List of ship launches in 1969

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The list of ship launches in 1969 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1969.

Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
1 January  United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Milwaukee Wichita-class replenishment oiler
4 January  United States Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Blue Ridge Blue Ridge-class command ship
4 January  United States Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Manitowoc Newport-class tank landing ship
4 January  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia St. Louis Charleston-class amphibious cargo ship
4 January  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana W. S. Sims Knox-class frigate
1 February  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Rommel Lütjens-class destroyer
2 February  Germany D.W. Kremer Sohn GmbH & Co. Elmshorn Schleswig-Holstein ferry For Reederei & Schiffahrts GmbH Grüne Küstenstraße[1]
5 March  United Kingdom Swan Hunter Wallsend, Northumberland Vortigern Combined train and RO-RO ferry For British Railways Board
8 March  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Frederick Newport-class tank landing ship
March  France Dubigeon-Normandy Nantes SAS Maria Van Riebeeck Daphné-class submarine For South African Navy
12 April  United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo, California Hawkbill Sturgeon-class submarine
15 April  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Diomede Leander-class frigate
29 April  Finland Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard Turku Annie Johnson Container ship For Rederi AB Nordstjernan
2 May  United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Rathburne Knox-class frigate
3 May  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro, California Harold E. Holt Knox-class frigate
3 May  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Patterson Knox-class frigate
17 May  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia El Paso Charleston-class amphibious cargo ship
17 May  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Flying Fish Sturgeon-class submarine
24 May  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Inchon Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship
24 May  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Schenectady Newport-class tank landing ship
1 June  United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Kansas City Wichita-class replenishment oiler
3 June  Germany Husumer Schiffswerft GmbH Husum Störtebeker' ferry For Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Amrum GmbH[2]
14 June  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Vreeland Knox-class frigate
21 June  United States Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton, Washington Detroit Sacramento-class fast combat support ship
30 June  United Kingdom Swan Hunter Wallsend, England Bristol Type 82 destroyer
1 July  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Mormacsun Roll-on/roll-off vessel For Moore-McCormack Lines
12 July  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Cayuga Newport-class tank landing ship
July  France Seine-Maritime Le Trait PNS Shushuk (S132) Daphné-class submarine For Pɑkistan Bahri'a
16 August  United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo, California Pintado Sturgeon-class submarine
18 August  United Kingdom Cammell Laird Birkenhead Conqueror Churchill-class submarine
23 August  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Blakely Knox-class frigate
6 September  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Tuscaloosa Newport-class tank landing ship
27 September  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Trepang Sturgeon-class submarine
27 September  Japan Uraga Heavy Industries/Sumitomo Shipbuilding & Machinery Company Yokohama Acadia Forest Lighter aboard ship First LASH-ship in the world
23 October  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Marvin Shields Knox-class frigate
24 October  France Dubigeon-Normandy Nantes SAS Emily Hobhouse Daphné-class submarine For South African Navy
1 November  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Trippe Knox-class frigate
11 November  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Sand Lance Sturgeon-class submarine
15 November  Japan Murakumo Minegumo-class destroyer
2 December  Finland Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard Helsinki Song of Norway Song of Norway-class cruise ship For Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
12 December  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Downes Knox-class frigate
12 December  France DCNS Terrible Redoutable-class submarine For French Navy
13 December  United States Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sumter Newport-class tank landing ship
13 December  United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California San Jose Mars-class combat stores ship
14 December  Finland Uudenkaupungin Telakka Uusikaupunki Lindblad Explorer Cruise ship For K/S A/S Explorer & Co, Oslo, Norway
18 December  Denmark Orlogsværftet Kobenhavn KDM Nordkaperen Type 205 submarine For Royal Danish Navy
19 December  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg, Germany Apollo Ferry For Rederi AB Slite / Viking Line
20 December  United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Portland Anchorage-class dock landing ship
Unknown date  United Kingdom Crescent Shipping Ltd.[3] Frindsbury.[3] Libation Coaster.[3] For Crescent Shipping Ltd.[3]
Unknown date  Japan Taguma Shipbuilding Onomichi Naruto Maru ro-ro ferry

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/S Schleswig-Holstein". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ "M/S Störtebeker". Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d Simper, Robert (1998). River Medway and the Swale. Lavenham: Creekside Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 978-0951992777. 

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1969
Ship launches: 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Ship commissionings: 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Ship decommissionings: 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Shipwrecks: 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974