Large Ferries Built in U.S. Shipyards Since WWII

Most recent update: June 11, 2015.


This table lists 195 ferries of at least 100 GT that have been built in U.S. shipyards since WWII, ordered by builder and hull number.  If anyone sees any errors or omissions, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder

Location

Hull # O.N. Name Owner GT LOA Psgrs. Built Disposition
Alabama SY Mobile AL 29 973716 Robert C. Lanier Texas DoT 1,156 237 500 1991 Active
Alaska Ship Ketchikan AK 1 1108043 Oral Freeman Ketchikan Gateway Borough 258 112 150 2002 Active
Albina Machine Portland OR 243 254923 M. R. Chessman Oregon DoT 570     1948 Retired
Albina Machine Portland OR 310 274346 Las Plumas Western Pacific R.R. 2,255     1957 Now Link 100 (Canada)
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL   556196 Nantucket Steamship Authority 1,152 230 784 1974 Active
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 196 660546 Williamsburg Virginia DoT 837 200 355  1983 Active
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 210 Bermuda Canima Government of Bermuda 480     1988 Later Golden Cruise, sank 2012
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 211 Bermuda Bermudian Government of Bermuda 480     1988 Active
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 223 Mexico Tambor Navieras Tambor 250     1992 Active
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 225 997221 Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority 1,300 230 1,387 1993 Active
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 229 1038966 Jean Ribault City of Jacksonville 497 154 206 1996 Active
Austal USA Mobile AL 614 1151698 Lake Express Lake Express Inc. 1,757     2004 Active
Austal USA Mobile AL 615 1182234 Alakai Hawaii Superferry 3,617 321   2007 To USN 2011 as Puerto Rico (HST 2)
Austal USA Mobile AL 616 1215902 Huakai Hawaii Superferry 3,779 338   2009 To USN 2011 as Guam (HST 1)
Avondale MW Westwego LA 344 262063 Saint Charles Louisiana DoT 233 96 153 1951 NLD
Barbour BW New Bern NC 779 274736 Governor Cherry North Carolina DoT 194 136 150 1957 Retired
Basic Marine Escanaba MI 108 1101330 Drummond Islander IV Eastern U.P. Tptn. Authority 348 148 150 2000 Active
Basic Marine Escanaba MI 116 1138723 Colsac III Wisconsin DOT 153 105 230 2003 Active
Bay SB (Christy) Sturgeon Bay WI 369 264500 Spartan Lake Michigan Car Ferry 4,200 411 520 1952 Laid up
Bay SB (Christy) Sturgeon Bay WI 370 265156 Badger Lake Michigan Car Ferry 4,244 411 620 1953 Laid up
Bay SB (Christy) Sturgeon Bay WI 385 277361 Ranger III National Park Service 648 153   1958 Active
Bay SB (Christy) Sturgeon Bay WI 418 295172 Tustumena Alaska DoT (AMHS) 2,174 266 174 1964 Active
Bender Shipbuilding Mobile AL   YFB 92 Windward U.S. Navy 200d     1995 Now R. W. Huntington
Bender Shipbuilding Mobile AL   YFB 93 Leeward U.S. Navy 200d     1995 Now William H. Allen
Blount Marine Warren RI   287626 Michael Cosgrove City of New York 139 61 149 1961 Active
Blount Marine Warren RI 112 500051 Uncatena Steamship Authority 439     1965 Later Entertainer, now Casino Padre
Blount Marine Warren RI 291 1033227 Cayo Norte Puerto Rico Ports Auth. 497 138 209 1995 Active
Blount Marine Warren RI 308 1110461 Fire Island Flyer Fire Island Ferries, Inc. 131 80 400 2001 Active
Blount Marine Warren RI 315 1157743 Isleno Puerto Rico Ports Auth. 528 95 150 2004 Active
Breaux's Bay Craft Loreauville LA 1695 1041579 Vieques II Puerto Rico Ports Auth. 203 126 585 1996 Active
Breaux's Bay Craft Loreauville LA 1696 1041850 Culebra II Puerto Rico Ports Auth. 203 126 585 1996 Active
Burton SY Port Arthur TX 270 278295 E. H. Thornton Jr. Texas DoT 1,518 245 509 1959 Retired
C. & G. Boat Works Mobile AL 122 1231951 Capt. E. Frank  Thompson Maine DoT 494 143   2012 Active
Calcasieu SB Calcasieu LA 21 270909 Feliciana Louisiana DoT 281 97 160 1956 Active
Conrad SY Morgan City LA 831 1228845 John W. Johnson Texas DoT 1,248 256   2011 Active
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 28 1050665 Intintoli City of Vallejo 549     Mar-97 Active
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 29 1053103 Mare Island City of Vallejo 549     May-97 Active
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 31 1061578 Del Norte Golden Gate Ferries 548     Mar-98 Active
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 32 1063252 Chinook Washington State 567 130 350 Jun-98 Now Golden Gate
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 36 1084026 Snohomish Washington State 567 130 350 Nov-99 Now Napa
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 41 1118890 Prince of Wales Inter-Island Ferry 2,309     Dec-01 Active
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 44 1155022 Solano City of Vallejo 549     Jul-05 Active
Dakota Creek Anacortes WA 48 1179851 Stikine Inter-Island Ferry 2,300     Mar-06 Active
Derecktor CT Bridgeport CT 4100 1148175 Fairweather Alaska DoT (AMHS) 1,280 220 250 2004 Active
Derecktor CT Bridgeport CT 4200 1166054 Chenega Alaska DoT (AMHS) 1,280 220 250 2005 Active
Derecktor NY Mamaroneck NY 801 1044082 Finest New York Fast Ferry Corp. 147 125 350 1996 Inactive
Derecktor NY Mamaroneck NY 802 1044083 Bravest New York Fast Ferry Corp. 147 125 354 1996 Inactive
Derecktor NY Mamaroneck NY 1050 1094428 Flying Cloud Steamship Authority 178 135 300 2000 Sold
Derecktor RI Middletown RI 207A 696013 Alice Austen City of New York 499 196 1,280 1986 Active
Derecktor RI Middletown RI 207B 696014 John A. Noble City of New York 499 197 1,280 1986 Active
Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL   676440 Plattsburgh Lake Champlain Tptn. 268 180 150 1984 Active
Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL 659 1083046 P. T. Barnum Bridgeport-Port Jefferson SB 1,595 290 1,000 1999 Active
Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL 808 1138010 Grand Republic Bridgeport-Port Jefferson SB 1,587 294 1,000 2003 Active
Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL   Canada Grand Manan Adventure New Brunswick DoT 6,580 260   2011 Active
Gunderson Marine Portland OR   508159 Hiyu Washington State Ferries 498 150 200 1967 To be sold
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1449 510382 St. Francisville Louisiana DoT 446 143 196 1967 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1450 510383 Pointe a la Hache Plaquemines Parish 656 143 179 1967 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1687 577910 New Roads Louisiana DoT 656 143 191 1976 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1688 582890 St. John Louisiana DoT 446 143 236 1977 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1695 582485 Governor Edward Hyde North Carolina DoT 574 150 300 1977 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1713 629314 Andrew J. Barberi City of New York 3,335 310 6,000 1981 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1714 629315 Samuel I. Newhouse City of New York 3,335 310 6,000 1982 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 1723 624880 Acadia Louisiana DoT 624 143 232 1980 Active
Halter Equitable New Orleans LA 114 928441 Carteret North Carolina DoT 687 208 300 1989 Active
Halter Gulfport Gulfport MS 151 1075027 Robert H. Dedman Texas DoT 1,082 253 500 1998 Active
Halter Lockport Lockport LA 1225 964046 Ocracoke North Carolina DoT 276 140 150 1990 Active
Halter Moss Point Moss Point MS 1510 1063644 Kennicott Alaska DoT (AMHS) 9,978 344 499 1998 Active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 13634 273783 Belle Chasse II Plaquemines Parish 353 137 250 1957 Retired
Houma Fabricators Houma LA 90 931211 Evans Wadham Walcott Lake Champlain Tptn. 267 196 150 1989 Retired
Houma Fabricators Houma LA 92 944638 Kinnakeet North Carolina DoT 280 140 150 1989 Active
Houma Fabricators Houma LA 100 986611 Vermont Lake Champlain Tptn. 279 196 225 1992 Active
Jakobson SY Oyster Bay NY 314 250214 The Narrows Electric Ferry Co. 545 178   1947 Retired
Jakobson SY Oyster Bay NY 315 251539 The Tides Electric Ferry Co. 545 178   1947 Retired
Jeffboat Jeffersonville IN 2065 519816 E. L. Bartlett Alaska DoT (AMHS) 933 193 236 1969 Retired
Jeffboat Jeffersonville IN 2565 578809 Gibb Gilchrist Texas DoT 1,145 253 500 1977 Active
Jeffboat Jeffersonville IN 2013 588306 Capt. Neville Levy Louisiana DoT 858 190 1,000 1977 Active
Jeffboat Jeffersonville IN 2014 593578 Senator Alvin T. Stumpf Louisiana DoT 858 190 1,000 1978 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 394 Venezuela Cabimas La Translacuste 330 150   1946 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 417 Venezuela Cacique La Translacuste 379 159   1948 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 457 Venezuela Caracas La Translacuste 557 175   1950 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 485  Venezuela Carabobo La Translacuste 557 175   1952 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 557 Venezuela Cordillero La Translacuste 600 195   1954 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 607 Venezuela Colon La Translacuste 700 200   1958 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 620 Venezuela Caroni La Translacuste 700 200   1960 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 647 298241 John F. Kennedy City of New York 2,100 277 3,533 May-65 Active
Levingston SB Orange TX 648 298830 American Legion City of New York 2,100 277 3,533 May-65 Retired
Levingston SB Orange TX 649 298831 Herbert H. Lehman City of New York 2,100 277 3,533 Jun-65 Retired
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 98 268732 Evergreen State Washington State Ferries 2,040 297 985 1954 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 103 277872 Klahoya Washington State Ferries 2,040 297 985 1958 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 104 278437 Tillikum Washington State Ferries 2,069 297 985 1958 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 105 280243 Coho Black Ball Transport 5,366 342 950 1959 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 112 290756 Taku Alaska DoT (AMHS) 2,625 317 370 1963 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 113 290288 Malaspina Alaska DoT (AMHS) 2,928 372 499 1963 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 114 291533 Matanuska Alaska DoT (AMHS) 3,029 372 499 1963 Active
Lockheed SB Seattle WA 142 557340 Columbia Alaska DoT (AMHS) 3,946 377 600 1974 Active
Marine Power Tacoma WA 343 624022 Issiquah Washington State Ferries 2,469 302 1,200 May-80 Active
Marine Power Tacoma WA 344 627507 Kittitas Washington State Ferries 2,500 302 1,200 Oct-80 Active
Marine Power Tacoma WA 345 630023 Kitsap Washington State Ferries 2,500 302 1,200 Dec-80 Active
Marine Power Tacoma WA 346 636551 Cathlamet Washington State Ferries 2,477 301 1,200 Jun-81 Active
Marine Power Tacoma WA 347 643291 Chelan Washington State Ferries 2,477 301 1,200 Dec-81 Active
Marine Power Tacoma WA 348 662478 Sealth Washington State Ferries 2,477 329 1,200 Apr-82 Active
Marinette Marine Marinette WI 511 1154854 Guy V. Molinari City of New York 5,900 300 4,400 Sep-04 Active
Marinette Marine Marinette WI 512 1163079 Senator John J. Marchi City of New York 5,900 300 4,400 Jan-05 Active
Marinette Marine Marinette WI 513 1170221 Spirit of America City of New York 5,900 300 4,400 Sep-05 Active
Martinac SB Tacoma WA   273990 Chilkat Alaska DoT (AMHS) 197     May-57 Retired
Maryland SB Baltimore MD 129 251646 Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor Maryland DoT 937 218 533 1947 Later Rhododendron, NLD
Maryland SB Baltimore MD 130 259789 Islander Steamship Authority 855 201 786 1950 To Governors Island 2007, sold on e-Bay 2009
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ 180 257512 City of Portsmouth Norfolk County 773     1949 Later Delaware Valley, Wa'a Hele Honua
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ 181 258479 Norfolk County Norfolk County 773     1949 Now Buccaneer
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ 207   PVT Nicholas Minue Governors Island 761 172  1,242 1956 Retired 1998
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ 208 1138191 LT Samuel S. Coursen Governors Island 761 172  1,242 1956 Active
Mathis, John H. Camden NJ 210 273756 Nantucket Steamship Authority 2,652 213   1957 Now Bayou Caddy's Jubilation
McDermott SB Amelia LA 278 910026 Eagle Steamship Authority 276 233 816 Jul-87 Active
Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 308 267527 Crown City San Diego Coronado Ferry 678 242 270 May-54 Now Governor
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 122 1026728 DeWitt C. Greer Texas DoT 1,082 253 500 Dec-94 Active
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 123 1023760 Cedar Island North Carolina DoT 648 210 400 Dec-94 Active
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 124 1032336 Pocahontas Virginia DoT 1,197 263 400 Aug-95 Active
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 128 1046230 Ray Stoker, Jr. Texas DoT 1,082 253 500 Oct-96 Active
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 161 1090004 Floyd J. Lupton North Carolina DoT 374 168 300 Mar-99 Active
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 162 1090005 Fort Fisher North Carolina DoT 374 168 300 May-99 Active
NASSCO San Diego CA 353 508160 Hyak Washington State Ferries 2,700 369 2,500 Jul-67 Active
NASSCO San Diego CA 354 508604 Kaleetan Washington State Ferries 2,700 369 2,503 Jan-68 Active
NASSCO San Diego CA 355 511823 Yakima Washington State Ferries 2,700 369 2,500 Mar-68 Out of service
NASSCO San Diego CA 356 512324 Elwha Washington State Ferries 2,700 369 2,500 Jun-68 Active
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 1754 299744 Silver Lake  North Carolina DoT 736 210 300 1965 Retired
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 1755 501195 Pamlico  North Carolina DoT 735 210 300 1965 Retired
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 1771 502335 Beaufort  North Carolina DoT 287 287 124 1966 Retired
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC   515310 Governor Curtis Maine DoT 303 123 221 1968 Active
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 2016 527174 Herbert C. Bonner  North Carolina DoT 199 112 150 1970 Retired
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 2018 528840 Conrad Wirth  North Carolina DoT 199 122 150 1970 Retired
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 2019 529759 Alpheus W. Drinkwater North Carolina DoT 199 122 150 1970 Now Marissa Mae Nicole
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 2020 529758 Kayla Marie Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line 185 140 149 1970 Active
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 2021 528312 Lindsey Warren  North Carolina DoT 199 122 150 1970 Retired
New Bern Shipyard New Bern NC 2022 527608 Ocracoke North Carolina DoT 199 122 150 1970 Now Roanoke
Norshipco Norfolk VA 179 637807 Cape Henlopen Delaware River & Bay Auth. 2,120 284 800 1981 Active
Norshipco Norfolk VA 183 676257 Cape May Delaware River & Bay Auth. 2,165 284 917 1985 For sale
Offshore SB Palatka FL 30 658637 Grand Republic Bridgeport-Port Jefferson SB 1,237 261 1,000 1983 Now Mary Ellen
Offshore SB Palatka FL 31 665747 Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr.   North Carolina DoT 323 154 150 1984 Active
Offshore SB Palatka FL 38 901180 Park City Bridgeport-Port Jefferson SB 1,129 261 1,000 1986 Active
Orange SB Orange TX 265 978475 Gov. Daniel Russell North Carolina DoT 469 173 254 Jan-92 Active
Orange SB Orange TX 355 1133333 W. Stanford White North Carolina DoT 286 168 300 2003 Active
Orange SB Orange TX 413 1234389 Swan Quarter North Carolina DoT 867 205   2011 Active
Orange SB Orange TX 425 1237503 Sea Level North Carolina DoT 867 205   2012 Active
Paceco Alameda CA 178 272604 Carquinez   537 185 207 1956 Later Blackbeard, now Noble Phoenix
Patti Shipyard Pensacola FL 135 949251 Cape Point  North Carolina DoT 276 140 150 1989 Active
Patti Shipyard Pensacola FL 136 949252 Chicamacomico  North Carolina DoT 276 140 150 1989 Active
Patti Shipyard Pensacola FL 137 946908 Frisco  North Carolina DoT 275 140 150 1990 Active
Peterson Builders Sturgeon Bay WI 9175 555601 LeConte Alaska DoT (AMHS) 1,328 217 300 1974 Active
Peterson Builders Sturgeon Bay WI 9335 582567 Aurora Alaska DoT (AMHS) 1,281 217 300 1977 Active
Quality Shipyards Houma LA 1211 1032219 Emerald Queen Puyallup Tribe 1,586 224   1995 Active
Quality Shipyards Houma LA 1242 1163463 Plaquemines Pride Plaquemines Parish 310 205 205 Nov-04 Active
Rysco Rockport TX 53 640565 Sankaty Steamship Authority 351 220 300 1980 Active
Settoon, Fred 184 593755 Col. Frank X. Armiger Louisiana DoT 268 88 400 1979 Active
Shelburne SY Shelburne VT   253785 Valcour Lake Champlain Tptn. 446 190 225 1947 Active
Southern SB Slidell LA 735 277276 Iberville Louisiana DoT 223 97 160 1958 Active
St. Mary Iron Works Franklin LA 7259 606885 Avoca Island Ferry St. Mary Parish 115 101 25 1968 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 321 989939 Conquistadora Puerto Rico Ports Auth. 215 101 316 Jan-93 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 331 996146 Roanoke North Carolina DoT 283 150 150  Feb-94 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 333 1025834 Thomas A. Baum  North Carolina DoT 283 150 150  Jun-95 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 345 1038967 Arnold W. Oliver Texas DoT 374 168 300 1996 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 347 1043680 Southport  North Carolina DoT 374 168 300 Nov-96 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 362 1051627 Neuse  North Carolina DoT 380 168 300  Apr-98 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 426 1135643 Croatoan North Carolina DoT 403 168 300  Aug-03 Active
Steiner Shipyard Bayou La Batre AL 431 1174277 Hatteras North Carolina DoT 403 168 300 May-06 Active
Tampa Marine Tampa FL   266081 Grand Isle Lake Champlain Tptn. 124 176 205 1953 Active
Todd Houston Houston TX 114 259595 Ross S. Stirling  Harris County 588 62   1950 Retired
Todd Houston Houston TX 115 259819 Cone Johnson Harris County 588 62   1950 Now Empire
Todd Houston Houston TX 387 545783 Ross S. Stirling  Harris County 110 62 48 1964 Active
Todd Houston Houston TX 388 545784 William P. Hobby  Harris County 110 62 48 1964 Active
Todd Houston Houston TX 592 555834 Delaware Delaware River & Bay Auth. 2,200 284 800 Apr-74 Active
Todd Houston Houston TX 593 560370 New Jersey Delaware River & Bay Auth. 2,200 284 800 Oct-74 Active
Todd Houston Houston TX 594 563906 Twin Capes Delaware River & Bay Auth. 2,500 284 1,000 Apr-75 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 53 544785 Spokane Washington State Ferries 3,300 430 2,000 Feb-73 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 54 546382 Walla Walla Washington State Ferries 3,300 430 2,000 Apr-73 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 91 1052576 Tacoma Washington State Ferries 4,998 460 2,500 Aug-97 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 92 1061309 Wenatchee Washington State Ferries 4,998 460 2,500 May-98 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 93 1061310 Puyallup Washington State Ferries 4,998 460 2,500 Dec-98 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 99 1228643 Chetzemoka Washington State Ferries 4,623 257   2010 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 100 1229903 Salish Washington State Ferries 4,623 257   2010 Active
Todd Seattle Seattle WA 101 1229902 Kennewick Washington State Ferries 4,623 257   2011 Active
Vigor Seattle Seattle WA 7098 1251144 Tokitae Washington State Ferries 3,525 345   2014 Active
Vigor Seattle Seattle WA 7102 1251777 Samish Washington State Ferries 3,525 345   2015 Active
Verret SY Pascagoula MS 40 652177   Louisiana Corrections Admin. 104 54 90 1982 Now Mister Cue
VT Halter Marine Pascagoula MS 1966 1188126 Island Home Steamship Authority 1,567 235 1,200 2007 Active
Wall SY Harvey LA 39 583431 Ascension Louisiana DoT 535 155 131 1977 Active
Washburn & Doughty East Boothbay ME 41 982982 Capt. Henry Lee Maine DoT 288 127 221 1992 Active
Washburn & Doughty East Boothbay ME 42 990664 Capt. Charles Philbrook Maine DoT 288 127 221 1993 Active
Washburn & Doughty East Boothbay ME 43 991931 Capt. Neal Burgess Maine DoT 288 127 221 1993 Active
Wiley Mfg. Port Deposit MD  519 278977 Governor Muskie Maine DoT 143