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Eastern Shipbuilding, Groton CT

Eastern Shipbuilding only built two ships, but what ships! The Minnesota and the Dakota were by far the biggest ships ever built in the U.S. at that time They were designed to carry 2,000 passengers between the US West Coast and Japan, averaging 14 knots. Comments or queries, please email

Most recent update: 120 May 2016.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Feet Built Disposition
1 201040 Minnesota Great Northern Shipping Cargo/Psgr. 20,718 622 17-Aug-04 Scrapped 1923
2 201709 Dakota Great Northern Shipping Cargo/Psgr. 20,714 622 19-Mar-05 Wrecked and lost 1907

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