Construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders
This is an ongoing project. The primary mission of these pages is to document the records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders including the construction of ships in U.S. and Canadian yards by type, function, time period, and provides some industry statistics. The data covers naval, merchant and recreational vessels.
The Naval Marine Archive has been asked to ensure the longevity and sustainability of more than twenty years of research by Tim Colton. In the longer term, full integration into our relational databases, with readily available accessibility to search functions is our goal. In the interim, we are transcibing much of the "static" data to current technological web standards while respecting Tim Colton's approach to indexing the data. Please see the original index
More than five hundred tables can currently be referenced as follows:
Shipbuilders Active Between the Civil War and WWI - older shipyards
Large naval ships and submarines starting in the late 19th century
Small ships, boats and craft built for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army and N.O.A.A.
Post-WWII Shipbuilders listing nearly 400 U.S. builders of small vessels
Naval Ship Yards U.S. Naval shipyards and bases
Smaller and/or occasional boatbuilders active at some time since World War One
Shipyards considered as WWI and WWII emergency builders:
High value LNG Carriers, Large LPG Carriers, Cruise Ships, Offshore Rigs
Merchant ships Commercial vessels built in U.S. shipyards in wartime
ShipBuildingHistory – the legacy of Tim Colton
The main index to Mr Colton's data pages.
Mr Colton's main index page (Microsoft MS "FrontPage" v11.0)