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Ro-Ro Ships Built in U.S. Shipyards

Most recent update: September 17, 2015.


Of the 38 large ro-ro ships built in the U.S. since WWII, 13 were built with CDS for foreign trading and 25 were built - or are currently under construction - for domestic trading and/or military use.

Year

Original Name

Original Owner

Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. MA Hull # MA Design GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes
Ro-Ro Ships Built with CDS for Foreign Trading

1958

Comet

U.S. Maritime Admin.

Sun

601

  42 C3-ST-14a

13,800

10,300

Comet (T-AKR 7) 1975

1967

Sea Lift

U.S. Navy

Lockheed

124

 

167

C4-ST-67a

16,500

12,500

16.2 

Meteor (T-AKR 9) 1975
1969 Mormacsea Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1157 519102 221 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Defiance 1970, American Rover 1982, Rover 1984, scrapped 1993
1968 Mormacsky Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1158 521302 222 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Great Republic 1970, Curtiss (T-AVB 4) 1986
1969 Mormacstar Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1159 522650 223 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Red Jacket 1970, American Rapid 1982, Rapid 1984, Cape Nome (T-AKR 1014) 1988
1970 Mormacsun Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1160 524416 224 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Young America 1970, Wright (T-AVB 3) 1986
1976

Maine

States Line Bath 366 569400 279 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Tyson Lykes 1979, Cape Inscription (T-AKR 5076) 1986

1976

Arizona

States Line Bath 367 573093 280 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Lipscomb Lykes 1979, Jupiter 1980, Cape Intrepid (T-AKR 11) 1986

1976

Nevada

States Line Bath 368 577636 281 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Charles Lykes 1979, Cape Isabel (T-AKR 5062) 1986

1977

Illinois

States Line Bath 369 581745 295 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Mercury 1980, Cape Island (T-AKR 10) 1986

1979

America

Am. Atlantic Shipping

Equitable 1715 610290

332

C1-M-122a

 

6,660

9.9

Island Hope 1986, Island Enterprise 1990

1980

Amazonia

Am. Atlantic Shipping

Equitable 1716 622178

333

C1-M-122a

 

6,660

9.9

Rainbow Hope 1984, Juno 1999, Geysir 2000

1980

Antillia

Am. Atlantic Shipping

Equitable 1717 627433

334

C1-M-122a

 

6,660

9.9

Island Mariana 1986, Liberty 1988, Stellar Sea 1992, R. M. Thorstenson 2009

Ro-Ro Ships Built for Domestic Trading

1967

ADM Wm. M. Callaghan

Sunexport Holdings

Sun

646

511744    

24,500

13,700

  T-AKR 1001 1987

1968

Ponce de Leon

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

647

512975    

15,200

14,500

Ponce 1977, Osprey 1996, scrapped 2000

1971

Eric K. Holzer

Transamerica Trailer Ferries

Sun

650

530007    

15,200

14,500

18.0 Bayamon 1977, scrapped 2008

1973

Lurline

Matson Navigation

Sun

662

549900    

15,200

14,500

30.0 Active

1972

Fortaleza

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

663

544797    

15,200

14,500

30.0 Scrapped 1993

1973

Matsonia

Matson Navigation

Sun

664

553090    

15,200

14,500

30.0 Active

1974

El Taino

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

666

557100    

15,200

14,500

30.0 Gulf Bear 1976, Caguas 1979, Kainalu 1990, El Morro 1999, scrapped 2014

1975

Puerto Rico

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

670

558749    

18,000

17,300

30.0 Northern Lights 1991, El Faro 2006

1975

Great Land

TOTE

Sun

673

567835    

18,000

17,300

30.0 Scrapped 2013

1976

Atlantic Bear

Pacific Far East Line

Sun

674

573223    

18,000

17,300

30.0 Atlantic Spirit 1984, Kaimoku 1989, El Yunque 1998

1977

Westward Venture

TOTE

Sun

675

581673    

18,000

17,300

30.0 Scrapped 2011

1983

John B. Waterman

Waterman Line

Sun

679

641083 346 C7-S-133a

18,500

23,500

68.5 SGT Matej Kocak (T-AKR 3005) 1983

1983

Thomas Heyward

Waterman Line

Sun

680

641084 347 C7-S-133a

18,500

23,500

68.5 PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AKR 3006) 1983

1983

Charles Carroll

Waterman Line

GD Quincy

86

655332 351 C7-S-133a

18,500

23,500

68.5 MAJ Stephen W.Pless (T-AKR 3007) 1983

1985

2LT John P. Bobo

AMSEA

GD Quincy

61

678106    

46,000

124.0 T-AKR 3008 1985

1985

PFC Dewayne T. Williams

AMSEA

GD Quincy

62

678107    

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3009 1985

1985

1LT Baldomero Lopez

AMSEA

GD Quincy

63

678108    

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3010 1985

1986

1LT Jack Lummus

AMSEA

GD Quincy

64

678109    

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3011 1986

1986

SGT William R. Button

AMSEA

GD Quincy

65

678110    

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3012 1986

2003

Midnight Sun

TOTE NASSCO

490

1128203    

61,000

27,900

175.0

Active

2003

North Star

TOTE NASSCO

491

1139532    

61,000

27,900

175.0

Active

2005

Jean Anne

Pasha Hawaiian Transport

VT Halter

1873

1163979    

37,000

12,500

70.0

Active

2015

Marjorie C

Pasha Hawaiian Transport

VT Halter

2005

1241578    

47,000

24,750

144.0

Active

2017

El Coqui

Crowley Marine

VT Halter

2022

1278328         175.0

Building

2017

Taino

Crowley Marine

VT Halter

2023

1278329         175.0

Building