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Virginia Shipbuilding, Alexandria VA

Most recent update: March 12, 2016.


Virginia Shipbuilding was started by C. W. Morse, of U.S. Steamship Co., who also started Groton Iron Works.  The yard was at Jones Point, on Battery Cove, close to where the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge is.  Its main office building is still there, as the Jones Point Army Reserve Center.

Hull # USSB # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1 975 217973 Gunston Hall U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 6,182 Aug-19 Scrapped 1930
2 976 218707 Betsy Bell U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 6,182 Jun-19 Scrapped 1930
3 977 218886 Vanada U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 6,059 Sep-19 Scrapped 1930
4 978 219017 Chancook/H. F. Morse U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,054 Oct-19 Scrapped 1930
5 979 219463 Carratunk/E. A. Morse U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,059 Aug-19 Later Oakspring 1925, Stylianos Chandris 1938, mined and lost 1941
6 980 219689 Boshbish/Clemence C. Morse U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,061 Mar-20 Later Oakman 1925, Empire Impala 1941, torpedoed and lost 1943
7 981 219842 Bellyhoe/Jennie R. Morse U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,060 Apr-20 Later Oakpark 1925, scrapped 1935
8 982 220105 Anna E. Morse U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,057 Jul-20 Later Oakridge 1925, Oregon 1928, torpedoed and lost 1942
9 983 220758 Colin H. Livingstone U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,071 Oct-20 Later Oakwood 1925, Empire Moose 1941, torpedoed and lost 1940
10 984   George M. Morse U.S.S.B./U.S. Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 6,000 1920 ? Later Oakhurst ?
11 985     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 6,000   Cancelled
12 986     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 6,000   Cancelled