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Oscar Daniels Shipbuilding, Tampa FL

Most recent update: August 11, 2010.


Oscar Daniels Shipbuilding was a subsidiary of Oscar Daniels Contractors & Engineers, of Chicago, which was run by a Norwegian immigrant originally named Oscar Danielsen.  The yard closed in 1922 and the principals all moved back to  Chicago.  It was located at the inner end of the Ybor Channel, where International Ship Repair is today.

Hull # Name Off. # Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1 Yomachichi 219052 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,866 Oct-19 Later Ocelot (IX 110) 1943, wrecked in Buckner Bay 1945
2 Wilscox 219401 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,926 Dec-19 Sunk as breakwater at Normandy 1944
3 Tampa 219577 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,948 Feb-20 Later Orvetta (IX 157) 1944, Tampa 1948, scrapped 1950
4 Seminole 219690 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,984 Apr-20 Later Seminole 1946, scrapped 1947
5 Unicoi 219940 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,926 Apr-20 Later Excelsior 1940, Unicoi 1942, scrapped 1947
6 Manatee 219990 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,948 Jul-20 Later Empire Waterhen 1940, sunk as breakwater at Normandy 1944, scrapped 1948
7 Sawokla 220420 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,984 Oct-20 Later Excellency 1940, Sawokla 1942, shelled and lost 1942
8 City of Rayville 220677 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,910 Dec-20 Mined and lost 1940
9 City of Dalhart 221006 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,841 Feb-21 Later IX 156, scrapped 1947
10 City of Brunswick 221007 U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,841 May-21 Wrecked off Nova Scotia 1921
11 T. J. Williams 221618 Tidewater Oil Tanker 8,212 Sep-21 Torpedoed and lost 1941
12 Byron D. Benson 221861 Tidewater Oil Company Tanker 8,211 Jan-22 Torpedoed and lost 1942
13 Lorraine D 220915 Oscar Daniels Sbdg Tug 125 Feb-22 Later Lizzie D. Shaw