List of ship launches in 1941

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The list of ship launches in 1941 includes a chronological list of some ships launched in 1941.

Country Builder Location Ship Class Notes
15 January  United Kingdom J Pollock & Sons Faversham Empire Creek Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
11 February  United Kingdom Sir J Laing & Sons Sunderland Empire Coral Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
13 February  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Ltd Govan Empire Shoal Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
26 February  United Kingdom W.J. Yarwood & Sons Northwich Empire Bridge Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
1 March  United States Sun Shipbuilding Chester, Pennsylvania Rio de la Plata C3 merchant freighter Converted to escort carrier USS Charger in 1942
4 March  United Kingdom Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd Glasgow Empire Faith CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport.
13 March  United Kingdom Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd Faversham Empire Crag Coaster For Ministry of War Transport.
15 March  United Kingdom J Pollock & Sons Ltd Newcastle upon Tyne Empire Foam CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport.
27 March  United Kingdom Scott & Sons Bowling Empire Cape Coaster For Ministry of War Transport.
27 March  United Kingdom William Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland, Co Durham Empire Day CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport.
29 March  United Kingdom Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd Wallsend, Northumberland Empire Flint tanker For Ministry of War Transport.
10 April  United Kingdom William Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool Empire Brook Coaster For Ministry of War Transport.
12 April  United States Sun Shipbuilding Chester, Pennsylvania Rio de Janeiro C3 merchant freighter Converted to escort carrier HMS Dasher in 1942
12 April  United Kingdom Henry Scarr Ltd Hessle Empire Bank Coaster For Ministry of War Transport.
22 April  England Philip & Son Ltd Dartmouth Miner VI For Royal Navy[1]
26 April  United Kingdom William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Eve CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport.
28 April  United Kingdom John Readhead & Sons Ltd South Shields Empire Franklin Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport.
12 May  United Kingdom Cammell Laird & Co Ltd Birkenhead Empire Flame CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport
13 May  United Kingdom William Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool Empire Darwin CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport
13 May  United Kingdom Clelands (Successors) Ltd Wallsend Empire Maple Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
20 May  United Kingdom R Dunston Ltd Thorne Empire Bridge Tug For Ministry of War Transport
26 May  United Kingdom Lithgows Ltd Port Glasgow Empire Dell CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport
29 May  United Kingdom Short Bros. Ltd Pallion Empire Burton CAM ship For Ministry of War Transport
29 May  United Kingdom R Dunston Ltd Thorne Empire Willow Tug For Ministry of War Transport
7 June  United States New York Shipbuilding Camden, New Jersey South Dakota South Dakota-class battleship
10 June  United Kingdom Scott & Sons Ltd Bowling Empire Pine Tug For Ministry of War Transport
11 June  United Kingdom Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Bruce Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
26 June  United Kingdom G Brown & Co (Marine) Ltd Greenock Empire Ruby Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
26 June  United Kingdom A & J Inglis Ltd Glasgow Empire Spinney coaster For Ministry of War Transport
8 July  United Kingdom Furness Shipbuilding Ltd Haverton Hill-on-Tees Empire Amethyst Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
8 July  United Kingdom J.L. Thompson and Sons Sunderland Empire Cranmer Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
8 July  United Kingdom William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Cromwell Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
9 July  United Kingdom William Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool Empire Cabot Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
10 July  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Belfast Empire Diamond Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
10 July  United Kingdom Rowhedge Ironworks Ltd Rowhedge Empire Garnet Coastal tanker For Ministry of War Transport
12 July  United Kingdom Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd Ardrossan Empire Atoll refrigerated coaster For Ministry of War Transport
22 July  Germany Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft Kiel U-117 Type XB submarine For Kriegsmarine
23 July  Hong Kong Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co Ltd Hong Kong Empire Almond Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
26 July  United States Bethlehem Steel Company Quincy, Massachusetts San Diego Atlanta-class light cruiser
28 July  United Kingdom Cammell Laird & Co Ltd Birkenhead Empire Clive Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
8 August  United Kingdom Richards Ironworks Ltd Lowestoft Empire Sound coaster For Ministry of War Transport
9 August  United Kingdom Henry Scarr Ltd Hessle Empire Birch Tug For Ministry of War Transport.
13 August  United Kingdom Cochrane & Sons Selby Empire Ash Tug For Ministry of War Transport
26 August  United Kingdom Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Haverton Hill-on-Tees Empire Emerald Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
28 August  United Kingdom Lithgows Ltd Port Glasgow Empire Baffin Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport, later served as HMS Sancroft
2 September  Canada Marine Industries Ltd. Sorel, Quebec Fredericton Flower-class corvette
6 September  United States Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny, New Jersey Atlanta Atlanta-class light cruiser
6 September  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts San Juan Atlanta-class light cruiser
8 September  United Kingdom J S Watson Ltd Gainsborough Empire River Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
10 September  United Kingdom Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd Sunderland, Co Durham Empire Druid Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
23 September  United Kingdom William Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Cowper Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
23 September  United Kingdom William Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Field Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
23 September  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Massachusetts South Dakota-class battleship
24 September  United Kingdom Scott & Sons Ltd Bowling Empire Beacon Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
24 September  United Kingdom Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd Goole Empire Bracken Tug For Ministry of War Transport
26 September  United Kingdom R Dunston Ltd Thorne Empire Cedar Tug For Ministry of War Transport.
27 September  United States Western Pipe and Steel Company San Francisco, California Steel Artisan C3 merchant freighter Converted to escort carrier HMS Attacker in 1942
6 October  United Kingdom Bartram & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Byron Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
7 October  United Kingdom Furness Shipbuilding Ltd Haverton Hill-on-Tees Empire Celt Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
8 October  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd Barrow in Furness Empire Baxter Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
20 October  United Kingdom William Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool Empire Carey Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
21 October  United States Seattle-Tacoma Shipyard Seattle, Washington Steel Architect C3 merchant freighter Converted to escort carrier USS Copahee in 1942
21 October  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Ltd Glasgow Empire Ballantyne Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
21 October  United Kingdom Clelands (Successors) Ltd Willington Quay on Tyne Empire Thistle Tug For Ministry of War Transport.
22 October  United Kingdom William Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Dryden Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
22 October  United Kingdom Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd Goole Empire Ivy Tug For Ministry of War Transport
23 October  United Kingdom Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd Glasgow Empire Bairn Coastal tanker For Ministry of War Transport
23 October  United Kingdom Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd Sunderland Empire Drayton Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
25 October  United States Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny, New Jersey Juneau Atlanta-class light cruiser
1 November  United States New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden, New Jersey Cleveland Cleveland-class light cruiser
9 November  United Kingdom R Dunston Ltd Thorne Empire Plane Tug For Ministry of War Transport
18 November  United Kingdom Sir J Laing & Sons Sunderland Empire Airman Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
18 November  United Kingdom Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Haverton Hill-on-Tees Empire Metal Tanker For Ministry of War Transport
19 November  United Kingdom William Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool Empire Builder Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
19 November  United Kingdom William Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland, Co Durham Empire Drum Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
19 November  United Kingdom Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd Grangemouth Empire Dunstan Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
21 November  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Indiana South Dakota-class battleship
22 November  United Kingdom Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd Goole Empire Harp Coastal tanker For Ministry of War Transport
6 December  Hong Kong Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd Hong Kong Empire Dragon Cargo ship For the Ministry of War Transport
11 December  Germany Blohm + Voss Hamburg U-607 Type VIIC submarine For the Kriegsmarine
17 December  United States New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden, New Jersey Columbia Cleveland-class light cruiser
17 December  United Kingdom Bartram & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Ballad Cargo ship For Ministry of War Transport
18 December  United Kingdom Hall, Russell & Company Aberdeen Sir Galahad Minesweeper
21 December  United Kingdom Henry Scarr Ltd Hessle Empire Teak Tug For Ministry of War Transport.
30 December  United Kingdom Magpie Black Swan-class sloop
30 December  United Kingdom Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd Dundee Empire Bard Heavy lift ship For Ministry of War Transport
31 December  United Kingdom Lithgows Port Glasgow Empire Addison Cargo ship for Ministry of War Transport
Date uncertain  Germany Schichau Königsberg Bussard Bussard-class seaplane tender For the Luftwaffe
Date uncertain  United Kingdom I Pimblott & Sons Ltd Northwich Empire Kyle Coaster For Ministry of War Transport
Date uncertain  Germany Norderwerft Koser und Meyer Hamburg Immelmann Karl Meyer-class seaplane tender For the Luftwaffe
Date uncertain  United Kingdom William Hamilton & Co Ltd Port Glasgow Michael E CAM Ship For Bury Hill Shipping Co Ltd.
Date uncertain  United Kingdom John I. Thornycroft & Company Southampton MTB 345 Motor torpedo boat Experimental vessel
Date uncertain Swine Coaster Tanker For Kriegsmarine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/S Miner VI.". Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
Ship events in 1941
Ship launches: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Ship commissionings: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Ship decommissionings: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Shipwrecks: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946