Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock, Baltimore MD

(formerly Globe Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. and Maryland Drydock Co.)

Most recent update: January 31, 2017.


In 1920, Globe Shipbuilding Company, of Superior WI, relocated to Baltimore and opened a new yard, called Globe Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company of Maryland.  This business closed in 1922, however, after building only two ships and experiencing the bankruptcy of a client for whom they were converting five Hog Islanders into tankers.  A new company, Maryland Drydock, took over the yard in April 1922 and it operated under this name until 1957, when it became Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.  The company was primarily a repair yard which also did major conversions and reconstructions and only limited new construction.  Koppers Company, of Pittsburgh, bought the business in the mid-1930s.  Fruehauf Corp. bought it in 1968 and closed it in 1984: it's been a car terminal ever since.  The yard was located in the Fairfield section of Baltimore, immediately to the west of Childs Street, adjoining the site that would become the huge Bethlehem-Fairfield yard in WWII.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com 
Hull #
O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Del'y Disposition
Built by Globe Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company of Maryland
101 146176 San Leopoldo Eagle Oil Transport Tanker 5,671   Jul-21 To UK flag, scrapped 1935
102 146139 San Leonardo Eagle Oil Transport Tanker 5,671   Aug-21 To UK flag, scrapped 1935
?? 171330 Arundel Arundel Corp. Dredge 640 149 1922 Hull assembly only
?? EFC 1530 Carrabule American Fuel Oil & Tptn. Tanker     Oct-22 Conversion of dry cargo ship, sunk 1942
?? EFC 1538 Catahoula American Fuel Oil & Tptn. Tanker     Oct-22 Conversion of dry cargo ship, sunk 1942
?? EFC 1531 Cassimir American Fuel Oil & Tptn. Tanker     Apr-21 Conversion of dry cargo ship, sank 1942
?? EFC 1536 Castana American Fuel Oil & Tptn. Tanker     May-21 Conversion of dry cargo ship, scrapped 1950
?? EFC 1533 Casagrande American Fuel Oil & Tptn. Tanker     Jun-21 Conversion of dry cargo ship, sank 1944
Built by Maryland Drydock Company
103         300   1925  
104         300   1925  
105         60   1925  
106         60   1925  
107 224929 Howard W. Jackson City of Baltimore Ferry 379   1925 Sold 1939
108 Federal Mantua US Army Corps of Engineers Dredge   84 1926 Hull only
109 169581 No. 1 National Dredging Co. Dredge 98 85 1926 Hull only
110 169582 No. 2 National Dredging Co. Dredge 98 85 1926 Hull only
111 169583 No. 3 National Dredging Co. Dredge 67 65 1926 Hull only
112     Arundel Corp. Barge 400   1929  
113 229460 City of Hampton Chesapeake Ferry Co. Ferry 440   Apr-30 Later Champlain 1958, active
114   August C. Stenger August C. Stenger Derrick Barge 637 125 Oct-30  
115 173838 Oil Barge # 34 Arundel Corp. Tank Barge 201 100 1931  
116 174279 Gahagan No.1 W.H. Gahagan Realty Co. Tank Barge 201 100 1931  
117 235823 Norfolk County Norfolk County Ferries Ferry 703   Feb-37 Later Great Bridge 1957
118     Merchants & Miners Tptn. Co. Lighter 175 120 Sep-36  
119     Merchants & Miners Tptn. Co. Lighter 175 120 Oct-36  
120     Merchants & Miners Tptn. Co. Lighter 175 120 Nov-36  
121     Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Car Float 510 250 Apr-37  
122     Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Car Float 510 250 May-37  
123     Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Car Float 510 250 Jun-37  
124     Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Car Float 510 250 Jul-37  
125     Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Car Float 510 250 Jul-37  
126 237285 Gov. Harry W. Nice State of Maryland Ferry 773   Apr-38 Later Olympic 1951, sold 1997, laid up in Puget Sound
127 Federal N.Y. 20 US Army Corps of Engineers Derrick Barge 250 116 1939  
128 176132 C. & O. Carfloat No. 4 Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. Car Float 1,738 370 Nov-44  
none 176603 Jacob Pilsch Maryland Drydock Co. Tank Barge 624 129 Mar-46  
129 251646 Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor State of Maryland Ferry 937   Feb-47 Later Rhododendron 1953
130 259789 Islander Nantucket S.A. Ferry 855   May-50 To Governor's Island NY 2007, sold on E-Bay 2009
none na Unnamed State of Maryland Tunnel Sections nm  300 1955 Four tunnel sections for the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
Built by Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
131                
132                
133 AKD 1 Point Barrow  U.S. Navy (MSTS) Landing Ship Dock 4,157d   May-58 Later Point Loma (AGDS 2), scrapped 2006
134 275391 Gold Stream Red Hills Tanker  12,584   Nov-57 New 354' midbody for ex-Salem Maritime (Kaiser Swan Island Hull 131), in explosion 1956 and rebuilt
135 282733 Floridian Erie & St. Lawrence Corp. Container/Roro 4,680   Aug-60 Later Pan Antilles 1974, Freeport Express 1983, Frigid Sea 1990, Atlas 1994, Atlantic Frost 2004, now Riverine Enterprise, active
136 283030 New Yorker Erie & St. Lawrence Corp. Container/Roro 4,680   Aug-60 Later Aleutian Developer 1976, scrapped 1987
137                
138                
139                
140 1048157 Atlantis II Woods Hole Inst. Research Ship 1,701   Jan-63 Later Antares 1996, Atlantis II 2007, NLD
141 500094 Victoria Northwest Hydrofoil Lines Hydrofoil Ferry 87   1965 Scrapped
142 517242 Seafreeze Atlantic U.S. Seafoods Factory Trawler 1,593   Feb-69 Later Arctic Trawler 1980, Polyarniy 1985, Seafreeze Alaska 1995, active
143 518441 Seafreeze Pacific U.S. Seafoods Factory Trawler 1,593   Apr-69 Later Royal Sea 1973, Katie Ann 1996, active
144 557170 North River City of New York Sludge Carrier 2,617   1974 Active
145 577091 Valerie F Intercoastal Bulk Carriers Dry Bulk Barge 14,493   1976 Later Calrice Transport, Zorra, destroyed by fire 1999
Major Conversions
  249104 Tom M. Girdler Republic Steel Corp. C4 to Laker 9,115   Aug-51 Ex-Louis McH. Howe with new forebody (Ingalls Hull 569), completed by Amship Chicago
  249263 Charles M. White Republic Steel Corp. C4 to Laker 9,115   Sep-51 Ex-Mount Mansfield with new forebody (Ingalls Hull 570), completed by Amship Chicago
  249354 Troy H. Browning Republic Steel Corp. C4 to Laker 9,115   Oct-51 Ex-Scott E. Land with new forebody (Ingalls Hull 571), completed by Amship Chicago, later Thomas F. Patton
  245496 Joseph H. Thompson Hansand S.S. Corp. C4 to Laker 12,217   Nov-52 Ex-Marine Robin with new forebody (Ingalls Hull 572)
  247490 McKee Sons Amersand S.S. Co. C4 to Laker 13,803   1953 Ex-Marine Angel, with new forebody (Ingalls Hull 578)
  235140 Princess Anne  Chesapeake Bay Ferry District Ferry Lengthening 2,366   1954 Ex-Sun Ship Hull 152, lengthened 90' and modernized
  232813 Del-Mar-Va Chesapeake Bay Ferry District Ferry Lengthening 2,294   1955 Ex-Pusey & Jones Hull 1059, lengthened 90' and modernized
  248326 Joseph S Young American SS Co. Inc. T2 to Bulker 12,489   Jun-57 Ex-Archers Hope with new forebody
  246543 Gulfpanther ex Gulfwell Gulf Oil T2 Jumboization 12,565   Oct-57 Ex-Fort William (Kaiser Swan Island Hull 89) with new midbody (Ingalls Hull 1028)
  246972 Gulfjaguar ex Gulfhaven Gulf Oil T2 Jumboization 12,652   Jan-58 Ex-Spring Hill (Sun Ship Hull 428) with new midbody
  246990 Gulflion ex Gulfray Gulf Oil T2 Jumboization 12,651   Mar-58 Ex-Bushy Run (Sun Ship Hull 430) with new midbody
  247767 Gulftiger ex Gulfhorn Gulf Oil T2 Jumboization 12,668   Mar-58 Ex-Roxbury Hill (Sun Ship Hull 470) with new midbody from Ingalls (Hull 1029)
  251066 Gulfstag ex Gulfscout Gulf Oil T2 Jumboization 12,775   Aug-58 Ex-Fort Schuyler (Sun Ship Hull 336), with new midbody
  247557 Gulfseal ex Gulfkey Gulf Oil T2 Jumboization 12,670   Dec-58 Ex-Kathio (ADDSCO Hull 324), with new midbody
  247178 Maryland Trader American Trading & Prod. Corp. T2 Jumboization 12,678   Aug-58 Ex-Carnifax Ferry Sun Ship Hull 456) with new midbody from American Bridge
  240352 Pocohantas Chesapeake Bay Ferry District Ferry Lengthening 2,542   1958 Ex-Pusey & Jones Hull 1074, lengthened 90' & modernized
  244971 Four Lakes Texas City Refining, Inc. T2 Jumboization 12,569   Mar-59 Ex-ADDSCO Hull 268 with new midbody from American Bridge
  246143 The Cabins Texas City Refining, Inc. T2 Jumboization 12,573   Sep-59 Ex-ADDSCO Hull 299 with new midbody from American Bridge
  245546 Santa Eliana Grace Lines C2 to Container Ship 10,410   Jan-60 Ex-North Carolina SB Hull 114, with new midbody
  245544 Santa Leonor  Grace Lines C2 to Container Ship 10,410   Feb-60 Ex-North Carolina SB Hull 118, with new midbody
  260377 Ezra-Sensibar Construction Aggregates Corp Dredge Jumboization 4,276   Jan-61 Ex-Delaware (Maryland Steel Hull 51) with new midbody and power
  251093 Pioneer Challenger ex Gulfoil Pioneer Steamships Co. T3 to Bulker 13,167   Jul-61 Ex-Neshanic (Sparrows Point Hull 4381) with new midbody from Verolme, later Middleton
  248735 Fort Hoskins Cities Service (Tankships, Inc.) T2 Jumboization 15,221   Aug-61 Ex-Kaiser Swan Island Hull 149 with new midbody from Verolme
  247896 Council Grove Cities Service (Tankships, Inc.) T2 Jumboization 15,254   Nov-61 Ex-ADDSCO Hull 340 with new midbody from Verolme
  247452 Cantingy Cities Service (Tankships, Inc.) T2 Jumboization 15,344   Mar-62 Ex-Sun Ship Hull 461 with new midbody from B & W
  246660 Prairie Grove ex Esso Linden Mathiasen's Tanker Ind., Inc. T2 Jumboization 15,462   May-62 Ex-Prairie Grove (Sun Ship Hull 423) with new midbody from B & W
  246344 Tampico ex Esso Reading Mathiasen's Tanker Ind., Inc. T2 Jumboization 15,709   Jul-62 Ex-Tampico (Sun Ship Hull 398) with new midbody from B & W
  247455 Austin ex La Brea Hills Trinidad Corporation  T2 Jumboization 15,354   Aug-62 Ex-La Brea Hills (MarinShip Hull 75) with new midbody from Iino SB
  504714 Seatrain Maine Hudson Waterways Corp. T3 Reconstruction 8,024   May-67 Joining of parts of 3 T2 tankers all built by Marinship Corp.
  244610 Seatrain Ohio Hudson Waterways Corp. T3 Reconstruction 8,047   Aug-67 Joining of parts of 3 T2 tankers all built by Marinship Corp.
  517273 Penn Ranger ex Anacostia (AO 94) Penn Shipping Co.,Inc. T3 Reconstruction 14,179   Nov-68 Ex-Mission Alamo (Marinship Hull 53) with new midbody and bow from Hellenic SY
  513582 Transindiana Hudson Waterways Corp. C4 to Containership 13,489   Nov-69 Ex-General W.C. Langfitt with new 110' midbody fabricated by Wiley Manufacturing
  516060 Transoregon Hudson Waterways Corp. C4 to Containership 13,849   Dec-69 Ex-General W.G. Hann with new 110' midbody fabricated by Wiley Manufacturing
  515621 Transhawaii Hudson Waterways Corp. C4 to Containership 13,487   Mar-70 Ex-General J.H. McRae with new 110' midbody fabricated by Wiley Manufacturing
  515622 Transidaho Hudson Waterways Corp. C4 to Containership 13,487   Jul-70 Ex-General William H. Hase with new 110' midbody fabricated by Wiley Manufacturing