NASSCO, San Diego CA

Most recent update: January 12, 2018.


NASSCO started life in 1905 as California Iron Works but was renamed National Iron Works in 1922.  It expanded into shipbuilding by building barges for the Army in 1944 but switched to tuna seiners after the war.  The company grew by acquiring two neighboring yards - Lynch Shipbuilding in 1949 and Martinolich Shipbuilding in 1957 - and changed its name to National Steel & Shipbuilding Company, or NASSCO.  In 1960, its potential in the market at that time was reflected by it being acquired by three major construction companies - Morrison-Knudson, Henry J. Kaiser and F. E. Young, although in 1974 M-K bought out the other two.  NASSCO did well through the boom years of the 1970s and 80s, but when times got hard in 1989, M-K sold the company to its employees.  It continued to do well, however, and in 1998, the owner-managers sold the company to General Dynamics for $415mm.  Since then, it has expanded further in the repair business by acquiring yards in Norfolk VA, Portsmouth VA, Bremerton WA and Mayport FL.  Visit the shipyard at www.nassco.com and see it from the air on Google here

Hull #

O.N.

Original Name or #

Original Owner

Ship Type

GT

Price ($mm)

Contract Award

Keel Laying

Launch

Delivery

Days on Ways

Days in Water

Total Days

Notes/Disposition

1-90

 

BK 3872-3961

U.S. Army

KD Barges

 

3.0

 

 

 

1944

 

 

 

90 104-ft barges

91-141

 

BK 3972-4022

U.S. Army

KD Barges

 

7.1

 

 

 

1944

 

 

 

51 104-ft barges

142

248090

Juana

Henry M. Dobbs

Tuna Seiner

41

 

 

 

13-May-45

1945

 

 

 

 

143

248323

Lady

United States Holding

Tuna Seiner

42

 

 

 

23-Jun-45

1945

 

 

 

 

144

248427

Golden Bear

Frank M. Gorey

Tuna Seiner

42

 

 

 

27-Jul-45

1945

 

 

 

 

145

249272

Pico

Robert J. King

Tuna Seiner

94

 

 

 

 

1945

 

 

 

 

146

 

No name

 

Barge

 

 

 

 

 

1945

 

 

 

 

147

 

No name

 

Barge

 

 

 

 

 

1945

 

 

 

 

148

 

Bell Boy

 

Tug

 

 

 

 

 

1945

 

 

 

 

149

250791

Jenita

Gilbert W. McHenry

Tuna Seiner

261

 

 

 

1-Nov-46

1946

 

 

 

 

150

251794

Mary Barbara

Nat'l Tuna Clippers

Tuna Seiner

262

 

 

 

1-Mar-47

1947

 

 

 

 

151

253738

Lucky Star

Manuel H. Freitas

Tuna Seiner

278

 

 

 

23-Aug-47

1947

 

 

 

 

152

254380

Lucy Elena

William H. Schmidt

Tuna Seiner

288

 

 

 

22-Nov-47

1947

 

 

 

 

153

252612

Ruthie B.

Melvin N. Wilson

Tuna Seiner

301

 

 

 

1-May-47

1947

 

 

 

 

154

255750

Velero IV

U. of Southern Cal.

Marine Lab.

292

 

 

 

1-Apr-48

1948

 

 

 

 

155

Mexico

Barca de Oro

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1948

 

 

 

 

156

Mexico

Santa Clara

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1948

 

 

 

 

157

Mexico

Argonauta

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1948

 

 

 

 

158

Mexico

Juan Francisco

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

1-Oct-48

1948

 

 

 

 

159

256939

Carol Virginia

Nat'l Tuna Clippers

Tuna Seiner

317

 

 

 

8-Jan-49

1948

 

 

 

Later Carol S

160

Mexico

Macapule

Pesq. de Topolobampo

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

1-Jun-49

1949

 

 

 

 

161

Mexico

Maviri

Pesq. de Topolobampo

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1949

 

 

 

 

162

Mexico

Colorado

Pesq. de Topolobampo

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1949

 

 

 

 

163

Mexico

Siboney

Pesq. de Topolobampo

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1949

 

 

 

 

164

Mexico

Altamura

Pesq. de Topolobampo

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1949

 

 

 

 

165

Mexico

Martha

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

166

Mexico

Vera Cruz

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

167

Mexico

Gracielita

Prod. Cong. Guaymas

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

168

261500

Antoinette B.

Edward X. Madruga

Tuna Seiner

318

 

 

7-Aug-50

27-Jan-51

1951

 

 

 

 

169

 

La Gordinta

Frank K. Anderson

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

1-Sep-50

1950

 

 

 

 

170

Mexico

Patscuaro Santa Paula

Refrig. del Noroeste

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

171

Mexico

Sergio San Ignacio

Refrig. del Noroeste

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

172

Mexico

Chavillo

Refrig. del Noroeste

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

173

262453

Conte Bianco

Stefano Massa

Tuna Seiner

349

 

 

 

21-Jul-51

1951

 

 

 

 

174

263017

Ecuador

Manuel O. Medina

Tuna Seiner

445

 

 

 

20-Jul-51

1951

 

 

 

Foundered 1975

175

262480

Equator

Manuel O. Medina

Tuna Seiner

411

 

 

 

15-Dec-51

1951

 

 

 

Foundered 1962

176

 

Tina

 

Shrimp Boat

50

 

 

 

22-Oct-51

1952

 

 

 

 

177

263220

Sea Preme

E. R. Kovalchek

Tuna Seiner

359

 

 

 

22-Jan-61

1952

 

 

 

 

178-183

 

BC 6091-6096

U.S. Army

Deck Barge

 

 

 

 

 

1952

 

 

 

6 120-ft barges

184-190

 

BC 6104-6110

U.S. Army

Deck Barge

 

 

 

 

 

1952

 

 

 

7 120-ft barges

191

France

Cyclamen (MSC 119)

French Navy

Minesweeper

390d

 

 

 

 

5-Oct-53

 

 

 

M 674, struck 1983

192

France

Glaieul (MSC 120)

French Navy

Minesweeper

390d

 

 

 

 

25-Oct-53

 

 

 

M 678, returned 1974

193

France

Lilas (MSC 93)

French Navy

Minesweeper

390d

 

 

 

 

3-Feb-54

 

 

 

M 682, scrapped 1986

194

France

Marguerite (MSC 94)

French Navy

Minesweeper

390d

 

 

 

 

5-Mar-54

 

 

 

M 686, to Uruguay 1969 as Rio Negro (MS 13)

195

France

Alysse (MSC 95)

French Navy

Minesweeper

390d

 

 

 

 

7-May-54

 

 

 

M 652, struck 1976

196

 

ST 2065

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Sep-52

 

 

 

 

197

 

ST 2066

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Sep-52

 

 

 

 

198

 

ST 2067

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Sep-52

 

 

 

 

199

 

ST 2068

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Sep-52

 

 

 

 

200

 

ST 2069

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Oct-52

 

 

 

 

201

 

ST 2070

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Oct-52

 

 

 

 

202

 

ST 2071

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Oct-52

 

 

 

 

203

 

ST 2072

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Nov-52

 

 

 

 

204

 

ST 2073

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Nov-52

 

 

 

 

205

 

ST 2074

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Dec-52

 

 

 

 

206

1243985

T 437

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Mar-53

 

 

 

Now Surfbird (USF&WS)

207

CG020859

T 438

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Apr-53

 

 

 

Now Cub (Cal Maritime)

208

CF2945YB

T 439

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

May-53

 

 

 

Later Gryphon (Sea Scouts), active in Redwood City CA

209

616610

T 440

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

Later Dolly S, Dragon Lady, YFRT 521, now Lodestar

210

560031

T 441

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

Later Thieme Song, UConn, T-441, now Defiance

211

 

T 442

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Jul-53

 

 

 

 

212

533309

T 443

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Aug-53

 

 

 

Later Alaskan Salvor

213

CG010108

T 444

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Sep-53

 

 

 

Now Little Bear (Cal Maritime)

214

1152018

T 445

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Sep-53

 

 

 

Later Equinox, Sea Link, Golden Anchor, G.A. II, T-445

215

265234

T 446

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Oct-53

 

 

 

Later Curlew

216

 

T 447

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Oct-53

 

 

 

 

217

1068754

T 448

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Nov-53

 

 

 

Now Polaris

218

1089945

T 449

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Nov-53

 

 

 

Later T 449, now Neleh II

219

698738

T 450

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Feb-54

 

 

 

Later Barclay Stephens, abandoned in Stockton CA

220

932679

T 451

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Feb-54

 

 

 

To Alcatraz as Warden Blackwell, later Hobbit, now Endeavour

221

511579

T 452

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Mar-54

 

 

 

To Alcatraz as Warden P J Madigan, later Karen N, now Mary B

?

533312

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

1953

 

 

 

Converted T-boat, now Shelikof

222

 

LT 2075

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Jun-54

 

 

 

Later Marine Exporter 1984, Marauder 1992, now Cygnus

223

1201059

LT 2076

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Jul-54

 

 

 

Later New Guinea, now Relief

224

645691

LT 2077

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Aug-54

 

 

 

To USN as Mizar (YTM 759), later Marine Explorer 1984, Courageous, now Cape May

225

965565

LT 2078

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Sep-54

 

 

 

To USN as Yuma (YTM 748), later Delaware, Mobile Point, now Lesli M

226

 

LT 2079

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Oct-54

 

 

 

Retired

227

 

LT 2080

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Oct-54

 

 

 

Retired

228

 

LT 2081

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Nov-54

 

 

 

Later San Sapor, now Irrua

229

 

LT 2082

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Dec-54

 

 

 

To USN as Kaukauna (YTM 749), returned 1987

230

1057346

LT 2083

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Jan-55

 

 

 

To USN as Owatonna (YTM 756), now Tairona

231

 

LT 2084

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Mar-55

 

 

 

To USN as Wahpeton (YTM 757), now Lynne

232

 

LT 2085

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Mar-55

 

 

 

Later Anzio, active

233

 

LT 2086

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Mar-55

 

 

 

Later Bataan, retired 1994

234

 

LT 2087

U.S. Army

Large Tug

285d

 

 

 

 

Apr-55

 

 

 

Later Kwajalein, retired 1994, abandoned in the Fraser River

235

919234

T 478

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

May-54

 

 

 

Later S. E. Raymond, Scotsman, now T-Sarge

236

 

T 479

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

May-54

 

 

 

 

237

1031369

T 480

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Jul-54

 

 

 

Later Onar, SES Propeller, YTB Propeller, now S.S.S. Propeller

238

533311

T 481

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Aug-54

 

 

 

Now Pauline B

239

595204

T 482

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Aug-54

 

 

 

Later SES Whidbey, now Kaizen

240

533313

T 483

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Sep-54

 

 

 

Later Trooper, Grey Eagle, now Indigo

241

 

T 484

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Sep-54

 

 

 

 

242

 

T 485

U.S. Army

Cargo-Psgr

80d

 

 

 

 

Oct-54

 

 

 

Later Tudor

243

 

ST 2137

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Feb-53

 

 

 

 

244

 

ST 2138

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Feb-53

 

 

 

 

245

 

ST 2139

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Mar-53

 

 

 

 

246

 

ST 2130

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Mar-53

 

 

 

 

247

1172749

ST 2141

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Mar-53

 

 

 

Now Abaco

248

 

ST 2142

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Apr-53

 

 

 

 

249

 

ST 2143

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Apr-53

 

 

 

 

250

 

ST 2144

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Apr-53

 

 

 

 

251

 

ST 2145

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Apr-53

 

 

 

 

252

 

ST 2146

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Apr-53

 

 

 

 

253

 

ST 2147

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

May-53

 

 

 

 

254

 

ST 2148

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

May-53

 

 

 

 

255

 

ST 2149

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

May-53

 

 

 

 

256

 

ST 2150

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

 

257

 

ST 2151

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

 

258

 

ST 2152

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

 

259

 

ST 2153

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

 

260

 

ST 2154

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

Now Catharine

261

 

ST 2155

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

 

262

 

ST 2156

U.S. Army

Small Tug

25d

 

 

 

 

Jun-53

 

 

 

 

?

1148370

54 NS 811

U.S. Navy

Harbor Tug

78

 

 

 

 

1954

 

 

 

Sold 2003 as Bernice Lind

?

1221792

54 NS 812

U.S. Navy

Harbor Tug

78

 

 

 

 

1954

 

 

 

Sold 2007 as Guam Shipyard Tug Two

?

 

54 NS 813

U.S. Navy

Harbor Tug

78

 

 

 

 

1954

 

 

 

 

?

1178781

54 NS 814

U.S. Navy

Harbor Tug

78

 

 

 

 

1954

 

 

 

Sold 2006 as Guam Shipyard Tug One

263-297

 

BC 6507-6541

U.S. Army

Barges

 

 

 

 

 

1954

 

 

 

 25 barges

298

 

C 12738

U.S. Army

Box Boat

 

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

 

299

 

C 12739

U.S. Army

Box Boat

 

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

To City of Long Beach, sold

300

550924

C 12740

U.S. Army

Box Boat

61

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

Sold as Odin, Western Profit, now IUWGI

301

 

C 12741

U.S. Army

Box Boat

 

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

 

302

681775

C 12742

U.S. Army

Box Boat

66

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

Later Reliant (Sea Scouts)

303

 

C 12743

U.S. Army

Box Boat

 

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

 

304

268720

Cabrillo

Joseph P. Soares

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

25-Sep-54

Nov-54

 

 

 

 

305

268896

Dominator

George P. Soares

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

30-Oct-54

1954

 

 

 

 

306

270192

Independence

MV Independence Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

4-Jul-55

1955

 

 

 

Later Colorado 1 1985

307

270585

Concho

MV Concho Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

 

308

270789

Missouri

MV Missouri Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1955

 

 

 

 

309

271426

Westport

MV Westport Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1956

 

 

 

 

310

271940

Elsinore

Blue Pacific Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1956

 

 

 

 

311

 

LTC John U. D. Page

U.S. Army

Beach Lighter

1,900

 

 

7-Dec-56

28-Sep-57

25-Nov-58

295

423

718

Retired 1992

312

273327

United States

Galapagos Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1957

 

 

 

Later Sea Boy

313

274490

San Juan

San Juan Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1957

 

 

 

 

314

 

TRB 33

U.S. Navy

Torpedo Retriever

 

 

 

 

 

1957

 

 

 

 

315

275716

Mary Barbara

Pacific Clippers Inc.

Tuna Seiner

372

 

 

 

 

1957

 

 

 

Later Francesca Lynn

316

1225104

Surveyor

N.O.A.A.

S2-S-RM28a

2,650