List of ship launches in 1956

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The list of ship launches in 1956 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1956.

Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
5 January  United States Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City, Michigan Lester Dealey-class destroyer escort
20 January  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Alamo Thomaston-class dock landing ship
4 February  United States New York Shipbuilding Camden, New Jersey John Willis Dealey-class destroyer escort
25 February  United States Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery, Maine Salmon Sailfish-class submarine
24 March  France Brest Dockyards Brest Colbert Anti-aircraft cruiser
28 March  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Davis Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
29 March  Canada Halifax Shipyards Halifax, Nova Scotia Margaree St. Laurent-class destroyer
12 April  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Manley Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
19 April  Germany Blohm & Voss Hamburg Ragnvald Jarl passenger ship For NFDS[1]
25 April  United States Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company Seattle, Washington Bridget Dealey-class destroyer escort
3 May  United States Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point, Maryland Mauna Kea Suribachi-class ammunition ship
9 May  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Newcastle upon Tyne RMS Empress of England ocean liner For Canadian Pacific Railway Co.[2]
10 May  United Kingdom Alexander Stephen and Sons Glasgow, Scotland Palliser Blackwood-class frigate
28 May  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Darter Unique submarine
19 June  Sweden Götaverken Gothenburg 13 de Junio Halland-class destroyer For Colombian Navy
12 July  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Hermitage Thomaston-class dock landing ship
28 July  United States New York Shipbuilding Camden, New Jersey Van Voorhis Dealey-class destroyer escort
7 August  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Jonas Ingram Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
10 August  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Monticello Thomaston-class dock landing ship
5 September  United States Boston Naval Shipyard Boston, Massachusetts Suffolk County De Soto County-class tank landing ship
8 September  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Du Pont Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
29 September  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Ranger Forrestal-class aircraft carrier
12 October  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Grant County De Soto County-class tank landing ship
27 October  Australia Cockatoo Island Dockyard Sydney, New South Wales Vampire Daring-class destroyer
1 November  Canada Burrard Dry Dock Vancouver, British Columbia Columbia Restigouche-class destroyer
20 November  United Kingdom J. Samuel White Cowes, Isle of Wight Khukri Blackwood-class frigate For Indian Navy
22 November  United Kingdom John Brown & Company Clydebank, Scotland Sylvania Saxonia-class ocean liner For Cunard Line
24 November  United States New York Shipbuilding Camden, New Jersey Hartley Dealey-class destroyer escort
19 December  United States Fore River Shipyard Quincy, Massachusetts Blandy Forrest Sherman-class destroyer

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1956
Ship launches: 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
Ship commissionings: 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
Ship decommissionings: 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
Shipwrecks: 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/S Ragnvald Jarl.". Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  2. ^ "T/S Empress of England.". Retrieved 2017-05-05.