Home  Shipyard Index  Large Emergency Shipbuilders


Union Construction, Oakland CA

Most recent update: March 6, 2016.


Union Construction Company was organized in 1918 to build cargo ships for the U.S. Shipping Board.  The site was between Bataan and Chunking Streets in what is now the Oakland Army Base.  If anyone can provide any more information about this shipyard, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1 1461 218764 Hatchie US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,989 Aug-19 Scrapped 1930
2 1462 218977 Hathaway US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,991 Sep-19 Scrapped 1930
3 1463 219539 City of Berkeley US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,039 Jan-20 Scrapped 1930
4 1464 219725 Havilah US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,045 Mar-20 Scrapped 1929
5 1465 219924 Hawarden US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,042 Apr-20 Scrapped 1930
6 1466 220088 Haxtum US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,041 May-20 Scrapped 1930
7 1467 220255 Hayden US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,042 2un-20 Scrapped 1930
8 1468 220411 Haymon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,042 Jul-20 Scrapped 1930
9 1469 220502 Haynie US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,037 Aug-20 Scrapped 1929
10 1470 220651 Heber US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,041 Oct-20 Scrapped 1929
11   220856 Charlie Watson Standard Oil of Cal. Tanker 1,769 Nov-20 Later Zephyr 1940, scrapped 1948
12   221073 Liebre Socony-Vacuum Oil Tanker 7,057 Feb-21 Later Meredosia 1945, Liebre 1946, scrapped 1947
13               Not used
14   221169 R. J. Hanna Standard Oil of Cal. Tanker 7,095 Apr-21 Later Bahrain 1935, scrapped 1953
15   146054 Acardo Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,767 Jun-21 First Shell tanker not built in Britain, scrapped 1936
16   WPG 48 Tampa (WPG 48) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 15-Sep-21 Sold 1947 as Rigil Kent, scrapped 1951
17   WPG 45 Haida (WPG 45) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 26-Oct-21 Sold 1948
18   WPG 47 Mojave (WPG 47) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 12-Dec-21 Sold 1948
19   WPG 46 Modoc (WPG 46) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 14-Jan-22 Sold 1948 as Amelia V, later Machala 1950, scrapped 1964
20   WAT 54 Shawnee (WAT 54) US Coast Guard Tug 900 8-Mar-22 Sold 1947
21   151432 Achatina Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,833 Jul-21 Scrapped 1936
22   146159 Ampullaria Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,857 Aug-21 Scrapped 1935
23   146196 Amalthus Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,834 Sep-21 Scrapped 1936
24   174887 Martinez Shell Oil Co. Tanker 1,052 Jan-23 Later S.O. Co. No. 15
25     Frank M. Shallue Western Dredging Dredge   1923 Completed by Paceco
26   169098 C. No. 1 Claude Cummings Barge 605 1923 Scrapped 1963