Shipbuilding History

Construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders

The primary mission of this web site is to document the construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders.  It also includes data on the construction of ships in U.S. and Canadian yards by type and provides some industry statistics.  Most of the data come from authoritative sources, but nobody's perfect and there are bound to be errors as well as omissions: please send corrections and additions to TimColton@aol.com.

Major Updates in October:  Deliveries of Ships in 2021 (thru Sep), Deliveries of Barges in 2021 (thru Sep), AmShip Lorain, AmShip Detroit, AmShip Chicago, AmShip Superior 

Major Updates in November:  AmShip Toledo, AmShip Buffalo, Bethlehem Key Highway, Bethlehem Beaumont, Bethlehem Elizabethport, Bethlehem Quincy, Bethlehem San Francisco, Bethlehem San Pedro, Bethlehem Wilmington,

Major Updates in December: 

U.S. SHIPYARD CONSTRUCTION RECORDS

Click here for the Index to the U.S. Shipyards with Construction Records on this Web Site

U.S. Builders of Large Ships and Rigs (20 active, 61 inactive shipyards)

U.S. Builders of Small Ships, Boats and Barges (106 active, 269 low-volume or inactive shipyards)

U.S. Builders of Large Custom Yachts (8 active, 13 inactive)

U.S. Builders of Small Yachts who built small craft in WWI and WWII (35, all inactive)

U.S. Emergency Shipbuilders in WWI and WWII (166, all inactive)

U.S. Emergency Boatbuilders in WWI and WWII (107, all inactive)

U.S. Shipbuilders from Before WWI (85, all inactive)

U.S. Naval Ship Yards and Bases (22, all inactive as shipbuilders)

Other U.S. Builders of Small Ships or Boats (~250 yards, in 14 tables)

CONSTRUCTION OF SHIPS IN THE U.S. BY TYPE

Large Ships and Submarines Built for the U.S. Navy (28 tables)

Small Ships, Boats and Craft Built for the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Army and N.O.A.A. (100 tables)

Commercial Ships and Boats Built in the U.S. in WWI and WWII (38 tables)

Commercial Ships, Rigs and Large Barges Built in the U.S. since WWII (21 tables)

U.S. SHIPBUILDING STATISTICS

Annual Deliveries of Ships, Boats and Large Barges (2007 thru 2021)

Annual Deliveries of Inland Barges (2007 thru 2021)

Status of Current Major Commercial Shipbuilding Programs

Status of Current U.S. Government Shipbuilding Programs

Historical Shipbuilding Industry Data

U.S. Maritime Museums and Memorials

CANADIAN SHIPYARD CONSTRUCTION RECORDS

Click here for the Index to the Canadian Shipyards with Construction Records on this Web Site

Canadian Builders of Large Ships and Rigs (3 active, 15 inactive)

Canadian Builders of Small Ships and Boats (15 active, 41 inactive)

Canadian Emergency Builders in WWII (35, all inactive)

Canadian Emergency Builders in WWI (19, all inactive)

Interesting Canadian Builders from Before WWI (3, all inactive)

Other Canadian Builders of Small Ships or Boats (~150 yards, in 7 tables)

CONSTRUCTION OF SHIPS IN CANADA BY TYPE

Ships, Boats and Craft Built for the Royal Canadian Navy (12 tables)

Ships, Boats and Craft Built for the Canadian Coast Guard and the RCMP (3 tables)

Commercial Ships and Boats Built in Canada in WWI and WWII (2 tables)

Commercial Ships and Boats Built in Canada since WWII (9 tables)

CANADIAN SHIPBUILDING STATISTICS

Annual Deliveries of Interesting Ships and Boats (2011 thru 2021)

Status of Current Canadian Government Shipbuilding Programs

Canadian Maritime Museums and Memorials

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