St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company
Aerial view of St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company shipyard, 1950s
|Headquarters||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
Number of employees
The company was established by local shipbuilder and repairer, Merrill-Stevens, with $17 million invested by the United States Maritime Commission. The company began operations in April 1942. Between then and August 1945 it produced 82 ships. The workforce grew from an initial 258 to 7,000 by August 1942, and to 20,000 by 1944. The yard was closed in August 1945.
List of ships built by St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company:
- SS Richard Montgomery, liberty ship, launched in 1943. Sunk in the Thames Estuary with explosive cargo still on-board.
- MS Transpet, was a tanker, launched in May, 1945.
- SS Richard K. Call, Liberty ship, launched on April 15, 1944
- USS Nanticoke (AOG-66), a T1 tanker type gasoline tanker, aunched on 7 April 1945
- USS Melucta (AK-131), a Crater-class cargo ship, launched on 20 March 1944
- USS Crux (AK-115), a Crater-class cargo ship, launched on 16 November 1943
- USS Alkaid (AK-114), a Crater-class cargo ship, launched on 8 November 1943
- USS Matar (AK-119), a Crater-class cargo ship, launched on 30 November 1943
- USS Menkar (AK-123), a Crater-class cargo ship, launched on 31 December 1943
- USS Shaula (AK-118), a Crater-class cargo ship, launched on 23 November 1943
- USS Baham (AG-71), an Basilan-class miscellaneous auxiliary ship, launched on 21 December 1943
Full list: shipbuildinghistory.com
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