VESSELS UNDER CONSTRUCTION,
DECEMBER 1, 1939
This information comes from a long-since declassified Navy Department report I got my hands on, showing vessels under construction, the progress being made, ad the
anticipated completion date. Though it is dated two months after the rest of my 1939 info, I felt it would be appropriate to include it here to provide a more complete picture of
the growing Navy. Just as a side note, nearly all of these vessels would be completed ahead of the anticipated date due to the greater urgency given shipbuilding in 1940.
An italicized completion date indicates that, for various reasons, delays were anticipated.
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New York Navy Yard
Philadelphia Navy Yard
New York Shipbuilding
Newport News Shipbuilding
Bethlehem Steel (Quincy)
Norfolk Navy Yard
New York Navy Yard
Philadelphia Navy Yard


Bethlehem Steel (Quincy)
Newport News Shipbuilding


New York Navy Yard
Federal Shipbuilding
Federal Shipbuilding
Bethlehem Steel (Quincy)
Bethlehem Steel (Quincy)
none listed
none listed


Electric Boat
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Electric Boat
Electric Boat
Electric Boat
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Mare Island Navy Yard
Electric Boat
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Electric Boat
Electric Boat
Electric Boat
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Portsmouth Navy Yard
Mare Island Navy Yard


Boston Navy Yard
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Norfolk Navy Yard
Boston Navy Yard
Boston Navy Yard
Norfolk Navy Yard
Charleston Navy Yard
Norfolk Navy Yard
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Bethlehem Steel (Quincy)
Bethlehem Steel (Quincy)
Bath Iron Works
Bath Iron Works
Boston Navy Yard
Boston Navy Yard
Charleston Navy Yard
Puget Sound Navy Yard
Bath Iron Works
Bath Iron Works
Federal Shipbuilding
Federal Shipbuilding
Boston Navy Yard
Boston Navy Yard
Charleston Navy Yard
Puget Sound Navy Yard
Bath Iron Works
Bath Iron Works
Federal Shipbuilding
Federal Shipbuilding
Boston Navy Yard
Boston Navy Yard
Charleston Navy Yard
Charleston Navy Yard


New York Shipbuilding
New York Shipbuilding


Norfolk Navy Yard
Norfolk Navy Yard


New York Shipbuilding


Mare Island Navy Yard


Bethlehem Steel (Staten Is.)
Bethlehem Steel (Staten Is.)
Bethlehem Steel (Staten Is.)


New York Shipbuilding
New York Shipbuilding


Puget Sound Navy Yard
Puget Sound Navy Yard
Puget Sound Navy Yard
Puget Sound Navy Yard


Philadelphia Navy Yard


Luders Marine Construction
American Car & F. Co.
Defoe B&M
Defoe B&M


Miami Shipbuilding
Miami Shipbuilding
Fisher Boat Works
Fisher Boat Works
Higgins Industrial
Higgins Industrial
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Name and Number

BATTLESHIPS
NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)
WASHINGTON (BB-56)
SOUTH DAKOTA (BB-57)
INDIANA (BB-58)
MASSACHUSETTS (BB-59)   
ALABAMA (BB-60)
IOWA (BB-61)
NEW JERSEY (BB-62)

CARRIERS
WASP (CV-7)
HORNET (CV-8)

CRUISERS
HELENA (CL-50)
ATLANTA (CL-51)
JUNEAU (CL-52)
SAN DIEGO (CL-53)
SAN JUAN (CL-54)
CLEVELAND (CL-55)
COLUMBIA (CL-56)  

SUBMARINES
SEALION (SS-195)
SEARAVEN (SS-196)
SEAWOLF (SS-197)
TAMBOR (SS-198)
TAUTOG (SS-199)
THRESHER (SS-200)
TRITON (SS-201)
TROUT (SS-202)
TUNA (SS-203)
MACKEREL (SS-204)
MARLIN (SS-205)
GAR (SS-206)
GRAMPUS (SS-207)
GRAYBACK (SS-208)
GRAYLING (SS-209)
GRENADIER (SS-210)
GUDGEON (SS-211)

DESTROYERS
TRIPPE (DD-403)
RHIND (DD-404)
STACK (DD-406)
O'BRIEN (DD-415)
WALKE (DD-416)
MORRIS (DD-417)
ROE (DD-418)
WAINWRIGHT (DD-419)
BUCK (DD-420)
BENSON (DD-421)
MAYO (DD-422)
GLEAVES (DD-423)
NIBLACK (DD-424)
MADISON (DD-425)
LANSDALE (DD-426)
HILARY P JONES (DD-427)
CHAS F HUGHES (DD-428)
LIVERMORE (DD-429)
EBERLE (DD-430)
PLUNKETT (DD-431)
KEARNY (DD-432)
GWIN (DD-433)
MEREDITH (DD-434)
GRAYSON (DD-435)
MONSSEN (DD-436)
WOOLSEY (DD-437)
LUDLOW (DD-438)
EDISON (DD-439)
ERICSSON (DD-440)
WILKES (DD-441)
NICHOLSON (DD-442)
SWANSON (DD-443)
INGRAHAM (DD-444)

DESTROYER TENDERS
DIXIE (AD-14)
PRAIRIE (AD-15)

MINESWEEPERS
RAVEN (AM-55)
OSPREY (AM-56)

REPAIR SHIP
VULCAN (AR-5)

SUBMARINE TENDER
FULTON (AS-11)

FLEET TUGS
NAVAJO (AT-64)
SEMINOLE (AT-65)
CHEROKEE (AT-66)

SEAPLANE TENDERS
CURTISS (AV-4)
ALBEMARLE (AV-5)

SEAPLANE TENDERS, SMALL
BARNEGAT (AVP-10)
BISCAYNE (AVP-11)
CASCO (AVP-12)
MACKINAC (AVP-13)

MINELAYER
TERROR (CM-5)

SUBMARINE CHASERS
PC-449
PC-450
PC-451
PC-452

MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS
PT-1
PT-2
PT-3
PT-4
PT-5
PT-6
PT-7
PT-8
Keel Laid/Launched


10-27-37/ -      
6-14-38/ -
7-5-39/ -
11-20-39/ -
7-20-39/ -
- / -
- /-
- / -


4-1-36/4-4-39
9-25-39/ -


12-9-36/8-27-38
- / -
- / -
- / -
- / -
- / -
- / -    


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8-9-38/6-21-39
9-27-38/8-15-39
1-16-39/ -
3-1-39/ -
4-27-39/ -
7-5-39/ -
8-28-39/ -
7-19-39/ -
10-6-39/ -
- / -
- / -
- / -
- / -
- / -
- / -
11-22-39/ -


4-15-37/5-14-38
9-22-37/7-28-38
6-25-37/5-5-38
5-31-38/10-20-39
5-31-38/10-20-39
6-7-38/6-1-39
4-23-38/6-21-39
6-7-38/6-1-39
4-6-38/5-22-39
5-16-38/11-15-39
5-16-38/ -
5-16-38/ -
8-8-38/ -
12-19-38/10-20-39
12-19-38/10-20-39
11-16-38/ -
1-3-39/ -
3-6-39/ -
4-12-39/ -
3-1-39/ -
3-1-39/ -
6-1-39/ -
6-1-39/ -
7-17-39/ -
7-12-39/ -
10-9-39/ -
- / -
- / -
- / -
11-1-39/ -
11-1-39/ -
11-15-39/ -
11-15-39/ -


3-17-38/5-27-39
12-7-38/ -


6-28-39/ -
6-28-39/ -


- / -


7-19-39/ -


12-12-38/8-17-39
12-16-38/9-15-39
12-23-38/11-10-39


4-25-38/ -
6-12-39/ -


10-27-39/ -
10-27-39/ -
- / -
- / -


- / -


7-10-39/-
8-9-39/-
9-25-39/-
- / -


7-12-39/8-16-39
8-19-39/9-30-39
8-1-39/-
8-5-39/-
8-1-39/-
8-23-39/-
8-29-39/-
- / -
Anticipated Completion Date


10-15-41
1-15-42
4-15-43
4-15-43
none listed
8-1-43
8-1-43
8-1-43


4-?-40
2-10-42


12-14-39 Commissioned 9-18
4-25-42
6-25-42
none listed
none listed
none listed
none listed  


Delivered 11-27-39
12-15-39
2-15-40
8-5-40
10-7-40
12-2-40
12-1-40
2-1-41
5-1-41
5-15-41
10-1-41
7-15-41
9-15-41
11-15-41
8-1-41
12-1-41
10-1-41


12-14-39  Commissioned 11-1
1-15-40 Commissioned 11-10
12-30-39 Commissioned 11-20
3-1-40
5-1-40
3-30-40
3-15-40
4-30-40
4-12-40
7-?-40
9-?-40
8-2-40
10-3-40
8-30-40
10-30-40
10-30-40
10-30-40
12-15-40
2-15-41
10-1-40
12-1-40
3-1-41
5-1-41
4-1-41
3-1-41
6-15-41
8-15-41
6-15-41
8-15-41
7-1-41
9-1-41
9-1-41
11-1-41


5-1-40
10-14-40


9-1-40
11-1-40


4-1-42


9-1-41


1-22-40
4-15-40
6-15-40


2-15-41
6-14-41


1-1-41
3-1-41
7-1-41
10-1-41


9-1-42


4-26-40
3-8-40
6-10-40
10-13-40


11-20-39
11-20-39
12-20-39
1-9-40
12-2-39
1-26-40
none listed
7-1-40