List of ship launches in 1937

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The list of ship launches in 1937 includes a chronological list of some ships launched in 1937.

Date Ship Country Service Builder Location Class Notes
8 January Spencer  United States United States Coast Guard Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, New York Treasury-class cutter
12 January Henley  United States United States Navy Mare Island Navy Yard Vallejo, California Bagley-class destroyer
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14 January Bibb  United States United States Coast Guard Charleston Navy Yard Charleston, South Carolina Treasury-class cutter
7 February Admiral Hipper  Germany Kriegsmarine Norderwerft Koser und Meyer Hamburg Admiral Hipper-class cruiser
13 March Somers  United States United States Navy Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Kearny, New Jersey Somers-class destroyer
20 February Hans Rolshoven  Germany Krischan-class seaplane tender For the Luftwaffe
1 March[1] Impulsive  United Kingdom Royal Navy J. Samuel White[1] Cowes, Isle of Wight I-class destroyer
23 March Friesenland  Germany Howaldtswerke Kiel Friesenland-class seaplane carrier For civilian service
24 March Liverpool  United Kingdom Royal Navy Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan, Scotland Town-class cruiser
12 April[2] Manchester  United Kingdom Royal Navy Hawthorn Leslie[2] Hebburn, England Town-class cruiser
5 May MV Wilhelm Gustloff  Nazi Germany Hamburg Süd Blohm + Voss Hamburg For Kraft durch Freude
6 May Patterson  United States United States Navy Puget Sound Navy Yard Bremerton, Washington Bagley-class destroyer
8 May Savannah  United States United States Navy New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden, New Jersey Brooklyn-class cruiser
8 June Blücher  Germany Kriegsmarine Admiral Hipper-class cruiser
8 June[3] Cossack  United Kingdom Royal Navy Vickers Armstrong[3] Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England Tribal-class destroyer
22 June British Integrity  United Kingdom British Tanker Company Vickers Armstrong Govan, Scotland Tanker [4]
14 July[5] Bittern  United Kingdom Royal Navy J. Samuel White[5] Cowes, Isle of Wight Bittern-class sloop
14 August Blue  United States United States Navy Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, Virginia Bagley-class destroyer
18 August Nordkapp  Norway Royal Norwegian Navy Royal Norwegian Navy Shipyard Horten Nordkapp-class fishery protection vessel
26 August Honolulu  United States United States Navy Brooklyn-class cruiser
1 September[6] Ivanhoe  United Kingdom Royal Navy Yarrow Shipbuilders[6] Scotstoun, Scotland I-class destroyer
23 September[7] Zulu  United Kingdom Royal Navy Alexander Stephen and Sons[7] Govan, Scotland Tribal-class destroyer
2 October Nashville  United States United States Navy New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden, New Jersey Brooklyn-class cruiser
5 October Mohawk  United Kingdom Royal Navy John I. Thornycroft and Company Hampshire, England Tribal-class destroyer
5 October[8] Undine  United Kingdom Royal Navy Vickers Armstrong[8] Barrow-in-Furness, England U-class submarine
19 October[9] Gloucester  United Kingdom Royal Navy Devonport Dockyard[9] Devonport, England Town-class cruiser
30 October Albert Leo Schlageter  Germany Kriegsmarine Blohm + Voss Hamburg Gorch Fock-class Sail training ship
16 November Wichita  United States United States Navy Philadelphia Navy Yard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Unique cruiser
2 December[10] Cachalot  United Kingdom Royal Navy Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[10] Greenock, Scotland Grampus-class submarine
21 December[11] Bedouin  United Kingdom Royal Navy William Denny and Brothers[11] Dunbarton, Scotland Tribal-class destroyer
Unknown date Algol  Germany Merchant Deutsche Werft AG Hamburg Coastal tanker For Trelleborgs Angfabrik Nya A/B
Unknown date Gabelsflach  Germany Kriegsmarine F Schichau GmbH Elbing Coastal tanker
Unknown date Inkosi  United Kingdom Merchant Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Newcastle upon Tyne Refrigerated cargo liner For Charente Steamship Co Ltd
Unknown date Marie Fisser  Germany Merchant Lübecker Flender-Werke AG Lübeck Cargo ship For Fisser & van Doornum
Unknown date Messina  Germany Merchant Neptun AG Rostock Cargo ship For Robert Miles Sloman Jr
Unknown date Saar  Germany Merchant Stettiner Oderwerke AG Stettin Cargo ship For R C Gribel
Unknown date Unitas 4  Germany Jurgens Van Den Brugh Margarine Verkaufs Union GmbH, Hamburg Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Mashcinenbau Bremen Whaler
Unknown date Unitas 5  Germany Jurgens Van Den Brugh Margarine Verkaufs Union GmbH, Hamburg Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Mashcinenbau Bremen Whaler
Unknown date Unitas 8  Germany Jurgens Van Den Brugh Margarine Verkaufs Union GmbH, Hamburg Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Mashcinenbau Bremen Whaler

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p166
  2. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p205
  3. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p85
  4. ^ "Mails and Shipping". The Times (47726). London. 26 June 1937. col G, p. 26. 
  5. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p51
  6. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p170
  7. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p367
  8. ^ a b Colledge (2003), P338
  9. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p140
  10. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p64
  11. ^ a b Colledge (2003), p47

References[edit]

  • Colledge, J.J. & Warlow, Ben (2003), Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy, Greenhill ISBN 1-85367-566-0
Ship events in 1937
Ship launches: 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
Ship commissionings: 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
Ship decommissionings: 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
Shipwrecks: 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942