List of ship launches in 1978

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The list of ship launches in 1978 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1978.

Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
14 January  United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Frank Cable Emory S. Land-class submarine tender
21 January  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Nassau Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
7 February  Peru Villavisencio Modified Lupo-class frigate
25 February  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi John Rodgers Spruance-class destroyer
1 March  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Duncan Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
3 March  Finland Valmet Vuosaari shipyard Helsinki Yulius Fuchik Barge carrier For V/O Sudoimport
3 March  Norway Ankerløkken Verft Glommen A/S Frederikstad Costa Rica RoRo-ship For Linera Naviera Oan Atlantica S.A.[1]
20 March  Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Kiel Poseidon Type 209 submarine For Hellenic Navy
8 April  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Leftwich Spruance-class destroyer
25 April  United Kingdom Swan Hunter Wallsend, England Exeter Type 42 destroyer
7 May  United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs Spartan Swiftsure-class submarine
14 June  Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Kiel Amfitriti Type 209 submarine For Hellenic Navy
17 June  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Cushing Spruance-class destroyer
21 June  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Adelaide Adelaide-class frigate For Royal Australian Navy
3 July  Soviet Union Shipyard 340 Zelenodolsk Krechet Koni-class frigate For Soviet Navy
22 July  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Bremerton Los Angeles-class submarine
29 July  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro, California Wadsworth Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
10 August  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Harry W. Hill Spruance-class destroyer
August  Norway Ankerløkken Verft Glommen A/S Frederikstad Centro America RoRo-ship For Linera Naviera Oan Atlantica S.A.[2]
18 September  Japan Shirane Shirane-class destroyer
25 September  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi O'Bannon Spruance-class destroyer
21 October  United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Arkansas Virginia-class cruiser
4 November  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine McInerney Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
16 November  Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Kiel Okeanos Type 209 submarine For Hellenic Navy
18 November  United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Jacksonville Los Angeles-class submarine
21 November  Finland Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard Turku Turella Cruiseferry For SF Line for Viking Line traffic
25 November  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Peleliu Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
1 December  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle, Washington Canberra Adelaide-class frigate For Royal Australian Navy
2 December  France Dupleix Georges Leygues-class frigate
14 December  United Kingdom Swan Hunter Wallsend, England Illustrious Invincible-class aircraft carrier
15 December  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Brilliant Type 22 frigate
16 December  United States Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro, California George Philip Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
28 December  Japan Namura Shipbuilding Company Imari Seatrain Oriskany Container ship sunk in 2006 as CP Valour
Unknown date  West Germany Rickmers Rederei Bremerhaven, Germany Emadala Ferry For Emadala Shipping Co

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1978
Ship launches: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Ship commissionings: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Ship decommissionings: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Shipwrecks: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/S Costa Rica.". Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  2. ^ "M/S Centro America.". Retrieved 2016-10-01.