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Atlantic Corp., Portsmouth NH

Most recent update: July 22, 2010.


The Atlantic Corp. shipyard was established in 1918, on the site of a failed paper factory in the area of the Piscataqua River Bridge, and folded in 1920.  The company also built a housing estate for its workers, adjacent to the shipyard.  The shipyard site is now occupied by an Irving Oil heating oil terminal, a U.S. Goldbond gypsum board plant and White Mountain Lumber Company.  See the site of the shipyard from the air on Google here.  In Google's maximum magnification, you can just see the shadow of the old launch ways under the water, in line with the axis of the gypsum plant, which must have been built on the foundations used by the shipyard's fabrication shop.  The lumber company's building with the black roof is believed to be the only one on the site that dates back to the shipyard.  The housing estate is just to the northwest, now separated from the shipyard by I-95.

Hull # USSB # Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1 987 Kisnop US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Aug-19 To Britain 1941 as Empire Dabchick, torpedoed and lost 1942
2 988 Babboosic US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Sep-19 Scrapped 1933
3 989 Portsmouth US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Oct-19 Scrapped 1931
4 990 Nipmuc US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Dec-19 Scrapped 1936
5 991 Norumbega US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Feb-20 Scrapped 1931
6 992 Brookline US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 May-20 Later O'Brien Brothers 1931, Valiente 1940, Guatemala 1941, torpedoed and lost 1942
7 993 Springfield US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Jun-20 Scrapped 1936
8 994 Tolosa US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Sep-20 To Britain 1940 as Empire Dorado, in collision and lost 1941
9 995 Pachet US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Nov-20 Scrapped 1932
10 996 Pagasset US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,500 Dec-20 Later Colabee 1937, torpedoed 1942 off Cuba but repaired, later Betsy Olson 1950, Chukoh Maru 1953, scrapped 1960