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C4 Cargo Ships

Most recent update: April 12, 2008.


There were 55 C4-S-As, all built by Kaiser, and 20 C4-S-Bs, all built by Sun.  They were all 495 feet in LBP but varied greatly in their arrangement.

USMC # Shipbuilder Location Hull # Original Name Design DWT Delivered Disposition
653 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 1 General George O. Squier C4-S-A1 14,863 Aug-43 To USN as AP 130, sold private 1965, scrapped
654 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 2 General Tasker H. Bliss C4-S-A1 14,863 Nov-43 To USN as AP 131, sold private 1965, scrapped 1979
655 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 3 General John R. Brooke C4-S-A1 14,863 Dec-43 To USN as AP 132, sold private 1965, scrapped 1979
656 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 4 General Oswald H. Ernst C4-S-A1 14,863 Mar-44 To USN as AP 133, sold private 1965, scrapped 1980
657 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 5 General Robert L. Howze C4-S-A1 14,863 Dec-43 To USN as AP 134, sold private 1965, scrapped 1980
658 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 6 General William M. Black C4-S-A1 14,863 Jan-44 To USN as AP 135, sold private 1965, scrapped 1980
659 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 7 General Hugh L. Scott C4-S-A1 14,863 Mar-44 To USN as AP 136, sold private 1965, scrapped 1974
660 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 8 General Harry Taylor C4-S-A1 14,863 Mar-44 To USN as AP 145, later General H. S. Vandenburg (AGM 10), to NDRF 1999
661 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 9 General Samuel D. Sturgis C4-S-A1 14,863 Apr-44 To USN as AP 137, sold private 1967, scrapped 1980
662 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 10 General William F. Hase C4-S-A1 14,863 Apr-44 To USN as AP 146, sold private 1969, scrapped
663 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 11 General Edgar T. Collins C4-S-A1 14,863 May-44 To USN as AP 147, sold private 1968, scrapped
664 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 12 General Charles G. Morton C4-S-A1 14,863 May-44 To USN as AP 138, sold private 1967, scrapped 1980
665 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 13 General Mark L. Hersey C4-S-A1 14,863 May-44 To USN as AP 148, sold private 1968, sank 1971
666 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 14 General J. H. McRae C4-S-A1 14,863 Jun-44 To USN as AP 149, sold private 1968, scrapped
667 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 15 General Robert E. Callan C4-S-A1 14,863 Jul-44 To USN as AP 139, later General H. H. Arnold (AGM 8), to NDRF 1982
702 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 16 General M. M. Patrick C4-S-A1 14,863 Sep-44 To USN as AP 150, sold private 1968, scrapped 1975
703 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 17 General W. C. Langfitt C4-S-A1 14,863 Sep-44 To USN as AP 151, sold private 1968, scrapped
704 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 18 General Omar Bundy C4-S-A1 14,863 Dec-44 To USN as AP 152, sold private 1965, missing presumed sunk 1980
705 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 19 General R. M. Blatchford C4-S-A1 14,863 Jan-45 To USN as AP 153, sold private 1968, scrapped 1980
706 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 20 General LeRoy Eltinge C4-S-A1 14,863 Feb-45 To USN as AP 154, sold private 1968, scrapped 1980
707 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 21 General M. B. Stewart C4-S-A1 14,863 Feb-45 To USN as AP 140, sold private 1967, scrapped
708 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 22 General A. W. Greely C4-S-A1 14,863 Mar-45 To USN as AP 141, sold private 1969, scrapped
709 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 23 General C. H. Muir C4-S-A1 14,863 Apr-45 To USN as AP 142, sold private 1969, scrapped
710 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 24 General H. B. Freeman C4-S-A1 14,863 Apr-45 To USN as AP 143, sold private 1965, scrapped
711 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 25 General H. F. Hodges C4-S-A1 14,863 Apr-45 To USN as AP 144, sold private 1968, scrapped
712 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 26 General A. W. Brewster C4-S-A1 14,863 Apr-45 To USN as AP 155, sold private 1967, scrapped
713 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 27 General D. E. Aultman C4-S-A1 14,863 May-45 To USN as AP 156, sold private 1968, scrapped
714 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 28 General C. C. Ballou C4-S-A1 14,863 Jun-45 To USN as AP 157, sold private 1968, scrapped
715 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 29 General W. G. Haan C4-S-A1 14,863 Jul-45 To USN as AP 158, sold private 1968, scrapped
716 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 30 General Stuart Heintzelman C4-S-A1 14,863 Sep-45 To USN as AP 159, sold private 1968, scrapped
735 Sun Ship Chester PA 340 Marine Eagle C4-S-B1 15,300 18-Sep-43 To USA 1947 as PVT Leonard C. Brostrom, to USN 1950 as AK 255, to NDRF 1982
736 Sun Ship Chester PA 341 Marine Raven        C4-S-B2 15,300 27-Jan-44 Sold private 1961, scrapped 1976
737 Sun Ship Chester PA 342 Marine Robin C4-S-B2 15,300 29-Apr-44 Sold private 1951, converted to laker 1952, converted to barge 1990, active
738 Sun Ship Chester PA 343 Marine Wolf C4-S-B2 15,300 30-Jun-44 Sold private 1962, converted to container/ro-ro, scrapped 1974
739 Sun Ship Chester PA 344 Marine Devil C4-S-B2 15,300 30-Aug-44 Sold private 1964, converted to container/ro-ro, scrapped
740 Sun Ship Chester PA 345 Marine Panther C4-S-B2 15,300 31-Oct-44 Sold private 1961, converted to containership, scrapped 1980
741 Sun Ship Chester PA 346 Marine Dragon C4-S-B2 15,300 23-Dec-44 Sold private 1964, converted to container/ro-ro, scrapped
742 Sun Ship Chester PA 347 Marine Fox C4-S-B2 15,300 20-Feb-45 Sold private 1961, converted to containership, scrapped 1980
743 Sun Ship Chester PA 348 Marine Hawk C4-S-B2 15,300 19-Jul-44 To USN as Haven (AH 12), sold private 1967, converted to chemical carrier, scrapped
744 Sun Ship Chester PA 349 Marine Lion C4-S-B2 15,300 31-Jul-44 To USN as Benevolence (AH 13), in collision and sunk 1950
745 Sun Ship Chester PA 350 Marine Dolphin C4-S-B2 15,300 14-Aug-44 To USN as Tranquility (AH 14), scrapped 1974
746 Sun Ship Chester PA 351 Marine Walrus C4-S-B2 15,300 30-Aug-44 To USN as Consolation (AH 15), to Project Hope 1960 as Hope, scrapped 1975
747 Sun Ship Chester PA 352 Marine Beaver C4-S-B2 15,300 14-Sep-44 To USN as Repose (AH 16), scrapped 1975
748 Sun Ship Chester PA 353 Marine Owl C4-S-B2 15,300 20-Sep-44 To USN as Sanctuary (AH 17), to NDRF 1977
749 Sun Ship Chester PA 354 Marine Angel C4-S-B2 15,300 7-Apr-45 Sold private 1950, converted to laker 1952, active as McKee Sons
750 Sun Ship Chester PA 355 Marine Flyer C4-S-B5 15,300 19-May-45 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1972
751 Sun Ship Chester PA 356 Marine Arrow          C4-S-B5 15,300 18-Jun-45 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1971
752 Sun Ship Chester PA 357 Marine Star           C4-S-B5 15,300 28-Jul-45 Sold private 1951, converted to passenger ship, laid up in Buffalo NY
753 Sun Ship Chester PA 358 Marine Fiddler C4-S-B5 15,300 31-Aug-45 To USN 1952 as AK 267, to NDRF 1989
754 Sun Ship Chester PA 359 Marine Runner         C4-S-B5 15,300 30-Sep-45 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1971
755-784 Sun Ship Chester PA 360-389     15,300   Cancelled
2354 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 501 Marine Tiger C4-S-A3 14,863 Jun-45 Sold private 1966, scrapped
2355 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 502 Marine Shark C4-S-A3 14,863 Jul-45 Sold private 1968, scrapped
2356 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 503 Marine Cardinal C4-S-A3 14,863 Jul-45 Sold private 1964, scrapped
2357 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 504 Marine Falcon C4-S-A3 14,863 Aug-45 Sold private 1966, scrapped
2358 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 505 Marine Flasher C4-S-A3 14,863 Aug-45 Sold private 1966, scrapped
2359 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 506 Marine Jumper C4-S-A3 14,863 Sep-45 Sold private 1966, scrapped
2360 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 507 Marine Serpent C4-S-A3 14,863 Sep-45 To USN 1952 as AP-202, sold private 1968, scrapped
2361 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 508 Ernie Pyle C4-S-A3 14,863 Oct-45 Sold private 1965, scrapped 1978
2362 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 509 Marine Carp C4-S-A3 14,863 Oct-45 To USN 1952 as AP-199, sold private 1968, scrapped 1979
2363 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 510 Marine Lynx C4-S-A3 14,863 Oct-45 To USN 1952 as AP-194, sold private 1967, scrapped
2364 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 511 Marine Marlin C4-S-A3 14,863 Oct-45 Sold private 1965, scrapped 1972
2365 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 512 Marine Phoenix C4-S-A3 14,863 Nov-45 To USN 1952 as AP-195, sold private 1967, scrapped 1979
2366 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 513 Louis McH. Howe C4-S-A3 14,863 Jan-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1980
2367 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 514 Mount Whitney C4-S-A3 14,863 Feb-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1971
2368 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 515 Mount Greylock C4-S-A3 14,863 Mar-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped
2369 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 516 Mount Mansfield C4-S-A3 14,863 Mar-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1980
2370 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 517 Willis Vickery C4-S-A3 14,863 Mar-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1979
2371 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 518 Mount Rogers C4-S-A3 14,863 Apr-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1979
2372 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 519 Mount Davis C4-S-A3 14,863 Apr-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1976
2373 Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 520 Scott E. Land C4-S-A3 14,863 May-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1980
  Kaiser Corp. Vancouver WA 521-525   C4-S-A3 14,863   Cancelled
2383 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 46 Marine Adder C4-S-A3 14,863 Oct-45 To USN as AP 193, sold private 1967, scrapped
2384 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 47 Marine Perch C4-S-A3 14,863 Oct-45 Sold private 1965, in collision and sank 1978
2385 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 48 Marine Swallow C4-S-A3 14,863 Nov-45 Sold private 1965, scrapped 1978
2386 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 49 Marine Leopard C4-S-A4 14,863 Feb-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1972
2387 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 50 Marine Snapper C4-S-A4 14,863 Apr-46 Sold private 1951, scrapped 1972
2388-2392 Permanente No. 3 Richmond CA 51-55   C4-S-A4 14,863   Cancelled