Foundation Company

(Savannah GA, Brunswick GA, Kearny/Newark NJ, New Orleans LA, Portland OR, Tacoma WA)

Most recent update: March 9, 2016.


The Foundation Company was a construction company headed by Franklin Remington, who came from the Remington firearms company and who also started the Remington typewriter business.  His war effort was focused on building wooden ships that could provide food for the French, but many were incomplete when the war ended and were scrapped in the 1920s.  The Savannah shipyard was located just upstream of downtown Savannah, where the port's facilities are today.  The New Orleans yard was on the Industrial Canal.  The Portland yard was between 2700 and 2900 N.W. Front Street.  The Tacoma yard was on the Hylebos Waterway.  If anyone can provide any information about the location of the others or add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

 Hull # O.N. Original Name  Original Owner Type Tons Built Disposition

Built in Savannah GA

1 221864 Bouvines French Navy Trawler 684 Feb-19 Later M. L. Hanahan 1922, Haiti 1926, foundered 1928
2 219743 Valmy French Navy Trawler 684 Feb-19 Later Coot 1920, L'Algeroise 1940, scrapped 1945
3 220891 Jemmapes French Navy Trawler 684 Apr-19 Later Blue Point 1921, Princeton 1928, Foam 1938, sunk by gunfire 1942
4 219667 Lodi French Navy Trawler 684 Apr-19 Later Tern 1920, scrapped 1939
5 219694 Austerlitz French Navy Trawler 684 Jun-19 Later Loon 1920, La Sablaise 1940, scrapped 1946
6   Marengo French Navy Trawler 684 Jul-19 Later Ulm 1923, Portugal I 1925, Emilia Primeiro 1935, Sunrise 1940, Force 1947, capsized and sank 1957
7   Fleurus French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Thorodd 1935, foundered 1955
8 227975 Magenta French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Angel De La Paz 1926, Gale 1929, scuttled 1937
9   Solferino French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Hans Van Pritzbuer 1924, wrecked 1925
10   Montenotte French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Mimina 1925, in collision and sank 1944
11 219681 Mondovi French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Sheldrake 1920, scrapped 1939
12 227162 Hondschoote French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Bois Des Buttes 1920, Breeze 1930, Kennebec 1938, La Quimperoise 1940, scuttled 1945
13   Wattignies French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Bois Des Caures 1920, Honora 1926, wrecked 1933
14 219444 Castiglione French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Wild Goose 1920, scrapped 1939
15   Bassano French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Lou Pescadou 1928, deleted 1937
16 219678 Arcole French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Snipe 1920, wrecked 1923
17 219679 Lonato French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Plover 1920, La Cherbourgeoise 1940, scuttled 1940
18   Montebello French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later De Lanessan 1924, last trace 1941
19 219827 Hohenlinden French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Grebe 1920, Acadie, Acadien, deleted 1950
20 219623 Tilisit French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Heron 1920, Digit 1940, Eirik Jall 1946, scrapped 1955
21 221906 Eckmuhl French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Lexington 1933, Penobscot (AMc 4) 1938, Goshawk (AM 79) 1940, Bering Sea 1946
22 219617 Poitiers French Navy Trawler 684 Aug-19 Later Brant 1920, Oranaise 1940, scrapped 1950
23 219744 Isly French Navy Trawler 684 Sep-19 Later Osprey 1920, deleted 1939
24 219415 Marignan French Navy Trawler 684 Sep-19 Later Teal 1920, Wulkan 1940, deleted 1961
25 219380 Auerstaedt French Navy Trawler 684 Sep-19 Later Widgeon 1920, scrapped 1939
26 219411 Rocroi French Navy Trawler 684 Sep-19 Later Curlew 1920, Panorama 1940, Wulkania1946, deleted 1961
27 219306 Sambre-et-Meuse French Navy Trawler 684 Sep-19 Later Kingfisher 1920, Luminary 1940, Anastasios L. 1946, Alkimos, Raphael, Mariner 1969, scrapped 1972
28 221905 Dego French Navy Trawler 684 Sep-19 Later Sea 1926, scrapped 1948
    Alma French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Denain French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Essling French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Lens French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Les Dunes French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Les Pyramides French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Minciao French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Steinkerque French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Tagliamento French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled
    Zurich French Navy Trawler 684   Cancelled

Built in Brunswick GA

  218094 Commissioner   Tug 272 1918  
    Hilda Rachel U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 1,923 Mar-19 Burnt 1920

Built in Kearny/Newark NJ

  216621 Accoma U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Aug-18 Wrecked 1919
  216679 Coyote U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Aug-18 Wrecked 1923
  216836 Coweta U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Sep-18 Scrapped 1922
  216889 Alanthus U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Oct-18 Scrapped 1922
  216888 Congaree U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Oct-18 Scrapped 1924
  217156 Bugaya U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Mar-19 Scrapped 1922
  216980 Bologan U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 May-19 Scrapped 1923
  217386 Acrema U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Jul-19 Scrapped 1923
  217157 Folsom U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Jul-19 Scrapped 1923
  217158 Tolo U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,551 Oct-19 Scrapped 1922
    AFD 30 US Navy Dry-Dock 800 Feb-43 Scrapped 1979
    AFD 31 US Navy Dry-Dock 800 Dec-43 Later YFD 83, to U.S. Coast Guard 1947
    AFD 32 US Navy Dry-Dock 800 Jun-44  
    AFD 33 US Navy Dry-Dock 800 Oct-44 To Peru 1959 as AFD 106, active

Built in New Orleans LA

1   Cauchy French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,636 Jul-20 Scrapped 1924
2   Lagrange French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,636 Jul-20 Scrapped 1924
3   Laplace French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,636 Aug-20 Scrapped 1925
4   Poinsot French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,636 Aug-20 Scrapped 1923
5   Poncelet French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,636 Sep-20 Scrapped 1923

Built in Portland OR

    Capitaine Remy French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,144 Jun-18 Wrecked 1920
    Capitaine Guynemer French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,144 Jul-18 Scrapped 1926
    Commandant Roisin French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,144 Jul-18 Scrapped 1923
    Lieutenant Delorme French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Jul-18 Scrapped 1923
    Adjudant Dorme French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,504 Aug-18 Scrapped 1923
    Commandant Challes French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,118 Aug-18 Scrapped 1923
    Lieutenant Granier French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,038 Aug-18 Scrapped 1925
    Lieutenant Pegoud French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,114 Aug-18 Scrapped 1922
    Capitaine de Beauchamp French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Sep-18 Scrapped 1923
    Commandant de Rose French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Sep-18 Scrapped 1923
    Aviateur de Terlines French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,038 Oct-18 Burnt 1922
    Colonel Driant French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,117 Oct-18 Scrapped 1924
    General Baratier French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,114 Oct-18 Scrapped 1924
    General Serret French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,117 Oct-18 Scrapped 1926
  224628 Nancy French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Oct-18 Wrecked 1927
    Belfort French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Nov-18 Scrapped 1924
    General Gallieni French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,177 Dec-18 Scrapped 1923
    General Manoury French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,177 Dec-18 Scrapped 1924
    Luneville French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,117 Dec-18 Scrapped 1925
    Soissons French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,117 Dec-18 Scrapped 1925

Built in Tacoma WA

    Gerbeviller French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,032 Jun-18 Scrapped 1931
    Dannemarie French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,022 Jul-18 Scrapped 1923
    Roye French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,032 Jul-18 Burnt 1920
    Noyon French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Jul-18 Scrapped 1925
    Dunkerque French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,131 Aug-18 Scrapped 1923
    Reims French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Aug-18 Scrapped 1924
    Vimy French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,020 Aug-18 Scrapped 1923
    Amiens French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Sep-18 Scrapped 1924
    Democratie French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Sep-18 Scrapped 1924
    Souchez French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Sep-18 Scrapped 1924
  223311 Thann French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,102 Sep-18 Foundered 1926
    Toul French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,038 Sep-18 Scrapped 1923
    Fraternite French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,136 Oct-18 Wrecked 1919
    Republique French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,035 Oct-18 Wrecked 1924
    Verite French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Oct-18 Scrapped 1925
    Egalite French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Nov-18 Wrecked 1923
    Givenchy French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,031 Dec-18 Scrapped 1923
    Justice French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,133 Dec-18 Scrapped 1926
    Liberte French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,135 Dec-18 Scrapped 1923
    Vailly French Govt. Cargo Ship 2,142 Dec-18 Burnt 1924
  223102 One of the above French Govt. Cargo Ship 1,983 1918 Later Robin Hood