Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding, Camden NJ

Most recent update: January 1, 2015.


Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding was formed in 1941 in the Coopers Point section of Camden.  Since one of the two Mathis yards, Mathis Yachts, moved from Coopers Point to Gloucester in 1941, it seems likely that Penn-Jersey occupied its site.  In any case, it barely lasted through the war, closing in June 1945 after delivering its last ship.  If anyone can provide any information about the ownership of the yard or add to the table below, please e-mail your input to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull #
O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type LDT LOA Delivered Disposition
      US Coast Guard Launch   40 1942  
      US Coast Guard Launch   40 1942  
    Firm (AM 98) US Navy   295 174 10-Apr-43 Later PC 1602, sold 1948
    Force (AM 99) US Navy   295 174 16-Jun-43 Later PC 1603, kamikazied off Okinawa and lost 26-May-45
    PC 1221 US Navy   463 174 19-Apr-44 Sold 1948
    PC 1222 US Navy   463 174 7-Jul-44 Sold 1947 as Gosse, Mar Jan 1959
    PC 1223 US Navy   463 174 13-Nov-44 Sold 1948
    PC 1224 US Navy   463 174 8-Jan-45 To Mexico 1948 as GC-36
10   Elias D. Knight US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Aug-43 To USN as Enceladus (AK 80), sold 1964
11   William Lester US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 May-43 To USN as Europa (AK 81), to USA 1943 as Thomas F. Farrell, Jr., scrapped 1967
12   Eben H. Linnell US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 May-43 To USN as Hydra (AK 82), to USA 1943 as Madison Jordan Manchester, scrapped
13   Asa Lothrop US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Oct-43 To Britain 1944 as BAK 1, scrapped 1967
14   Laughlin McKay US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Mar-44 To Britain 1944 as BAK 2, sold 1950, scrapped 1963
15   Oliver R. Mumford US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Jan-44 To USN as Media (AK 83), to USA 1944 as Glen Gerald Griswold, scrapped 1968
16   William Nott US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Jan-44 To USN as Mira (AK 84), to USA 1944 as Robert M. Every, now Marine Wonderland in S.F.
17   John L. Manson US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Feb-44 To Britain 1944 as BAK 3, sold 1951, wrecked 1962
18   Nathaniel Matthews US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 May-44 To Britain 1944 as BAK 4, sold 1951, sank 1974
19   Josiah Paul US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Nov-44 To USN as Nashira (AK 85), to USA 1944 as Richard R. Arnold, sold 1963
20   Sumner Pierce US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Jan-45 To USN as Norma (AK 86), to USA 1945 as Henry Wright Hurley, scrapped 1970
21   Moses Pike US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Jan-45 To USN as Sagitta (AK 87), to USA 1945 as Marvin Lyle Thomas, to USN 1952, to USA 1966 as Resource, scrapped 1976
22   Symmes Potter US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 Mar-45 To USN as Tucana (AK 88), to USA 1945 as Arthur C. Ely, scrapped 1968
23   Charles A. Ranlett US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 250 May-45 To USN as Vela (AK 89), to USA 1945 as Joe C. Sprecker, to USN 1952, scrapped 1971