California Shipbuilding, Los Angeles CA

Most recent update: October 13, 2010.


California Shipbuilding Corporation, or CalShip, was one of the original nine emergency yards, built with 8 ways in 1940 by Todd and Kaiser, with $27mm from the USMC: Kaiser bought Todd out in 1942.  The yard's 8 ways were increased to 14 in the second wave of shipbuilding expansion and, at its peak, CalShip employed 40,000 people.  After the war, the yard was liquidated: its site was roughly where the dry bulk cargo terminal at Berths 212 and 213 of the Port of Los Angeles is now, at the west end of New Dock Street: see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # V76, the "American Victory", is being restored.  Visit her at her berth at the Florida Aquarium, in downtown Tampa, Florida, or on the web at www.americanvictory.com

Hull # V78, the "Lane Victory", has been completely restored and is fully operational.  Visit her at Berth 94 in San Pedro, California, or on the web at www.lanevictoryship.com

Hull #

Original Name

Type MC # Way # Keel Laid Launched Delivered Days on Ways Days in Water Total Days Disposition
1 John C Fremont EC2-S-C1 64 1 24-May-41 27-Sep-41 21-Feb-42 126 147 273 Mined in Manila Bay 1945, scrapped
2 Thomas Paine EC2-S-C1 65 2 24-May-41 26-Oct-41 7-Mar-42 155 132 287 Scrapped 1960
3 Benjamin Franklin EC2-S-C1 66 3 21-Jun-41 16-Nov-41 21-Mar-42 148 125 273 Scrapped 1958
4 John Paul Jones EC2-S-C1 67 4 27-Jun-41 3-Dec-41 30-Mar-42 159 117 276 Scrapped 1970
5 Paul Revere EC2-S-C1 68 5 10-Jul-41 21-Dec-41 8-Apr-42 164 108 272 Scrapped 1965
6 Daniel Boone EC2-S-C1 69 6 17-Jul-41 14-Jan-42 15-Apr-42 181 91 272 To USN as Ara (AK 136), scrapped 1972
7 Robert Morris EC2-S-C1 70 7 23-Jul-41 28-Jan-42 24-Apr-42 189 86 275 Scrapped 1972
8 Samuel Adams EC2-S-C1 71 8 31-Jul-41 31-Jan-42 28-Apr-42 184 87 271 Scrapped 1966
9 Albert Gallatin EC2-S-C1 277 9 11-Sep-41 12-Feb-42 30-Apr-42 154 77 231 Torpedoed off Savannah but unharmed 1943, torpedoed and lost in the Arabian Sea 1944
10 Nathan Hale EC2-S-C1 72 1 29-Sep-41 4-Feb-42 7-May-42 128 92 220 Mined off Gorgona 1946 and scrapped
11 Oliver Hazard Perry EC2-S-C1 278 10 15-Sep-41 18-Feb-42 9-May-42 156 80 236 Scrapped 1971
12 Elbridge Gerry EC2-S-C1 279 11 22-Sep-41 28-Feb-42 20-May-42 159 81 240 Scrapped 1966
13 Zebulon Pike EC2-S-C1 73 2 27-Oct-41 24-Feb-42 9-May-42 120 74 194 Scrapped 1961
14 Rufus King EC2-S-C1 280 12 6-Oct-41 11-Mar-42 29-May-42 156 79 235 Wrecked off Moreton Island 1942, sunk as target by RAAF
15 Abiel Foster EC2-S-C1 281 13 13-Oct-41 22-Mar-42 16-May-42 160 55 215 Scrapped 1961
16 Benjamin Goodhue EC2-S-C1 282 14 20-Oct-41 31-Mar-42 20-May-42 162 50 212 Scrapped 1961
17 Henry Knox EC2-S-C1 74 3 17-Nov-41 6-Mar-42 13-May-42 109 68 177 Torpedoed and lost off the Maldives 1943
18 Abraham Clark EC2-S-C1 75 4 3-Dec-41 2-Apr-42 10-Jun-42 120 69 189 Sold private 1947, wrecked off Grays Harbor 1959 and scrapped
19 William Floyd EC2-S-C1 76 5 22-Dec-41 8-Apr-42 23-May-42 107 45 152 Scrapped 1971
20 John Langdon EC2-S-C1 77 6 14-Jan-42 14-Apr-42 20-Jun-42 90 67 157 To Russia 1944 as Tbilisi, scrapped 1977
21 Caleb Strong EC2-S-C1 78 7 28-Jan-42 16-Apr-42 27-May-42 78 41 119 Scrapped 1966
22 Paine Wingate EC2-S-C1 79 8 31-Jan-42 21-Apr-42 29-May-42 80 38 118 Scrapped 1973
23 James Monroe EC2-S-C1 80 1 4-Feb-42 27-Apr-42 3-Jun-42 82 37 119 Scrapped 1970
24 John Hathorn EC2-S-C1 283 9 12-Feb-42 30-Apr-42 6-Jun-42 77 37 114 Scrapped 1972
25 Edwin Markham EC2-S-C1 284 10 18-Feb-42 5-May-42 9-Jun-42 76 35 111 Scrapped 1965
26 George Matthews EC2-S-C1 285 11 28-Feb-42 9-May-42 11-Jun-42 70 33 103 Scrapped 1967
27 F A C Muhlenberg EC2-S-C1 81 2 24-Feb-42 13-May-42 13-Jun-42 78 31 109 Bombed off Naples 1944, repaired and sold private 1947, wrecked and burnt 1966
28 John B Ashe EC2-S-C1 82 3 6-Mar-42 16-May-42 16-Jun-42 71 31 102 Sold private 1947, scrapped 1962
29 John Page EC2-S-C1 286 12 11-Mar-42 19-May-42 18-Jun-42 69 30 99 Scrapped 1959
30 James Schureman EC2-S-C1 287 13 22-Mar-42 23-May-42 20-Jun-42 62 28 90 Scrapped 1962
31 Peter Silvester EC2-S-C1 288 14 31-Mar-42 27-May-42 22-Jun-42 57 26 83 Torpedoed and lost in the Indian Ocean 1945
32 Egbert Benson EC2-S-C1 83 4 2-Apr-42 3-Jun-42 24-Jun-42 62 21 83 Scrapped 1970
33 Isaac Coles EC2-S-C1 84 5 8-Apr-42 7-Jun-42 26-Jun-42 60 19 79 Scrapped 1967
34 Stephen Johnson Field EC2-S-C1 85 6 14-Apr-42 9-Jun-42 28-Jun-42 56 19 75 Sold private 1947, scrapped 1968
35 Joseph McKenna EC2-S-C1 86 7 16-Apr-42 12-Jun-42 30-Jun-42 57 18 75 Scrapped 1962
36 William M Stewart EC2-S-C1 87 8 21-Apr-42 14-Jun-42 6-Jul-42 54 22 76 Scrapped 1961
37 Willis VanDevanter EC2-S-C1 88 1 27-Apr-42 19-Jun-42 10-Jul-42 53 21 74 Scrapped 1967
38 John Steele EC2-S-C1 289 9 30-Apr-42 21-Jun-42 14-Jul-42 52 23 75 Scrapped 1961
39 George Thacher EC2-S-C1 290 10 5-May-42 23-Jun-42 16-Jul-42 49 23 72 Torpedoed and lost off West Africa 1942
40 Juan Cabrillo EC2-S-C1 291 11 9-May-42 27-Jun-42 19-Jul-42 49 22 71 Scrapped 1961
41 Francis Parkman EC2-S-C1 89 2 13-May-42 29-Jun-42 21-Jul-42 47 22 69 Scrapped 1961
42 John Fiske EC2-S-C1 90 3 16-May-42 3-Jul-42 25-Jul-42 48 22 70 Scrapped 1971
43 Junipero Serra EC2-S-C1 292 12 20-May-42 30-Jun-42 23-Jul-42 41 23 64 Scrapped 1959
44 John A Sutter EC2-S-C1 293 13 23-May-42 10-Jul-42 27-Jul-42 48 17 65 Scrapped 1969
45 Richard Henry Dana EC2-S-C1 294 14 27-May-42 12-Jul-42 31-Jul-42 46 19 65 Sold private 1947, converted to a floating wharf
46 George Bancroft EC2-S-C1 91 4 3-Jun-42 15-Jul-42 4-Aug-42 42 20 62 Scrapped 1960
47 James Ford Rhodes EC2-S-C1 92 5 7-Jun-42 19-Jul-42 6-Aug-42 42 18 60 Scrapped 1964
48 William H Prescott EC2-S-C1 93 6 9-Jun-42 21-Jul-42 10-Aug-42 42 20 62 Scrapped 1972
49 Hinton R Helper EC2-S-C1 94 7 12-Jun-42 24-Jul-42 13-Aug-42 42 20 62 Scrapped 1961
50 William F Cody EC2-S-C1 295 8 14-Jun-42 26-Jul-42 15-Aug-42 42 20 62 Scrapped 1967
51 Robert F Stockton EC2-S-C1 296 1 19-Jun-42 29-Jul-42 18-Aug-42 40 20 60 To Alabama State Docks, scrapped
52 Starr King EC2-S-C1 297 9 21-Jun-42 31-Jul-42 20-Aug-42 40 20 60 Torpedoed and lost off Sydney 1943
53 Leland Stanford EC2-S-C1 298 10 23-Jun-42 4-Aug-42 25-Aug-42 42 21 63 Scrapped 1967
54 Francis Drake EC2-S-C1 299 11 27-Jun-42 8-Aug-42 27-Aug-42 42 19 61 Scrapped 1971
55 Peter H Burnett EC2-S-C1 300 2 29-Jun-42 10-Aug-42 29-Aug-42 42 19 61 Torpedoed near the Cook Islands 1943, repaired, to USN as IX 104, scrapped 1959
56 Ewing Young EC2-S-C1 631 12 30-Jun-42 13-Aug-42 30-Aug-42 44 17 61 Scrapped 1959
57 Peter Cartwright EC2-S-C1 632 3 3-Jul-42 15-Aug-42 3-Sep-42 43 19 62 Scrapped 1961
58 Brigham Young EC2-S-C1 633 13 10-Jul-42 17-Aug-42 5-Sep-42 38 19 57 To USN as Murzim (AK 95), scrapped 1973
59 Horace Mann EC2-S-C1 634 14 12-Jul-42 19-Aug-42 8-Sep-42 38 20 58 Sold private 1947, scrapped 1970
60 Jane Addams EC2-S-C1 635 4 15-Jul-42 22-Aug-42 10-Sep-42 38 19 57 Sold private 1947, converted to a floating wharf
61 Clara Barton EC2-S-C1 636 5 19-Jul-42 25-Aug-42 12-Sep-42 37 18 55 Scrapped 1970
62 William Ellery Channing EC2-S-C1 637 6 21-Jul-42 27-Aug-42 15-Sep-42 37 19 56 Scrapped 1969
63 Wendell Phillips EC2-S-C1 638 7 24-Jul-42 31-Aug-42 17-Sep-42 38 17 55 Scrapped 1959
64 Felipe De Neve EC2-S-C1 639 8 26-Jul-42 4-Sep-42 19-Sep-42 40 15 55 Scrapped 1966
65 Samuel Gompers EC2-S-C1 640 1 29-Jul-42 7-Sep-42 22-Sep-42 40 15 55 Torpedoed and lost off New Caledonia 1943
66 Horace Greeley EC2-S-C1 641 9 31-Jul-42 9-Sep-42 24-Sep-42 40 15 55 Scuttled with obsolete ammo 1966
67 Henry Ward Beecher EC2-S-C1 642 10 4-Aug-42 11-Sep-42 26-Sep-42 38 15 53 Scrapped 1969
68 James Gordon Bennett EC2-S-C1 643 11 9-Aug-42 14-Sep-42 30-Sep-42 36 16 52 Scrapped 1961
69 Joseph Pulitzer EC2-S-C1 644 2 10-Aug-42 18-Sep-42 6-Oct-42 39 18 57 Scrapped 1973
70 Malcolm M Stewart EC2-S-C1 645 12 13-Aug-42 21-Sep-42 8-Oct-42 39 17 56 Scrapped 1971
71 George A Custer EC2-S-C1 646 3 15-Aug-42 23-Sep-42 10-Oct-42 39 17 56 Scrapped 1961
72 George G Meade EC2-S-C1 647 13 17-Aug-42 25-Sep-42 13-Oct-42 39 18 57 Torpedoed off Paramaibo 1943, repaired and sold private, scrapped 1969
73 Booker T Washington EC2-S-C1 648 14 19-Aug-42 29-Sep-42 17-Oct-42 41 18 59 Ship with all African-American officers, scrapped 1969
74 FitzJohn Porter EC2-S-C1 649 4 22-Aug-42 27-Sep-42 15-Oct-42 36 18 54 Torpedoed and lost in the South Atlantic 1943
75 James B McPherson EC2-S-C1 650 5 25-Aug-42 4-Oct-42 22-Oct-42 40 18 58 Scrapped 1962
76 Samuel Heintzelman EC2-S-C1 651 6 27-Aug-42 30-Sep-42 20-Oct-42 34 20 54 Torpedoed and lost in the Indian Ocean 1943
77 John Sedgwick EC2-S-C1 652 7 31-Aug-42 7-Oct-42 24-Oct-42 37 17 54 Scrapped 1963
78 William Lloyd Garrison EC2-S-C1 653 8 4-Sep-42 9-Oct-42 27-Oct-42 35 18 53 Scrapped 1959
79 Smith Thompson EC2-S-C1 654 1 7-Sep-42 11-Oct-42 29-Oct-42 34 18 52 Scrapped 1963
80 Joseph Story EC2-S-C1 655 9 9-Sep-42 15-Oct-42 3-Nov-42 36 19 55 Scrapped 1963
81 Gabriel Duval EC2-S-C1 656 10 11-Sep-42 13-Oct-42 31-Oct-42 32 18 50 Scrapped 1962
82 Henry Baldwin EC2-S-C1 657 11 13-Sep-42 18-Oct-42 5-Nov-42 35 18 53 Scrapped 1970
83 Brockholst Livingston EC2-S-C1 658 2 18-Sep-42 21-Oct-42 7-Nov-42 33 17 50 Wrecked on Okinawa 1945 and scrapped
84 Thomas Johnson EC2-S-C1 659 12 21-Sep-42 24-Oct-42 10-Nov-42 33 17 50 Sold private 1947, scrapped 1968
85 Philip P Barbour EC2-S-C1 660 3 23-Sep-42 26-Oct-42 12-Nov-42 33 17 50 Scrapped 1971
86 Peter V Daniel EC2-S-C1 661 13 25-Sep-42 28-Oct-42 14-Nov-42 33 17 50 Scrapped 1963
87 Samuel Nelson EC2-S-C1 662 4 27-Sep-42 30-Oct-42 17-Nov-42 33 18 51 Scrapped 1964
88 Robert C Grier EC2-S-C1 663 14 29-Sep-42 31-Oct-42 19-Nov-42 32 19 51 Scrapped 1966
89 Benjamin R Curtis EC2-S-C1 664 6 30-Sep-42 3-Nov-42 21-Nov-42 34 18 52 Sold private 1947, exploded and destroyed 1947
90 Marion McKinley Bovard EC2-S-C1 665 5 4-Oct-42 5-Nov-42 24-Nov-42 32 19 51 Scrapped 1960
91 Stephen M White EC2-S-C1 666 7 7-Oct-42 9-Nov-42 28-Nov-42 33 19 52 Scrapped 1967
92 William Eaton EC2-S-C1 667 8 9-Oct-42 7-Nov-42 26-Nov-42 29 19 48 Wrecked and abandoned 1952
93 Lincoln Steffens EC2-S-C1 668 1 11-Oct-42 14-Nov-42 3-Dec-42 34 19 53 Scrapped 1971
94 Hubert Howe Bancroft EC2-S-C1 669 10 13-Oct-42 11-Nov-42 30-Nov-42 29 19 48 Sold private 1947, scrapped 1967
95 James W Marshall EC2-S-C1 670 9 15-Oct-42 16-Nov-42 5-Dec-42 32 19 51 Bombed off Salerno 1943, salvaged, sunk as breakwater off Normandy and abandoned 1944
96 George Chaffey EC2-S-C1 671 11 18-Oct-42 18-Nov-42 8-Dec-42 31 20 51 To USN as YAG, scrapped 1972
97 Frank Joseph Irwin EC2-S-C1 672 2 21-Oct-42 21-Nov-42 10-Dec-42 31 19 50 Scrapped 1970
98 Helen Hunt Jackson EC2-S-C1 673 12 24-Oct-42 23-Nov-42 12-Dec-42 30 19 49 Scrapped 1971
99 Abel Stearns EC2-S-C1 674 3 26-Oct-42 25-Nov-42