List of ship launches in 1939

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The list of ship launches in 1939 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1939.

Date Ship Country Service Builder Location Class Notes
7 January Lützow  Germany Kriegsmarine DeSchiMAG Bremen Admiral Hipper-class cruiser
9 January Kingston  UK Royal Navy J. Samuel White Cowes K-class destroyer
19 January Seydlitz  Germany Kriegsmarine DeSchiMAG Bremen Admiral Hipper-class cruiser
21 January Odin  Norway Royal Norwegian Navy Royal Norwegian Navy Yard Horten Sleipner-class destroyer
24 January Royal Daffodil  United Kingdom General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd William Denny and Sons Dumbarton, Scotland Pleasure cruise ship Assisted in Operation Dynamo, 1940
14 February Bismarck  Germany Kriegsmarine Blohm & Voss Hamburg Bismarck-class battleship
4 March Klipfontein  Netherlands Smit P Jr. Rotterdam Cargo / Passenger Liner
4 March Esso Seakay  United States United States Navy Sun Shipbuilding Chester, Pennsylvania Maritime Commission Type N tanker
7 March Andes  United Kingdom Merchant Harland and Wolff Belfast Ocean liner For Royal Mail Line
23 March Hannover  Germany Merchant Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau Vegesack Cargo liner For Norddeutscher Lloyd
March Herman Litmeyer  Netherlands Merchant Van Diepen Scheepswerf Gebroeders NV Waterhuizen Coaster For Gebr. Elfring
March Mars  Germany Merchant Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG Kiel Cargo liner For Neptun Line
1 April Esso New Orleans  United States Sun Shipbuilding Chester, Pennsylvania Maritime Commission Type N tanker
1 April Tirpitz  Germany Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven Bismarck-class battleship
4 April Wasp  United States United States Navy Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Unique aircraft carrier
18 April Flamingo  United Kingdom Royal Navy Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Black Swan-class sloop
18 April Shearwater  UK Royal Navy J. Samuel White Cowes Kingfisher-class sloop
17 June Janus  Sweden Jahre Line[1] Öresundsvarvet Landskrona ferry
7 July Black Swan  United Kingdom Royal Navy Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Black Swan-class sloop
17 July Javary  Brazil Brazilian Navy J. Samuel White Cowes Destroyer Became HMS Havant with the Royal Navy
5 August Otra  Norway Royal Norwegian Navy Nylands Verksted Oslo Otra-class minesweeper
27 August Helena  United States United States Navy St. Louis-class cruiser
31 August Karl  United Kingdom Merchant Cochrane & Sons Ltd Selby Tug For Goteborgs Bogserings & Bargnings Akt, Gothenburg
7 September Tor  Norway Royal Norwegian Navy Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted Fredrikstad Sleipner-class destroyer Captured by the Germans in 1940, renamed Tiger
8 September Olza  Poland Merchant Gdynia Shipyard Gdynia freighter/dry cargo ship Launched prematurely due to World War II
26 September Rauma  Norway Royal Norwegian Navy Nylands Verksted Oslo Otra-class minesweeper
17 October The James Braidwood  United Kingdom London Fire Brigade J. Samuel White Cowes Fireboat Named for James Braidwood
4 November Esso Trenton  United States United States Navy Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Kearny, New Jersey Maritime Commission Type N tanker
4 November Saturnus  Denmark Nakskov Skibsværft Nakskov For Ab Saturnus[2]
7 November Herbert Norkus  Germany Reichsmarine Blohm & Voss Hamburg Gorch Fock-class sail training ship
14 December Invicta  United Kingdom William Denny & Bros Ltd Dumbarton Passenger Ferry For Southern Railway
14 December Mormacland  United States Sun Shipbuilding Merchant Transferred to the Royal Navy for conversion to HMS Archer
Date unknown British Prudence  United Kingdom Merchant Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd Sunderland Tanker For British Tanker Co Ltd.
Date unknown Bukarest  Germany Merchant Deutsche Werft Hamburg Cargo ship For Deutsche Levant Line
Date unknown Caribe I'  Netherlands Merchant Van Diepen Scheepswerf Gebroeders NV Waterhuizen Cargo ship For S G Hallstrom, Amsterdam
Date unknown Gunther Harmann  Germany Merchant Nobiskrug Werft Rendsburg Coaster
Date unknown Klaus Wilhelm  Germany Schulte & Bruns Schulte & Bruns Embden Coaster
Date unknown Nightingale  United States Merchant Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Newport News, Virginia Type C2 ship For Grace Line Inc.
Date unknown Oderbank  Germany Kriegsmarine F Schichau GmbH Danzig Coastal tanker
Date unknown Trave  Germany Merchant D W Kremer Sohn Elmshorn Cargo ship For Lübeck-Wyberger Dampfschiff Gesellschaft
Date unknown Unitas 10  Germany Jurgens Van Den Brugh Margarine Verkaufs Union GmbH, Hamburg Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Venus  Netherlands Merchant Gebroeders Bodewes Volharding Foxhol Cargo ship
Date unknown Wiking 6  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Wiking 8  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Wiking 9  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Wiking 10  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG Bremen Whaler

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1939
Ship launches: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Ship commissionings: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Ship decommissionings: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Shipwrecks: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/T Janus". Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  2. ^ "M/T Saturnus". Retrieved 2016-08-03.