Newburgh Shipyards, Newburgh NY

Most recent update: March 11, 2016.


Newburgh Shipyards, Inc., was started in 1918 by Thomas C. Desmond for the WWI emergency shipbuilding program and apparently closed three years later.  President Roosevelt attended the launch of Hull #1.  The yard was on Water Street, just south of Verplank Avenue and the Global tank farm: you can see the site from the air on Google here.  The large building with the rusty roof was the main fab. shop and the four building berths were in the open area just to the south.  The facility was briefly reused in WWII by Chicago Bridge, who built some floating docks there.  More recently, it was operated by Steel Style Inc. and its successor, Steelways Shipyard, as an adjunct to their main yard, the former T. S. Marvel Shipyard.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # USSB # O.N.

Name

Owner

Type

GT Delivery

Disposition

Built by Newburgh Shipyards
1 759 217324 Newburgh US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Dec-18 To USN as SP 3768, scrapped 1931
2 760 217618 New Windsor US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Apr-19 Later  Alcoa Mariner  1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
3 761 217910 Poughkeepsie US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 May-19 Later  Alcoa Partner  1941, torpedoed and lost 1942
4 762 218095 Walden US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Jul-19 Scrapped 1938
5 1365 218518 Cold Spring US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Sep-19 Scrapped 1931
6 1366 218697 Firthcliffe US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Oct-19 Scrapped 1931
7 1367 219066 Irvington US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Nov-19 Scrapped 1935
8 1368 219237 Peakskill US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,822 Dec-19 Scrapped 1931
9 1369 219388 Monroe US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,752 Apr-20 Scrapped 1954
10 1370 219792 Fishkill US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,752 Apr-20 Scrapped 1930
11 2169   US Shipping Board Tug     Cancelled
12 2170   US Shipping Board Tug     Cancelled
13 2171   US Shipping Board Tug     Cancelled
14 2833 220194 Half Moon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,778 Sep-20 Later  Exanthia  1928,  W. R. Keever  1934,  Cheliabinsk  1945, scrapped 1970
15 2834 220777 Storm King US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,778 Dec-20 Wrecked off Cape Negre, Tunisia, 1926
16   220895 Herman Frasch Union Sulphur Cargo Ship 7,200 Dec-20 Later  Auctoritas  1946,  Auctoritas II  1948, scrapped 1950
17   233732 Olancho Cuyamel Fruit Cargo Ship 2,500 Feb-21 Torpedoed and lost 1943
18   233737 Choluteca Cuyamel Fruit Cargo Ship 2,500 Mar-21 Later  Tai Ping  1946, in collision in Yangtse River and sank 1949
19   221211 Henry D. Whiton Union Sulphur Cargo Ship 7,200 May-21 Later  Amabilitas  1946,  Arcobalena  1951, scrapped 1959
20   233731 Comayagua Cuyamel Fruit Cargo Ship 2,500 Jun-21 Torpedoed and lost 1942
Built by Chicago Bridge & Iron
    YFD 7 U.S. Navy Dry Dock   Apr-43 To Todd Brooklyn 1943, scrapped 1980
    YFD 10 U.S. Navy Dry Dock   Jul-43 To Bethlehem Boston 1943, AFDM 4 1946, to Mexico 1948