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Submarine Boat, Newark NJ

Most recent update: March 13, 2012.


The Submarine Boat Company was a subsidiary of the Electric Boat Company, organized in April 1915 for the WWI merchant shipbuilding effort.  Together with Merchant Shipbuilding, in Bristol PA, and American International Shipbuilding, in Hog Island PA, it was an assembly yard, up to 80% of each hull being prefabricated elsewhere. At its peak, it employed 25,000 people, second only to Hog Island.  The company's 150-ship contract with the U.S. Shipping Board was cut short at 118, but they built the last 32 ships anyway, for a shipping company called Transmarine that they formed for the purpose: They then built 30 barges for Transmarine before closing in 1922.  In the table below, it's amazing to note the number of times the names of these ships were changed while they were still under construction: what was that all about?  The shipyard was located where the automobile terminal just south of the I-78 New Jersey Turnpike Extension is now.  See it from the air on Google here.  It was reactivated for WWII by Federal Shipbuilding.

Hull # USSB # Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Delivery Disposition
1 547 Agawam US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,085 Dec-18 Scrapped 1926
2 548 Alamosa US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,095 Mar-19 Scrapped 1926
3 549 Alcona US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,070 Mar-19 Scrapped 1926
4 550 Ingold US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,105 Apr-19 Scrapped 1929
5 551 Charlot US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,150 Apr-19 Scrapped 1926
6 552 Chetopa US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,207 Aug-19 Later Phyllis Soto 1937, Ljubica Matkovic 1938, torpedoed and lost 1942
7 553 Cokato US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,135 Mar-19 Scrapped 1929
8 554 Minnicotta/Decatur Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,105 Apr-19 Scrapped 1926
9 555 Minooka/Fort Pitt Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,105 Apr-19 Scrapped 1926
10 556 Monana US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,223 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
11 557 Phoenix Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,095 Apr-19 Scrapped 1929
12 558 Muscado/Chicago Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,182 Apr-19 Scrapped 1926
13 559 Chartiers/Mount Vernon Bridge  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,075 Apr-19 Scrapped 1929
14 560 Panola US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,125 May-19 Scrapped 1926
15 561 Onekama US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,220 Aug-19 Scrapped 1926
16 562 Jekyl US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,182 May-19 Scrapped 1926
17 563 Ontonagon/Milwaukee Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,191 May-19 Later Malama 1927, bombed and lost 1942
18 564 Costavailla/Hico US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,069 Apr-19 Scrapped 1929
19 565 Opelika US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,125 May-19 Scrapped 1926
20 566 Opelousas/Masca US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,187 May-19 Scrapped 1929
21 567 Opequan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Jun-19 Scrapped 1925
22 568 Oquawka/Allies US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,187 May-19 Scrapped 1926
23 569 Oriskany/Consort US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,192 May-19 Scrapped 1926
24 570 Decosta/Wisconsin Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jun-19 Later Sophie Frankel 1920, Wisconsin Bridge 1921, wrecked in the Abacos 1929
25 571 Fortesque/Bethlehem Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jul-19 Scrapped 1925
26 572 Faraby US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,187 May-19 Scrapped 1926
27 573 Farnam US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,125 May-19 Scrapped 1929
28 574 Fenwick/Jackson US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jun-19 Scrapped 1926
29 575 Iberville/Louisville Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,192 Jun-19 Scrapped 1929
30 576 Acken/National Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,182 May-19 Scrapped 1929
31 577 Nesco US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,199 May-19 Scrapped 1929
32 578 Masca US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,180 May-19 Scrapped 1929
33 579 Moela/Knoxville US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jun-19 Scrapped 1929
34 580 Fragata/Anniston US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,191 Jun-19 Scrapped 1929
35 581 Fiaca/Chattanooga US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Jun-19 Scrapped 1926
36 582 Orancken/Montgomery US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jun-19 Scrapped 1929
37 583 Elberon/St. Augustine US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Jun-19 Scrapped 1929
38 584 Bound Brook US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jul-19 Later Point Bonita 1926, Coast Banker 1937, Rodina 1943, Coast Banker 1944, China Victor 1947, exploded and lost 1949
39 585 Amboy/Glynn County/Brasher US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jul-19 Scrapped 1926
40 586 Aruba/Pinellas County/Johnson City US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,196 Jul-19 Scrapped 1926
41 587 Hamilton County/Shortsville US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,227 Aug-19 Scrapped 1926
42 588 Ocala/Jefferson County US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,192 Jul-19 Scrapped 1926
43 589 Allamuchy/Hillsborough County  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,199 Jun-19 Scrapped 1926
44 590 Oyachita/Dade County US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,200 Jul-19 Scrapped 1926
45 591 Waacksock/St. Johns County US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,200 Aug-19 Scrapped 1928
46 592 Watop/Davidson County US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Aug-19 Scrapped 1926
47 593 Wallkill/Unicoi County US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
48 594 Woodmansie/Mantee County US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,253 Sep-19 Scrapped 1929
49 595 Wawayanda/Boston Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Jul-19 Scrapped 1926
50 596 Bay Head US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,200 Jul-19 Scrapped 1926
51 785 Morris/Pontia US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,274 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
52 786 Aquahatan/Hopedale/Assinippi US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,289 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
53 787 Brookline/Delavan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,288 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
54 788 Springfield/Calno US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
55 789 Delcambie/Pawtucket US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,204 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
56 790 Haddon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,258 Sep-19 Scrapped 1930
57 791 Aquedocton/Cambridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,262 Aug-19 Scrapped 1926
58 792 Bird City/Asquam US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,253 Aug-19 Scrapped 1929
59 793 City of Fairbury/Ablanset US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,227 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
60 794 Acockus/Casper/Lackawanna Valley US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,255 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
61 795 Waco US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,256 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
62 796 Acockus/Labette/Asabeth US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,295 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
63 797 Ashuelot/Minnequa/Lordship Manor US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,273 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
64 798 Aspomsok/Tulsa/Parksville US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,290 Sep-19 Scrapped 1926
65 799 Sevo/Fourth Alabama US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,247 Sep-19 Scrapped 1929
66 800 Assinippi/Mabel Hunter/Nonantum US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,293 Sep-19 Scrapped 1929
67 801 Attitash/Corson/Buffalo Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,291 Oct-19 Later Kosei Maru 1938, torpedoed and lost 1943
68 802 Ancoot/Wheatland/Putnam US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,287 Sep-19 Scrapped 1929
69 803 Anquam/Stanley/Continental Bridge  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,287 Oct-19 Later Point Fermin 1926, Florida 1934, Dixie Sword 1937, wrecked off Cape Cod 1942
70 804 Autopscot/Nobles/Clark Mills US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,287 Oct-19 Scrapped 1929
71 805 Anaquascut/Deer Lodge/Federal Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,291 Oct-19 Later Point Montara 1927, Coast Merchant 1937, Izhora 1943, scrapped 1966
72 806 Absolona/Tripp/Marsodak US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,286 Oct-19 Later Namarib 1941, Ballader 1942, torpedoed and lost 1942
73 807 Apautuck/Dewey/Independent Bridge  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,293 Oct-19 Scrapped 1928
74 808 Jalmar/Kootenai US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,295 Nov-19 Scrapped 1926
75 809 Jabish/Deuel/Indiana Bridge/Coquitt US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,233 Oct-19 Scrapped 1926
76 810 Chequocket/Cook US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,295 Dec-19 Scrapped 1926
77 811 Chockolog/Hamlin US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,290 Nov-19 Later Sevilla 1923, Almingues 1926, scrapped 1928
78 812 Coasuck/Tampa/Moosehausic US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,290 Oct-19 Scrapped 1926
79 813 Cohanit/Watertown/Kenwood Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,290 Nov-19 Later Leonita 1920, foundered 1921
80 814 Ilion/Lackawanna Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,296 Oct-19 Scrapped 1929
81 815 Coquitt/Indiana Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,295 Dec-19 Scrapped 1926
82 816 Coskata/Hartford/Coskata US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,300 Dec-19 Scrapped 1926
83 817 Kahna/Lakeside Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,300 Dec-19 Wrecked in the Azores 1920
84 818 Cushnet/Waterbury/Cushnet US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,300 Dec-19 Scrapped 1929
85 819 Cuttyhunk/Auditor/Cuttyhunk US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,300 Dec-19 Scrapped 1929
86 820 Mascuppie/Glen Ridge/Massillon Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,075 Dec-19 Scrapped 1929
87 821 Malysee/Kerhonkson/Northwestern Bridge  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,300 Dec-19 Scrapped 1929
88 822 Massick/Rockaway Park/Margus US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-20 Scrapped 1926
89 823 Margus/Palisades/Massick US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,300 Dec-19 Scrapped 1926
90 824 Meeshawn/Tenafly/Mopang US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-20 Mined and lost 1921
91 825 Brasher/Riverside Bridge/Minnewawa US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-20 Scrapped 1929
92 826 Menemsha/Rock Island Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-20 In collision and wrecked 1920
93 827 Monodac/Toledo Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-20 Scrapped 1926
94 828 Monomac US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-20 Scrapped 1926
95 829 Monponset/Vincennes Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Feb-20 Scrapped 1926
96 830 Manasack/Virginia Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Scrapped 1929
97 831 Pittsburgh Bridge/Tekoa US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Mar-20 Scrapped 1929
98 832 Moolinoo/Archbold Bridge/Tashmoo US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Later Takusei Maru 1938, torpedoed and lost 1942
99 833 Minnehonk/East Chicago/Tonesit US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Mar-20 Scrapped 1929
100 834 Mavosheen/Noddle Island Bridge/Tona US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Feb-20 Scrapped 1929
101 835 Menamah/Noddle Island Bridge/Haslehurst US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Mar-20 Scrapped 1929
102 836 Crailhope/Rising Sun/Tuladi US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Feb-20 Scrapped 1929
103 837 Minnewawa/Riverside Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Later Point Arena 1928, Coast Farmer 1937, torpedoed and lost 1942
104 838 Missanco/Moravia Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Later Mana 1926, scrapped 1947
105 839 Manhanset/Des Moines Bridge  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Scrapped 1929
106 840 Yapam/The Plow City US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
107 841 Yukpa/Sterling Steel Bridge/Suwied US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Feb-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
108 842 Yashi/Holyoke Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 May-20 Later Point Reyes 1926, Coast Trader 1937, torpedoed and lost 1942
109 843 Yoati/Anthracite Bridge  US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 May-20 Scrapped 1929
110 844 Yokowish/Fort Armstrong US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,255 May-20 Takuen Maru 1938, foundered off Hokkaido 1941
111 845 Tona/Noddle Island US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 May-20 Scrapped 1929
112 846 Tolan/New England Iron/New England US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Scrapped 1929
113 847 Tonesit/East Chicago US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Apr-20 Later Point Sur 1926, Coast Shipper 1937, Chung Hong 1946, Tai Chun 1947, scrapped 1958
114 848 Tockwotten/Schuykill Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 May-20 Scrapped 1929
115 849 Tuladi/Rising Sun/Oronoke US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-20 Scrapped 1926
116 850 Tacconnet/Wheeling Mold US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-20 Scrapped 1926
117 851 Tashmoo/Archbold Bridge/Pittsburg Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 May-20 Later Mala 1927, Mapele 1936, wrecked 1943
118 852 Tashua/Everett Bridge/Neshobee US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-20 Later Point Gorda 1926, Coast Miller 1937, Kiev 1942, scrapped 1961
119 853 Tauchaud, Suwied, Sterling Steel Bridge/Italia Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-20 Later Sucarseco 1923, scrapped 1939
120 854 Telos/Irving Bridge/Suboatco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-20 Scrapped 1935
121 855 Temisconata/Kellogg Bridge/Suedco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-20 Scrapped 1935
122 856 Tekoa/Suportco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jul-20 Scrapped 1939
123 857 Teapanock/Elchankoe/Sunelseco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jul-20 Scrapped 1939
124 858 Tobique/Sudurco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Aug-20 Scrapped 1935
125 859 Tomahegan/Glenora/Sutransco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Later Admiral Chase 1930, scrapped 1952
126 860 Pemetic/Natirar/Sutermco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Sep-20 Later Admiral Day 1931, wrecked off Canton Island 1940
127 861 Beargrove/Surailco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Later Admiral Cole 1931, Ashkhabad 1945, scrapped 1953
128 862 Pico/Suelco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Sep-20 Scrapped 1936
129 863 Piston/Sunewco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Later Admiral Y. S. Williams 1934, Tatsutama Maru 1942, Yamahagi Maru 1952, scrapped 1965
130 864 Powwow/Sutopco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Sep-20 Scrapped 1936
131 865 Onota/Tustem/Suholco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Aug-20 Later Makua 1926, Meo Hwa 1946, Tai Kong 1947, Miranda 1949, foundered 1950
132 866 Oronoke/Surico Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Sep-20 Later Admiral Gove 1931, Ramona 1940, Hitora Maru 1941, Valles 1951, scrapped 1967
133 867 Hiawasse/Vierling Bridge/Suduffco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Foundered 1926
134 868 Quonset/Sudawsonco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Nov-20 Scrapped 1939
135 869 Naddock/Sumanco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Scrapped 1938
136 870 Nugunket/Susherico Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Later Manini 1928, torpedoed and lost 1941
137 871 Nehumkee/Jelcaw/Surichco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Nov-20 Later Admiral Wiley 1930, wrecked off New Guinea 1940
138 872 Nebelow/Sulanierco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Nov-20 Later Admiral Senn 1931, Thepsatri Nawa 1940, Empire Hamble 1942, scrapped 1950
139 873 Nequosset/Suremico Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Nov-20 Later Nisqually 1928, bombed and lost off Wake Island 1941
140 874 Neskett/Suscolanco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Oct-20 Later Admiral Nulton 1930, scrapped 1949
141 875 Neshobee/Sujaineco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Nov-20 Wrecked off Coos Bay 1929
142 876 Quinney/Suwordenco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Dec-20 Later Admiral Halstead 1930, scrapped 49
143 877 Deacon/Suwarinco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Dec-20 Scrapped 1935
144 878 Ibena/Sunewarco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-21 Scrapped 1939
145 879 Desha/Tamara/Sunugentco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-21 Later Admiral Wood 1931, Martin Sivertsen 1940, Sisunthon Nawa 1940, scuttled off Surabaya 1942
146 880 Kaboka/Sugillenco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Mar-21 Later Admiral Laws 1931, Suriyothai Nawa 1940, Columbine 1942, torpedoed and lost 1944
147 881 Dearing/Sujerseyco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Feb-21 Later Makawao 1928, scrapped 1946
148 882 Benoit/Suspearco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 May-21 Scrapped 1939
149 883 Bigtunk/Subuaco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jun-21 Scrapped 1939
150 884 Bunganut/Suphenco Transmarine Cargo Ship 5,340 Jan-23 Scrapped 1935
151   Transmarine No. 100 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
152   Transmarine No. 101 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
153   Transmarine No. 102 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
154   Transmarine No. 103 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
155   Transmarine No. 104 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
156   Transmarine No. 105 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
157   Transmarine No. 106 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
158   Transmarine No. 107 Transmarine Barge 206 1920  
159   Transmarine No. 108 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
160   Transmarine No. 109 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
161   Transmarine No. 110 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
162   Transmarine No. 111 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
163   Transmarine No. 112 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
164   Transmarine No. 113 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
165   Transmarine No. 114 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
166   Transmarine No. 115 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
167   Transmarine No. 116 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
168   Transmarine No. 117 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
169   Transmarine No. 118 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
170   Transmarine No. 119 Transmarine Barge 206 1921  
171   Transmarine No. 120 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
172   Transmarine No. 121 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
173   Transmarine No. 122 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
174   Transmarine No. 123 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
175   Transmarine No. 124 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
176   Transmarine No. 125 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
177   Transmarine No. 126 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
178   Transmarine No. 127 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
179   Transmarine No. 128 Transmarine Barge 206 1922  
180   Transmarine No. 129 Transmarine Barge 206 1922