Passenger Liners Built in U.S. Shipyards Since WWII

Most recent update: May 31, 2015.


Of the ten large passenger liners built in U.S. shipyards since WWII, six were originally authorized by the U.S. Maritime Commission and only the last four by MARAD.

Year

Original Name

Original Owner Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. USMC or MARAD Hull # USMC or MARAD Design GT DWT Delivery Disposition

1950

Independence

American Export Lines

Beth Quincy

1618

261147 2912

P3-S2-DL2

20,200

7,200

Dec-50

Sold several times, most recently to Norwegian Cruise Line 2003 for service between USWC and Hawaii, sent to Alang 2009 and abandoned, later scrapped

1951

Constitution

American Export Lines

Beth Quincy

1619

262027 2913

P3-S2-DL2

20,200

7,200

May-51

Sold several times, sold for scrap 1997 but sank en route

1952

President Jackson Maritime Administration New York Ship

485

2914 P2-S1-DN3

10,500

 13,319

21-May-52

To USN as Barrett (AP 196), to NYS Maritime 1973 as Empire State V, scrapped 2007

1952

President Adams Maritime Administration New York Ship

486

2915 P2-S1-DN3

10,500

 13,319

13-Sep-52

To USN as Geiger (AP 197), to Mass. Maritime 1979 as Bay State, burnt 1981

1952

President Hayes Maritime Administration New York Ship

487

2916 P2-S1-DN3

10,500

 13,319

20-Dec-52

To USN as Upshur (AP 198), to Maine Maritime 1973 as State of Maine, to USCG Mobile 1995, believed to have been scrapped c2012

1952 United States U.S. Lines Newport News 488 263934 2917 P6-S4-DS1 39,000 13,000 29-Jun-52 Sold several times, most recently to Norwegian Cruise Line 2003 for service between USWC and Hawaii, but still laid up in Philadelphia

1958

Brasil Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls

467

277363 49 P2-S2-9a

18,200

10,170

4-Sep-58

Sold several times, scrapped 2004

1958

Argentina Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls

468

277850 50 P2-S2-9a

18,200

10,170

9-Dec-58

Sold several times, scrapped 2003.

1958 Santa Rosa Grace Lines Newport News 521 276598 51 P2-S2-11a 26,000 8,000 12-Jun-58 Later Diamond Island, Regent Rainbow, Emerald, The Emerald, scrapped 2013
1958 Santa Paula Grace Lines Newport News 522 277482 52 P2-S2-11a 26,000 8,000 9-Oct-58 Later Stella Polaris, beached as hotel in Kuwait 1978, scrapped 1981