List of ship launches in 1972

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The list of ship launches in 1972 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1972.

Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
26 January  Finland Rauma Rauma-Reopla Oy Bore X For Angfartygs Ab Bore[1]
1 February  Japan Haruna Haruna-class destroyer
1 February  Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Kiel Proteus Type 209 submarine For Hellenic Navy
1 February  Germany Emden Nordseewerke U14 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
19 February  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Cavalla Sturgeon-class submarine
26 February  Italy Cantieri Navali di Pietra Ligure Pietra Ligure Saint Eloi Ferry For Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace Société Anonyme de Navigation
11 March  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Kiska Kilauea-class ammunition ship
16 March  United Kingdom Vosper Thornycroft Southampton, England Antelope Type 21 frigate
18 March  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Jesse L. Brown Knox-class frigate
18 March  Japan Isoshio Uzushio-class submarine
24 March  Denmark Helsingør Skibs & Maskinbygg Helsingør Kattegat Ferry For Jydsk Færgefart A/S
30 March  Japan Aokumo Yamagumo-class destroyer
15 April  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Ainsworth Knox-class frigate
22 April  United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Fort Fisher Anchorage-class dock landing ship
1 May  West Germany AG Weser Bremen Sea-Land Galloway SL-7 class container ship For Sea-Land Service
6 May  Germany Rickmers Werft Bremerhaven Wesertal For JA Reinecke & Co[2]
9 May  Italy Cantieri Navali del Tirreno & Riuniti Riva Trigoso Seaward cruise ship For Norwegian Cruise Line
12 May  Belgium Cockerill Hoboken, Antwerp München LASH carrier
13 May  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Nimitz Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
26 May  Finland Rauma Repola Oy Rauma Antares For Finska Ångfartygs Ab[3]
3 June  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Miller Knox-class frigate
10 June  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Tunny Sturgeon-class submarine
12 June  Chile Yarrow Shipbuilders Scotstoun, Glasgow Almirante Condell Condell-class frigate For Chilean Navy
15 June  Germany Kiel HDW U15 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
29 June  Japan Iwase Chikugo-class destroyer escort
1 July  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia South Carolina California-class cruiser
8 July  United States Bath Iron Works Bath Maine Export Leader Container ship For American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines
11 July  Finland Wärtsilä Turku Bore I Ferry For Steamship Company Bore / Silja Line
12 August  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Thomas C. Hart Knox-class frigate
28 August  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Diana Ferry For Rederi AB Slite / Viking Line
29 August  Germany Nordseewerke Emden U16 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
1 September  Netherlands Rotterdamsche D.D.Mij N.V. Rotterdam Sea-Land McLean SL-7 class container ship For Sea-Land Service
1 September  Netherlands Rotterdamsche D.D.Mij N.V. Rotterdam Sea-Land Exchange SL-7 class container ship For Sea-Land Service
8 September  Finland Rauma Repola Oy Rauma Orion For Finska Ångfartygs Ab[4]
5 October  Denmark A/S Nakskov Skibsværf Nakskov Götaland ferry For Statens Järnvägar[5]
10 October  Germany HDW Kiel U17 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
21 October  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Capodanno Knox-class frigate
24 October  United Kingdom Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Barrow-in-Furness, England Hércules Type 42 destroyer For the Argentine Navy
31 October  Germany Nordseewerke Emden U18 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
1 November  United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Kalamazoo Wichita-class replenishment oiler
9 November  Argentina Tandanor Buenos Aires ARA Salta Type 209 submarine For Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic
10 November  Finland Rauma Rauma-Reopla Oy Bore XI For Angfartygs Ab Bore[6]
22 November  Japan Narushio Uzushio-class submarine
23 November  United Kingdom Vosper Thornycroft Southampton, England Active Type 21 frigate
15 December  Germany HDW Kiel U19 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
15 December  Finland Rauma Repola Oy Rauma Sirius For Finska Ångfartygs Ab[7]
16 December  United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Pharris Knox-class frigate
26 December  Soviet Union Chernomorskiy yard Nikolayev Kiev Kiev-class aircraft carrier

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1972
Ship launches: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Ship commissionings: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Ship decommissionings: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Shipwrecks: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/S Bore X.". Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  2. ^ "M/S Wesertal". Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  3. ^ "M/S Antares.". Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  4. ^ "M/S Orion.". Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  5. ^ "M/S Götaland". Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  6. ^ "M/S Bore XI.". Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  7. ^ "M/S Sirius.". Retrieved 2016-08-03.