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
17 January Richelieu  France French Navy Arsenal de Brest Brest Richelieu-class battleship
19 January Seydlitz  Germany Kriegsmarine DeSchiMAG Bremen Admiral Hipper-class cruiser
19 January Kelvin  UK Royal Navy Fairfield Govan K-class destroyer
19 January Kipling  UK Royal Navy Yarrow Shipbuilders Scotstoun K-class destroyer
21 January Odin  Norway Royal Norwegian Navy Royal Norwegian Navy Yard Horten Sleipner-class destroyer
24 January Royal Daffodil  UK General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton Pleasure cruise ship Assisted in Operation Dynamo, 1940
6 February Khartoum  UK Royal Navy Swan Hunter Tyne and Wear K-class destroyer
14 February Bismarck  Germany Kriegsmarine Blohm & Voss Hamburg Bismarck-class battleship
21 February King George V  UK Royal Navy Vickers-Armstrong Newcastle King George V-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  UK Merchant Harland and Wolff Belfast Ocean liner For Royal Mail Line
21 March Kandahar  UK Royal Navy William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton K-class destroyer
23 March Hannover  Germany Merchant Bremer Vulkan 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 DeSchiMAG 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
4 April Kashmir  UK Royal Navy John I. Thornycroft & Company Woolston K-class destroyer
18 April Flamingo  UK Royal Navy Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Black Swan-class sloop
18 April Shearwater  UK Royal Navy J. Samuel White Cowes Kingfisher-class sloop
3 May Prince of Wales  UK Royal Navy Cammell Laird Birkenhead King George V-class battleship
1 June Kimberley  UK Royal Navy John I. Thornycroft & Company Woolston K-class destroyer
17 June Janus  Sweden Jahre Line[1] Öresundsvarvet Landskrona ferry
7 July Black Swan  UK 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 New York Naval Shipyard Brooklyn, New York St. Louis-class cruiser
31 August Karl  UK 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  UK 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
15 November Impero  Kingdom of Italy Regia Marina Gio. Ansaldo & C. Genoa Littorio-class battleship Never commissioned
12 December Atherstone  UK Royal Navy Cammel Laird Birkenhead Hunt-class destroyer
12 December Hambledon  UK Royal Navy Swan Hunter Wallsend Hunt-class destroyer
14 December Invicta  UK William Denny & Bros Ltd Dumbarton Passenger Ferry For Southern Railway
14 December Mormacland  United States Merchant Sun Shipbuilding Chester, Pennsylvania Merchant Transferred to the Royal Navy for conversion to HMS Archer
26 December Legion  UK Royal Navy Hawthorn Leslie Newcastle L-class destroyer
28 December Eglinton  UK Royal Navy VIckers-Armstrongs River Tyne Hunt-class destroyer
Date unknown British Prudence  UK 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 Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Venus  Netherlands Merchant Gebroeders Bodewes Volharding Foxhol Cargo ship
Date unknown Wiking 6  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH DeSchiMAG Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Wiking 8  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH DeSchiMAG Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Wiking 9  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH DeSchiMAG Bremen Whaler
Date unknown Wiking 10  Germany Hamburger Walfang-Kontor GmbH DeSchiMAG 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.