Container and Ro-Ro Ships Built in U.S. Shipyards with Subsidy - for Foreign Trade

Most recent update: April 16, 2020.


Before the termination of CDS in 1982, 31 containerships and 13 roll-on/roll-off ships had been built in U.S. shipyards.  Of these 44 ships, 17 have since been scrapped, 12 have been converted to naval auxiliaries, one was wrecked and the remaining 14 have been redeployed in the domestic trades. 

Year

Original Name

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

Containerships

1968

American Lancer

U.S. Lines

Sun

640

514261 184 C7-S-68c

18,764

22,225

12.2 Humacao 1988, scrapped 2002

1968

American Legion

U.S. Lines

Sun

641

515155 185 C7-S-68c

18,764

22,138

12.2 Sea-Land Legion 1987, Sea-Land Challenger 1988, CSX Challenger 2000, Horizon Challenger 2003, scrapped 2014

1968

American Liberty

U.S. Lines

Sun

642

516464 186 C7-S-68d

18,876

21,665

12.2 Sea-Land Liberty 1987, Sea-Land Discovery 1988, CSX Discovery 2000, Horizon Discovery 2003, scrapped 2014

1968

American Lynx

U.S. Lines

Sun

643

517450 187 C7-S-68d

18,876

21,665

12.2 Mayaguez 1988, scrapped 2004

1969

American Lark

U.S. Lines

Sun

644

518444 188 C7-S-68d

18,876

20,574

12.2 Sea-Land Lark 1987, Sea-Land Crusader 1988, CSX Crusader 2000, Horizon Crusader 2003, scrapped 2010
1969 Sea Witch American Export Bath 354   205 C5-S-73b 17,900 16,280 13.4 CTL 1974, now stern of Chemical Pioneer
1969 Lightning American Export Bath 355 518063 206 C5-S-73b 17,900 16,280 13.4 Flickertail State (T-ACS 5) 1988
1970 Staghound American Export Bath 356 520743 207 C5-S-73b 17,900 16,280 13.4 Cornhusker State (T-ACS 6) 1988

1969

American Astronaut

U.S. Lines

Sun

649

520694 240 C7-S-68e

18,876

20,574

16.2 Guayuma 1988, scrapped 2002
1972

Austral Envoy

Farrell Lines

Ingalls

1180 541868 244 C6-S-85a 18,600 20,000

20.5

American Envoy 1981, Sea-Land Envoy 1987, Sea-Land Navigator 1988, CSX Navigator 2000, Horizon Navigator 2003, laid up 2015

1973

Austral Ensign

Farrell Lines Ingalls 1181 544303 245 C6-S-85a 18,600 20,000

20.5

American Marketer 1981, Sea-Land Marketer 1987, Sea-Land Expedition 1988, CSX Expedition 2000, Horizon Expedition 2003, laid up 2015

1973

Austral Endurance

Farrell Lines

Ingalls

1182 547288 246 C6-S-85a 18,600 20,000

20.5

American Endurance 1981, Sea-Land Endurance 1987, Sea-Land Hawaii 1988, CSX Hawaii 2000, Horizon Hawaii 2003, laid up 2015

1972

Austral Entente

Farrell Lines

Ingalls

1183 552706 247 C6-S-85a 18,600 20,000

20.5

American Entente 1981, Sea-Land Entente 1987, Sea-Land Trader 1988, CSX Trader 2000, Horizon Trader 2003, laid up 2015

1973

President Jefferson

American President Lines

Ingalls

1184 544900 248 C6-S-85b 21,500 18,500

21.9

Scrapped 1998

1973

President Madison

American President Lines

Ingalls

1185 546725 249 C6-S-85b 21,500 18,500

21.9

Howell Lykes 1992, scrapped 1999

1973

President Pierce

American President Lines

Ingalls

1186 552108 250 C6-S-85b 21,500 18,500

21.9

Jean Lykes 1992, scrapped 1999

1970

American Apollo

U.S. Lines

Sun

654

529004 251 C7-S-68e

18,876

20,514

17.6 Scrapped 2002

1971

American Aquarius

U.S. Lines

Sun

655

530999 252 C7-S-68e

18,875

20,480

17.6 Scrapped 2002
1973

Australia Bear

Pacific Far East Line

Bethlehem

4639 552518 253 C7-S-88a 23,763 26,600 25.2

Sea-Land Consumer 1974, CSX Consumer 2000, Horizon Consumer 2003, laid up 2015

1974

New Zealand Bear

Pacific Far East Line

Bethlehem

4640 552819 254 C7-S-88a 23,763 26,600 25.2

Sea-Land Producer 1974, CSX Producer 2000, Horizon Producer 2003, laid up 2015

1974

President Johnson

American President Lines

Ingalls

1187 552109 255 C6-S-85b 21,500 18,500

21.9

Thompson Lykes 1992, scrapped 1999

1972

Export Freedom

American Export Bath 357 541414 256 C5-S-73b 17,900 16,280 17.0

Scrapped 1998

1973

Export Leader

American Export Bath 358 545126 257 C5-S-73b 17,900 16,280 17.0

Gopher State (T-ACS 4) 1988

1973

Export Patriot

American Export Bath 359 548442 258 C5-S-73b 17,900 16,280 17.0

Scrapped 1998

1979

Austral Pioneer

Farrell Lines

Bethlehem

4650 612085 321 C8-S-85d 31,430 27,340 78.3

American Pioneer 1983, Sea-Land Pacific 1987, CSX Pacific 2000, Horizon Pacific 2003, Pacific 2015

1980

Austral Puritan

Farrell Lines

Bethlehem

4651 623168 322 C8-S-85d 31,430 27,340 78.3

American Puritan 1983, Sea-Land Enterprise 1987, CSX Enterprise 2000, Horizon Enterprise 2003, Enterprise 2015

1979

Argonaut

U.S. Lines Bath 400 601377 325 C5-S-73b 17,600 16,300 43.1

Scrapped 2004

1980

Resolute

U.S. Lines Bath 401 612715 326 C5-S-73b 17,600 16,300 43.1

Scrapped 2001

1982

President Washington

American President Line Avondale 2329 651627 348 C9-M-132b 40,400 32,800 90.0 Manoa 1996
1983

President Lincoln

American President Line Avondale 2330 653424 349 C9-M-132b 40,400 32,800 90.0 Mahimahi 1996
1983

President Monroe

American President Line Avondale 2331 655397 350 C9-M-132b 40,400 32,800 90.0 Mokihana1996
Ro-Ro Ships

1958

Comet

U.S. Maritime Admin.

Sun

601

  42 C3-ST-14a

13,800

10,300

Comet (T-AKR 7) 1975

1967

Sea Lift

U.S. Navy

Lockheed

124

 

167

C4-ST-67a

16,500

12,500

16.2 

Meteor (T-AKR 9) 1975
1969 Mormacsea Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1157 519102 221 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Defiance 1970, American Rover 1982, Rover 1984, scrapped 1993
1968 Mormacsky Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1158 521302 222 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Great Republic 1970, Curtiss (T-AVB 4) 1986
1969 Mormacstar Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1159 522650 223 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Red Jacket 1970, American Rapid 1982, Rapid 1984, Cape Nome (T-AKR 1014) 1988
1970 Mormacsun Moore-McCormack Lines Ingalls 1160 524416 224 C5-S-78a 11,750 16,000 15.9 Young America 1970, Wright (T-AVB 3) 1986
1976

Maine

States Line Bath 366 569400 279 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Tyson Lykes 1979, Cape Inscription (T-AKR 5076) 1986

1976

Arizona

States Line Bath 367 573093 280 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Lipscomb Lykes 1979, Jupiter 1980, Cape Intrepid (T-AKR 11) 1986

1976

Nevada

States Line Bath 368 577636 281 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Charles Lykes 1979, Cape Isabel (T-AKR 5062) 1986

1977

Illinois

States Line Bath 369 581745 295 C7-S-95a 15,000 14,500 38.0

Mercury 1980, Cape Island (T-AKR 10) 1986

1979

America

Am. Atlantic Shipping

Equitable 1715 610290

332

C1-M-122a

 

6,660

9.9

Island Hope 1986, Island Enterprise 1990

1980

Amazonia

Am. Atlantic Shipping

Equitable 1716 622178

333

C1-M-122a

 

6,660

9.9

Rainbow Hope 1984, Juno 1999, Geysir 2000

1980

Antillia

Am. Atlantic Shipping

Equitable 1717 627433

334

C1-M-122a

 

6,660

9.9

Island Mariana 1986, Liberty 1988, Stellar Sea 1992, R. M. Thorstenson 2009