Eastern Shipbuilding, Groton CT

Most recent update: May 20, 2016.


Eastern Shipbuilding only built two ships, but what ships!  The Minnesota and the Dakota were by far the biggest ships ever built in the U.S.  They were designed to carry 2,000 passengers between the US West Coast and Japan, averaging 14 knots.  

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
1 201040 Minnesota Great Northern Shipping Cargo/Psgr. 20,718 17-Aug-04 Scrapped 1923
2 201709 Dakota Great Northern Shipping Cargo/Psgr. 20,714 19-Mar-05 Wrecked and lost 1907