St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company
|Headquarters||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
Number of employees
The company was established by local shipbuilder and repairer, Merrill-Stevens, with $17 million invested by the United States Maritime Commission. The company began operations in April 1942. Between then and August 1945 it produced 82 ships. The workforce grew from an initial 258 to 7,000 by August 1942, and to 20,000 by 1944. The yard was closed in August 1945.
List of ships built by St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company:
- SS Richard Montgomery, liberty ship, launched in 1943. Sunk in the Thames Estuary with explosive cargo still on-board.
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