Norman L. McKellar

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


USS Alloway (EFC Design 1015) on 5 July 1918

USS Alloway (EFC Design 1015) on 5 July 1918

A major shipslist from The Belgian Shiplover, 1962-1963, with related lists of wooden and concrete-hulled ships.

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Steel Ships: Introduction

The introduction to the article on steel ships, which includes both requisitioned and contract-built ships. Also provided is a one-page finding aid, extracted from the introduction, which will help researchers locate a contract ship if they know either the name of the ship's builder or the popular name of the design to which the ship was built.

 
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Finding Aid
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. The finding aid, above, will help locate ships by builder.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part II

Ships of EFC Designs 1017 to 1022. The finding aid, above, will help locate ships by builder.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part III

Ships of EFC Designs 1023 to 1032. The finding aid, above, will help locate ships by builder.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part IV

Ships of EFC Designs 1037 to 1049. The finding aid, above, will help locate ships by builder.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part V

Ships of EFC Designs 1057 to 1095. The finding aid, above, will help locate ships by builder.

 
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Contract Steel Ships, Part VI

Ships of EFC Designs 1097 to 1133. The finding aid, above, will help locate ships by builder.
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 builder 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, 1100, and 1101.

 
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The article by Norman L. McKellar is copyright © Hazel McKellar, 2007.