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Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Tacoma WA

(formerly Todd Dry Dock & Construction Company and Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: August 4, 2012.


Todd bought property for a construction yard in Tacoma's Commencement Bay in 1917.  The yard was closed after WWI but reactivated for WWII by Todd and Kaiser, as Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding.  The Navy invested $15mm in its expansion, increasing its three ways to eight.  At its peak, Todd Tacoma employed 28,000 people.  Todd bought out Kaiser's interest in 1942 and renamed it Todd Pacific Shipyards, but sold the yard to the Navy after the war ended.  The Navy sold the yard to the Port of Tacoma in 1959 and its site is now part of the port's Commencement Bay Industrial Development District.

Tac Hull # Sea Hull # Original Names Original Owner

Type

Tons Delivered

Disposition

Built by Todd Dry Dock & Construction

1 97 War Artist/Tacoma/Chebaulip USSB Cargo 7,600 11-Jul-18 Kashirstroi 1929, scrapped by 1960
2 101 War Comrade/Anacortes USSB Cargo 7,600 5-Sep-18 Empire Mallard 1940, in collision and sank 1941
3 96 Masuda USSB Cargo 7,600 8-Aug-18 Syasstroi 1930, foundered 1936
4 102 War Guide/Puget Sound USSB Cargo 7,600 29-Sep-18 Shaturstroi 1930, scrapped by 1960
5 98 War Herald/Bellingham USSB Cargo 7,600 27-Oct-18 Nevastroi 1930, scrapped by 1960
6 99 War Bard/Yukon USSB Cargo 7,600 30-Nov-18 Scrapped 1935
7 103 War Regent/Cascade USSB Cargo 7,600 31-May-19 Scrapped 1932
8 116 Olen (USSB 2629) USSB Cargo 7,600 4-Aug-19 Berury 1928, torpedoed and scuttled 1941
9 117 Ophis (USSB 2630) USSB Cargo 7,600 30-Sep-19 Bangu 1928, Empire Antelope 1941, torpedoed and lost 1942
10 118 Orcus (USSB 2631) USSB Cargo 7,600 19-Sep-19 Coya 1927, Empire Tiger 1940, missing 1941
11 119 St. Anthony (USSB 2632) USSB Cargo 7,600 24-Jan-20 Biboco 1928, Western Sword 1933, scrapped 1954
12 120 Ossa (USSB 2633) USSB Cargo 7,600 28-Feb-20 Exbrook 1928, Panama City 1933, Novgorod 1945, scrapped 1965
13 121 Otho (USSB 2634) USSB Cargo 7,600 29-Mar-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
14 122 Padnsay (USSB 2635) USSB Cargo 7,600 24-Apr-20 Fontunata 1938, Catarina 1939, torpedoed and lost 1941
15 123 Pallas (USSB 2636) USSB Cargo 7,600 8-Jun-20 S. A. Perkins 1925, Point Clear 1933, Ahmadi 1948, Al Ahmadi 1949, scraped 1954
16 124 Pansa (USSB 2637) USSB Cargo 7,600 26-Jun-20 Mary D 1926, Arenados 1947, Ocean Enterprise 1950, scrapped 1958
17 125 Rotarian (USSB 2638) USSB Cargo 7,600 23-Jul-20 Condor 1927, Empire Elk 1940, Norvarg 1942, Nan Chiang 1947, Northern Glow 1950, Hoping 46 1950, Zhan Dou 46 1967
18 126 Parma (USSB 2639) USSB Cargo 7,600   Cancelled and built as hull 33
19 127 Patmos (USSB 2640) USSB Cargo 7,600   Cancelled and built as hull 34
20 104 Ossining USSB Cargo 7,600 23-Jun-19 Point Lobos 1933, Empire Wagtail 1941, torpedoed and lost 1943
21 105 Higho (built in Seattle) USSB Cargo 7,600 31-Jan-20 Empire Gazelle 1940, Inchmay 1946, scrapped 1954
22 108 Willimantic (built in Seattle) USSB Cargo 7,600 2-Nov-18 Torpedoed and lost 1942
23 109 Deranof (built in Seattle) USSB Cargo 7,600 26-Dec-18 Scrapped 1931
24 110 Delight (built in Seattle) USSB Cargo 7,600 8-Sep-19 Point Ancha 1931, Macon 1940, torpedoed and lost 1941 
25 111 Gaffney (built in Seattle) USSB Cargo 7,600 5-Dec-19 Barreado 1928, Ruth 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
26 112 Jacona USSB Cargo 7,600 9-May-19 YFP 1 1930, to the Philippines 1971
27 113 Remus USSB Cargo 7,600 29-May-19 Point Judith 1934, bombed and lost 1941
28 124 Zarembo USSB Cargo 7,600 30-Sep-19 Korshamn 1947, Gisela Russ 1950, scrapped 1952
29 115 Quittacas USSB Cargo 7,600 27-Jun-19 Scrapped 1937
30 100 Omaha (CL 4) US Navy Cruiser 7,050 24-Feb-23 Scrapped 1946
31 106 Milwaukee (CL 5) US Navy Cruiser 7,050 20-Jun-23 Sold 1949
32 107 Cincinnati (CL 6) US Navy Cruiser 7,050 1-Jan-24 Scrapped 1946
33   Red Hook Todd Shipyards Cargo 7,600 30-Jun-20 Commercial Traveler 1922, Nelson Traveler 1930, Point Estero 1936, Estero 1939, Naruo Maru 1941, torpedoed and lost 1944
34   Hoboken Todd Shipyards Cargo 7,600 22-Jul-20 Commercial Spirit 1922, Charles Nelson 1930, Point Vicente 1936, wrecked 1939
35   Kennecott Kennecott Copper Psgr. 8,425 Jul-21 Wrecked 1923
36   Alaska Alaska SS Psgr. 6,500 4-Jun-23 Scrapped 1955 
37     Corps of Engrs Barge   Mar-24  
38     Corps of Engrs Barge   Mar-24  
39     Corps of Engrs Barge   Apr-24  
40     Corps of Engrs Barge   Apr-24  
41     Corps of Engrs Barge   Apr-24  
42     Corps of Engrs Barge   Apr-24  
43   Bienville Morgan Line Psgr. 7,286 Jul-24 El Coston 1925, burned and sank 1944

Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding

Hull # MC # Original Names Original Owner

Type

Tons Delivered

Disposition

1 119 Cape Alava US Mar. Com. C1-B 6,750 3-Apr-41 Sold 1948 as Wairimu, Ta Tung 1966, Ta Tzong 1969, scrapped 1970
2 120 Cape Flattery US Mar. Com. C1-B 6,750 29-May-41 Troopship 1943, scrapped 1971
3 121 Cape Clear/Oregon US Mar. Com. C1-B 6,750 7-Aug-41 In collision, sunk 1941
4 122 Cape Fairweather US Mar. Com. C1-B 6,750 8-Jul-41 Scrapped 1980
5 123 Cape Douglas/Idaho US Mar. Com. C1-B 6,750 8-Sep-41 Sold 1951 as Brightstar, Kronos 1954, wrecked and scrapped 1962
6 167 Frederick Funston US Mar. Com. C3-S1-A3 11,971 11-Nov-42 To USN as APA 89, to MSTS 1950 as T-AP 178, scrapped 1969
7 168 James O'Hara US Mar. Com. C3-S1-A3 11,971 24-Dec-42 To USN as APA 90, to MSTS 1950 as T-AP 179, scrapped 1968
8 169 Steel Architect/Copahee US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 1-Feb-42 To USN as CVE 12, scrapped 1961
9 170 Steel Advocate/Bogue US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 25-Sep-42 To USN as CVE 9, scrapped 1960
10 178 Card US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 8-Nov-42 To USN as CVE 11, scrapped 1971
11 179 Core US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 10-Dec-42 To USN as CVE 13, scrapped 1971
12   Patapsco US Mar. Com. T1-MT-M1 2,762 4-Feb-43 To USN as AOG 1, to NDRF 1961, sold 1987, converted to fishing vessel Arctic Storm
13   Rappahannock/Kern US Mar. Com. T1-MT-M1 2,762 9-Mar-43 To USN as AOG 2, to USA 1947 as Y 483, returned 1951, to NDRF 1958
14   Rio Grande US Mar. Com. T1-MT-M1 2,762 10-Apr-43 To USN as AOG 3, to NDRF 1961, scrapped 1972
15   Wabash US Mar. Com. T1-MT-M1 2,762 10-May-43 To USN as AOG 4, to USA 1947 as Y 484, returned 1951, to NDRF 1958, scrapped 2005
16   Susquehanna US Mar. Com. T1-MT-M1 2,762 7-Jun-43 To USN as AOG 5, to USA 1947 as Y 485, returned 1951, to NDRF 1960, scrapped
17 233 Mormacmail US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 31-Jan-43 Completed by Willamette I&S, to RN as HMS Tracker (D 24), sold 1949 as Corrientes, scrapped 1964
18 234 Nassau US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 20-Aug-42 Completed by Puget Sound NSY, to USN as CVE 16, scrapped 1961
19 235 Altamaha US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 15-Sep-42 Completed by Puget Sound NSY, to USN as CVE 18, scrapped 1961
20 236 Barnes US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 20-Feb-43 To USN as CVE 20, scrapped 1960
21 237 Block Island US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 8-Mar-43 To USN as CVE 21, torpedoed and lost near the Azores 1944
22 238 Searcher US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 7-Apr-43 Completed by Columbia IW, to RN as HMS Searcher (D 40), sold 1946 as Captain Theo, Oriental Banker 1972, scrapped 1976
23 239 Breton US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 12-Apr-43 To USN as CVE 23, scrapped 1972
24 240 Charger US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 25-Apr-43 Completed by Willamette I&S, to RN as HMS Ravager (D 70), sold 1946 as Robin Trent, Trent 1971, scrapped 1973
25 241 Croatan US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 28-Apr-43 To USN as CVE 25, scrapped 1971
26 242 Prince William US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 9-Apr-43 Completed by Puget Sound NSY, to USN as CVE 31, scrapped 1961
27 243 Chatham US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 11-Aug-43 Completed by Willamette I&S, to RN as HMS Slinger (D 26), sold 1946 as Robin Mowbray, scrapped 1970
28 244 Glacier US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 31-Jul-43 Completed by Puget Sound NSY, to RN as HMS Atheling (D 51), sold 1946 as Roma, Cipriano 1967, scrapped 1967
29 245 Phybus US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 6-Aug-43 Completed by Puget Sound NSY, to RN as HMS Emperor (D 98), scrapped 1946
30 246 Baffins US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 19-Jul-43 Completed by Puget Sound NSY, to RN as HMS Ameer (D 01), sold 1946 as Robin Kirk, scrapped 1969
31 247 Bolinas US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 2-Aug-43 To RN as HMS Begum (D 38), sold 1946 as Raki, I-Yung 1966, scrapped 1974
32 248 Bastian US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 4-Aug-43 Completed by Willamette I&S, to RN as HMS Trumpeter (D 09), sold 1946 as Alblasserdijk, Irene Valmas 1966, scrapped 1971
33 249 Carnegie US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 12-Aug-43 To RN as HMS Empress (D 42), scrapped 1946
34 250 Cordova US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 25-Aug-43 To RN as HMS Khedive (D 62), sold 1946 as Rempang, Daphne 1968, scrapped 1975
35 251 Delgada US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 20-Nov-43 Completed by Willamette I&S, to RN as HMS Speaker (D 90), sold 1946 as Lancero, President Osmena 1965, Lucky Three 1971, scrapped 1972
36 252 Edisto US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 7-Sep-43 To RN as HMS Nabob (D 77), sold 1946 as Nabob, Glory 1976, scrapped 1977
37 253 Estero US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 3-Nov-43 To RN as HMS Premier (D 23), sold 1946 as Rhodesia Star, Hong Kong Knight 1967, scrapped 1974
38 254 Jamaica US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 27-Sep-43 To RN as HMS Shah (D 21), sold 1946 as Salta, scrapped 1966
39 255 Keweenaw US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 22-Oct-43 To RN as HMS Patroller (D 07), sold 1946 as Almkerk, Pacific Alliance 1968, scrapped 1974
40 256 McClure US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 17-Jan-44 Completed by Willamette I&S, to RN as HMS Rajah (D 10), sold 1946 as Drente, Lambros 1966, Ulisse 1969, scrapped 1975
41 257 Niantic US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 8-Nov-43 To RN as HMS Ranee (D 03), sold 1946 as Friesland, Pacific Breeze 1967, scrapped 1974
42 258 Perdido US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 31-Jan-44 Completed by Columbia IW, to RN as HMS Trouncer (D 85), sold 1946 as Greystoke Castle, Gallic 1954, Benrinnes 1959, scrapped 1973
43 259 Sunset US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 19-Nov-43 To RN as HMS Thane (D 48), scrapped 1947
44 260 St. Andrews US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 7-Dec-43 To RN as HMS Queen (D 19), sold 1946 as Roebiah, President Marcos 1966, Lucky One 1972, scrapped 1972
45 261 St. Joseph US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 22-Dec-43 To RN as HMS Ruler (D 72), scrapped 1947
46 262 St. Simon US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 31-Dec-43 To RN as HMS Arbiter (D 31), sold 1946 as Coracero, President Macapagal 1965, Lucky Two 1972, scrapped 1972
47   Vermillion US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 20-Jan-44 To RN as HMS Smiter (D 55), sold 1946 as Artillero,  President Garcia 1965, scrapped 1967
48   Willapa US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 5-Feb-44 To RN as HMS Puncher (D 79), sold 1946 as Muncaster Castle, Bardic 1954, Bennevis 1959, scrapped 1973
49   Winjah US Mar. Com. C3-S-A1 11,373 18-Feb-44 To RN as HMS Reaper (D 82), sold 1946 as South Africa Star, scrapped 1967
50   Kenneth Whiting US Mar. Com. C3 Mod. 8,510 8-May-44 To USN as AV 14, scrapped 1962
51   Hamlin US Mar. Com. C3 Mod. 8,510 26-Jun-44 To USN as AV 15, scrapped 1972
52   St. George US Mar. Com. C3 Mod. 8,510 24-Jul-44 To USN as AV 16, to Italy 1968 as Andria Bafile (A 5314), scrapped 1995
53   Cumberland Sound US Mar. Com. C3 Mod. 8,510 21-Aug-44 To USN as AV 17, sold 1971, scrapped
54   Townsend US Mar. Com. C3 Mod. 8,510   Cancelled, would have been AV 18

Built by Todd Pacific Shipyards

Hull #   Original Names Original Owner

Type

Tons Delivered

Disposition

55   Commencement Bay (CVE 105) US Navy Carrier 11,373 27-Nov-44 Scrapped 1972
56   Block Island (CVE 106) US Navy Carrier 11,373 30-Dec-44 Completed by Columbia IW, tLPH 1, scrapped 1960
57   Gilbert Islands (CVE 107) US Navy Carrier 11,373 5-Feb-45 Scrapped 1979
58   Kula Gulf (CVE 108) US Navy Carrier 11,373 12-May-45 Completed by Willamette I&S, tScrapped 1971
59   Cape Gloucester (CVE 109) US Navy Carrier 11,373 3-May-45 Scrapped 1972
60   Salerno Bay (CVE 110) US Navy Carrier 11,373 19-May-45 Completed by Columbia IW, tScrapped 1961
61   Vela Gulf (CVE 111) US Navy Carrier 11,373 9-Apr-45 Scrapped 1971
62   Siboney (CVE 112) US Navy Carrier 11,373 14-May-45 Scrapped 1971
63   Puget Sound (CVE 113) US Navy Carrier 11,373 18-Jun-45 Scrapped 1962
64   Rendova (CVE 114) US Navy Carrier 11,373 22-Oct-45 Completed by Willamette I&S, tScrapped 1972
65   Bairoko (CVE 115) US Navy Carrier 11,373 16-Jul-45 Scrapped 1960
66   Badoeng Strait (CVE 116) US Navy Carrier 11,373 14-Nov-45 Completed by Columbia IW, tScrapped 1972
67   Saidor (CVE 117) US Navy Carrier 11,373 4-Sep-45 Scrapped 1971
68   Sicily (CVE 118) US Navy Carrier 11,373 27-Feb-46 Scrapped 1960
69   Point Cruz (CVE 119) US Navy Carrier 11,373 16-Oct-45 Completed by Willamette I&S, tScrapped 1971
70   Shenandoah (AD 26) US Navy Tender 7,664   Transferred to Tampa
71   Yellowstone (AD 27) US Navy Tender 7,664   Transferred to Tampa
72   Grand Canyon (AR 13) US Navy Tender 7,664   Transferred to Tampa
73   Isle Royale (AR 14) US Navy Tender 7,664   Transferred to Tampa
74   Great Lakes (AS 29) US Navy Tender 7,664   Transferred to Todd Seattle
75   Tidewater (AS 30) US Navy Tender 7,664   Transferred to Charleston NSY
76   Mindoro (CVE 120) US Navy Carrier 11,373 4-Dec-45 Scrapped 1960
77   Rabaul (CVE 121) US Navy Carrier 11,373 30-Aug-46 Scrapped 1972
78   Palau (CVE 122) US Navy Carrier 11,373 15-Jan-46 Scrapped 1960
79   Tinian (CVE 123) US Navy Carrier 11,373 30-Jul-46 Scrapped 1971
80   Bastogne (CVE 124) US Navy Carrier 11,373   Cancelled 1945
81   Eniwetok (CVE 125) US Navy Carrier 11,373   Cancelled 1945
82   Lingayen (CVE 126) US Navy Carrier 11,373   Cancelled 1945
83   Okinawa (CVE 127) US Navy Carrier 11,373   Cancelled 1945
84   No name (YO 104) US Navy Lighter 233 1-Apr-44 Completion of barge started by Nelson
85   No name (YW 79) US Navy Lighter 233 25-Apr-44 Completion of barge started by Nelson
86   No name (YW 80) US Navy Lighter 233 13-May-44 Completion of barge started by Nelson
    CVE 128-139 US Navy Carriers 11,373   Cancelled 1945
    Several other hulls US Navy       Cancelled