Friday, January 24, 2014

The Fulton Shipyard in Antioch, California-- Part 2

The Fulton Shipyard launched the minesweeper USS Industry on 19 December 1941, 12 days after Pearl Harbor. In short order, the minesweepers Liberator, Loyalty, Memorable, Merit and Observer were delivered from January to April 1942.

Besides the APc-25, the shipyard built 18 others: APcs 23-32, 101-107 and two ????.

In addition, the Navy contracted for six ATR tugs, 23-28 and two patrol craft YP-619 and 620. In 1954, two more minelayers AM-426 and 427 were built for the Navy. After the war, four civilian ships were launched: 1955, 1961, 1965 and 1992.

--GreGen

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