St. John's River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville FL


St. John's River Shipbuilding was an emergency yard, with 6 ways in the fifth wave of shipbuilding expansion, with $17mm invested by the USMC.   It was built by an established small shipbuilder and repairer, Merrill-Stevens, which had been in operation in Jacksonville since 1866 and is still in operation today, although now it is located in Miami.  After the war, the shipyard became a repair yard: it closed in the 1980s and the site has been redeveloped.

Hull #

Original Name

Type MC # Way # Keel Laid Launched Delivered Days on Ways Days in Water Total Days Disposition
1 Ponce De Leon EC2-S-C1 1193 1 15-Aug-42 14-Mar-43 30-Apr-43 211 47 258 Scrapped 1962
2 John Gorrie EC2-S-C1 1194 2 29-Aug-42 27-Mar-43 24-May-43 210 58 268 Scrapped 1967
3 Francis Asbury EC2-S-C1 1195 3 12-Sep-42 17-Apr-43 5-Jun-43 217 49 266 Mined and lost off Belgium 1944
4 John J Crittenden EC2-S-C1 1196 4 15-Oct-42 7-May-43 24-Jun-43 204 48 252 Scrapped 1968
5 Sidney Lanier EC2-S-C1 1197 5 22-Oct-42 21-May-43 7-Jul-43 211 47 258 Scrapped 1961
6 Robert Y Hayne EC2-S-C1 1198 6 2-Nov-42 29-May-43 20-Jul-43 208 52 260 Sold 1947 as Citta di Savoia, Centerport 1958, scrapped 1971
7 Richard Montgomery EC2-S-C1 1199 1 15-Mar-43 15-Jun-43 29-Jul-43 92 44 136 Bombed in the Thames Estuary 1944, CTL, wreck still visible
8 John Philip Sousa EC2-S-C1 1200 2 29-Mar-43 4-Jul-43 6-Aug-43 97 33 130 Sold 1947 as Spurt, Spartan 1961, wrecked 1965, CTL, scrapped
9 Henry Watterson EC2-S-C1 1201 3 19-Apr-43 21-Jul-43 18-Aug-43 93 28 121 Sold 1947, wrecked 1962, CTL, scrapped
10 George Dewey EC2-S-C1 1202 4 8-May-43 5-Aug-43 27-Aug-43 89 22 111 Reefed off Port Mansfield TX 1976
11 William Byrd EC2-S-C1 1203 5 24-May-43 20-Aug-43 5-Sep-43 88 16 104 Scrapped 1973
12 Rufus C Dawes EC2-S-C1 1204 6 31-May-43 4-Sep-43 18-Sep-43 96 14 110 Scrapped 1968
13 Thomas Sully EC2-S-C1 1205 1 16-Jun-43 11-Sep-43 27-Sep-43 87 16 103 Sold 1947 as Astor, Citta di Palermo 1949, scrapped 1963
14 Dwight W Morrow EC2-S-C1 1206 2 5-Jul-43 21-Sep-43 5-Oct-43 78 14 92 Scrapped 1969
15 John S Mosby EC2-S-C1 1207 3 22-Jul-43 3-Oct-43 16-Oct-43 73 13 86 Scrapped 1971
16 Grant Wood EC2-S-C1 1208 4 6-Aug-43 14-Oct-43 26-Oct-43 69 12 81 Sold 1947, scrapped 1970
17 Edward M House EC2-S-C1 1209 5 21-Aug-43 23-Oct-43 4-Nov-43 63 12 75 Torpedoed in the English Channel 1944, repaired and sold, scrapped 1970
18 Harvey Cushing EC2-S-C1 1210 6 5-Sep-43 31-Oct-43 11-Nov-43 56 11 67 Sold 1947 as Eretteo, wrecked 1965, CTL, scrapped
19 William G Sumner EC2-S-C1 1211 1 13-Sep-43 8-Nov-43 19-Nov-43 56 11 67 To USN as Alkaid (AK 114), , later William G. Sumner, scrapped 1964
20 Peter Stuyvesant EC2-S-C1 1212 2 27-Sep-43 16-Nov-43 27-Nov-43 50 11 61 To USN as Crux (AK 115), later Peter Stuyvesant, scrapped 1962
21 James Screven EC2-S-C1 1213 3 4-Oct-43 23-Nov-43 4-Dec-43 50 11 61 To USN as Shaula (AK 118), Later James Scriven, sold 1947 as Olimpa, scrapped 1969
22 Napoleon B Broward EC2-S-C1 1214 4 16-Oct-43 30-Nov-43 10-Dec-43 45 10 55 To USN as Matar (AK 119), scrapped 1972
23 Arthur M Huddell EC2-S-C1 1215 5 25-Oct-43 7-Dec-43 18-Dec-43 43 11 54 Converted to pipe carrier 1944, converted to cable carrier for AT&T 1956, NDRF 1984, to be memorial/museum in Greece
24 Owen Wister EC2-S-C1 1216 6 2-Nov-43 14-Dec-43 24-Dec-43 42 10 52 Scrapped 1964
25 Elizabeth C Bellamy EC2-S-C1 1217 1 10-Nov-43 21-Dec-43 31-Dec-43 41 10 51 To USN as Baham (AK 122), later AG 71, Elizabeth C. Bellamy 1947, scrapped 1973
26 John White EC2-S-C1 1218