Newcomb Lifeboat, Hampton VA

Most recent update: January 25, 2015.


This shipyard was originally a repair yard called The Chesapeake Gas Engine Company.  When war approached, it was acquired by The Newcomb Lifeboat Company, of Richmond VA, expanded and renamed The Hampton Shipbuilding & Marine Railway Company.  This entity failed, however, after the war ended.  The yard was at the foot of what is now called Newcombe Avenue, on the south side of Sunset Creek: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail your info to me at timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # O.N. Original Name or # Original Owner Ship Type Tons Feet Delivery Disposition
  223430 SC 218 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 135 110 9-Feb-18 Sold 1921 as Hiwal, to USN 1942 as YP 355, to MARAD 1947
    SC 219 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 135 110 19-Feb-18 Burnt and sank 1918
  224532 SC 220 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 135 110 13-Mar-18 Sold 1921 as Eleanor
    SC 221 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 135 110 13-Mar-18 Sold 1921
    SC 222 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 135 110 13-Mar-18 Sold 1921