Container and Ro-Ro Ships Built in U.S. Shipyards without Subsidy - for Domestic Trade

Most recent update: April 16, 2020.


Since WWII, 16 containerships and 29 roll-on/roll-off ships have been or are being built in U.S. shipyards for domestic trading.  Of these 45 ships, 8 have been scrapped, 10 have been converted to naval auxiliaries and the remaining 27 are deployed in the domestic trades.  

Year

Original Name

Original Owner

Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes

Container Ships

1970

Hawaiian Enterprise

Matson Navigation

Bethlehem

4622 524219 14,000 22,000 20.0

Scrapped 2003

1970

Hawaiian Progress

Matson Navigation

Bethlehem

4623 528400 14,000 22,000 20.0

Scrapped 2004

1978

Maui

Matson Navigation Bath 371 591709 23,800 27,000 50.7

Active

1980

Kauai

Matson Navigation

Sun

678

621042

26,800

38,800

75.5 Active
1987

Sea-Land Anchorage

Sea-Land Service Bay 735 910306 20,965 20,668 60.0

CSX Anchorage 2000, Horizon Anchorage 2003, Anchorage 2015

1987

Sea-Land Tacoma

Sea-Land Service Bay 736 910307 20,965 20,668 60.0

CSX Tacoma 2000, Horizon Tacoma 2003, Tacoma 2015

1987

Sea-Land Kodiak

Sea-Land Service Bay 737 910308 20,965 20,668 60.0

CSX Kodiak 2000, Horizon Kodiak 2003, Kodiak 2015

1992

R. J. Pfeiffer

Matson Navigation NASSCO 445 979814 31,573 28,555 129.6

Active

2003

Manukai

Matson Navigation

Kvaerner Philly

1

1141163

32,575

29,400

115.0

Active

2004

Maunawili

Matson Navigation

Kvaerner Philly

2

1153166

32,575

29,400

115.0

Active

2005

Manulani

Matson Navigation

Kvaerner Philly

3

1168529

32,575

29,400

145.0

Active

2006

Maunalei

Matson Navigation

Aker Philly

4

1181627

31,600

30,000

145.0

Active

2015

Isla Bella

TOTE

NASSCO

495

1256049

36,751

33,105

255.0

Active

2016

Perla del Caribe

TOTE

NASSCO

496

1256040

36,751

33,105

255.0

Active

2018

Daniel K. Inouye

Matson Navigation

Philly SY

29

1274136

48,409

51,000

209.0

Active

2019

Kaimana Hila

Matson Navigation

Philly SY

30

1274135

48,409

51,000

209.0

Active

Ro-Ro Ships

1967

ADM Wm. M. Callaghan

Sunexport Holdings

Sun

646

511744

24,500

13,700

  T-AKR 1001 1987

1968

Ponce de Leon

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

647

512975

15,200

14,500

Ponce 1977, Osprey 1996, scrapped 2000

1971

Eric K. Holzer

Transamerica Trailer Ferries

Sun

650

530007

15,200

14,500

18.0 Bayamon 1977, scrapped 2008

1973

Lurline

Matson Navigation

Sun

662

549900

15,200

14,500

30.0 Active

1972

Fortaleza

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

663

544797

15,200

14,500

30.0 Scrapped 1993

1973

Matsonia

Matson Navigation

Sun

664

553090

15,200

14,500

30.0 Active

1974

El Taino

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

666

557100

15,200

14,500

30.0 Gulf Bear 1976, Caguas 1979, Kainalu 1990, El Morro 1999, scrapped 2014

1975

Puerto Rico

Navieras de P.R.

Sun

670

558749

18,000

17,300

30.0 Northern Lights 1991, El Faro 2006, lost 2015

1975

Great Land

TOTE

Sun

673

567835

18,000

17,300

30.0 Scrapped 2013

1976

Atlantic Bear

Pacific Far East Line

Sun

674

573223

18,000

17,300

30.0 Atlantic Spirit 1984, Kaimoku 1989, El Yunque 1998

1977

Westward Venture

TOTE

Sun

675

581673

18,000

17,300

30.0 Scrapped 2011

1983

John B. Waterman

Waterman Line

Sun

679

641083

18,500

23,500

68.5 SGT Matej Kocak (T-AKR 3005) 1983

1983

Thomas Heyward

Waterman Line

Sun

680

641084

18,500

23,500

68.5 PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AKR 3006) 1983

1983

Charles Carroll

Waterman Line

GD Quincy

86

655332

18,500

23,500

68.5 MAJ Stephen W.Pless (T-AKR 3007) 1983

1985

2LT John P. Bobo

AMSEA

GD Quincy

61

678106

46,000

124.0 T-AKR 3008 1985

1985

PFC Dewayne T. Williams

AMSEA

GD Quincy

62

678107

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3009 1985

1985

1LT Baldomero Lopez

AMSEA

GD Quincy

63

678108

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3010 1985

1986

1LT Jack Lummus

AMSEA

GD Quincy

64

678109

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3011 1986

1986

SGT William R. Button

AMSEA

GD Quincy

65

678110

46,000

124.0

T-AKR 3012 1986

2003

Midnight Sun

TOTE NASSCO

490

1128203

61,000

27,900

175.0

Active

2003

North Star

TOTE NASSCO

491

1139532

61,000

27,900

175.0

Active

2005

Jean Anne

Pasha Hawaiian Transport

VT Halter

1873

1163979

37,000

12,500

70.0

Active

2015

Marjorie C

Pasha Hawaiian Transport

VT Halter

2005

1241578

47,000

24,750

144.0

Active

2018

El Coqui

Crowley Marine

VT Halter

2022

1272288

37,000

  175.0

Active

2018

Taino

Crowley Marine

VT Halter

2023

1278329

37,000

  175.0

Active

2019

Lurline

Matson Navigation

NASSCO

601

 1274143      

Building

2020

Matsonia

Matson Navigation

NASSCO

602

1274123      

Building

2020

George III

Pasha Hawaiian Transport

AMFELS

602

1289010      

Building

2020

Janet Marie

Pasha Hawaiian Transport

AMFELS

602

1289008      

Building