Pullman Standard, Chicago IL

Most recent update: January 11, 2015.


In 1943, Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company established a shipbuilding division and dived into wartime small ship design and construction.  The yard was on Lake Calumet, on the north side of 130th Street, at the most southerly point of the lake: you can see where it must have been but there is no sign of a shipyard there now.  Pullman built the boats in 40-ton blocks, just as we do today, the blocks being assembled in a fab shop on 111th Street and moved to the yard on gondola cars.  In two years, they built 34 PCEs, which were 180 feet long and weighed 640 tons, and 44 LSMs, which were 203 feet long and weighed 520 tons.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name and/or # Customer Type Tons Delivery Disposition
PCE 827 US Navy Corvette 850 2-May-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilbirnie (BEC 1), to Norway 1947 as Haugesund, to Italy 1973 as Sicilia Ponte, Tucalif 1982, scrapped 1997
PCE 828 US Navy Corvette 850 15-May-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilbride (BEC 2), to Norway 1947 as Jylland, to Malta 1967, to Turkey 1984 as Kibriz, later Akdeniz, to Greece 1986 as Princess Lydia, scrapped 1988
PCE 829 US Navy Corvette 850 27-May-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilchattan (BEC 3), to Norway 1947 as Stavanger, to Finland 1973 as Kong Sverre, later Capri Corne, scrapped 19??
PCE 830 US Navy Corvette 850 13-Jun-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilchrenan (BEC 4), to Norway 1947 as Sunnhordland, to Finland 1974 as Kristina Brahe, still active
PCE 831 US Navy Corvette 850 26-Jun-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kildary (BEC 5), to Portugal 1952 as Rio Vouga, to Denmark 1979 as Exportrader, scrapped 1980
PCE 832 US Navy Corvette 850 10-Jul-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kildwick (BEC 6), to Norway 1947 as Sunnfjord, to Finland 1978 as Sunnfjord II, sank 1983
PCE 833 US Navy Corvette 850 2-Aug-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilham (BEC 7), to Norway 1947 as Sognefjord, Orion 1982, to Finland 1987 as Orion II, to Thailand 1997 as Orient Explorer, fate unknown
PCE 834 US Navy Corvette 850 19-Aug-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilkenzie (BEC 8), to Norway 1947 as Naddod, to the Philippines 1952 as General Wright, Sweet Sail 1967, scrapped 1978
PCE 835 US Navy Corvette 850 3-Sep-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilhampton (BEC 9), to Greece 1948 as Georgios F, scrapped 1970
PCE 836 US Navy Corvette 850 17-Sep-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilmalcolm (BEC 10), to Portugal 1952 as Rio Agueda, later Rio Star, fate unknown
PCE 837 US Navy Corvette 850 1-Oct-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilmarnock (BEC 11), to Greece 1949 as Arion, wrecked 1951
PCE 838 US Navy Corvette 850 13-Oct-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilmartin (BEC 12), to Greece 1947 as Marigoula, scrapped 1969
PCE 839 US Navy Corvette 850 23-Oct-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilmelford (BEC 13), to Greece 1949 as Aghios Spyridon, Saint Matthew 1971, fate unknown
PCE 840 US Navy Corvette 850 2-Nov-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilmington (BEC 14), to Greece 1951 as Athinai, Trias 1955, Agios Gerasimos 1960, scrapped 2007
PCE 841 US Navy Corvette 850 9-Nov-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Kilmore (BEC 15), to Greece 1947 as Despina, Evangelistria 1969, fate unknown
PCER 842 US Navy Corvette 850 29-Jan-44 Named Marfa 1956, to Korea 1961 as Tang Po (PCE 56), sunk by gunfire 19-Jan-67
PCER 843 US Navy Corvette 850 30-Jan-44 Named Showhegan 1956, sold 1961
PCER 844 US Navy Corvette 850 18-Feb-44 To Mexico 1948 as Pedro Sainz de Barandas (PO 123)
PCER 845 US Navy Corvette 850 1-Mar-44 Named Worland 1956, to North Carolina 1964 as Advance II, sold 1980, reefed 1994 off Kitty Hawk
PCER 846 US Navy Corvette 850 4-Mar-44 Named Eunice 1956, to Ecuador 1960 as Esmeraldes (E 03)
PCER 847 US Navy Corvette 850 18-Mar-44 To Mexico 1947 as David Porter (H 02)
PCER 848 US Navy Corvette 850 30-Mar-44 Damaged by bomber off New Guinea 27-Oct-44 and scuttled
PCER 849 US Navy Corvette 850 11-Apr-44 Named Somersworth 1956, sold 1966, scrapped 1972
PCER 850 US Navy Corvette 850 17-Apr-44 Named Fairview 1956, sold 1968
PCER 851 US Navy Corvette 850 15-May-44 Named Rockville 1956, to Colombia 1969 as San Andres (BO 151)
PCER 852 US Navy Corvette 850 26-May-44 Named Brattleboro 1956, to Vietnam 1966 as Ngoc Hoi (HQ-12), to the Philippines 1975 as Miguel Malvar (PS 19)
PCER 853 US Navy Corvette 850 15-Jun-44 Named Amherst 1956, to Vietnam 1966 as Van Kiep II (HQ-14), to the Philippines 1975 as Datu Marikudo (PS 23)
PCER 854 US Navy Corvette 850 4-Jan-45 Sold 1945 as Liberty Belle II
PCER 855 US Navy Corvette 850 1-Nov-44 Named Rexburg 1956, sold 1970 as Asia, later Excalibur
PCER 856 US Navy Corvette 850 11-Nov-44 Named Whitehall 1956, sold 1970 as Donna Marie, later Atlantic Surf, Atlantic Shore
PCER 857 US Navy Corvette 850 26-Apr-45 Named Marysville 1956, sold 1970
PCER 858 US Navy Corvette 850 16-May-45 To USCG 1946 as Jackson (WPC 120), sold 1947
PCER 859 US Navy Corvette 850 10-Mar-45 To MARAD 1948
PCER 860 US Navy Corvette 850 31-Mar-45 To USCG 1946 as Bedloe (WPC 121), sold 1947
PCE 861-866 US Navy Corvette 850   Cancelled
262975 LSM 310 US Navy Landing Ship

520

23-May-44 Sold to Foss 1948, converted to tug Leland James, later The Legend
LSM 311 US Navy Landing Ship

520

31-May-44 Sold to Fairbanks Morse 1948 for scrapping
LSM 312 US Navy Landing Ship

520

17-Jun-44 Sold to Crowley 1948 for scrapping
LSM 313 US Navy Landing Ship

520

25-Jun-44 Laid up 1947, to Vietnam 1962 as Tien Giang (HQ-405), seized by North Vietnam 1975, disposed of 1990
264489 LSM 314 US Navy Landing Ship

520

6-Jul-44 Sold to Foss 1948 as Foss 161, converted to barge
LSM 315 US Navy Landing Ship

520

13-Jul-44 Laid up 1946, to Australian Army 1960 as Vernon Sturdee (AV-1355), sold 1972, sank c1984
LSM 316 US Navy Landing Ship

520

21-Jul-44 Laid up 1946, to France 1954 as L 9014, returned 1956, to Korea 1956 as Sin Mi (LSM 661)
LSM  317 US Navy Landing Ship

520

28-Jul-44 Sold to Foss 1948, converted to barge
LSM 318 US Navy Landing Ship

520

3-Aug-44 Sunk at Ormoc 7-Dec-44
LSM 319 US Navy Landing Ship

520

10-Aug-44 Laid up 1946, to Australian Army 1959 as Harry Chauvel (AV-1353), sold 1972
LSM 320 US Navy Landing Ship

520

19-Aug-44 Laid up 1946, to the Philippines 1962 as Oriental Mindoro (LP-68), disposed of 1989
LSM 321 US Navy Landing Ship

520

26-Aug-44 Sold to John D. Schapiro 1947
LSM 322 US Navy Landing Ship

520

6-Sep-44 Sold to New Orleans Shipwrecking 1948, for scrapping
257616 LSM 323 US Navy Landing Ship

520

16-Sep-44 Sold to Norfolk, Baltimore Line 1947 as Edward Hogshire
279269 LSM 324 US Navy Landing Ship

520

23-Sep-44 Laid up 1947, sold to Chesapeake Corp. 1958, converted to Barge No. 3
LSM 325 US Navy Landing Ship

520

30-Sep-44 Sold to Ming Sung Industrial 1947
LSM 326 US Navy Landing Ship

520

7-Oct-44 Sold to Dravo 1947, for scrapping
LSM 327 US Navy Landing Ship

520

14-Oct-44 Sold to A. G. Schoonmaker 1947 for scrapping
LSM 328 US Navy Landing Ship

520

21-Oct-44 Sold to Basalt Rock Co. 1948, for scrapping
LSM 329 US Navy Landing Ship

520

28-Oct-44 Laid up 1947, to Spain 1958, sold 1976, scrapped 2010
LSM 330 US Navy Landing Ship

520

6-Nov-44 Laid up 1947, sold to Ships Inc. 1958
LSM 331 US Navy Landing Ship

520

11-Nov-44 Laid up 1947, to Spain 1960 as LSM-2, sold 1976
283679 LSM 332 US Navy Landing Ship

520

18-Nov-44 Laid up 1947, sold to Dulien steel 1958, converted to barge 514 M
LSM 333 US Navy Landing Ship

520

11-Nov-44 To Thailand 1946 as Kut (LSM-731), decommissioned 1990, sunk as target 2006
LSM 334 US Navy Landing Ship

520

2-Dec-44 Sold to Crowley 1948 for scrapping
LSM 335 US Navy Landing Ship

520

9-Dec-44 Laid up 1946, to MSC 1951, later AG 335, to Dept. of Interior 1970
LSM 336 US Navy Landing Ship

520

22-Dec-44 To China 1946, seized by PRC 1949
LSM 337 US Navy Landing Ship

520

30-Dec-44 To China 1948
LSM 338 US Navy Landing Ship

520

10-Jan-45 To Thailand 1946 as Phai (LSM-2), scrapped
LSM 339 US Navy Landing Ship

520

23-Jan-45 To China 1946
LSM 340 US Navy Landing Ship

520

30-Jan-45 Sold to New Orleans Shipwrecking 1948, for scrapping
278575 LSM 341 US Navy Landing Ship

520

3-Feb-45 Laid up 1947, sold to Hugo Neu Corp. 1958, converted to barge, later Kate
LSM 342 US Navy Landing Ship

520

12-Feb-45 To Port of Newport OR 1948 as Amazon
LSM 343 US Navy Landing Ship

520

17-Feb-45 Laid up 1946, to Spain 1960, scrapped 1976
LSM 344 US Navy Landing Ship

520

24-Feb-45 Sold to Sohio Pipeline 1947
LSM 345 US Navy Landing Ship

520

3-Mar-45 Sold to Ohio Oil 1947
LSM 346 US Navy Landing Ship

520

10-Mar-45 To Port of Newport OR 1948, converted to barge 404
LSM 347 US Navy Landing Ship

520

17-Mar-45 Sold to Sohio Pipeline 1947
256025 LSM 348 US Navy Landing Ship

520

24-Mar-45 Sold to United Fruit 1948 as Rolando, later Western Explorer
LSM 349 US Navy Landing Ship

520

31-Mar-45 To China 1946
LSM 350 US Navy Landing Ship

520

7-Apr-45 Sold to New Orleans Shipwrecking 1948, for scrapping
LSM 351 US Navy Landing Ship

520

14-Apr-45 Sold to Ohio Oil 1947
LSM 352 US Navy Landing Ship

520

21-Apr-45 Sold to Evald Sooder 1948
256915 LSM 353 US Navy Landing Ship

520

21-Apr-45 Sold to Pollock Stockton Co. 1949, converted to barge Rincon, later Jesse Andrews