U. S. NAVY BUILDING PROGRAMS DURING WORLD WAR II: FY 1943


FISCAL YEAR 1943

1943-44 Combatant Building Program (To be laid down in 1943-44)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
4 CVB 41-44 (41) 13 May 42: VCNO 31 7 Aug 42 Newport News -
10 CV 31-35 (9) " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY New York -
" 36-37 " " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Philadelphia -
" 38-40 " " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Norfolk -
17 CA 122-29 (68) " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth Quincy -
" 130-34 " " 31 7 Aug 42 New York Ship -
" 135-38 " " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Philadelphia -
16 CL 103-15 (55) " 31 7 Aug 42 New York Ship -
" 116-18 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Newport News -
3 CLAA 119-21 (51) " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth San Francisco -
100 DD 692-709 (692) " 31 7 Aug 42 Federal Kearny -
" 710-21 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Federal Newark -
" 722-43 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Bath IW -
" 744-56 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth Staten Is. -
" 757-69 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth San Francisco -
" 770-76 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth San Pedro -
" 777-91 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Todd Seattle -
420 DE 301-15 (GMT) " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Mare Is. -
" 316-81 (FMR) " 31 7 Aug 42 Consol. Orange -
" 382-437 (FMR) " 31 7 Aug 42 Brown Houston -
" 438-507 (DET)? " 31 7 Aug 42 Federal Newark -
" 508-15 (GMT)? " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Puget Sd. -
" 516-62 (GMT) " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Boston -
" 563-632 (TE) " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth Hingham -
" 633-44 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth San Francisco -
" 645-64 " " 31 7 Aug 42 Beth Quincy -
" 665-87 " " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Charleston -
" 688-98 " " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Norfolk -
" 699-720 " " 31 7 Aug 42 NSY Philadelphia -
(CVB) (42) - Re-order - 21 Jan 43 NSY New York -
(CV) (32) - " - 23 Mar 43 Newport News -
(CA) (134) - " - 25 Sep 43 Beth Quincy DOR 14.6.43
(CL) (111) - " - 4 Sep 44 Cramp -
(CLAA) (119-21) - " - 27 Sep 43 Federal Kearny -
(DE) (645-64) - " - 14 Sep 42 Beth Hingham -
" (665-74) - " - 2 Nov 42 Dravo Pittsburgh -
" (675-92) - " - 29 Oct 42 Beth Quincy -
" (693-720) - " - 9 Oct 42 Defoe -
" (508-15) - " - 3 Feb 43 Federal Newark -
" (425-37) - " - 4 Oct 43 NSY Boston -
" (668-74) - " - 13 Jun 44 Consol. Orange -

Landing Ships, Second Increment: "Cross-Channel" buildup.
(LCIL 227-326 were redistributed Aug-Sep 1942)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
190 LST 301-10 (1) 20 May 42: SN 34 20 May 42 NSY Boston DOR 27.5.42
" 311-18 " " 34 20 May 42 NSY New York DOR 27.5.42
" 319-32 " " 34 20 May 42 NSY Philadelphia DOR 27.5.42
" 333-52 " " 34 20 May 42 NSY Norfolk DOR 27.5.42
" 353-60 " " 34 20 May 42 NSY Charleston DOR 27.5.42
" 361-82 " " 34 21 May 42 Beth Quincy -
" 383-400 " " 34 21 May 42 Newport News DOR 22.5.42
" 401-45 " " 34 25 May 42 Beth Fairfield MC contract 11.6.42
" 446-75 " " 34 25 May 42 Kaiser Vancouver MC contract 11.6.42
" 476-90 " " 34 25 May 42 Kaiser Richmond #3 MC contract 11.6.42
(LST) (361-82) - Re-order - 6 Jun 42 Beth Hingham ("Beth Quincy") -
350 LCIL 1-60 (1) 20 May 42 34 3 Jun 42 New York Ship -
" 61-96 " " 34 3 Jun 42 Consol. Orange -
" 97-160 " " 34 4 Jun 42 Beth Hingham -
" 161-208 " " 34 3 Jun 42 Federal Kearny DOR 14.8.42
" 209-26 " " 34 3 Jun 42 G.Lawley DOR 14.8.42
" 227-326 " " 34 2 Jun 42 New Jersey SB -
" 327-50 " " 34 2 Jun 42 Brown Houston -
(LCIL) (227-38) - Re-order - 31 Aug 42 G.Lawley DOR 14.8.42. Ex LCIL 307-18 12 Sep 42
" (239-318) - " - 29 Aug 42 New Jersey SB DOR 2.6.42. Ex LCIL 227-306 12 Sep 42
" (319-26) - " - 31 Aug 42 Brown Houston DOR 2.6.42

Lend Lease
(The renumbering of APc 75-89 was included in the letter of 25.8.42 on the new APc 75-84.)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
50 APC 51-54 (1) 6 Jun 42: BAD#1173 1799 10 Aug 42 Warren Boat -
" 55-57 " " 1799 15 Aug 42 H.G.Marr -
" 58-64 " " 1799 17 Aug 42 Camden SB -
" 65-70 " " 1799 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros. -
" 71-74 " " 1799 15 Aug 42 Bristol Yacht -
" 101-07 " " 1799 17 Aug 42 Fulton Orig. APc 75-81
" 108-15 " " 1799 14 Aug 42 Anderson & Cristofani Orig. APc 82-89
" 75-84 " " 1799 29 Aug 42 W.A.Robinson Numbers reused
" 85 " " 1799 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Number reused. Ord. with APc 86-96
16 BPT 53-68 (70') Jun 42: BAD#1174 LL 22 Jul 42 Annapolis Yacht Vosper type

Additional Destroyers using previously authorized tonnage (FY 1942 funds)
(NOTE: 58,000t were made available for these ships by shifting BB 71, q.v., from Program 18d to 18a.)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
39 DD 666 (445) 11 Jun 42: VCNO 23 14 Jun 42 Federal Kearny -
" 667-80 " " 24 14 Jun 42 Federal Kearny -
" 681-82 " " 24 14 Jun 42 Beth San Pedro -
" 683-84 " " 24 14 Jun 42 Beth San Francisco -
" 685-87 " " 24 14 Jun 42 Beth Staten Is. -
" 688 " " 23 15 Jul 42 Bath IW -
" 689-91 " " 24 15 Jul 42 Bath IW -
" 792-95 " " 24 14 Jun 42 Beth San Pedro -
" 796-98 " " 24 14 Jun 42 Beth Staten Is. -
" 799 " " 24 4 Aug 42 Todd Seattle -
" 800-04 " " 23 4 Aug 42 Todd Seattle -
4 DD 805-08 (692) Jun 42 30 7 Aug 42 Bath IW -

800 Patrol and Mine

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
109 PT 259-64 (78') 5 Jun 42: VCNO 32 6 Aug 42 Huckins -
" 265-313 (78') " 32 7 Aug 42 Higgins -
" 314-61 (80') " 32 6 Aug 42 Elco -
" 362-67 (80') " 32 6 Aug 42 Elco Subcontr. Harbor Boat
110 SC 1266-75 (110') 20 Jun 42: VCNO 32 25 Jul 42 Quincy Adams -
" 1276-87 " " 32 30 Jul 42 Elizabeth City -
" 1288-97 " " 32 1 Aug 42 W.A.Robinson -
" 1298-1301 " " 32 30 Jul 42 Perkins & Vaughn -
" 1302-08 " " 32 30 Jul 42 Daytona Beach Boat -
" 1309-14 " " 32 30 Jul 42 Annapolis Yacht -
" 1315-20 " " 32 1 Aug 42 J.Petersen, Nyack -
" 1521-24 " " 32 1 Aug 42 Harris & Parsons -
" 1325-28 " " 32 6 Aug 42 Delaware Bay -
" 1329-32 " " 32 1 Aug 42 Simms Bros. -
" 1333-40 " " 32 10 Aug 42 W.E.Abrams (T. Knutson) -
" 1341-46 " " 32 7 Aug 42 Rice Bros. Texas -
" 1347-50 " " 32 7 Aug 42 Fisher Boat -
" 1351-54 " " 32 7 Aug 42 Vinyard -
" 1355-57 " " 32 14 Aug 42 Luders -
" 1358-61 " " 32 14 Aug 42 Calderwood Yacht -
" 1362-65 " " 32 29 Aug 42 Peyton -
" 1366-69 " " 32 29 Aug 42 Wilmington Boat -
" 1370-75 " " 32 29 Aug 42 Fellows and Stewart -
90 PCS 1376-87 (136') " 32 16 Nov 42 Wheeler -
" 1388-95 " " 32 16 Nov 42 R.Jacob -
" 1396-1401 " " 32 16 Nov 42 South Coast -
" 1402-04 " " 32 16 Nov 42 Colberg Boat -
" 1405-12 " " 32 16 Nov 42 Greenport Basin -
" 1413-16 " " 32 16 Nov 42 Stadium -
" 1417-20 " " 32 16 Nov 42 Dachel-Carter DOR 20 Jan 43
" 1421-24 " " 32 16 Nov 42 W.F.Stone Awarded in error
" 1425-28 " " 32 16 Nov 42 C.Hiltebrant -
" 1429-40 " " 32 16 Nov 42 Gibbs -
" 1441-44 " " 32 16 Nov 42 Harbor Boat -
" (1421-22) - Re-order - 23 Nov 42 W.F.Stone -
" (1423-24) - " - 13 Dec 42 Burger -
" 1445-48 (136') 20 Jun 42 32 24 Nov 42 San Diego Marine -
" 1449-50 " " 32 13 Dec 42 Burger -
" 1451-54 " " 32 19 Dec 42 Tacoma Boat -
" 1455-56 " " 32 16 Dec 42 Mojean & Ericson -
" 1457-58 " " 32 16 Dec 42 Ballard Marine -
" 1459-60 " " 32 16 Dec 42 Western Boat -
" 1461-63 " " 32 16 Dec 42 Bellingham -
" 1464-65 " " 32 16 Dec 42 Astoria Marine -

Special CVE Program

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
50 CVE 55-86 (55) 15 Jul 42: VCNO 41 17 Jul 42 Kaiser Vancouver Contracted by MC
" 87-104 " " 45 17 Jul 42 Kaiser Vancouver Contracted by MC

Additional Wood ATR

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
40 ATR 50-53 (1) 5 Aug 42: VCNO 34 17 Nov 42 Colberg Boat DOR 23.10.42
" 54-57 " " 34 27 Nov 42 Dachel-Carter DOR 20 Jan 43
" 58-59 " " 34 27 Nov 42 Delaware Bay -
" 60-65 " " 34 25 Nov 42 Wheeler -
" 66-67 " " 34 27 Nov 42 Jakobson -
" 68-73 " " 34 27 Nov 42 Bellingham -
" 74-79 " " 34 27 Nov 42 Camden SB -
" 80-81 " " 34 28 Nov 42 Kruse and Banks -
" 82-85 " " 34 15 Jan 43 Island Dock -
" 86-87 " " 34 27 Feb 43 Kruse and Banks -
" 88-89 " " 34 3 May 43 Burger -

Lend Lease (Modification to BAD#1171 of 6 Jun 42)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
15 APC 86-96 (1) 5 Aug 42: VCNO 1799 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff With APc-85
" 97-98 " " 1799 16 Sep 42 Noank SB DOR 4 or 14 Sep 42
" 99-100 " " 1799 N.A. N.A. -

Russian Lend Lease

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
30 RPT 1-12 (80') Aug 42: RUN# unk. LL 15 Oct 42 Elco DOR 2 Dec 42. Later PT 372-83
" 13-30 (80') " LL " Elco DOR 12 Dec 42. Later PT 546-63

Continuing CVE Program (1944 Increment under Maximum War Effort~Program)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
15 CVE 105-19 (105) 24 Oct 42: VCNO 34 25 Jan 43 Todd Tacoma -
(CVE) (108) - Re-order - 12 Aug 44 Willamette Completion
" (110) - " - 11 Aug 44 Commercial IW Completion
" (114) - " - 26 Oct 44 Willamette Completion
" (116) - " - 20 Feb 45 Commercial IW Completion
" (118) - " - 18 Apr 45 Willamette Completion. DOR 26 Oct 44

Supplementary Escort Program

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
80 DE 721-38 (TE) 26 Oct 42: OPNAV 31 2 Nov 42 Dravo Pittsburgh -
" 739-62 (DET) " 31 9 Nov 42 Western Pipe -
" 763-88 (DET) " 31 8 Nov 42 Tampa DOR 7 Nov 42
" 789-800 (TE) " 31 11 Nov 42 Consol. Orange -
(DE) (721-22) - Re-order - 13 Jun 44 Consol. Orange -
100 PF 3-14 (3) 14 Jan 43: VCNO 1799 8 Dec 42 Kaiser Richmond DOR 27 Oct 42
" 15-18 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Am. SB Lorain -
" 19-21 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Am. SB Cleveland -
" 22-33 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Butler -
" 34-51 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Consol. Wilm. -
" 52-55 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Froemming -
" 56-61 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Globe -
" 62-63 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 Globe -
" 64-71 " " 1799 8 Dec 42 L.D.Smith -
" 72-92 " " 1799 16 Mar 43 Walsh Kaiser DOR 9 Mar 43
" 93-98 " " 1799 28 May 43 Am. SB Lorain -
" 99-102 " " 1799 28 May 43 Am. SB Cleveland -

PT: First Continuing Program (see also 15 Mar 43)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
88 PT 450-85 (78') 24 Nov 42: VCNO 32 27 Apr 43 Higgins DOR 28 Apr 43
" 486-537 (80') " 32 27 Apr 43 Elco With PT 538-45

Additional Steel ATR

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
10 ATR 91-96 (40) 18 Jan 43: VCNO 1799 25 Feb 43 GM (Levingston) -
" 97-100 " " 1799 25 Feb 43 GM (Gulfport) -

Landing Ships, Buildup for the Sicilian operation (Continuing Program)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
20 LST 491-500 (1) 18 Jan 43: VCNO 1799 9 Mar 43 Mo. Valley Evansville -
" 501-10 " " 1799 19 Mar 43 Jeffersonville -
72 LCIL 351-422 (351) " 1799 9 Mar 43 G.Lawley -
120 LCT 502-73 (501) " 1799 31 Mar 43 Bison -
" 574-621 " " 1799 31 Mar 43 Pidgeon-Thomas -

Concurrent program of 10 LCIL per month

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
120 LCIL 423-542 (351) 27 Jan 43: CNO 1799 22 Mar 43 New Jersey SB -

Lend Lease (UK & Russian)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
16 PT 384-99 (70') 20 Jan 43: BAD#1520 32 15 Mar 43 R.Jacob Vosper type
50 PT 400-29 " 19 Feb 43: RUN#115 32 30 Mar 43 Annapolis Yacht "
" 430-49 " " 32 14 May 43 Herreshoff "

AKA/APA: Special Program

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
32 AKA 21-52 (S4-SE2-BE1) 25 Feb 43: JCS 1799 15 May 43 Walsh Kaiser Contracted by MC
32 APA 57-75 (S4-SE2-BD1) " 1799 25 May 43 Consol. Wilm. Contracted by MC
" 76-88 " " 45 25 May 43 Consol. Wilm. Contracted by MC

PT: Addition to First Continuing Program

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
8 PT 538-45 (80') 15 Mar 43: VCNO 32 27 Apr 43 Elco With PT 486-557

Continuing Wooden Shipbuilding Program
(NOTES: 36 more YMS also called for by this directive were supplied in September 1943 when 36 PCS were cancelled while building and reordered as YMS 446-81 under their old contracts. The ATR were ordered built of steel vice wood on 3 Jun 43; there were no awards as wood ships.)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
72 SC 1474-79 (110') 16 Apr 43: USN 1799 24 May 43 Quincy Adams USN = Under SecNav
" 1480-83 " " 1799 24 May 43 Rice Bros. Texas -
" 1484-87 " " 1799 24 May 43 Daytona Beach Boat -
" 1488-91 " " 1799 24 May 45 Elizabeth City -
" 1492-95 " " 1799 24 May 43 Simms Bros. -
" 1496-97 " " 1799 24 May 43 Vinyard -
" 1498-1501 " " 1799 24 May 43 W.E.Abrams (T.Knutson) -
" 1502-03 " " 1799 24 May 43 Calderwood Yacht -
" 1504-06 " " 1799 24 May 43 Donovan -
" 1507-09 " " 1799 24 May 43 Harris & Parsons -
" 1510-12 " " 1799 24 May 43 Perkins & Vaughn -
" 1513-16 " " 1799 12 Jun 43 Fisher Boat -
" 1517-20 " " 1799 1 Aug 43 Peterson Boat -
" 1521-45 " " - N.A. N.A. -
36 YMS 410-13 (136') " 1799 21 Jul 43 Bellingham -
" 414-17 " " 1799 21 Jul 43 Stadium -
" 418-21 " " 1799 21 Jul 43 H.C.Grebe -
" 422-25 " " 1799 21 Jul 43 Astoria Marine -
" 426-28 " " 1799 21 Jul 43 Mojean & Ericson DOR 12 Jul 43
" 429 " " 32 21 Jul 43 Mojean & Ericson DOR 12 Jul 43
" 430-33 " " 32 25 Jul 43 Tacoma Boat -
" 434-37 " " 32 12 Aug 43 J.M.Martinac -
" 438-41 " " 32 15 Sep 43 R.Jacob -
" 442-45 " " 32 18 Sep 43 C.Hiltebrant -
40 ATR 101-25 (40) " 32 6 Sep 43 GM (Levingston) DOR 16 Aug 43
" 126-40 " " 32 6 Sep 43 GM (Gulfport) DOR 16 Aug 43

Additional Steel YN

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
36 YN 97-108 (97) 28 Apr 43: DCDB#31 42 31 Jul 43 Commercial IW -
" 109-12 " " 42 4 Sep 43 Marine Iron -
" 113-18 " " 42 4 Sep 43 L.D.Smith -
" 119-22 " " 42 4 Sep 43 Zenith Dredge -
" 123-26 " " - 30 Sep 43 J.H.Mathis, Camden -
" 127-32 " " - N.A. N.A. -

Modification to VCNO 18 Jan 43: One pilot LCT(6)
(NOTE: The same directive changed LCT 502-621 from LCT(5) to LCT(6).)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
1 LCT 501 (501) 27 May 43: VCNO 1799 22 Mar 43 Manitowoc -

1945 Combatant Building Program: FY 1943 ships reinstated

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
1 CVB 43 (41) 28 May 43: VCNO 31 14 Jun 43 Newport News New contract
(CB) (3) - " - - - Resumed under original contract

1945 Combatant Building Program: Small Combatants
(The PCE and AM reorders include some 180' hulls from January 1942, q.v. The numbers PCE 921-60 had been used previously in January 1942.)

TYPE HULLS CLASS DIRECTIVE PROG AWARD BUILDER NOTES
40 AM 351-60 (180') 28 May 43: VCNO 32 26 Jun 43 Am. SB. Lorain -
" 361-70 " " 32 26 Jun 43 Puget Sound Bridge -
" 371-74 (220') " 32 3 Aug 43 Gen. Engineering -
" 375-78 " " 32 3 Aug 43 Savannah Mcy. -
" 379-82 " " 32 3 Aug 43 Gulf Chickasaw -
" 383-86 " " 32 3 Aug 43 Am. SB. Lorain -
" 387-90 " " 32 3 Aug 43 Am. SB. Cleveland -
40 PCE 921-34 (180') " 32 26 Jun 43 Willamette -
" 935-46 " " 32 26 Jun 43 Pullman DOR 3 Aug 43
" 947-60 " " 32 23 Jun 43 Albina Letter: 30 Jun 43
40 PC 1546-59 (173') " 32 24 Jul 43 Consol. N.Y. -
" 1560-69 " " 32 24 Jul 43 L.D.Smith -
" 1570-75 " " 32 N.A. N.A. -
" 1576-81 " " 32 24 Jul 43 Nashville Bridge -
" 1582-85 " " 32 N.A. N.A. -
(PCE) (921-34) - Re-order - 3 Aug 43 Pullman Add to PCE 935-46
(AM) (222-31) - " - 12Aug 43 Am. SB. Lorain Vice AM 351-60. DOR 26 Jun 43
" (232-37) - " - 12Aug 43 Willamette Vice PCE 921-34
" (351-60) - " - 12Aug 43 Willamette Vice PCE 921-34. Used hulls of PCE 905-20 in AM 351-66
" (238-45) - " - 9 Aug 43 Winslow Marine -
" (232-37) - " - ca. Aug 43? Puget Sound Bridge Vice AM 361-66. DOR 26 Jun 43
" (361-66) - " - ca. Aug 43? Willamette Vice AM 232-37. DOR 12 Aug 43. Used hulls of PCE 905-20 in AM 351-66
" (214-15) - " - 22 Aug 44 NSY Charleston Completion. DOR 15 Aug 44?
" (351-55) - " - 5 Apr 45 Commercial IW Completion
" (371-74) - " - 4 Dec 43 Savannah Mcy. -

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