Terry Shipbuilding, Savannah GA

Most recent update: March 12, 2016.


Terry Shipbuilding was started in 1916 by Edward Terry, of Terry & Tench, a major construction company based in New York.  The yard was on 100 acres of land at the north end of the Port Wentworth district of Savannah, where the sewage plant is now, and apparently had 16 building ways.  It started off with contracts to build 20 composite cargo ships - wooden hulls with steel framing - and 10 steel tankers, but had only built six cargo ships and five tankers when the war ended.  Concurrently Terry & Tench operated a yard at Long Island City, New York which built 20 steel barges and 12 steel tankers for use on the New York State Barge Canal: see its record here.  The facility was reactivated in WWII by McEvoy Shipbuilding and built seven concrete tank barges for the Maritime Commission.

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
  68 217118 Quinnesco U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,445 Sep-19 Composite ship, scrapped 1925
  63 217339 Oglethorpe U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,492 May-19 Composite ship, scrapped 1925
  64 217724 Baganito U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,445 Aug-19 Composite ship, scrapped 1925
  65 218154 Battonville U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,440 Aug-19 Composite ship, scrapped 1925
  66 217991 Borad U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,441 Aug-19 Composite ship, scrapped 1925
  67 219181 Tuwetanka U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,440 Sep-19 Composite ship, scrapped 1925
  69     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,500   Composite ship, launched but not completed
  70     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,500   Composite ship, launched but not completed
  71     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,500   Composite ship, launched but not completed
  72     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,500   Composite ship, launched but not completed
  73-82     U.S.S.B. Cargo Ship 2,500   Composite ships, cancelled
111 1392 219899 Darden U.S.S.B. Tanker 5,189 May-20 Later Elizabeth Kellog 1929, torpedoed and lost 1942
112 1393 220335 Dartford U.S.S.B. Tanker 5,186 Jul-20 Later E. J. Nicklos 1929, Paco 1937, scrapped 1948
113 1394 220606 Gladysbe U.S.S.B. Tanker 5,186 Sep-20 Later Gertrude Kellog 1929, scrapped 1946
114 1395 220732 Lilmae U.S.S.B. Tanker 5,186 Oct-20 Later Chilsco 1927, Munger T. Ball 1935, torpedoed and lost 1942
115 1396 220860 Pearldon U.S.S.B. Tanker 5,186 Dec-20 Later W. D. Anderson 1923, J. J. Coney 1935, San Moritz 1947, scrapped 1955
 116-120 1397-1401     U.S.S.B. Tanker 5,186   Cancelled