Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding, Camden NJ

Most recent update: May 13, 2017.


Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding was formed in March 1940 in the Cooper Point section of Camden, on the site at the north end of North 5th Street previously occupied by Camden Shipbuilding Company, which closed about ten years earlier.  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
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2                
3   Barracuda Panama Canal Comm. Launch 21 50 1941  
4   Albacore Panama Canal Comm. Launch 21 50 1941  
5     US Coast Guard Launch   40 1942  
6     US Coast Guard Launch   40 1942  
7     General Construction Co. Lighter   60 1941  
8   Firm (AM 98) US Navy Minesweeper 295 174 10-Apr-43 Later PC 1602, sold 1948
9   Force (AM 99) US Navy Minesweeper 295 174 16-Jun-43 Later PC 1603, kamikazied off Okinawa and lost 26-May-45
10   Elias D. Knight US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 Aug-43 To USN as Enceladus (AK 80), sold 1964 for non-transportation use
11   William Lester US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 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 2,900 257 May-43 To USN as Hydra (AK 82), to USA 1943 as Madison Jordan Manchester, scrapped
13 258435 Asa Lothrop US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 Oct-43 To Britain 1944 as BAK 1, returned 1947, scrapped 1967
14 260400 Laughlin McKay US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 Mar-44 To Britain 1944 as BAK 2, returned 1947, sold 1950 as C-Trader, scrapped 1963
15   Oliver R. Mumford US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 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 2,900 257 Jan-44 To USN as Mira (AK 84), to USA 1944 as Robert M. Every, now Marine Wonderland in S.F.
17 261526 John L. Manson US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 Feb-44 To Britain 1944 as BAK 3, returned 1947, sold 1951 as Alaska Cedar, wrecked 1962
18 261804 Nathaniel Matthews US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 May-44 To Britain 1944 as BAK 4, returned 1947, sold 1951 as Alaska Spruce, later Yuayaki, Glory I, sank 1977
19   Josiah Paul US Mar. Comm. N3-M-A1 2,900 257 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 2,900 257 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 2,900 257 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 2,900 257 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 2,900 257 May-45 To USN as Vela (AK 89), to USA 1945 as Joe C. Sprecker, to USN 1952, scrapped 1971
24   PC 1221 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 174 19-Apr-44 Sold 1948
25   PC 1222 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 174 7-Jul-44 Sold 1947
26   PC 1223 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 174 13-Nov-44 Sold 1948
27   PC 1224 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 174 8-Jan-45 To Mexico 1948 as GC-36