Shipbuilding under the
U. S. Shipping Board, 1917-1921

Featuring major shipslists by Norman L. McKellar
from
The Belgian Shiplover, 1959-1963


USS Alloway (EFC Design 1015) on 5 July 1918

USS Alloway (EFC Design 1015) on 5 July 1918

For information on the EFC/USSB shipbuilding program as a whole without references to individual ships see Shipbuilding Contracts of the U. S. Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1917-1920 in the "References: U. S. Merchant Ships" section of this website. A master set of the EFC ship plans in this section is believed to be in the National Archives, Record Group 32, entry 214, Ship Design Drawings, and many of them were published in the 1920 register of USSB ships, reproduced here in the "References" section. Editing of the McKellar article was limited to some repagination.

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Steel Ships: Introduction

The introduction to the article on steel ships, which also applies in part to requisitioned and wooden ships. Links are provided to tables that might help find ships if their EFC names, design numbers, or shipbuilders are known.

 
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Finding aids:

  Ship Name Index

  EFC Design List

  Shipbuilder List
Requisitioned Steel Ships, Part I

Ships by builder: Albina Engine & Machine Works to McDougall Duluth.

 
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Requisitioned Steel Ships, Part II

Ships by builder: Merchant Shipbuilding to Willamette Iron & Steel.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part I

Ships of EFC Designs 1012 to 1016.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part II

Ships of EFC Designs 1017 to 1022.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part III

Ships of EFC Designs 1023 to 1032.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part IV

Ships of EFC Designs 1037 to 1049.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part V

Ships of EFC Designs 1057 to 1095.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part VI

Ships of EFC Designs 1097 to 1133. Also one private order, a Chinese contract (Design 1092), and several Japanese contracts (Designs 1118-1127).

 
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Wooden Ships, Part I

The introduction to the article on wooden ships and ships by builder from Alabama Drydock to Murnan S.B.

 
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Wooden Ships, Part II

Ships by builders from McBride and Law to York River S.B.
Also two Australian contracts (at Patterson & McDonald and Sloan S.Y.) and a summary of the EFC designs for wooden ships.

 
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Concrete Ships

Extracted from an article covering concrete ships built by all countries during both World Wars. The EFC designs were 1040, 1048, 1070, 1071, 1100, and 1101. Shipscribe has added a summary of the concrete ship designs and contracts based on archival data.

 
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Tugs and Steel Barges

These were not covered by McKellar and summary data on them from other sources are provided here by Shipscribe to complete the record of the EFC program. The EFC designs were 1035 and 1036 for steel tugs, 1055, 1061, 1076, 1085, and 1086 for wood tugs, and 1039 and 1096 for steel barges.

  Steel Tugs and Barges

  Wood Tugs

 

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