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 September:  More Merchant Ships Built in Canada since WWII, Maritime Memorials and Museums by Vessel and by Location, John H. Mathis & Co.

Major Updates in October:  Deliveries of Ships, Boats and Large Barges in 2017,  Deliveries of Inland Barges in 2017

U.S. SHIPYARD CONSTRUCTION RECORDS

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

Large U.S. Shipbuilders (20 active, 60 inactive)

Small U.S. Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders (105 active, 250 inactive)

Large U.S. Custom Yacht Builders (23)

Small U.S. Custom Yacht Builders (37)

Emergency U.S. Shipbuilders (75)

Emergency U.S. Boatbuilders (107)

Significant U.S. Shipbuilders from Before WWI (75)

Public U.S. Naval Ship Yards and Bases (22)

Other U.S. Yards Which Have Occasionally Built Ships or Boats

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 U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army and other U.S. Government services (100 tables)

Merchant Ships, Boats and Barges Built in WWI, in WWII and since WWII (55 tables)

CANADIAN SHIPYARD CONSTRUCTION RECORDS

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

Large Canadian Shipbuilders (3 active, 17 inactive)

Small Canadian Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders (12 active, 39 inactive)

Emergency Canadian Shipbuilders (21)

Emergency Canadian Boatbuilders (34)

Other Canadian Yards Which Have Occasionally Built Ships or Boats

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)

Merchant Ships Built in Canada in WWI, in WWII and since WWII (11 tables)

OTHER SHIPBUILDING DATA

Deliveries of Ships, Boats and Large Barges in 2017 (through September)

Deliveries of Inland Barges in 2017 (through September)

Status of Current Major Government Shipbuilding Programs (as of August 26)

Status of Current Major Merchant Shipbuilding Programs (as of August 26)

Other Shipbuilding Statistics

U.S. and Canadian Maritime Memorials and Museums

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