Consolidated Steel, Orange TX

Most recent update: January 23, 2012.


Consolidated Steel Corporation of Texas was a subsidiary of the Los Angeles-based company, operating a large Navy-financed shipyard for the construction of surface combatants and an adjacent small shipyard for the construction of tugs and barges.  The small shipyard was the former Orange Car & Steel Co., which had previously been called Southern Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co.  At its peak, Consolidated employed 20,000 people, more than live in Orange even today.  After the war the yard reverted to being a fabricator and was for many years a division of U.S. Steel.  It later became a shipyard again, as a division of Signal International, and is now Westport Orange Shipyard, LLC.  See it from the air on Google here.

The USS Orleck (DD 886) has been restored and is now a museum in Lake Charles LA, which is not Orange, but it's close by.  Visit her at her berth at 604 North Enterprise Boulevard, or on the web at www.ussorleck.org

Consolidated used a single hull numbering system for both this yard and the ones in California, but there are still many gaps in the sequence.  If anyone can fill any of these gaps or add anything to the table below, please e-mail your info to timcolton@aol.com.

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Hull # Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type Navy Type # Tons Contract Keel Laid Launch Delivery Days on Ways Days in Water Total Days Disposition

Built in the Consolidated Steel Shipyard

1-193 Built in California                 1942        
194 Aulick U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 569 2,050 9-Sep-40 14-May-41 2-Mar-42 27-Oct-42 292 239 531 To Greece as Spendoni (D 85) 1959, struck 1991
195 Charles Ausburne U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 570 2,050 9-Sep-40 14-May-41 16-Mar-42 24-Nov-42 306 253 559 To Germany as Zerstorer 6 1960, scrapped 1968
196 Claxton U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 571 2,050 9-Sep-40 25-Jun-41 1-Apr-42 8-Dec-42 280 251 531 To Germany as Zerstorer 4 1960, to Greece for spares 1981, struck 1991
197 Dyson U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 572 2,050 9-Sep-40 25-Jun-41 15-Apr-42 30-Dec-42 294 259 553 To Germany as Zerstorer 5 1960, to Greece for spares 1982, struck 1991 
198 Harrison U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 573 2,050 9-Sep-40 25-Jun-41 7-May-42 25-Jan-43 316 263 579 To Mexico as Cuauhtemoc (E 01) 1968, struck 1982
199 John Rodgers U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 574 2,050 9-Sep-40 25-Jun-41 7-May-42 9-Feb-43 316 278 594 To Mexico as Cuitlahac (E 2) 1968, active
200 McKee U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 575 2,050 9-Sep-40 2-Mar-42 2-Aug-42 31-Mar-43 153 241 394 Scrapped 1974 
201 Murray U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 576 2,050 9-Sep-40 16-Mar-42 16-Aug-42 20-Apr-43 153 247 400 Scrapped 1966
202 Sproston U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 577 2,050 9-Sep-40 1-Apr-42 31-Aug-42 19-May-43 152 261 413 Scrapped 1971 
203 Wickes U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 578 2,050 9-Sep-40 15-Apr-42 13-Sep-42 16-Jun-43 151 276 427 Sunk as target 1974
204 William D. Porter U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 579 2,050 9-Sep-40 7-May-42 27-Sep-42 6-Jul-43 143 282 425 Sunk by kamikaze off Okinawa 1945
205 Young U.S. Navy Destroyer DD 580 2,050 9-Sep-40 15-Jun-42 11-Oct-42 31-Jul-43 118 293 411 Sunk as target 1970
206-251 Built in California                          
 252 Edsall U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 129 1,200 10-Jan-42 2-Jul-42 1-Nov-42 10-Apr-43 122 160 282 Scrapped 1969
 253 Jacob Jones U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 130 1,200 10-Jan-42 26-Jun-42 29-Nov-42 29-Apr-43 156 151 307 Scrapped 1973 
 254 Hammann U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 131 1,200 10-Jan-42 10-Jul-42 13-Dec-42 17-May-43 156 155 311 Scrapped 1974 
 255 Robert E. Peary U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 132 1,200 10-Jan-42 30-Jun-42 3-Jan-43 31-May-43 187 148 335 Scrapped 1967 
 256 Pillsbury U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 133 1,200 10-Jan-42 18-Jul-42 10-Jan-43 7-Jun-43 176 148 324 Scrapped 1966 
 257 Pope U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 134 1,200 10-Jan-42 14-Jul-42 12-Jan-43 25-Jun-43 182 164 346 Scrapped 1973 
 258 Flaherty U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 135 1,200 10-Jan-42 7-Nov-42 17-Jan-43 26-Jun-43 71 160 231 Scrapped 1966 
 259 Frederick C. Davis U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 136 1,200 10-Jan-42 9-Nov-42 24-Jan-43 14-Jul-43 76 171 247 Sunk by u-boat in the North Atlantic 1945
 260 Herbert C. Jones U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 137 1,200 10-Jan-42 30-Nov-42 19-Jan-43 21-Jul-43 50 183 233 Scrapped 1973
 261 Douglas L. Howard U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 138 1,200 10-Jan-42 8-Dec-42 24-Jan-43 29-Jul-43 47 186 233 Scrapped 1974 
 262 Farquhar U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 139 1,200 10-Jan-42 14-Dec-42 13-Feb-43 5-Aug-43 61 173 234 Scrapped 1974 
 263 J. R. Y. Blakely U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 140 1,200 10-Jan-42 16-Dec-42 7-Mar-43 16-Aug-43 81 162 243 Scrapped 1973 
 264 Hill U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 141 1,200 10-Jan-42 21-Dec-42 28-Feb-43 16-Aug-43 69 169 238 Scrapped 1974 
 265 Fessenden U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 142 1,200 10-Jan-42 4-Jan-43 9-Mar-43 25-Aug-43 64 169 233 Sunk as target 1967
 266 Fiske U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 143 1,200 10-Jan-42 4-Jan-43 14-Mar-43 25-Aug-43 69 164 233 Sunk by u-boat in the North Atlantic 1944
 267 Frost U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 144 1,200 10-Jan-42 13-Jan-43 21-Mar-43 30-Aug-43 67 162 229 Scrapped 1966
 268 Huse U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 145 1,200 10-Jan-42 11-Jan-43 23-Mar-43 30-Aug-43 71 160 231 Scrapped 1974 
 269 Inch U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 146 1,200 10-Jan-42 19-Jan-43 4-Apr-43 8-Sep-43 75 157 232 Scrapped 1974 
 270 Blair U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 147 1,200 10-Jan-42 19-Jan-43 6-Apr-43 13-Sep-43 77 160 237 Scrapped 1974 
 271 Brough U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 148 1,200 10-Jan-42 23-Jan-43 10-Apr-43 18-Sep-43 77 161 238 Scrapped 1966 
 272 Chatelain U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 149 1,200 10-Jan-42 25-Jan-43 21-Apr-43 22-Sep-43 86 154 240 Scrapped 1974 
 273 Neunzer U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 150 1,200 10-Jan-42 29-Jan-43 27-Apr-43 27-Sep-43 88 153 241 Scrapped 1973 
 274 Poole U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 151 1,200 10-Jan-42 13-Feb-43 8-May-43 29-Sep-43 84 144 228 Scrapped 1974 
 275 Peterson U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 152 1,200 10-Jan-42 28-Feb-43 15-May-43 29-Sep-43 76 137 213 Scrapped 1974 
276-279 Built in California                          
280   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
281   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
282   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
283   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
284   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
285   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
286   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
287   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
288   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
289   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
290   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
291   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
292   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
293   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
294   U.S. Navy Tank Lighter       Mar-42              
    U.S. Navy Yard Freighter YF 360   Mar-42     1942       Now YC-360 (ON 1078786, 110 ft.)
    U.S. Navy Yard Freighter YF 361   Mar-42     1942        
    U.S. Navy Yard Freighter YF 362   Mar-42     1942        
    U.S. Navy Yard Freighter YF 363   Mar-42     1942        
    U.S. Navy Yard Freighter YF 364   Mar-42     1942        
331-360 Built in California                          
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 61 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 62 260 3-Jun-42     Nov-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 63 260 3-Jun-42     Nov-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 64 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 65 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 66 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 67 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 68 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 69 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 70 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 71 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 72 260 3-Jun-42     Dec-42       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 73 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 74 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 75 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       To Britain 1944, struck 1947
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 76 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Sunk as target 1956
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 77 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 78 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 79 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 80 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 81 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 82 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 83 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 84 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 85 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Sunk 1943
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 86 260 3-Jun-42     Jan-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 87 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 88 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 89 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 90 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 91 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Sunk 1944
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 92 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Sunk 1944
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 93 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Sunk 1944
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 94 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Struck 1946
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 95 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       To US Maritime Commission 1947
    U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 96 260 3-Jun-42     Feb-43       Struck 1946
  Harveson U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 316 1,200 7-Aug-42 9-Mar-43 22-May-43 12-Oct-43 74 143 217 Sunk as target 1967
  Joyce U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 317 1,200 7-Aug-42 8-Mar-43 26-May-43 30-Sep-43 79 127 206 Scrapped 1973 
  Kirkpatrick U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 318 1,200 7-Aug-42 15-Mar-43 5-Jun-43 23-Oct-43 82 140 222 Scrapped 1975 
  Leopold U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 319 1,200 7-Aug-42 24-Mar-43 12-Jun-43 18-Oct-43 80 128 208 Sunk by u-boat south of Iceland 1944
  Menges U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 320 1,200 7-Aug-42 22-Mar-43 15-Jun-43 26-Oct-43 85 133 218 Scrapped 1972 
  Mosley U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 321 1,200 7-Aug-42 6-Apr-43 26-Jun-43 30-Oct-43 81 126 207 Scrapped 1973 
  Newell U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 322 1,200 7-Aug-42 5-Apr-43 29-Jun-43 30-Oct-43 85 123 208 Scrapped 1971 
  Pride U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 323 1,200 7-Aug-42 12-Apr-43 3-Jul-43 13-Nov-43 82 133 215 Scrapped 1974 
  Falgout U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 324 1,200 7-Aug-42 24-May-43 24-Jul-43 15-Nov-43 61 114 175 Sunk as target 1977
  Lowe U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 325 1,200 7-Aug-42 24-May-43 28-Jul-43 22-Nov-43 65 117 182 Scrapped 1969 
  Thomas J. Gray U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 326 1,200 7-Aug-42 15-Jun-43 21-Aug-43 27-Nov-43 67 98 165 To Tunisia as Pres. Bourguiba (E 7) 1973, non-operational 1992
  Brister U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 327 1,200 7-Aug-42 14-Jun-43 24-Aug-43 30-Nov-43 71 98 169 Scrapped 1971 
  Finch U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 328 1,200 7-Aug-42 29-Jun-43 28-Aug-43 13-Dec-43 60 107 167 Scrapped 1974 
  Kretchmer U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 329 1,200 7-Aug-42 28-Jun-43 31-Aug-43 13-Dec-43 64 104 168 Scrapped 1974 
  O'Reilly U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 330 1,200 7-Aug-42 29-Jul-43 5-Oct-43 28-Dec-43 68 84 152 Scrapped 1972 
  Koiner U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 331 1,200 7-Aug-42 26-Jul-43 10-Oct-43 27-Dec-43 76 78 154 Scrapped 1969 
  Price U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 332 1,200 7-Aug-42 24-Aug-43 30-Oct-43 12-Jan-44 67 74 141 Scrapped 1975 
  Strickland U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 333 1,200 7-Aug-42 23-Aug-43 2-Nov-43 10-Jan-44 71 69 140 Scrapped 1974 
  Forster U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 334 1,200 7-Aug-42 31-Aug-43 13-Nov-43 25-Jan-44 74 73 147 To Vietnam as Tran Khanh Du (HQ 04) 1971, struck 1995
  Daniel U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 335 1,200 7-Aug-42 30-Aug-43 16-Nov-43 24-Jan-44 78 69 147 Scrapped 1974 
  Roy O. Hale U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 336 1,200 7-Aug-42 13-Sep-43 20-Nov-43 3-Feb-44 68 75 143 Scrapped 1975 
  Dale W. Peterson U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 337 1,200 7-Aug-42 25-Oct-43 22-Dec-43 17-Feb-44 58 57 115 Scrapped 1972 
  Martin H. Ray U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 338 1,200 7-Aug-42 27-Oct-43 29-Dec-43 28-Feb-44 63 61 124 Scrapped 1967 
  John C. Butler U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 339 1,200 7-Aug-42 5-Oct-43 11-Dec-43 31-Mar-44 67 111 178 Sunk as target 1971
  O'Flaherty U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 340 1,200 7-Aug-42 4-Oct-43 14-Dec-43 8-Apr-44 71 116 187 Scrapped 19673
  Raymond U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 341 1,200 7-Aug-42 3-Nov-43 8-Jan-44 15-Apr-44 66 98 164 Sunk as target 1974
  Richard W. Suesens U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 342 1,200 7-Aug-42 1-Nov-43 11-Jan-44 26-Apr-44 71 106 177 Scrapped 1973
  Abercrombie U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 343 1,200 7-Aug-42 8-Nov-43 14-Jan-44 1-May-44 67 108 175 Sunk as target 1968
  Oberrender U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 344 1,200 7-Aug-42 8-Nov-43 18-Jan-44 11-May-44 71 114 185 Sunk as target 1945
  Robert Brazier U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 345 1,200 7-Aug-42 16-Nov-43 22-Jan-44 18-May-44 67 117 184 Sunk as target 1969
  Edwin A. Howard U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 346 1,200 7-Aug-42 15-Nov-43 25-Jan-44 25-May-44 71 121 192 Scrapped 1973 
  Jesse Rutherford U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 347 1,200 7-Aug-42 22-Nov-43 29-Jan-44 31-May-44 68 123 191 Sunk as target 1968 
  Key U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 348 1,200 7-Aug-42 14-Dec-43 12-Feb-44 5-Jun-44 60 114 174 Scrapped 1972 
  Gentry U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 349 1,200 7-Aug-42 13-Dec-43 15-Feb-44 14-Jun-44 64 120 184 Scrapped 1973 
  Traw U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 350 1,200 7-Aug-42 19-Dec-43 12-Feb-44 20-Jun-44 55 129 184 Sunk as target 1968
  Maurice J. Manuel U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 351 1,200 7-Aug-42 22-Dec-43 19-Feb-44 30-Jun-44 59 132 191 Sunk as target 1966
  Naifeh U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 352 1,200 7-Aug-42 29-Dec-43 29-Feb-44 4-Jul-44 62 126 188 Sunk as target 1966
  Doyle C. Barnes U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 353 1,200 7-Aug-42 11-Jan-44 4-Mar-44 13-Jul-44 53 131 184 Scrapped 1973 
  Kenneth M. Willett U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 354 1,200 7-Aug-42 10-Jan-44 7-Mar-44 19-Jul-44 57 134 191 Sunk as target 1974
  Jaccard U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 355 1,200 7-Aug-42 25-Jan-44 18-Mar-44 26-Jul-44 53 130 183 Scrapped 1968 
  Lloyd E. Acree U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 356 1,200 7-Aug-42 24-Jan-44 21-Mar-44 1-Aug-44 57 133 190 Scrapped 1973 
  George E. Davis U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 357 1,200 7-Aug-42 15-Feb-44 8-Apr-44 11-Aug-44 53 125 178 Scrapped 1974 
  Mack U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 358 1,200 7-Aug-42 14-Feb-44 11-Apr-44 16-Aug-44 57 127 184 Scrapped 1973 
  Woodson U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 359 1,200 7-Aug-42 7-Mar-44 29-Apr-44 24-Aug-44 53 117 170 Scrapped 1966 
  Johnnie Hutchins U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 360 1,200 7-Aug-42 6-Mar-44 2-May-44 28-Aug-44 57 118 175 Scrapped 1974 
  Walton U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 361 1,200 7-Aug-42 21-Mar-44 20-May-44 4-Sep-44 60 107 167 Sunk as target 1969
  Rolf U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 362 1,200 7-Aug-42 20-Mar-44 23-May-44 7-Sep-44 64 107 171 Scrapped 1973 
  Pratt U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 363 1,200 7-Aug-42 11-Apr-44 1-Jun-44 18-Sep-44 51 109 160 Scrapped 1973 
  Rombach U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 364 1,200 7-Aug-42 10-Apr-44 6-Jun-44 20-Sep-44 57 106 163 Scrapped 1972 
  McGinty U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 365 1,200 7-Aug-42 3-May-44 5-Aug-44 25-Sep-44 94 51 145 Scrapped 1969 
  Alvin C. Cockrell U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 366 1,200 7-Aug-42 1-May-44 8-Aug-44 7-Oct-44 99 60 159 Sunk as target 1969
  French U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort DE 367 1,200 7-Aug-42 1-May-44 17-Jun-44 9-Oct-44