Other Oceangoing Ships Built in U.S. Shipyards Since WWII

Most recent update: June 25, 2015.


The maritime industry periodically produces something new and the 16 vessels listed below fit no particular category of ship type.  There are probably more and they will be added as they come to mind.

Year Type Original Name Original Owner Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes
1952 Sludge Carrier Owl's Head New York City Mathis SB 189 264047 1,643     Retired
1959 Sludge Carrier Bowery Bay New York City Mathis SB 214 279514 1,578     Retired
1968 Sludge Carrier Newtown Creek New York City Wiley Mfg. 692 513032 2,557     Retired
1974 Sludge Carrier North River New York City Maryland SB 144 557170 2,617     Retired
1979 Pipelay Ship Apache Santa Fe Drilling Todd Galveston 56 603819 7,280 5,259 29 Now CSO Apache (Marshall I.)
1991 Incinerator Ship Apollo One At-Sea Incin. Tacoma Boat 433 681105 7,182 12,400 37 Later Red Sea, Alaskan Pilot, now American Freedom
1991 Incinerator Ship Apollo Two At-Sea Incin. Tacoma Boat 434   7,244 12,400 37 Later Atlantic Dawn, now Annelies Ilena (Netherlands)
1991 Prison Ship Vernon C. Bain New York City Avondale Ind. 2368 979896 47,326     Barge, active
1992 Sulphur Carrier Benno C. Schmidt Freeport McMoran Eastern SB 15 981472 6,133 8,318 13 Energy Service 9002, now HOS Centerline
1992 Sulphur Carrier W. K. McWilliams, Jr. Freeport McMoran Eastern SB 16 988333 6,133 8,318 13 Energy Service 9001, now HOS Strongline
1994 Sulphur Carrier Sulphur Enterprise Freeport McMoran McDermott SB 294 1024115 16,617 21,649 58 Active
2000 Rocket Carrier Delta Mariner Foss Maritime Halter Marine 1835 1094576 8,677 5,000 35 Active
2008 Sludge Carrier Red Hook New York City AMFELS 191 1210114 3,135     Active
2013 Sludge Carrier Hunts Point New York City Bollinger SY 573 1240445 2,828   28 Active
2014 Sludge Carrier Port Richmond New York City Bollinger SY 574 1240446 2,828   28 Active
2014 Sludge Carrier Rockaway New York City Bollinger SY 575 1240447 2,828   28 Active