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R-Type Refrigerated Cargo Ships

Most recent update: April 12, 2008.


 There were four batches of refrigerated cargo ship, 41 ships in total.  Two designs were modified C1s and two were modified C2s.

USMC # Shipbuilder Location Hull # Original Name Design DWT Delivered Disposition
1202 Moore DD Oakland CA 289 Matchless R2-S-BV1 9,150 23-Mar-45 To USN 1952 as "Aludra" (AF 55), sold 1979 as "Aleutian Monarch", burnt and scuttled 1981
1205 Moore DD Oakland CA 292 Flying Dragon R2-S-BV1 9,150 28-Apr-45 Scrapped 1974
1206 Moore DD Oakland CA 293 Ocean Chief R2-S-BV1 9,150 4-May-45 To USN 1946 as "Alstede" (AF 48), scrapped 1970
1207 Moore DD Oakland CA 294 Fleetwood R2-S-BV1 9,150 21-Jun-45 To USN 1961 as "Bellatrix" (AF 62), scrapped 1969
1210 Moore DD Oakland CA 297 Contest R2-S-BV1 9,150 28-May-45 Scrapped 1973
1212 Moore DD Oakland CA 299 Golden Rocket R2-S-BV1 9,150 16-Jul-45 To USN 1946 as "Zelima" (AF 49), scrapped 1981
1648 Gulf SB Chickasaw AL 18 Fra Berlanga R2-ST-AU1 6,148 Feb-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1971
1649 Gulf SB Chickasaw AL 19 San Jose R2-ST-AU1 6,148 Jun-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1976
1650 Gulf SB Chickasaw AL 20 Limon R2-ST-AU1 6,148 May-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1977
1651 Gulf SB Chickasaw AL 21 Esparta R2-ST-AU1 6,148 Sep-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1977
1652 Gulf SB Chickasaw AL 22 Junior R2-ST-AU1 6,148 Dec-45 Sold private 1969, scrapped 1975
1653 Gulf SB Chickasaw AL 23 Comayagua R2-ST-AU1 6,148 Feb-46 Sold private 1969, scrapped 1975
2194 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 317 Adria R1-M-AV3 7,435 Nov-44 To USN as AF 30, scrapped 1974
2195 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 318 Arequipa R1-M-AV3 7,435 Dec-44 To USN as AF 31, sold private 1972, fish factory ship
2196 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 319 Corduba R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jan-45 To USN as AF 32, scrapped 1974
2197 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 320 Karin R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jan-45 To USN as AF 33, sold private 1969, drillship Typhoon 
2198 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 321 Kerstin R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jan-45 To USN as AF 34, scrapped
2199 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 322 Latona R1-M-AV3 7,435 Feb-45 To USN as AF 35, scrapped 1973
2200 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 323 Lioba R1-M-AV3 7,435 Mar-45 To USN as AF 36, scrapped 1973
2201 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 324 Malabar R1-M-AV3 7,435 Mar-45 To USN as AF 37, scrapped 1974
2202 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 325 Merapi R1-M-AV3 7,435 Mar-45 To USN as AF 38, sold private 1966, fish factory ship
2203 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 326 Palisana R1-M-AV3 7,435 Apr-45 To USN as AF 39, scrapped 1972
2204 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 327 Flemish Bend R1-M-AV3 7,435 Apr-45 To USN as Bondia (AF 42), scrapped 1974
2205 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 328 Whale Knot R1-M-AV3 7,435 May-45 To USN as Gordonia (AF 43), scrapped 1974
2206 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 329 Wall and Crown R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jun-45 To USN as Laurentia (AF 44), scrapped 1973
2207 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 330 Lucidor R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jul-45 To USN as AF 45, sold private 1967, disposition unknown
2332 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 331 Stevedore Knot R1-M-AV3 7,435 Mar-45 To USN as Athanasia (AF 41), scrapped
2338 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 337 Octavia R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jun-45 To USN as AF 46, sold private 1972, fish factory ship
2339 Pennsylvania SY Beaumont TX 338 Valentine R1-M-AV3 7,435 Jul-45 To USN as AF 47, sold private 1967, fish factory ship
2811-2816 Consolidated Steel Wilmington CA 1352-1357   R2-S-BV1 9,150   Cancelled
2900 Newport News SB Newport News VA 458 Parsimina R2-ST-AU1 6,148 16-Jan-47 Scrapped 1977
2901 Newport News SB Newport News VA 459 Heredia R2-ST-AU1 6,148 19-Mar-47 Scrapped 1977
2902 Newport News SB Newport News VA 460 Metapan R2-ST-AU1 6,148 7-May-47 Scrapped 1977
2903 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4448 Yaque R1-S-DH1 5,008 6-Mar-47 Scrapped 1972
2904 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4449 Cibao R1-S-DH1 5,008 10-Apr-47 Scrapped 1975
2905 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4450 Quisqueya R1-S-DH1 5,008 15-May-47 Scrapped 1975
2906 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4451 Santo Cerro R1-S-DH1 5,008 26-Jun-47 Scrapped 1975
2907 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4452 Sixaola R1-S-DH1 5,008 12-Dec-47 Scrapped 1978
2908 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4453 Tivives R1-S-DH1 5,008 12-Feb-48 Scrapped 1968
2909 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4454 Hibueras R1-S-DH1 5,008 8-Apr-48 Scrapped 1972
2910 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4455 Ulua R1-S-DH1 5,008 6-May-48 Scrapped 1976
2911 Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Pt. MD 4456 Morazan R1-S-DH1 5,008 9-Jul-48 Scrapped 1976