Composite and Concrete Ships

Most recent update: January 15, 2009.


Towards the end of World War I, contracts were placed for 50 composite and 50 concrete cargo ships and tankers, but most of the contracts were cancelled and only 30 ships were completed.  Most of these were scrapped in the 1920s.

USSB # Original Name Type USSB Design # Builder Location Yard # Delivery Disposition
Composite Ships
1 Red Cloud Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Jacksonville FL 99 Aug-18 Later Cortellazo, scrapped 1925
2 Apalachee Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Jacksonville FL 100 Aug-18 Scrapped 1925
3 Botsford Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Jacksonville FL 101 Sep-18 Abandoned at Mallows Bay
4 Kanabec  Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Jacksonville FL 102 Dec-18 Burnt 1922 and scrapped
5 Buckhannon  Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Slidell LA   Jun-19 Later Elena Valdez 1925, scrapped 1929
6 Campello  Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Slidell LA   Aug-19 Burnt 1922 and scrapped
7-12   Cargo Ship 1009 Merrill-Stevens Slidell LA     Cancelled
63 Oglethorpe Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA    May-19 Scrapped 1925
64 Baganito Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA    Aug-19 Scrapped 1925
65 Battonville  Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA    Aug-19 Scrapped 1925
66 Borad  Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA    Aug-19 Scrapped 1925
67 Tuwetanka  Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA    Sep-19 Scrapped 1925
68 Quinnesco  Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA    Sep-19 Scrapped 1925
69-82   Cargo Ship 1010 Terry SB Co. Savannah GA     Cancelled
310 Balino  Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL 1  Oct-18 Scrapped 1925
311 Morganza  Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL 2  Dec-18 Scrapped 1925
312 Balosaro  Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL 3  Jan-19 Scrapped 1925
313 Dalgada Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL 4  Feb-19 Scrapped 1925
314 Obak  Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL 5  Apr-19 Scrapped 1925
315 Oyska Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL 6  May-19 Scrapped 1925
316-327   Cargo Ship 1010 Mobile SB Co. Mobile AL     Cancelled
Concrete Ships
997 Atlantus Cargo Ship 1040 Liberty SB Co Wilmington NC   1919 Wrecked 1926 off Cape May NJ
1189 Polias Cargo Ship 1049 Fougner SB Co.  Flushing Bay NY 52 1918 Wrecked 1920 off Port Clyde ME
1560 Cape Fear  Cargo Ship 1070 Liberty SB Co.  Wilmington NC   1919 In collision and sank 1920 off the entrance to Narragansett Bay
1561 Lone Star Cargo Ship 1070 Liberty SB Co.  Wilmington NC   1920 Later Sapona, wrecked 1926 off Bimini
1562-1574   Cargo Ship 1070 Liberty SB Co.  Wilmington NC     Cancelled
1662 Palo Alto Tanker 1100 San Francisco SB Co. Oakland CA   1919 Now an abandoned fishing pier in Aptos CA
1663 Peralta Tanker 1100 San Francisco SB Co. Oakland CA   1921 Now a breakwater in Powell River BC
1664-1669   Tanker 1100 San Francisco SB Co. Oakland CA     Cancelled
1707 Dinsmore  Tanker 1100 Bentley & Sons, A. Jacksonville FL   1920 Scrapped 1932
1708 Moffit  Tanker 1100 Bentley & Sons, A. Jacksonville FL   1920 Later oil storage in New Orleans LA
1709-1714   Tanker 1100 Bentley & Sons, A. Jacksonville FL     Cancelled
1715 Latham Tanker 1100 Ley & Co., Fred T. Mobile AL 2 1919 Later oil storage in New Orleans LA
1716 Selma Tanker 1100 Ley & Co., Fred T. Mobile AL   1919 Abandoned 1922 off Galveston TX
1717-1722   Tanker 1100 Ley & Co., Fred T. Mobile AL     Cancelled
1723 Cuyamaca Tanker 1100 Pacific Marine Constr.  San Diego CA   1920 Scrapped 1926
1724 San Pasqual  Tanker 1100 Pacific Marine Constr.  San Diego CA   1920 Later a prison, now a hotel in Cuba
1725-1730   Tanker 1100 Pacific Marine Constr.  San Diego CA     Cancelled