Pusey & Jones, Gloucester City NJ

Most recent update: March 12, 2016.


Pusey & Jones, of Wilmington DE, started a second shipyard for the WWI effort, in Gloucester City NJ: it was initially called Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, but this was changed after only two ships to Pusey & Jones and again, after hull #19, to New Jersey Shipbuilding Company.  The yard was closed after the war.

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
1 Req. 215976 Desdemona/Chestnut Hill US Shipping Board Tanker 4,767 Mar-18 To USN as SP 2526, later Caliche 1927, to Russia 1943 as Donbass, returned 1944, sunk as target 1947
2 Req. 216213 John M. Connelly US Shipping Board Tanker 4,939 Aug-18 To USN as SP 2703, later Point Breeze 1927, scrapped 1946
3 Req. 216610 Lucretia/Allentown US Shipping Board Tanker 4,938 Sep-18 Later J. W. Van Dyke 1924, Edwin R. Cox 1937, scrapped 1938
4 Req. 217210 Charmian/Brandywine US Shipping Board Tanker 4,969 Nov-18 Later Macuto 1947, Recco 1949, scrapped 1955
5 Req. 218155 Iras/Bessemer US Shipping Board Tanker 4,923 Jun-19 Scrapped 1948
6 Req. 218617 Calpurnia/Sharon US Shipping Board Tanker 4,936 Nov-19 Scrapped 1946
7 Req. 217165 War Serpent/Indianapolis US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,164 Dec-18 Scrapped 1933
8 Req. 217794 War Horse/Henry Clay US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,166 May-19 Scrapped 1933
9 Req. 218801 War Priest/Abraham Lincoln US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,289 Sep-19 Scrapped 1933
10 Req. 219251 War March/Andrew Jackson US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,289 Nov-19 Converted to tanker Pan-Georgia 1939, scrapped 1946
11 Req. 219155 Daniel Webster US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,289 Nov-19 Converted to tanker Bulkoil 1936, Pan-Carolina 1938, scrapped 1946
12 Req. 219406 John Adams US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,289 Dec-19 Converted to tanker Pan-Virginia 1938, scrapped 1947
13   AM 17 Eider US Navy Minesweeper 950   Completed at Wilmington
14   AM 18 Thrush US Navy Minesweeper 950   Completed at Wilmington
15 Req. 219742 Ethan Allen US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,294 Mar-20 Empire Puma 1940, later Inchwells 1947, Point Clear 1951, Giacomo Piaggio 1952, Enrichetto 1954, Silvana 1958, scrapped 1959
16 Req. 219903 Patrick Henry US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,294 Apr-20 Empire Steelhead 1940, later Crete 1942, Vernicos Nicalaos 1947, El Greco 1951, scrapped 1952
17 Req. 220678 William Penn US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,168 Jun-20 Converted to tanker 1940, scrapped 1946
18 Req. 220211 John Jay US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,292 Jun-20 Later Warrior 1937, torpedoed and lost 1942
19 Req. 220441 James Otis US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 8,292 Aug-20 Later Ludington 1931, scrapped 1947
201 Req. 217440 Castle Point US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,301 Feb-19 Later Hamlin F. McCormick 1923, Chi Tung 1947, Marion 1951, Kali  1952, scrapped 1960
202 Req. 217590 Castle Wood US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,304 Mar-19 Later Arlyn 1925, torpedoed and lost 1941
203 Req. 217860 Castle Town US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,328 Jun-19 Later Lumbertown 1936, Coos Bay 1940, Anacapa 1942, Coos Bay 1946, George Olson 1947, wrecked in the Columbia River 1964