US Shipping Board, 31 May 1919. Sailed for various owners until 1947. Scrapped 30 Aug 1952 at Savona.
Winding Gulf

USS Winding Gulf

192 Dec 10, 1917 O Jun 22, 1918

Collier (Darrow-Mann), 5438 gt

Commissioned by US Navy on 19 Aug 1918. Made 2 round-trip voyages to France. Decommissioned and returned to US Shipping Board, 26 Mar 1919. Collided with and sank Canadian training vessel HMCS St. Francis (ex-DD-256 Bancroft) off Sagonnet Point, RI on 14 Jul 1945. Scrapped July 1947 at Philadelphia.
Yankee Arrow 260 Aug 17, 1920 South Yard 1 Apr 10, 1921 Oil tanker (Standard Transportation Co.) While in convoy KMS20 near Bizerte, Tunisia, on Aug 3, 1943, struck a mine, killing 7 aboard. Made it to port under own power, but was found unfit for further service. Scrapped at Antwerp, 1943 (possibly 1948).

C# = New York Shipbuilding contract number

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The following American steamship lines operated New York Shipbuilding-built cargo-only vessels:

AMERICAN EXPORT LINES (1919-1962)
Isbrandtsen Company Inc acquired a controlling interest in AEL in 1960 and changed its name in 1962

AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY (1899-1956)
Became part of J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine, 1902

ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINE (1898-1931)
absorbed into J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine by stock swap, 1 Dec 1902

CARPENTER-O'BRIEN CO. (?-?)
acquired by Brooks-Scanlon, Dec 1917

COASTWISE TRANSPORTATION CO., Boston (1903-?)
taken over by H.A. Harriman, 1920

DARROW MANN CO. (1901-?)

GRACE LINE (1916-1969)

GUFFEY PETROLEUM CO. (1901-1907)
merged into new Gulf Oil Corporation in 1907

GULF OIL CORPORATION, Pittsburgh (1907-1984)

MUNSON LINE (1884-1938)

PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP COMPANY (1876-1916)

PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY (1865-1925)

PACIFIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY/ADMIRAL-ORIENTAL LINE (1921-1926)
AMERICAN MAIL LINE (1926-1937)

RED "D" LINE (1880-1938)

SAVANNAH LINE (aka OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY OF SAVANNAH) (1865-1941)

 

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