Dry Bulk Carriers Built in U.S. Shipyards

Most recent update: May 31, 2015.


Only 12 dry bulk carriers have been built in U.S. shipyards, five with CDS for foreign trading, five without CDS for a proprietary trade and two for domestic trading.

Year

Original Name

Original Owner Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. MA # MA Design GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes

Bulkers Built with CDS for Foreign Trading

1973

Ultramar

Ultramar

NASSCO 382 550200 266 OB8-S-90a 39,827 82,200 32.5

Scrapped 1996

1974

Ultrasea

Ultramar NASSCO 383 555146 267 OB8-S-90a 39,827 82,200 32.5

Scrapped 1996

1981

Pride of Texas

Falcon Carriers

Levingston SB

751

634621

338

C5-M-129a

23,500

36,000

40.0

Cynthia Fagan 2000, Mary Ann Hudson 2006, Texas Enterprise 2014, active

1982

Star of Texas

Falcon Carriers

Levingston SB

752

642934

339 C5-M-129a

23,500

36,000

40.0

Corregidora (Venezuela) 1997, scrapped 2014

1982

Spirit of Texas

Falcon Carriers

Levingston SB

753

 

340 C5-M-129a

23,500

36,000

40.0

Scrapped 2003

Bulkers Built for Foreign Trading without CDS

1950

Punta Aramaya

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4485

261070

 

 

3,400    

Converted to drill ship Glomar Tasman Sea 1965, scrapped 1984

1951

Punta Morocoto

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4486

296365

 

 

3,400    

Converted to drill ship Glomar North Sea 1965, scrapped 1985

1952

Punta Cabrian

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4513

 

 

 

3,400    

To Venezuela 1965 as Punta Cabana (T 17), sold 1970 as Carora, wrecked and abandoned 1979

1956

Punta Piedra

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4546

 

 

 

3,400    

To Venezuela 1965 as Punta Piedras, sold 1968, scrapped 1980

1956

Punta Bailen

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4549

296035

 

 

3,400    

Converted to drill ship Glomar Sirte 1965, scrapped 1983

Bulkers Built for Domestic Trading

1983

Energy Independence

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

85

657540

   

23,500

36,000

60.0 Energy Enterprise 1996

1973

Sugar Islander

Pacific Gulf Marine

Lockheed SB

139

547000

   

15,545

30,000

15.5

Judy Litrico 1996, Tina Litrico 2006, Tecumseh (Canada) 2011, active