Wooden Ships and Barges

Most recent update: July 22, 2014.


Towards the end of the war, contracts were placed for over 1000 wooden ships and barges, but most of the contracts were cancelled and only 589 ships were completed.  Many incomplete ships were converted to barges, but many more were scrapped on the ways and/or burnt.  Most of those completed were sold for scrap after the war and many were, in fact, scrapped, but many were simply abandoned to rot: a remarkable aerial view on Google - here - shows countless WWI wooden ships still rotting away today - almost 100 years later - in Mallows Bay, on the Maryland bank of the Potomac River, just downstream from Quantico VA.  In addition, most of the shipyards involved in this program existed only for the emergency and some never finished a single ship.  The ships in this table are listed by shipbuilder and EFC number.

EFC # Original Name Type USSB Design # Builder Location Yard # Delivery O.N. Disposition
332 Banago Cargo Ship 1001 Alabama DD & SB Mobile AL 4 1918 216887 Scrapped 1924
333 Alta Cargo Ship 1001 Alabama DD & SB Mobile AL 5 1919 217979 Scrapped 1924
1228 Bosworth Cargo Ship Hull 1008 Allen SB Co. Seattle WA   1919   Scrapped 1924
1229 Allenhurst Cargo Ship Hull 1115 Allen SB Co. Seattle WA       Completed as a barge
2188 Ahmik Cargo Ship Hull 1115 Allen SB Co. Seattle WA       Completed as a barge
2189   Cargo Ship Hull 1115 Allen SB Co. Seattle WA       Cancelled
2431   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
2432 Millville Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL     218755  
2433   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
2434   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
2435   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
2436   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
2437   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
2438   Barge 1067 American Lumber Millville FL       Cancelled
187 Alabat Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA   1918 217227 Scrapped 1924
188 Casmalia Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA   1918 217330 Scrapped 1924
189 Tenas Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA   1919 218834 Completed as a barge
190 Alcovy Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Completed but not documented
1008 Bridgewater Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Completed but not documented
1009 Brielle Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Cancelled
1010 Brinnon Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Cancelled
1011 Brinkhaven Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Cancelled
2627   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Cancelled
2628   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 American SB Brunswick GA       Cancelled
483 Mahaska Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Barbare Bros. Tacoma WA   1918 216763 Scrapped 1924
1235 Bottineau Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Barbare Bros. Tacoma WA   1918 217233 Scrapped 1924
1236 Boughton Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Barbare Bros. Tacoma WA       Completed as a barge
2685 Inukfa Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Barbare Bros. Tacoma WA       Abandoned on the ways
447 Swampscott Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX 2,554 1918 217000 Scrapped 1925
448 Quemakoning Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX 2,554 1918 217447 Scrapped 1924
449 Oneco Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX 2,554 1918 216765 Sold 1920 as Gibel Zalez, scrapped 1924
450 Angelina Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX 2,554 1919 218064 Scrapped 1925
2119 Awash Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Completed as a barge
2120 Awousee Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2121   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2122   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2123   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2124   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2125   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2126   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX       Cancelled
2127 Shelbank Barge 1109 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX 1,167 1919   Completed as 4-masted sailing ship Marie F. Cummins, scrapped 1947
2128 Shelby Barge 1109 Beaumont SB & DD Beaumont TX 1,163 1920   Completed as 4-masted sailing ship Albert D. Cummins, scrapped 1947
488 Kimta Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Benicia SB Corp. Benicia CA   1919 218061 Scrapped 1924
489 Koosawin Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Benicia SB Corp. Benicia CA   1920 220274 Completed as barquentine Monitor
2220 Cerrito Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Benicia SB Corp. Benicia CA       Completed as a barge
2735   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Benicia SB Corp. Benicia CA       Cancelled
2736   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Benicia SB Corp. Benicia CA       Cancelled
484 Bellota Cargo Ship 1001 Chandler, Ralph J. Wilmington CA   1918 216072 Scrapped 1924
485 Blythedale Cargo Ship 1001 Chandler, Ralph J. Wilmington CA   1918 217077 Scrapped 1924
1035 Buckhorn Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Chandler, Ralph J. Wilmington CA   1919 217479 Scrapped 1924
1036 Redlands Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Chandler, Ralph J. Wilmington CA   1919 217873 Scrapped 1924
2259 Nakoni Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Chandler, Ralph J. Wilmington CA   1919 220128 Completed as barquentine Katherine McCall
2260 Massasoit Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Chandler, Ralph J. Wilmington CA       Completed as a barge
59 Barabos Cargo Ship 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1918 216886 Scrapped 1924
60 Barrington Cargo Ship 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1918 217025 Scrapped 1924
61 Cabeza Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1919 217262 Scrapped 1924
62 Cabura Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1919 217364 Scrapped 1924
1031 Boxbutte Cargo Ship 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1918 217795 Sold for scrap but abandoned in Baltimore
1032 Boykin Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1919 217796 Scrapped 1924
1033 Aspenhill Cargo Ship 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR   1918 217798 Scrapped 1924
1034 Boynton Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR     219687 Completed as a barge
2725   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR       Cancelled
2726   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR       Cancelled
2727   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR       Cancelled
2728   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coast SB Co. Portland OR       Cancelled
2141 Catonsville Barge 1067 Coastwise SB Baltimore MD     219152  
2142 Sherwood Barge 1067 Coastwise SB Baltimore MD     218751  
2143 Carroll Barge 1067 Coastwise SB Baltimore MD     219485  
2144   Barge 1067 Coastwise SB Baltimore MD       Cancelled
2145   Barge 1067 Coastwise SB Baltimore MD       Cancelled
2481 Whitehead Barge 1067 Cobb & Co., F. Rockland ME     219059  
2482   Barge 1067 Cobb & Co., F. Rockland ME       Cancelled
2049 Hastnai Cargo Ship 1084 Continental SB Yonkers NY     219545  
451 Coos Bay Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR   1918 216801 Foundered 1918
452 Ballinett Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR   1918 217021 Scrapped 1924
453 Marshfield Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR   1918 217354 Scrapped 1924
454 Mesa Cargo Ship Hull 1114 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR       Completed as a barge
1286 Burnside Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR   1919 218546 Burnt 1920 and scrapped
1287 Burnwood Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR       Launched but not completed
2190 Pamunkey Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR       Launched but not completed
2191 Peshewah Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR       Launched but not completed
2192 Selangya Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR       Completed as a barge
2193 Samoset Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Coos Bay SB Co. Marshfield OR       Completed as a barge
2594 Druid Hill Barge 1067 Crook, H. E. Baltimore MD     219412  
2595 Ruxton Barge 1067 Crook, H. E. Baltimore MD        
2596   Barge 1067 Crook, H. E. Baltimore MD       Cancelled
2577 Hallowell Barge 1067 Crosby Navigation Richmond VA 14   218172  
2578 Richmond Barge 1067 Crosby Navigation Richmond VA 15   218901  
382 Cumberland Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME   1918 217080 Scrapped 1924
383 Falmouth Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME   1918 217081 Scrapped 1924
384 Belgrade Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME   1918 217178 Scrapped 1924
385 Lewiston Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME   1918 217195 Scrapped 1924
386 Caroline Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME     221657 Completed as a barge
387 Wacolum Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME       Cancelled and sold incomplete
388 Orhum Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME       Cancelled and sold incomplete
389 Delmarie Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME     221160 Cancelled but completed as Northern No. 41
390 Alcester Cargo Ship 1001 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME     221593 Cancelled but completed as Frederick
2421   Barge 1067 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME       Cancelled
2422   Barge 1067 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME       Cancelled
2423   Barge 1067 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME       Cancelled
2424   Barge 1067 Cumberland SB Co. South Portland ME       Cancelled
637 Boone Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Dantzler SB & DD Co. Moss Point MS   1918 217527 Scrapped 1924
638 Moss Point Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Dantzler SB & DD Co. Moss Point MS   1918 217565 Scrapped 1934
639 Aberfoil Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Dantzler SB & DD Co. Moss Point MS     220835 Completed as a barge
640 Escatawpa Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Dantzler SB & DD Co. Moss Point MS       Completed as a barge
641 Amadar Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Dantzler SB & DD Co. Moss Point MS       Cancelled
642 Ashton Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Dantzler SB & DD Co. Moss Point MS       Cancelled
2350   Barge 1067 Darien SB Darien GA       Cancelled
2351   Barge 1067 Darien SB Darien GA       Cancelled
279   Cargo Ship 1001 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
280   Cargo Ship 1001 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
281   Cargo Ship 1001 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
282   Cargo Ship 1001 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
283   Cargo Ship 1001 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
284   Cargo Ship 1001 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1915   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1916   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1917   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1918   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1919   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1920   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1921   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1922   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1923   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
1924   Cargo Ship 1025 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
2443 Pascagoula Cargo Ship 1056 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS   1918 216991 Scrapped 1924
2444 Belair Cargo Ship 1056 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS   1918 217062 Scrapped 1924
2445 Cawker Cargo Ship 1056 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS   1918 217279 Scrapped 1924
2446 Berela Cargo Ship 1056 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS   1918 217468 Scrapped 1924
2447 Panga Cargo Ship 1056 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS   1918 217865 Scrapped 1924
2448 Abilene Cargo Ship 1056 Dierks-Blodgett SB Pascagoula MS       Cancelled
542   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Feeney & Bremer Tillamook OR       Cancelled
2304   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Feeney & Bremer Tillamook OR       Cancelled
115 Accoma Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 216221 Foundered 1919
116 Coyote Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 216679 Sold 1920, wrecked 1923
117 Coweta Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 216836 Sold for scrap but abandoned
118 Congaree Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 216888 Scrapped 1924
119 Alanthus Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 216889 Scrapped 1924
120 Bologan Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 216980 Scrapped 1924
121 Bugaya Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 217156 Sold for scrap but abandoned
122 Folsom Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 217157 Scrapped 1924
123 Tolo Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 217158 Sold for scrap but abandoned
124 Acrema Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Foundation Co. Newark NJ   1918 217386 Scrapped 1924
2318   Coal Barge 1069 Foundation Co. Newark NJ       Cancelled
2318   Coal Barge 1069 Foundation Co. Newark NJ       Cancelled
2320   Coal Barge 1069 Foundation Co. Newark NJ       Cancelled
2321   Coal Barge 1069 Foundation Co. Newark NJ       Cancelled
2322   Coal Barge 1069 Foundation Co. Newark NJ       Cancelled
436 Nemassa Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Freeport SB South Freeport ME   1919 217534 Scrapped 1924
461 Harraseeket Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Freeport SB South Freeport ME     220939 Completed as 5-masted schooner Sintram, in collision and lost off Cape Cod 1921
462   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Freeport SB South Freeport ME       Cancelled
463   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Freeport SB South Freeport ME       Cancelled
432 Yehama Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA   1918 216711 Later Vinland, Mercur, scrapped 1924
433 Catawba Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA   1918 216782 Scrapped 1924
434 Mono Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA   1918 217052 Scrapped 1924
435 Cocopa Cargo Ship Hull 1114 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Completed as a barge
1388 Waneyanda Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA   1919 217480 Scrapped 1924
1389 Wenakee Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA   1919 217771 Scrapped 1924
2157 Wovoka Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Completed as a barge
2158 Admete Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Completed as a barge
2845 Lynnhaven Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Completed as a barge
2846   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Cancelled
2847   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Cancelled
2848   Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Fulton SB Co. Wilmington CA       Cancelled
346 Utoka Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Gilchrist, Geo. A. Thomaston ME   1919 217543 Scrapped 1924
262 Battahatchee Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Gildersleeve SB Gildersleeve CT   1918 217054 Scrapped 1924
263 Allegany Cargo Ship Hull 1001 Gildersleeve SB Gildersleeve CT     221564 Completed as a barge
250 Wasco Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216398 Scrapped 1924
251 Biloxi Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216490 Scrapped 1924
252 Kasota Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216550 Scrapped 1924
253 Blandon Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216564 Scrapped 1924
254 Boilston Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216602 Scrapped 1924
255 Calusa Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216632 Scrapped 1924
256 Moritz Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216703 Sold 1921, scrapped 1930
257 Dumaru Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216729 Burnt off Guam 1918
258 Wakan Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216783 Scrapped 1924
259 Caponka Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216784 Sold for scrap 1922 but abandoned, burnt 1949
260 Kuwa Cargo Ship Hull 1003 Grant-Smith-Porter Portland OR   1918 216829 Scrapped 1924
261 Nankan