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U. S. Merchant and Navy Ships




The Design 1046 freighter S.S. Huachuca, EFC hull 4183, on the ways on 2 April 1919. (Photo No. NH 43029)

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This page first provides access to scanned copies of two official U.S. Government publications on merchant ships. Select by clicking on the links below.

United States Shipping Board: Contract and Requisitioned Steamships Taken Over on August 3, 1917

Register of Ships Owned by United States Shipping Board, August 1, 1920

This page next provides access to two specialized databases created by Shipscribe covering U.S. standard merchant ship building programs during World War I and World War II. Select by clicking on the links below.

Shipbuilding Contracts of the U. S. Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1917-1920

Shipbuilding Contracts of the U. S. Maritime Commission, 1937-1945

This page next provides access to three specialized databases created by Shipscribe covering U.S. Navy ships, one covering U.S. warship building programs during World War II, one listing ships acquired by the Navy during World War I, and one itemizing all port calls made by U. S. Navy cruising ships on overseas stations (except the European Station) between 1869 and 1897. Select by clicking on the links below.

Shipbuilding Programs and Contracts of the U. S. Navy, 1938-1945

Ships Acquired by the U. S. Navy (SP and ID), 1917-1920

Port Calls by U. S. Navy Cruising Ships, 1869-1897

Finally, here is a draft list of nearly all of the SP and ID numbers assigned to merchant vessels by the Navy between 1916 and 1941. Some of these were acquired by the Navy during World War I (see above) but most were not. Select by clicking on the link below.

U. S. Navy Section Patrol (SP) and Identification (ID) Numbers, 1916-1941


This entire site, including all its pages, is copyright © Stephen S. Roberts 2001-2021 or later as indicated.