List of ship launches in 1963

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The list of ship launches in 1963 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1963.

Country Builder Location Ship Class Notes
8 January  United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Benjamin Stoddert Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
12 January  United States Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery, Maine John Adams Lafayette-class submarine
12 January  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Nathan Hale Lafayette-class submarine
15 January  Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico Monfalcone Oceanic Cruise ship For Home Lines
22 January  Canada Burrad Dry Dock Co. Ltd. North Vancouver Queen of Esquimals V-class ferry For BC Ferries[1]
30 January  Germany HDW Kiel U 6 Type 205 submarine For German Navy
February  United Kingdom N Holmans & Sons Penzance, Cornwall Primrose Tug First ship to be launched at Penzance in nearly 100 years[2]
22 February  United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo, California Woodrow Wilson Lafayette-class submarine
26 February  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Waddell Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
2 March  Germany Rolandwerft GmbH Bremen Wilhelmshaven For Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft "Jade" GmbH[3]
15 March  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia James Madison James Madison-class submarine
16 March  United States Philadelphia Navy Yard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Guadalcanal Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship
24 March  Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico Monfalcone Raffaello Ocean liner For Italian Line
6 April  United States New York Shipbuilding Camden, New Jersey Richmond K. Turner Leahy-class cruiser
7 April  Soviet Union A.A. Zhdanov Leningrad Varyag Project 58 Groznyy-class cruiser For Soviet Navy
10 April  Germany HDW Kiel U 7 Type 205 submarine For German Navy
24 April  United States Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery, Maine Jack Permit-class submarine
27 April  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Daniel Webster Lafayette-class submarine
27 April  Canada Halifax Shipyards Halifax, Nova Scotia Annapolis Annapolis-class destroyer
4 May  Germany H. C. Stülcken Sohn Hamburg Hessen Hamburg-class destroyer For German Nany
12 May  Netherlands Zaanlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij Zaandam Marsdiep For Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming[4]
23 May  United Kingdom Swan Hunter Wallsend, England Galatea Leander-class frigate
6 June  United Kingdom Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Greenock, Scotland Euryalus Leander-class frigate
15 June  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Mars Mars-class combat stores ship
15 June  East Germany V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft Wismar Ivan Franko Ivan Franko-class passenger ship For Black Sea Shipping Company[5]
15 June  Japan Ohi Isuzu-class destroyer escort
19 June  Germany HDW Kiel U 8 Type 205 submarine For German Navy
21 June  Japan Kitakami Isuzu-class destroyer escort
22 June  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Flasher Permit-class submarine
22 June  United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo, California Daniel Boone James Madison-class submarine
22 June  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia John C. Calhoun James Madison-class submarine
22 June  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Tecumseh James Madison-class submarine
19 July  United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Brooke Brooke-class frigate
20 July  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Belknap Belknap-class cruiser
3 August  United States New York Naval Shipyard Brooklyn, New York La Salle Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock
10 August  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Sylvania Mars-class combat stores ship
14 September  United States Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton, Washington Sacramento Sacramento-class fast combat support ship
26 September  United States Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City, Michigan Perth Perth-class destroyer For Royal Australian Navy
5 October  Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Amatsukaze Amatsukaze-class destroyer
15 October  United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Ramsey Brooke-class frigate
18 October  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Von Steuben James Madison-class submarine
29 October  Denmark Aalborg Værft A/S Aalborg Prinsesse Elisabeth ferry For DSB Färjedivision[6]
29 October  Finland Wärtsilä Oy Ab Helsinki Ilmatar ferry For Finland Steamship Company[7]
31 October  United States Bethlehem Steel San Francisco, California Garcia Garcia-class frigate
1 November  United Kingdom Hawthorn Leslie and Company Hebburn, Northumberland Cambridge Ferry Train ferry For British Railways Board
2 November  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Ulysses S. Grant James Madison-class submarine
4 November  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Naiad Leander-class frigate
5 November  United Kingdom J. Samuel White Cowes, Isle of Wight Arethusa Leander-class frigate
30 November  United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo, California Stonewall Jackson James Madison-class submarine
30 November  Germany Nordseewerke Emden KNM Kinn Kobben-class submarine For Royal Norwegian Navy#
2 December  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Josephus Daniels Belknap-class cruiser
3 December  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Valiant Valiant-class submarine
3 Dezcember  Canada Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd Victoria Queen of Nanaimo 'Burnaby-class ferry For BC Ferries[8]
7 December  United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Schofield Brooke-class frigate
17 December  Sweden Sölvesborg Varv Ab Sölvesborg Apollo Ferry For Rederi AB Slite
20 December  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Sam Rayburn James Madison-class submarine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/S Queen of Esquimalt". Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ Carter, C (1998). The Port of Penzance. Lydney: Black Dwarf Publications. ISBN 0-9533028-0-6. 
  3. ^ "M/S Wilhelmshaven". Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  4. ^ "M/S Marsdiep". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  5. ^ "M/S Ivan Franko". Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  6. ^ "M/S Prinsesse Elisabeth". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  7. ^ "M/S Ilmatar". Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  8. ^ "M/S Queen of Nanaimo". Retrieved 2016-03-29. 

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1963
Ship launches: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Ship commissionings: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Ship decommissionings: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Shipwrecks: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968