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Long Beach Shipbuilding, Long Beach CA

(formerly Craig Shipbuilding [1907-1914] and California Shipbuilding [1914-1918])

Most recent update: September 9, 2014.


The shipyard in Long Beach was established as Craig Shipbuilding in 1907, when John F. Craig, accompanied by 26 foremen and their families, moved to Long Beach from Toledo OH, where he and his father before him had been building ships for many years.  The yard, which was the first tenant of the Port of Long Beach, was located on 43 acres between Channel 3 and Water Street.  It survived after the war, primarily as a ship repair yard, but closed in the 1930s.  It was leased by Consolidated Steel at the outset of WWII and built many C1 cargo ships for the U.S. Maritime Commission.  The hull numbers used in Long Beach were a continuation of the hull numbers Craig had used back in Toledo, running from 107 to 155: the same sequence also continued in Toledo. 

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Delivery Disposition
Built by Craig Shipbuilding
107              
108              
109? 206532 Virgil G. Bogue Western Pacific RR Tug 170 1909  
110? 169398 Miami United Equipment Dredge 547 1913  
111 208259 General Hubbard Hammond Lumber Psgr. Steamer 2,183 Jan-11 Later Sagatind 1916, wrecked 1931
112 208500 Navajo Swayne & Hoyt Psgr. Cargo 2,755 Nov-11 Burnt 1917
113 210374 Camino Swayne & Hoyt Cargo Ship 3,308 Aug-12 Later City of Wilmington 1916, burnt 1918
114       Floating Dock   1911  
115 210812 Paraiso Swayne & Hoyt Psgr. Cargo 1,437 Dec-12 Later Florence Olson (AG 44) 1923, Malanao 1942, scrapped 1946
116 210948 Grace Dollar Grace Dollar SS Co. Cargo Ship 1,327 Feb-13 Later Admiral Wainwright 1918, Agnes Dollar 1921, Mary E. Moore 1923, foundered 1927
117   Edgar H. Vance Nehalem SS Co. Cargo Ship 2,521 Jul-13 Later Liff 1916, sunk by gunfire 1917
118 212017 Alvarado Long Beach SS Co. Cargo Ship 1,094 Mar-14 Wrecked 1945
Built by California Shipbuilding
    Cedar (WAGL 207) US Coast Guard Tender 1,800 30-Jun-17 Sold 1955
    L-6 (SS 45) US Navy Submarine 456 7-Dec-17 Scrapped 1925
    L-7 (SS 46) US Navy Submarine 456 7-Dec-17 Scrapped 1925
    O-14 (SS 75) US Navy Submarine 491 1-Oct-18 Scrapped 1930
    O-15 (SS 76) US Navy Submarine 491 27-Aug-18 Scrapped 1930
    O-16 (SS 76) US Navy Submarine 491 1-Aug-18 Scrapped 1930
Built by Long Beach Shipbuilding
124 216304 Silverado US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,298 May-18 To USA as cable ship, scrapped 1948
125 216615 Eldorado US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,180 Jul-18 Later Gyoryu Maru 1942, mined and sunk 1945
126 217694 Wallingford US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,256 Mar-19 Later Limoges 1940, Prado 1948, scrapped 1960
127 216995 Ozaukee US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,045 Nov-18 Scrapped 1929
128 217205 Oshkosh US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,056 Nov-18 Scrapped 1929
129 217374 Magunkook US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,029 Jan-19 Later Carriso 1923, Nikolina Matkovic 1937, torpedoed and lost 1942
130 218254 West Kasson US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,496 Jun-19 Later Cuzco 1926, Camoria 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
131 218674 West Keene US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,067 Aug-19 Scrapped 1947
132 218893 West Katan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,958 Sep-19 Later San Simeon 1930, Tai An 1947, scrapped 1958
133 219435 Vinita US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,661 Mar-20 Later Eleanor Christenson 1926, De Soto 1938, Pan-Atlantic 1938, bombed and sunk 1942
134 219333 Haleakala US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,958 Dec-19 Missing 1926
135 219938 West Keats US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,661 Apr-20 Later San Vicente 1929, scrapped 1960
136 220316 West Kebar US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,620 Dec-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
137 220317 West Kedron US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,620 Aug-20 Later Empire Eland 1940, torpedoed and lost 1941
138     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,620   Cancelled
139     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,620   Cancelled
140     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,620   Cancelled
141     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,620   Cancelled
142              
143 219607 Mazatlan Swayne & Hoyt Cargo Ship 987 Feb-21 Later San Diegan 1937, scrapped 1952
144 220183 Domingo Nazabal I   Psgr. Cargo 1,050 Apr-20 Later Mauna Loa 1924, to USN 1942 as YHB 10, scrapped 1949
145? 220566 Edythe   Yacht 186 1920  
146? 220754 Casco Inter Island S.N. Cargo Ship 328 Feb-21 Later Kailua 1923, Western Trader 1941, Baranof 1942, Western Trader 1948, scrapped 1970
147? 223204 Curtiscor   Cargo Ship 126 1923  
148? 223529 John F. Craig Craig Shipbuilding Tug 130 Jan-23 Later H. T. Haviside, Ellen Murphy, Magic 1977, Active 2005, Active Pass 2006
149? 224905 Georganna   Yacht 86 1925 Later Gloria Dalton, to USN 1942 as IX 70, returned to owner 1946
150? 228017 Glory of the Seas   Fishing Vsl. 239 1928  
151? 229414 Johnnie Boy   Fishing Vsl. 86 1930  
152? 229415 Lucky Star   Fishing Vsl. 86 1930  
153? 229467 Infanta   Yacht 253 1930 Later Polaris, to USN 1940 as Amber (PYc 6), sold 1945, later Thea Foss, still active
154? 230891 Velero III   Yacht 500 1931 To USN 1941 as Chalcedony (PYc 16), scrapped 1946
155? 231694 Samona II   Yacht 525 1931 To USN 1940 as Amethyst (PYc 3), sold 1946 as Samona II, later Pudlo, Explorer