Carolina Shipbuilding, Wilmington NC

Most recent update: March 11, 2016.


Carolina Shipbuilding Company was built in 1918 by the George A. Fuller & Co. and other investors.  Its President was Lorenzo Dilks, who had been manager of American Bridge and who is credited with the concept of prefabricating hull steel off-site.  Carolina SB failed in 1919 and Fuller took over, completing the company's contracts and closing the yard in 1922.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1446 1446 219203 Cranford US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,527 Jan-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
1447 1447 219515 City of Omaha US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,527 Mar-20 Later Alba 1946, Fakira 1948, foundered 1955
1448 1448 219745 City of Joliet US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,501 May-20 Bombed by aircraft and lost 1942
1449 1449 219746 Winston Salem US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,527 Apr-20 Later La Guayra 1947, Maria Teresa G. 1949, Ticino 1950, Crea 1954, Rowena 1958, scrapped 1959
1450 1450 220053 Nemaha US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,501 Jul-20 Later Orlancho 1946, Chitre 1951, Tuira 1955, Winona 1956, Welly 1958, Younlly 1960, scrapped 1962
1451 1451 220347 City of Fort Worth US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,501 Sep-20 Scrapped 1938
1452 1452 220435 Hybert US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,501 Sep-20 Mined and lost off Iceland 1942
1453 1453 220583 Syros US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,501 Nov-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
1454 1454 Britain San Lamberto Eagle Oil Transport Cargo Ship 6,094 Feb-21 Completed privately as a tanker, scrapped 1936
1455 1455 Britain San Leon Eagle Oil Transport Cargo Ship 6,115 Mar-21 Completed privately as a tanker, scrapped 1936
1456 1456       Cargo Ship     To be completed privately as a tanker, but cancelled
1457 1457       Cargo Ship     To be completed privately as a tanker, but cancelled