List of ship launches in 1946

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This list of ship launches in 1946 includes a list of ships launched in 1946.

Date Ship Country Builder Location Class / type Notes
4 January Leonard F. Mason  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Gearing-class destroyer
5 January Spaburn  United Kingdom Coastal water carrier For Royal Fleet Auxiliary
5 January Robert L. Wilson  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Gearing-class destroyer
8 January Eversole  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Gearing-class destroyer
15 January Empire Athelstan  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd Barrow in Furness Heavy lift cargo ship For Ministry of Transport
17 January Empire Evesham  United Kingdom Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Haverton Hill-on-Tees tanker For Ministry of Transport
17 January Forrest Royal  United States Bethlehem Steel Staten Island, New York Gearing-class destroyer
22 January Anchorite  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Barrow in Furness Amphion-class submarine
2 February Witek  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Gearing-class destroyer
4 February Empire Hedda  United Kingdom Cochrane & Sons Ltd Selby Tug For Ministry of Transport
4 February Empire Seafoam  United Kingdom Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd Goole Coaster For Ministry of Transport
4 February Empire Tedburgh  United Kingdom Short Brothers Ltd Sunderland Coastal tanker For Ministry of Transport
5 February Empire Tedmuir  United Kingdom A & J Inglis Ltd Glasgow Coastal tanker For Ministry of Transport
8 February Empire Juna  United Kingdom Cochrane & Sons Ltd Selby Tug For Ministry of Transport
15 February Bluebird  United States Charleston Shipbuilding & Drydock Co North Charleston, South Carolina Penguin-class submarine rescue ship
18 February Black Swan  United Kingdom Modified Black Swan-class sloop
18 February Alaric  United Kingdom Cammell Laird Birkenhead Amphion-class submarine
19 February Pawcatuck  United States Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Chester, Pennsylvania Ashtabula-class replenishment oiler
19 February Halfbeak  United States Cramp Shipbuilding Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Balao-class submarine
20 February Jutland  United Kingdom Modified Battle-class destroyer
21 February Empire Marshland  United Kingdom William Simons & Co Ltd Renfrew Dredger For Ministry of Transport
28 February Spapool  United Kingdom Coastal water carrier For Royal Fleet Auxiliary
28 February Artemis  United Kingdom Scotts Greenock Amphion-class submarine
5 March Fresno  United States Federal Shipbuilding Kearny, New Jersey Atlanta-class cruiser
5 March Bryce Canyon  United States Charleston Navy Yard North Charleston, South Carolina Shenandoah-class destroyer tender
5 March Manchester  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Cleveland-class cruiser
8 March Shelton  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Gearing-class destroyer
15 March Charles H. Roan  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Gearing-class destroyer
30 March Agerholm  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Gearing-class destroyer
30 March Waccamaw  United States Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Chester, Pennsylvania Cimarron-class oiler
2 April Coral Sea  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Midway-class aircraft carrier
3 April Empire Dunbar  United Kingdom Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd Sunderland, Co Durham Tanker For Ministry of Transport
4 April Empire Maydream  United Kingdom A Hall & Co Ltd Aberdeen Coaster For Ministry of Transport
17 April Empire Woodland  United Kingdom William Simons & Co Ltd Greenock Dredger For Ministry of Transport
23 April Ulua  United States Cramp Shipbuilding Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Balao-class submarine
30 April Burton Island  United States Western Pipe and Steel Company San Francisco, California Wind-class icebreaker
April Poictiers  United Kingdom Destroyer Scrapped shortly after launch.
April Empire Tedrita  United Kingdom A & J Inglis Ltd Glasgow Coastal tanker For Ministry of Transport
1 May Empire Doreen  United Kingdom Scott & Sons Bowling Tug For Ministry of Transport
3 May Corsair  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Tench-class submarine
15 May Rowenol  United Kingdom Coastal tanker For Royal Fleet Auxiliary
16 May Empire Hartland  United Kingdom Ferguson Brothers Ltd Port Glasgow Hopper ship For Ministry of Transport
29 May Seaman  United States Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation Seattle, Washington Gearing-class destroyer
29 May Edisto  United States Western Pipe and Steel Company San Pedro, California Wind-class icebreaker
15 June Norden  Denmark Nakskov cargo ship
16 June Sun XVII  United Kingdom A Hall & Co Ltd Aberdeen Tug For Ministry of Transport
24 June Keppler  United States Bethlehem Steel San Francisco, California Gearing-class destroyer
12 July Tringa  United States Savannah Machine & Foundry Co. Savannah, Georgia Chanticleer-class submarine rescue ship
15 July Robert A. Owens  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Gearing-class destroyer
31 July Empire Tesland  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Ltd Glasgow Coastal tanker For Ministry of Transport
1 August Unicorn  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Tench-class submarine
10 August Spalake  United Kingdom Coastal water carrier For Royal Fleet Auxiliary
12 August Turbot  United States Cramp Shipbuilding Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Balao-class submarine
13 August Andrew  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Barrow in Furness Amphion-class submarine
14 August Empire Ethelbert  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Newcastle upon Tyne Heavy lift ship For Ministry of Transport
15 August Scorpion  United Kingdom J. S. White Cowes Modified Weapon-class destroyer
28 August Artemis  United Kingdom Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Greenock, Scotland Amphion-class submarine
28 August Oakol  United Kingdom Coastal tanker For Royal Fleet Auxiliary
9 September Stockholm  Sweden Götaverken Stockholm Ocean liner
11 September De Grasse  France Lorient Anti-aircraft cruiser
16 September Tanumand  United Kingdom Scott & Sons Ltd Bowling Tug For Petroleum Steamship Co Ltd
20 September Walrus  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Tench-class submarine
27 September Des Moines  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Des Moines-class cruiser
2 October Waverley  United Kingdom A & J Inglis Ltd Glasgow Paddle Steamer For London and North Eastern Railway
21 November Empire Tesville  United Kingdom Bartram & Sons Ltd Sunderland Coastal tanker For Ministry of Transport
20 December Lansdale  United States Bethlehem Steel San Francisco, California Gearing-class destroyer
Unknown date SNCF No 1  United Kingdom Grangemouth Dockyard Company Grangemouth, Stirlingshire Collier For Société Nationale D'Affrétements

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1946
Ship launches: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Ship commissionings: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Ship decommissionings: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Shipwrecks: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951