USSB Home Page.

EFC Wood Tugs

EFC Design 1055: 152' Wood Ocean-Going Tug, Crowninshield SB Co. Design
Gross tonnage: 415. Dimensions (feet): 152' oa, 143' pp x 30' x 16'
Propulsion: 1 triple expansion engine, 2 Scotch boilers (180 psi), 800 ihp, 10 kts.

CROWNINSHIELD SHIPBUILDING CO., SOUTH SOMERSET, MA
Contract No. 194 of 23 Feb 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 1229-1234, of which hull 1234 canc. 17 Sep 1919; Contract No. 391 of 15 Jul 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 2344-2349, canc. 17 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
1229FAME, ord 23.2.1918, compl 7.2.1919 as O/N 217494. Sold 19.4.1922 to New England Fuel & Transp. Co., later (1925) Mystic S.S. Co., Boston, Mass. BU 1948
1230TARTAR, ord 23.2.1918, compl 30.4.1919 as O/N 217642. Sold 1924/25 to James Shewan, New York. BU 1939
1231ASTREA, ord 23.2.1918, compl 7.6.1919 as O/N 217722. Sold 1920/21 to Davison Chemical Co., Baltimore, MD. Abandoned 1934
1232CLEOPATRA, ord 23.2.1918, compl 2.7.1919 as O/N 217795. Sold 11.11.1922 to George H. Crofton, later (1925) Morris & Cummings Dredging Co, New York and (1926) Cumco, New Jersey. Burnt 1933
1233VOLANT, ord 23.2.1918, compl 6.10.1919 as O/N 217835. Sold 1920/21 to Davison Chemical Co., Baltimore, MD. BU 1937
1234QUERO, ord 23.2.1918, O/N 217834. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl. 1919 as hull only, later MARY A. BICKEL 1925/26, CAPE HENRY 1934, lost 1942
2344CENTURION, ord 15.7.1918, O/N 217869. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl. 1919 as hull only. Sale 24.1.1921 to Buffalo-Bayou Co. failed. Still USSB 4.1924 as CENTURION. BU 1934
2345LIGHT HORSE, ord 15.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl. 1920 as hull only, later (EFC 2345 or 48) DOUGLAS ALEXANDER (Singer Mfg. Co, N.J., O/N 221021) 1920/21. Diesel 1927/28. Sold abroad (UK) 1938/39
2346ENDEAVOR, ord 15.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl 1918 as hull only, later GLENN-MAYNE (diesel fishing boat, O/N 227532, ex ENDEAVOR) 1927/28. BU 1937
2347HAZARD, ord 15.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl. 1919 as hull only, later ALPHONSE G (British) 1923, WARRIOR 1929 (O/N 229147), off list 1943
2348HERALD, ord 15.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl 1919 as hull only, later (EFC 2345 or 48) H. J. WHEELER (Salvage Process Corp., N.Y., O/N 226123) 1926/27. Burnt 1949
2349PERSEVERANCE, ord 15.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919, compl. 1919 as hull only, later PERSEVERANCE (Cornell Steamboat Co., O/N 221698) 1921, out of service 1948, off list 1953

UNIVERSAL SHIPBUILDING CO., STURGEON BAY, WI
Contract No. 413 of 26 Jul 1918 for 3 ships, EFC Hulls 2478-2480, canc. 17 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
2478COMMANDER, yard no 2, ord 26.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919 but sold 1923 as KENOSHA, O/N 222887, and completed privately as a passenger and package freight steamer. In freight service 1925 with the West Ports Steamship Line of Milwaukee, rebuilt 1930 by the Goodrich-West Ports Steamship Line. Abandoned ca. 1940, probably at Sturgeon Bay
2479COMMODORE, yard no 1, ord 26.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919 but sold 1923 as WAUKEGAN, O/N 222863, and completed privately. In freight service 1925. Abandoned 1939/40
2480LIEUTENANT, yard no 3, ord 26.7.1918. Cancelled 17.9.1919 but sold 1923 as SHEBOYGAN, O/N 222985, and completed privately. In freight service 1925 with the West Ports Steamship Line of Milwaukee. Out of service 1936, abandoned 1939/40


EFC Design 1061: 133' Wood Ocean-Going Tug, M. M. Davis & Sons Inc. Design
Gross tonnage: 357. Dimensions (feet): 133' oa, 126' pp x 29.9' x 12.7'
Propulsion: 1 triple expansion engine, 2 Scotch boilers, 1000 ihp.
Probably based on 133' wood tug Progress built by Davis for Bethlehem Steel Co.

M. M. DAVIS & SON, SOLOMONS, MD
(Machinery built at Erie, PA and installed at Baltimore.)

Contract No. 188 of 16 Feb 1918 for 5 ships, EFC Hull 1206-1210, of which hulls 1206 and 1209-1210 canc. 17 Sep 1919; Contract No. 188 of 16 Feb 1918 for 3 ships, EFC Hulls 1211-1213.
EFCShip
1206WORKMAN, yard no 1206, ord 16.2.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
1207ARTISAN, yard no 1207, ord 16.2.1918, ln 12.10.1918, compl 14.4.1919 as O/N 217615. Sold 30.7.1920 to Cahill Towing Line of N.J. Later STIRLING TOMKINS 1929/30 (Cornell Steamship Co., N.Y.). Out of documentation 1954
1208CRAFTSMAN, yard no 1208, ord 16.2.1918, compl 1.7.1919 as O/N 217939. Sold 2.8.1920 to M. J. Dady Eng'g & Constr. Co., N.Y. Abandoned 1943
1209MARKSMAN, yard no 1209, ord 16.2.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
1210WATCHMAN, yard no 1210, ord 16.2.1918, ln 8.8.1919 (the 8th and last one launched), cancelled 17.9.1919
1211GUARDSMAN, yard no 1211, ord 16.2.1918, compl 21.8.1919 as O/N 218770. Sold 21.9.1920 to T. A. Scott Co. Later JULIA HOWARD 1925-26 (Thomas J. Howard, N.Y.). Abandoned 1947
1212CUSTODIAN, yard no 1212, ord 16.2.1918, ln 19.4.1919, compl 9.9.1919 as O/N 218783. Sold 6.8.1920 to Triangle Barge Line Co., then Pringle Barge Co., Cleveland, Ohio. Burned 23.6.1925, West Sisters Island, Ohio
1213WOODMAN, yard no 1213, ord 16.2.1918, compl 31.7.1919 as O/N 217937. Sold 30.7.1920 to Cahill Towing Line of N.J. Owned from 1931 by Card Towing Line, N.Y. Abandoned 1939/40


EFC Design 1076: 140' Wood Ocean-Going Tug, Northwest Engineering Design
Gross tonnage: 320. Dimensions (feet): 140' oa, 132.2' pp x 27.5'
Propulsion: 450 ihp.

NORTHWEST ENGINEERING WORKS, GREEN BAY, WI
Contract No. 218 of 19 Apr 1918 for 1 ships, EFC Hull 1481.
EFCShip
1481TOILER, ord 19.4.1918, compl 15.5.1919 as O/N 217196. 140' tug. LD 13.4.1918. Ln. 15 Aug 18, deliv. 16 Nov 1918. Sold 30.7.1920 to Thomas J. Howard, Milwaukee; re-documented 1923/24 to Thomas J. Howard, New York, and renamed THOMAS J. HOWARD. Owner at New York listed as "Steamtug Thomas J. Howard." BU 1956


EFC Design 1085: 150' Wood Ocean-Going Tug, Cox & Stevens Design
Gross tonnage: 475. Dimensions (feet): 150' oa, 140.3' pp x 30' x 15'
Propulsion: 1 triple expansion engine, 2 Scotch boilers (180 psi), 800 ihp, 10 kts.

CONTINENTAL SHIPBUILDING CORP., YONKERS, NY
Contract No. 472 of 3 Sep 1918 for 2 ships, EFC Hulls 2689-2690, canc. 29 Jan 1919.
EFCShip
2689FORTITUDE, ord 3.9.1918, cancelled 29.1.1919
2690ENDURANCE, ord 3.9.1918, cancelled 29.1.1919

M. M. DAVIS & SON, SOLOMONS, MD
Contract No. 422 of 2 Aug 1918 for 12 ships, EFC Hulls 2456-2467, canc. 25 Jan 1919.
EFCShip
2456RINGLEADER, yard no 2456, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2457CAVALIER, yard no 2457, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2458DICTATOR, yard no 2458, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2459OUTRIDER, yard no 2459, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2460PROPRIETOR, yard no 2460, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2461CONVOYER, yard no 2461, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2462COURTIER, yard no 2462, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2463HERDER, yard no 2463, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2464WAYFARER, yard no 2464, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2465WANDERER, yard no 2465, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2466FORERUNNER, yard no 2466, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919
2467MANAGER, yard no 2467, ord 2.8.1918, cancelled 25.1.1919

MAIN IRON WORKS, OAKLAND, CA
(Hulls subcontracted to W. F. Stone & Son, Oakland, CA)

Contract No. 483 of 18 Sep 1918 for 7 ships, EFC Hulls 2709-2715, of which hulls 2709 canc. 17 Sep 1919 and hulls 2713-2715 canc. 7 Dec 1918.
EFCShip
2709GENERAL, ord 18.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919, compl 1.1921 for Crowley's new Shipowners and Merchants Tug Boat Co. as SEA LION (O/N 221034). Deleted 1944
2710SYREN, ord 18.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919, compl 3.1921 for Crowley's S. O. & M. Tug Boat Co. as SEA MONARCH (O/N 221133). In collision and sank off Bush Point, Puget Sound, 1925
2711SEAMAN, ord 18.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919, compl 5.1921 for Crowley's S. O. & M. Tug Boat Co. as SEA RANGER (O/N 221353). To USN 1942 (22 Dec) as WAMPATUCK (YT 337, YTB 337), stricken 21.5.1946, deleted 1955
2712BULWARK, ord 18.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919, compl 6.1921 for Crowley's S. O. & M. Tug Boat Co. as SEA SCOUT (O/N 221392). BU 1948
2713BREAKWATER, ord 18.9.1918, Cancelled 7.12.1918
2714PATRIARCH, ord 18.9.1918, Cancelled 7.12.1918
2715TEMPEST, ord 18.9.1918, Cancelled 7.12.1918

SYDNEY C. McLOUTH, MARINE CITY, MI
Contract No. 457 of 21 Aug 1918 for 4 ships, EFC Hulls 2415-2418, canc. 17 Sep 1919; Contract No. 457 (supp.) of 17 Sep 1918 for 5 ships, EFC Hulls 2716-2720, canc. 17 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
2415SEAFARER, ord 21.8.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2416ADVENTURER, ord 21.8.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2417(PROTECTOR) MARINE CITY, ord 21.8.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2418(PREMIER) PROTECTOR, ord 21.8.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2716COURSER, ord 17.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2717SALVOR, ord 17.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2718REPORTER, ord 17.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2719FIGHTER, ord 17.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
2720AMBASSADOR, ord 17.9.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919

SOUTHLAND STEAMSHIP CO., SAVANNAH, GA
Contract No. 211 of 20 Mar 1918 for 7 ships, EFC Hulls 1381-1387 of which hulls 1383-1387 canc. 17 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
1381DIRECTOR, yard no 1381, ord 20.3.1918, compl 22.8.1919 as O/N 218099. Sold 1921/22, Norfolk VA; resold 1924/25 to Joseph Patrick Martin, Philadelphia; resold 1925/26 to Thomas J. Howard, New York, as MARGARET A. HOWARD. BU 1947
1382LABORER, yard no 1382, ord 20.3.1918, compl 24.7.1919 as O/N 218690. Sold 1921/22 to Thomas J. Howard, New York, as WILLIAM G. HOWARD. BU 1947
1383EXPLORER, yard no 1383, ord 20.3.1918, documented 1919 as O/N 218763. Cancelled 17.9.1919 but work continued. Foundered off Nags Head 12 Dec 1919 while under tow with TRAVELLER (which survived)
1384TRAVELLER, yard no 1384, ord 20.3.1918, documented 1919 as O/N 218769. Cancelled 17.9.1919 but work continued. Sale 16.1.1920 to National Oil Co. failed. Still USSB 4.1924 (95% complete). Off list 1925 (probably incomplete), BU 1927
1385(HUNTER) THEMISON, yard no 1385, ord 20.3.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
1386SOLDIER, yard no 1386, ord 20.3.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919
1387CONDUCTOR, yard no 1387, ord 20.3.1918, cancelled 17.9.1919


EFC Design 1086: 100' Wood Harbor Tug, Murray Watts Design
Gross tonnage: 177. Dimensions (feet): 101.3' oa, 94.8' pp x 24' x 11.9' aft
Propulsion: 1 compound (2-cylinder) engine, 1 Scotch boiler (155 psi), 450 ihp, 10 kts.

A. C. BROWN & SONS, TOTTENVILLE, NY
Contract No. 495 of 21 Sep 1918 for 10 ships, EFC Hulls 2750-2759, of which hulls 2755-2759 canc. 22 Aug 1919.
EFCShip
2750PERSISTENCE, ord 21.9.1918, compl 5.8.1920 as O/N 220017. Sold 12.1.1921 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later ALLENTOWN (Lehigh Valley RR), 1922/23, A. E. ACKERMAN, SOCONY 27, ST. THOMAS. BU 1956
2751PROWESS, ord 21.9.1918, compl 5.8.1920 as O/N 220002. Sold 12.1.1921 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later BELMAR (Central RR Co. of N.J.) 1922/23, MADELYNE J. MESECK
2752DARING, ord 21.9.1918, compl 12.5.1920 as O/N 220018. Sold 12.5.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later AMERICA (Baker-Whiteley Coal Co, W. Va.) 1920/21
2753FORCE, ord 21.9.1918, compl 13.7.1920 as O/N 220239. Sold 13.7.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later ASBURY PARK (Central RR Co. of N.J.) 1920/21, GEORGE A. KEOGH 1935/36, SALISBURY PARK. BU 1956
2754VALOR, ord 21.9.1918, compl 3.8.1920 as O/N 220240. Sold 3.8.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later CAVALIER (Merritt-Chapman & Scott) 1920/21, THOMAS F. O'BRIEN 1925/26
2755FREELANCE, ord 21.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2756MATCHLESS, ord 21.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2757SPITFIRE, ord 21.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2758TRIDENT, ord 21.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2759HOTSPUR, ord 21.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919

BURGER BOAT CO., MANITOWOC, WI
Contract No. 461 of 27 Aug 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 2571-2576.
EFCShip
2571RETRIEVER, yard no 28, ord 27.8.1918, compl 18.10.1919 as O/N 218906. Sold 30.6.1920 to Moran Towing & Transport Co., renamed M. MORAN. Later ALICE M MORAN 1925. BU 1953
2572TERRIER, yard no 29, ord 27.8.1918, compl 6.10.1919 as O/N 218907. Sold 30.6.1920 to Moran Towing & Transport Co., renamed AGNES A. MORAN, WILLIAM C. MOORE 1929. BU 1955
2573SETTER, yard no 30, ord 27.8.1918, compl 19.11.1919 as O/N 219102. Sale 26.10.1920 to W. D. Dittmar failed. Sold 23.5.1922 to James McWilliams Towing Line as SETTER. Later DALZELLIDO (owned by Fred B. Dalzell of New York) 1929/30, CAPT. A. F. BENNETT (same owner) 1943. BU 1956
2574POINTER, yard no 31, ord 27.8.1918, compl 9.7.1920 as O/N 219595. Sale 23.9.1920 to W. D. Dittmar failed. Sold 23.5.1922 to James McWilliams Towing Line. Later BRITANNIA 1931/32, JOHN L. SULLIVAN. BU 1954
2575SPANIEL, yard no 32, ord 27.8.1918, compl 8.7.1920 as O/N 219128. Delivered to EFC 23.12.1919. Sold 13.9.1920 to Warner Quinlan Co. Later GROVE E WARNER 1923/24, JOHN A. MESECK 1925, WILLIAM F MESECK. BU 1954
2576BEAGLE, yard no 33, ord 27.8.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 219596. Sold 15.8.1921 (or 22.10.1921) to Wood Towing Corp. Later MARGARET L. MESECK 1922-23, HOWARD MORAN 1955. BU 1960

CHANCE MARINE CONSTRUCTION CO., ANNAPOLIS, MD
Contract No. 470 of 26 Aug 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 2662-2667, of which hulls 2665-2667 canc. 15 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
2662REINDEER, ord 26.8.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 219866. Still USSB 4.1924. To USN 1929 as REINDEER (YT 115), to YTM 115 1944, stk. 1945, merc REINDEER 1947. BU 1956
2663RACEHORSE, ord 26.8.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 220673. Still USSB 4.1924. Owned by USSB/USMC and at Army Base Norfolk to World War II. Later ST. CHARLES. BU 1959
2664STALLION, ord 26.8.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 220671. Still USSB 4.1924. To USN 1931 as STALLION (YT 120), to YTM 120 1944, sold 1945
2665PALFREY, ord 26.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919
2666GELDING, ord 26.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919
2667SWEEPSTAKES, ord 26.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919

CONSOLIDATED SHIPBUILDING CORP., MORRIS HTS, NY
(Gas Engine & Power Co. & Chas. L. Seabury & Co.)

Contract No. 417 of 1 Aug 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 2470-2475, of which hulls 2474-2475 canc. 15 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
2470FOREMAN, ord 1.8.1918, compl 16.3.1920 as O/N 219491. Sold 12.4.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later ROCHESTER (Lehigh Valley RR) 1920/21
2471DRAGOMAN, ord 1.8.1918, compl 16.3.1920 as O/N 219492. Sold 12.4.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later CORNELL (Lehigh Valley RR) 1920/21, RODERICK McALLISTER 1947. BU 1953
2472DRAYMAN, ord 1.8.1918, compl 29.6.1920 as O/N 219819. Sold 29.6.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS (Central RR Co. of N.J.) 1920/21, ST. LAWRENCE. BU 1956
2473HELMSMAN, ord 1.8.1918, compl 15.5.1920 as O/N 219820. Sold 15.5.1920 to Fred E. Jones Dredging Co. Later DALZELLEA 1922/23
2474CHIEFTAN, ord 1.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919
2475COXSWAIN, ord 1.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919

CUMBERLAND SHIPBUILDING CO., SOUTH PORTLAND, ME
Contract No. 421 of 9 Aug 1918 for 2 ships, EFC Hulls 2468-2469, canc. 15 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
2468ATHLETE, ord 9.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919
2469GUIDE, ord 9.8.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919

DACHEL CARTER BOAT CO., BENTON HBR, MI
Contract No. 486 of 22 Sep 1918 for 2 ships, EFC Hulls 2516-2517; Contract No. 486 of 22 Sep 1918 for 3 ships, EFC Hulls 2518-2520, canc. 16 Apr 1919.
EFCShip
2516BADGER, ord 22.9.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 220494. Launched 3.7.1919. Sold 23.5.1922 to Reichert Towing Line Inc. Later DALZELLITE 1922, abandoned 1951
2517LEOPARD, ord 22.9.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 220493. Still USSB 4.1924. To USCG 1926 as LEOPARD, sold 1935 as LEOPARD, CHARLES D. McALLISTER 1947. BU 1953
2518PANTHER, ord 22.9.1918, cancelled 16.4.1919 or 20.6.1919
2519DRAGON, ord 22.9.1918, cancelled 16.4.1919 or 20.6.1919
2520COUGAR, ord 22.9.1918, cancelled 16.4.1919 or 20.6.1919

EASTERN SHORE SHIPBUILDING CORP., SHARPTOWN, MD
Contract No. 460 of 22 Aug 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 2493-2498.
EFCShip
2493HURRICANE, ord 22.8.1918, compl 31.5.1919. Installation susp. after 5.1919, hull stored. Completed as VULCAN I, O/N 221596. Later SENECA 1923/24, CATHERINE McALLISTER 1942, BU 1959. [Not USN YT 56]
2494BLIZZARD, ord 22.8.1918, compl 31.5.1919. Installation susp. after 5.1919, hull stored. Completed as VULCAN II, O/N 221597. Later LAFAYETTE 1922/23, ST. MARTIN. BU 1956. [Not USN YT 57]
2495TORNADO, ord 22.8.1918, compl 31.5.1919, not documented. Installation susp. after 5.1919, hull stored
2496TYPHOON, ord 22.8.1918, compl 31.5.1919 as O/N 217629. Installation susp. after 5.1919, hull stored at Baltimore, reinstated, WILLIAM M. MILLS (207 grt)
2497MONSOON, ord 22.8.1918, compl 31.5.1919 as O/N 217663. Installation susp. after 5.1919, hull stored, reinstated, JAMES DOUGHERTY (263 grt)
2498CYCLONE, ord 22.8.1918, compl 31.5.1919 as O/N 218875. Installation susp. after 5.1919, hull stored, reinstated, HARRY G. LYTLE (266grt)

GIBBS GAS ENGINE CO., SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, FL
Contract No. 473 of 26 Aug 1918 for 6 ships, EFC Hulls 2691-2696, of which hulls 2695-2696 canc. 12 Mar 1919.
EFCShip
2691HAWK, yard no 30, ord 26.8.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 220101. Still USSB 4.1924. To USN 1940 as YT 213 (no name), merc. ST. JOHN 1945, BU 1958
2692CONDOR, yard no 31, ord 26.8.1918, compl 1.10.1920 as O/N 220103. Sold 1.10.1920 to Goodwin-Gallagher Sand & Gravel Corp. Later W. A. ATKINS 1933/34, RICHARD J. MORAN 1935. BU 1950
2693BUZZARD, yard no 32, ord 26.8.1918, compl 12.8.1920 as O/N 220102. Sold 23.12.1920 to Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co. as BUZZARD
2694COCKATOO, yard no 33, ord 26.8.1918, compl 25.9.1920 as O/N 220104. Sold 25.9.1920 to Goodwin-Gallagher Sand & Gravel Corp. Later FORTUNE POPE c.1934, E. F. MORAN JR. 1935. BU 1953
2695RAVEN, yard no 34, ord 26.8.1918, cancelled 12.3.1919
2696HERON, yard no 35, ord 26.8.1918, cancelled 12.3.1919

INTERNATIONAL SHIPBUILDING & MARINE ENGINEERING CO., NYACK, NY
Contract No. 431 of 29 Jul 1918 for 5 ships, EFC Hulls 2449-2453.
EFCShip
2449MESSENGER, ord 29.7.1918, compl 27.5.1920 as O/N 219670. Sold 27.5.1920 or 1.6.1920 to Suderman & Young Co. as MESSENGER
2450PORTER, ord 29.7.1918, compl 12.8.1920 as O/N 219672. Sold 12.8.1920 to Maryland Transportation Co. as PORTER
2451PROPELLER, ord 29.7.1918, compl 30.5.1920 as O/N 219671. Sold 30.5.1920 or 1.6.1920 to Suderman & Young Co. as PROPELLER. BU 1949
2452DRIVER, ord 29.7.1918, compl 1.12.1920 as O/N 219674. Sold 1.12.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later SCRANTON (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR) 1920/21, SUMMIT 1936/37
2453HAULER, ord 29.7.1918, compl 9.11.1920 as O/N 219673. Sold 9.11.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later LACKAWANNA (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR) 1920/21

LEATHEM & SMITH TOWING & WRECKING CO., STURGEON B, WI
Contract No. 378 of 27 Jul 1918 for 3 ships, EFC Hulls 2154-2156; Contract No. 487 (supp.) of 20 Sep 1918 for 9 ships, EFC Hulls 2784-2792, of which hulls 2790-2792 canc. 22 Aug 1919.
EFCShip
2154ENERGY, ord 27.7.1918, compl 13.9.1919 as O/N 218785. Sold 17.6.1920 to James Hughes, Jr., renamed GEORGE J. HUGHES. Later NIAGARA 1925, CAPT. C. MATHIASEN (Mathiasen Transportation) 1946, abandoned 1956
2155DILIGENT, ord 27.7.1918, compl 31.10.1919 as O/N 218940. Still USSB 4.1924. To USN 1925 (2 May) as DILIGENT (YT 113), merc DILIGENT 1936, CATHERINE MESECK 1945. BU 1955
2156ACTIVE, ord 27.7.1918, compl 29.9.1919 as O/N 218939. Still USSB 4.1924. To USN 1925 (20 Apr) as ACTIVE (YT 112), to YTM 112 1944, merc. RICHARD CARROLL, 1948. BU 1957
2784BISON, ord 20.9.1918, compl 7.11.1919 as O/N 219079. Sold 22.10.1920 to Atlantic Towing Co. Later HENRY W. GRADY 1923/24, MARY T. TRACY
2785BULLOCK, ord 20.9.1918, compl 15.11.1919 as O/N 219144. Sold 28.10.1920 to Chesapeake & Ohio RR. as GEO. W. STEVENS. Later RELIANCE, C. H. HIX
2786OX, ord 20.9.1918, compl 4.8.1920 as O/N 219145. Sold 17.12.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later CLAREMONT (Lehigh Valley RR) 1921/22, TERESA McALLISTER 1947. BU 1953
2787BEAR, ord 20.9.1918, compl 5.8.1920 as O/N 219483. Sold 3.11.1920 to Cornell Steamboat Co.
2788BURRO, ord 20.9.1918, compl 7.8.1920 as O/N 219565. Sold 3.11.1920 to Cornell Steamboat Co. Later GEO. N. BARRETT 1924/25
2789CAMEL, ord 20.9.1918, compl 28.7.1920 as O/N 219635. Sold 7.9.1920 to Leathem & Smith T. & W. Co.
2790RAM, ord 20.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2791ELK, ord 20.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2792MOOSE, ord 20.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919

JOHN H. MATHIS CO., CAMDEN, NJ
Contract No. 479 of 6 Sep 1918 for 5 ships, EFC Hulls 2704-2708, of which hulls 2707-2708 canc. 15 Sep 1919.
EFCShip
2704WHISTLER, yard no 80, ord 6.9.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 219696. Launched 12.6.1919. Still USSB 4.1924. Later ISABEL A. McALLISTER 1936. BU 1964
2705WIZARD, yard no 81, ord 6.9.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 219999. Launched 13.7.1919. Still USSB 4.1924. Later CARRIE T. MESECK 1933/34, EDWARD A. MESECK, MARGARET A. MORAN 1955. BU 1959
2706TALISMAN, yard no 82, ord 6.9.1918, compl 18.8.1920 as O/N 220000. Launched 21.8.1919. Sold 29.3.1922 to Atlantic Lighterage Co
2707PEGASUS, yard no 83, ord 6.9.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919
2708POSTILLION, yard no 84, ord 6.9.1918, cancelled 15.9.1919

NORTHWEST ENGINEERING WORKS, GREEN BAY, WI
Contract No. 383 of 3 Jul 1918 for 4 ships, EFC Hulls 2071-2074; Contract No. 506 of 28 Sep 1918 for 12 ships, EFC Hulls 2804-2815, of which hulls 2812-2815 canc. 19 May 1919.
EFCShip
2071VANGUARD, ord 3.7.1918, compl 15.9.1919 as O/N 218514. Sold 28.5.1920 to Wood Towing Corp. Later DALZELLACE 1925/26
2072SAMPSON, ord 3.7.1918, compl 18.10.1919 as O/N 218854. Still USSB 4.1924. To USN 1926 (22 Jun) as CHOCTAW (YT 114), merc. ST GEORGE 1937. BU 1956
2073MASTIFF, ord 3.7.1918, compl 10.10.1919 as O/N 218853. Sold 19.5.1920 to Bouker Contracting Co. as BOUKER NO. 4. Later JOHNSON CITY
2074GUARDIAN, ord 3.7.1918, compl 23.9.1919 as O/N 218515. Sold 4.2.1920 to East Jersey RR & Terminal Co., renamed R. GRANGER BENSON 1920/21. Later DALZELLANCE
2804SALEM, ord 28.9.1918, compl 8.11.1919 as O/N 218970. Sold 20.9.1920 to Moran Towing & Transport Co., renamed EUGENE F. MORAN. Later SUSAN A. MORAN 1946
2805ASHWAUBEMIE, ord 28.9.1918, compl 26.7.1919 as O/N 218493. Sold 22.5.1920 to Curtis Bay Towing Co. Later GRACE A. BARRETT 1927/28
2806SUAMICO, ord 28.9.1918, compl 15.8.1919 as O/N 218516. Sold 1.6.1920 to James Hughes, Jr., renamed JAMES HUGHES, JR
2807TOMAH, ord 28.9.1918, compl 18.11.1919 as O/N 218969. Sold 2.10.1920 to Federal Shipbuilding Co as FEDERAL NO. 1. Later JUPITER 1936, LEE 1947, out of documentation 1951
2808GREEN BAY, ord 28.9.1918, compl 20.11.1919 as O/N 219147. Sold 2.10.1920 to Federal Shipbuilding Co. as FEDERAL NO. 2. Later MERCURY 1936, CAPT. L. MATHIASEN 1947
2809POTTAWATOMIE, ord 28.9.1918, compl 10.6.1920 as O/N 219146. Sold 13.8.1920 to Tracy Towing Line, renamed THOMAS TRACY
2810FORT HOWARD, ord 28.9.1918, compl 11.6.1920 as O/N 219389. Sold 15.9.1920 to Wood Towing Corp. Later RICHARD J. BARRETT 1923/24
2811ALLOUEZ, ord 28.9.1918, compl 12.6.1920 as O/N 219390. Sold 14.8.1920 to Tracy Towing Line, renamed HELEN L. TRACY
2812OUSAKI, ord 28.9.1918, cancelled 19.5.1919
2813SEYMOUR, ord 28.9.1918, cancelled 19.5.1919
2814KAUKAUNA, ord 28.9.1918, cancelled 19.5.1919
2815KELLOGG, ord 28.9.1918, cancelled 19.5.1919

GEORGE J. PILKINGTON, MIAMI, FL
Contract No. 404 of 27 Jul 1918 for 2 ships, EFC Hulls 2419-2420, canc. 12 Feb 1919.
EFCShip
2419SHEPHERD, ord 27.7.1918, cancelled 12.2.1919
2420CHAPERONE, ord 27.7.1918, cancelled 12.2.1919

SMITH & WILLIAMS CO., SALISBURY, MD
Contract No. 496 of 24 Sep 1918 for 4 ships, EFC Hulls 2737-2740, canc. 24 Dec 1918.
(supp.)
EFCShip
2737COURIER, ord 24.9.1918, cancelled 24.12.1918
2738SCOUT, ord 24.9.1918, cancelled 24.12.1918
2739ESCORT, ord 24.9.1918, cancelled 24.12.1918
2740ENVOY, ord 24.9.1918, cancelled 24.12.1918

JOHN W. SULLIVAN CO., WEST NEW BRIGHTON, NY
Contract No. 476 of 4 Sep 1918 for 4 ships, EFC Hulls 2697-2700, of which hulls 2699-2700 canc. 22 Aug 1919.
EFCShip
2697HIGHFLYER, ord 4.9.1918, compl 19.3.1920 as O/N 219649. Sold 12.4.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later HOBOKEN (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR) 1920/21
2698RATTLER, ord 4.9.1918, compl 10.4.1920 as O/N 219650. Sold 10.4.1920 to John W. Sullivan Co. Later NEW YORK (Delaware & Western RR) 1920/21
2699WHIRLWIND, ord 4.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919
2700SPINDRIFT, ord 4.9.1918, cancelled 22.8.1919

VINYARD SHIPBUILDING CO., MILFORD, DE
Contract No. 478 of 7 Sep 1918 for 3 ships, EFC Hulls 2701-2703, of which hulls 2702-2703 canc. 17 Jan 1919.
EFCShip
2701LIGHTNING, ord 7.9.1918, compl 1920 as O/N 219822. Still USSB 4.1924. Later CARD BOYS 1935/36. BU 1950
2702DYNAMIC, ord 7.9.1918, cancelled 17.1.1919
2703VOLCANIC, ord 7.9.1918, cancelled 17.1.1919

WARD & PRIDE, MIAMI, FL
Contract No. 502 of 25 Sep 1918 for 2 ships, EFC Hulls 2743-2744, canc. 6 Mar 1919.
EFCShip
2743COMPANION, ord 25.9.1918, cancelled 6.3.1919
2744HELPMATE, ord 25.9.1918, cancelled 6.3.1919

Sources: NARA: RG 32 (Records of the USSB, particularly those of the Ship Construction Division, 32.4.3); the remarkable website of Tim Colton, www.shipbuildinghistory.com; Merchant Vessels of the United States; annual reports and congressional testimony of the USSB; etc.