TAMPA SHIPBUILDING (TASCO)

Tampa FL

Most recent update: May 30, 2019.

Tampa Shipbuilding was originally known as Tampa Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, founded in 1917.  This company took over the existing facility of Tampa Foundry & Machine Co., which had been founded in 1892, incorporated in 1905, and which had got into shipbuilding with the award of the contract for the passenger ship Poughkeepsie in 1916.  They only built two ships for the WWI effort however and operated as a repair yard until the eve of the WWII, when it was one of the merchant shipbuilders selected for the USMC's pre-war long-range shipbuilding program.  Shortly after starting work on its initial USMC contract, however, it got into financial difficulties and was sold to George B. Howell, who renamed it Tampa Shipbuilding Company, or TASCO.  At its peak, the yard employed 16,000 people and was the largest employer in Tampa.  The company pursued commercial work after the war but ceased operations by 1948.  The site was initially turned over to the USN and was held in reserve until after the Korean War.  It was eventually turned over to the Port of Tampa who developed it for other uses and it is now occupied by Gulf Marine Repair.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Ft. Delivered Disposition
  215041 Poughkeepsie Central Hudson SB Co Passenger 1,566 207 May-17 Later Westchester 1937, deleted 1954
31 217289 War Wonder/Lithopolis U.S. Shipping Board Cargo 2,363 263 Sep-18 Later Laurie 1930, Rondo 1934, wrecked 1935
32 217645 War Work/Everglades U.S. Shipping Board Cargo 2,363 263 Mar-19 Later Largo 1930, Kanarya 1934, deleted 1958
      Tampa Shipbuilding Dry Dock   401 1937 10,000 lt lift capacity
33 239681 Sea Witch Maritime Commission C2 6,160 438 Jul-40 Sold as Axel Salen 1946, Bastasen 1951, Warszawa 1951, Lao Dong 1863, Hong Qi 149 1970, scrapped 1963
34 AE 3 Shooting Star Maritime Commission C2 6,021 435 23-Mar-41 To USN as Lassen (AE 3), scrapped 1974
35 AE 4 Surprise Maritime Commission C2 6,022 435 16-May-41 To USN as Kilauea (AE 4), renamed Mount Baker 1943, scrapped 1974
36 AK 19 Sweepstakes Maritime Commission C2 6,160 435 8-Aug-41 To USN as Procyon (AK 19, later AKA 2), scrapped 1973
37 AE 5 Rainbow Maritime Commission C2 8,051 435 21-Dec-41 To USN as Rainier (AE 5), scrapped 1971
38 AE 6 Comet Maritime Commission C2 8,051 435 20-Jan-42 To USN as Shasta (AE 6), scrapped 1970
39 AK 20 Raven Maritime Commission C2 8,300 435 17-Feb-42 To USN as Bellatrix (AK 20, later AKA 3), to Peru 1963 as Independencia, scrapped 1991
40 AK 21 Meteor Maritime Commission C2 8,300 435 17-Mar-42 To USN as Electra (AK 21, later AKA 4), scrapped 1974
41 AD 17 Piedmont US Navy   9,450 520 5-Jan-44 To Turkey 1987, no longer active
42 AD 18 Sierra US Navy   9,450 520 20-Mar-44 Scrapped 1995
43 AD 19 Yosemite US Navy   9,450 520 26-Mar-44 Sunk as target 2003
44   Tasco Tampa Shipbuilding Tug 60 63 1942 Sold to USN 1946 as YTL 745, sold 1950 as Westvaco (ON 260473), later Captain Jim, Atlantic City, Helen S, deleted 1984
    Pontoon No. 5 Tampa Shipbuilding Pontoon   80 1942 Extra section for exixisting dry dock
45 AP 52 Edward Rutledge US Navy     475 18-Apr-42 Ex-Exeter, conversion to AP, lost Nov-42
46 AM 136 Admirable US Navy   650 180 20-Apr-43 To USSR as T 521, scrapped 1954
47 AM 137 Adopt US Navy   650 180 31-May-43 To USSR as T 552, demolished 1958
48 AM 138 Advocate US Navy   650 180 25-Jun-43 To USSR as T 111, scuttled 1956
49 AM 139 Agent US Navy   650 180 10-Jul-43 To USSR as T 112, scuttled 1956
50 AM 140 Alarm US Navy   650 180 5-Aug-43 To USSR as T 113, scuttled 1956
51 AM 141 Alchemy US Navy   650 180 11-Aug-43 To USSR as T 114, torpedoed and lost 1944
52 AM 142 Apex US Navy   650 180 17-Aug-43 To USSR as T 115, reported lost in WWII
53 AM 143 Arcade US Navy   650 180 26-Aug-43 To USSR as T 116, reported lost in WWII
54 AM 144 Arch US Navy   650 180 6-Sep-43 To USSR as T 117, reported lost in WWII
55 AM 145 Armada US Navy   650 180 16-Sep-43 To USSR as T 118, torpedoed and lost 1944
56 AM 146 Aspire US Navy   650 180 29-Sep-43 To USSR as T 119, scuttled 1956
57 AM 147 Assail US Navy   650 180 5-Oct-43 To USSR as T 120, torpedoed and lost 1944
58 AM 148 Astute US Navy   650 180 17-Jan-44 To USSR as T 523, scrapped 1954
59 AM 149 Augury US Navy   650 180 17-Mar-44 To USSR as T 524, scrapped 1954
60 AM 150 Barrier US Navy   650 180 10-May-44 To USSR as T 525, scrapped 1954
61 AM 151 Bombard US Navy   650 180 31-May-44 To USSR as T 526, scrapped 1954
62 AM 214 Crag US Navy   650 180 1-Aug-44 Completed at Charleston NSY, to Mexico 1962 as General Pedro Maria Anaya (A 8), active
63 AM 215 Cruise US Navy   650 180 21-Sep-44 Completed at Charleston NSY, scrapped 1973
64 AM 216 Deft US Navy   650 180 16-Apr-44 To China 1946, scrapped 1959
65 AM 217 Delegate US Navy   650 180 30-Apr-44 To China 1946 as Yung Ho, to Taiwan 1949, scrapped 1963
66 AM 218 Density US Navy   650 180 15-Jun-44 Sold 1955, scrapped 1986
67 AM 219 Design US Navy   650 180 29-Jun-44 Scrapped 1955
68 AM 220 Device US Navy   650 180 7-Jul-44 To Mexico 1962 as Cadete Augustin Melgar (C 54), retired 2000
69 AM 221 Diploma US Navy   650 180 15-Jul-44 To Mexico 1962 as Cadete Francisco Marquez (C 59), retired 2000, reefed 2004
70-79 AM 222-231   US Navy   650 180   Cancelled and reallocated to AmShip Lorain
80-86 AM 232-238   US Navy   650 180   Cancelled and reallocated to Puget Sound Bridge
87-93 AM 239-245   US Navy   650 180   Cancelled and reallocated to Winslow MR
94 AE 8 Mauna Loa Maritime Commission C2 8,300 435 27-Oct-43 To USN as AE 8, to NDRF 1984
95 AE 9 Mazama Maritime Commission C2 8,300 435 10-Mar-44 To USN as AE 9, scrapped 1973
96 DE 763 Cates US Navy   1,240 300 15-Dec-43 To France as Soudanais (F 722) 1950, struck 1959
97 DE 764 Gandy US Navy   1,240 300 7-Feb-44 To Italy as Altair (F 591) 1951, struck 1971
98 DE 765 Earl K. Olsen US Navy   1,240 300 10-Apr-44 Scrapped 1973
99 DE 766 Slater US Navy   1,240 300 1-May-44 To Greece as Aetos (F 01) 1951, struck 1991
100 DE 767 Oswald US Navy   1,240 300 12-Jun-44 Scrapped 1973
101 DE 768 Ebert US Navy   1,240 300 12-Jul-44 To Greece as Hierax (F 31) 1951, struck 1991
102 DE 769 Neal A. Scott US Navy   1,240 300 31-Jul-44 Scrapped 1969
103 DE 770 Muir US Navy   1,240 300 30-Aug-44 To Korea as Kyong Ki (F 71) 1956, struck 1971
104 DE 771 Sutton US Navy   1,240 300 22-Dec-44 To Korea as Kang Won (F 72) 1956, struck 1971
105 DE 772 Milton Lewis US Navy   1,240 300 Launched but cancelled and scrapped
106 DE 773 George M. Campbell US Navy   1,240 300 Launched but cancelled and scrapped
107 DE 774 Russell M. Cox US Navy   1,240 300 Launched but cancelled and scrapped
108 DE 775 Unnamed US Navy   1,240 300 Cancelled
109 DE 776 Unnamed US Navy   1,240 300 Cancelled
110 DE 777 Unnamed US Navy   1,240 300 Cancelled
111 DE 778 Unnamed US Navy   1,240 300 Cancelled
112 AE 13 Akutan Maritime Commission C2 8,300 435 15-Feb-45 To USN as AE 13, scrapped 1978
113 YFN 624 Unnamed US Navy   700 260 Apr-44 Later YFNB 7, Royal Reefer. Magellan, NLD 2005
114 YFN 625 Unnamed US Navy   700 260 Apr-44 To FLC 1947
115 YFN 626 Unnamed US Navy   700 260 May-44 Destroyed 1946
116 YFN 627 Unnamed US Navy   700 260 May-44 To FLC 1946
117 YF 628 Unnamed US Navy   1,300 260 20-Sep-44 Completed as APL 17, sold 1971
118 YF 629 Unnamed US Navy   1,300 260 29-Sep-44 Completed as APL 18, active
119 YF 630 Unnamed US Navy   1,300 260 14-Oct-44 Completed as APL 19, sunk as target 2002
120 YF 631 Unnamed US Navy   1,300 260 2-Nov-44 Completed as APL 20, later Northern Shell, Northern Alaska, scrapped 1974
121 YF 632 Unnamed US Navy   1,300 260 16-Feb-45 Completed as APL 21, sold 1973
122 YF 633 Unnamed US Navy   1,300 260 24-Mar-45 Completed as APL 22, Foss 251 (on 294196) 1961, Afognak 2004, active
123 AGP 5 Varuna US Navy     316 21-Aug-43  
124 ARB 3 Phaon US Navy     316 5-Aug-43  
125 AKS 7 Luna US Navy     441 7-Feb-44  
126 AKS 8 Talita US Navy     441 4-Mar-44  
127 AKS 9 Volans US Navy     441 31-Mar-44  
128 AD 26 Shenandoah US Navy   9,450   Originally ordered from Todd Tacoma Nov-43, reallocated to Tampa Apr-44 but reallocated to Todd Tacoma
129 AD 27 Yellowstone US Navy   9,450   Originally ordered from Todd Tacoma Nov-43, reallocated to Tampa Apr-44 but reallocated to Todd Tacoma
130 AD 28 Grand Canyon US Navy   9,450   Ordered Feb-44, but reallocated to Todd Tacoma
131 AD 29 Isle Royale US Navy   9,450 Ordered Feb-44, but reallocated to Todd Seattle
132 PF 57 Sheboygan US Navy     286 Oct-44 Conversion of Globe SB Hull 111
133 AW 1 Stag (ex-IX 128) US Navy     441 29-Jul-44 Conversion of Delta SB Hull 93
134 AKS 10 Cybele US Navy     441 16-Apr-45 Conversion of Delta SB Hull 146
135 LSV 3 Osage US Navy     440 30-Dec-44 Completion of Ingalls SB Hull 322
136 LSV 4 Saugus US Navy     440 22-Feb-45 Completion of Ingalls SB Hull 323
137 YF 752   US Navy   700 260 1944 Later YFNB 27, sold 1981
138 YF 753   US Navy   700 260 1944 Later YFNB 28, to Vietnam 1973
139 YF 754   US Navy   700 260 1944 To DoI 1948
140 YF 755   US Navy   700 260 1944 Later YFNB 29, scuttled 1958
141 YF 756 US Navy   700 260 1944 To FLC 1946
142 YF 757   US Navy   700 260 1944 Lost 1946
143 APL 27   US Navy       9-Apr-45 To Vietnam 1971 as HQ-9051, captured by North Vietnam Apr. 1975
144 APL 28   US Navy       30-Apr-45 Sold 1960 to Foss, later McDermott Pull Barge No. 1 (ON 285717)
145 APL 29   US Navy       14-May-45 In reserve 1947, reactivated 2011
146 AR 13 Amphion Maritime Commission C3 8,300 465 30-Jan-46 To USN as AR 13, to Iran 1977 as Chah Bahar (A 441), active
147 AR 14 Cadmus Maritime Commission C3 8,300 465 23-Apr-46 To USN as AR 14, to Taiwan 1974 as Yu Tai (AR 521), scrapped 1995
148 AR 15 Deucalion Maritime Commission C3 8,300 465 Cancelled
149 AR 16 Mars Maritime Commission C3 8,300 465 Cancelled
150 APL 53   US Navy   1,300   11-Jun-45 In reserve 1947, to Turkey 1974 as Binbasi Metin Sulus (Y-1205)
151 APL 54   US Navy   1,300   29-Jun-45 In reserve 1947, sold 2001
152 APL 55   US Navy   1,300   18-Jul-45 Later YRBM 18, to Vietnam 1972
153 APL 56   US Navy   1,300   27-Jul-45 To US Army CoE 1960
154 AD 32 New England US Navy   9,450 520 Cancelled 1945
155 AP 24 Orizaba US Navy for Brazil   7,582   1945 Conversion of Cramp SB Hull 435 to transport-hospital ship Duque de Caxias, scrapped 1963
156 Export Stuyvesant Bucyrus-Erie Co. Dredge 1,922 246 Mar-47 Hull only, scrapped
157 Export Roosevelt Bucyrus-Erie Co. Dredge 1,922 246 May-47 Hull only, scrapped
158 France Canche French Supply Council C1-M 3,806   Sep-46 Completion of Southeastern SB Hull AV 7, scrapped 1969
159 France Bresle French Supply Council C1-M 3,806   Oct-46 Completion of Southeastern SB Hull AV 8, exploded and lost 1971
160 France Dive French Supply Council C1-M 3,813   Nov-46 Completion of Southeastern SB Hull AV 14, scrapped 1972
161 France Ausne French Supply Council C1-M 3,813   Nov-46 Completion of Southeastern SB Hull AV 15
162 France Couesoon French Supply Council C1-M 3,813   Dec-46 Completion of Southeastern SB Hull AV 16, scrapped 1970
163 France Algerie French Supply Council Cargo 2,605   Oct-47 Later Algerien 1947, Saint Jacques 1955, Captain Pavlou 1961, scrapped 1977
164 France Saint Paul French Supply Council Cargo 2,605   Dec-47 Later Aeolos 1970, wrecked 1978
165 France Amienois French Supply Council Cargo 2,605   Nov-47 Later Azadeh 1965, scrapped 1968
166 France Rouennais French Supply Council Cargo 2,605   Dec-47 Later Saint Jean 1957, Fast Wind 1970, Nissos Kastellorizon 1975, scrapped 1980
167 France Saint Pierre French Supply Council Cargo 2,605   Sep-47 Later Monastir 1962, wrecked 1979
168 France Arlesien French Supply Council Cargo 2,605   Sep-47 Later Artar 1965, scrapped 1968