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Union Construction, Oakland CA

Most recent update: July 13, 2011.


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 # Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1 1461 Hatchie US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Aug-19 Scrapped 1930
2 1462 Hathaway US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Sep-19 Scrapped 1930
3 1463 City of Berkeley US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Jan-20 Scrapped 1930
4 1464 Havilah US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Mar-20 Scrapped 1929
5 1465 Hawarden US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Apr-20 Scrapped 1930
6 1466 Haxtum US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 May-20 Scrapped 1930
7 1467 Hayden US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 2un-20 Scrapped 1930
8 1468 Haymon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Jul-20 Scrapped 1930
9 1469 Haynie US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Aug-20 Scrapped 1929
10 1470 Heber US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,500 Oct-20 Scrapped 1929
11   Charlie Watson Standard Oil of Cal. Tanker 7,000 Nov-20 Later Zephyr 1940, scrapped 1948
12   Liebre Socony-Vacuum Oil Tanker 7,000 Feb-21 Later Meredosia 1945, Liebre 1946, scrapped 1947
13             Not used
14   R. J. Hanna Standard Oil of Cal. Tanker 7,000 Apr-21 Later Bahrain 1935, scrapped 1953
15   Acardo Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,800 Jun-21 First Shell tanker not built in Britain, scrapped 1936
16   Tampa (WPG 48) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 15-Sep-21 Sold 1947 as Rigil Kent, scrapped 1951
17   Haida (WPG 45) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 26-Oct-21 Sold 1948
18   Mojave (WPG 47) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 12-Dec-21 Sold 1948
19   Modoc (WPG 46) US Coast Guard Gunboat 1,955 14-Jan-22 Sold 1948 as Amelia V, later Machala 1950, scrapped 1964
20   Shawnee (WAT 54) US Coast Guard Tug 900 8-Mar-22 Sold 1947
21   Achatina Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,800 Jul-21 Scrapped 1936
22   Ampullaria Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,800 Aug-21 Scrapped 1935
23   Amalthus Anglo-Saxon Pet. Co. Tanker 5,800 Sep-21 Scrapped 1936