Honoring The Men And Women Who Built the "Liberty" Ships

 











Ships Launched in South Portland

British Ships - East Yard
No Basin Name Date Launched
1 1 Ocean Liberty 20 Dec 1941
2 1 Ocean Freedom 20 Dec 1941
3 2 Ocean Peace 8 Feb 1942
4 2 Ocean Justice 8 Feb 1942
5 3 Ocean Honour 23 Mar 1942
6 3 Ocean Faith 23 Mar 1942
7 3 Ocean Hope 23 Mar 1942
8 1 Ocean Pride 19 Apr 1942
9 1 Ocean Might 19 Apr 1942
10 2 Ocean Courage 22 May 1942
11 2 Ocean Fame 22 May 1942
12 3 Ocean Strength 14 Jun 1942
13 3 Ocean Trader 14 Jun 1942
14 3 Ocean Wanderer 14 Jun 1942
15 1 Ocean Pilgrim 28 Jun 1942
16 1 Ocean Merchant 28 Jun 1942
17 2 Ocean Rider 19 Jul 1942
18 2 Ocean Athlete 19 Jul 1942
19 3 Ocean Wayfarer 16 Aug 1942
20 3 Ocean Stranger 16 Aug 1942
21 3 Ocean Traveler 16 Aug 1942
22 1 Ocean Seaman 16 Aug 1942
23 1 Ocean Gallant 16 Aug 1942
24 2 Ocean Courier 7 Sep 1942
25 2 Ocean Messenger 7 Sep 1942
26 1 Ocean Angel 27 Sep 1942
27 1 Ocean Hunter 27 Sep 1942
28 3 Ocean Crusader 18 Oct 1942
29 3 Ocean Gypsy 18 Oct 1942
30 3 Ocean Glory 18 Oct 1942
Liberty Ships - East Yard
31 2 William Pitt Fessenden 11 Nov 1942
32 2 Winslow Homer 11 Nov 1942
33 1 John Murray Forbes 26 Nov 1942
34 1 Augustine Heard 26 Nov 1942
35 3 Edward Preble 27 Dec 1942
36 3 Calvin Coolidge 27 Dec 1942
37 3 John A Dix 27 Dec 1942
38 2 Walter E Ranger 31 Jan 1943
39 2 Noah Webster 31 Jan 1943
40 1 Eliphalet Nott 14 Feb 1943
41 1 Isaac Sharpless 14 Feb 1943
42 3 Timothy Dwight 7 Mar 1943
43 3 Ezra Cornell 7 Mar 1943
44 3 Francis Amasa Walker 7 Mar 1943
45 2 Joseph Warren 5 Apr 1943
46 2 Emma Willard 5 Apr 1943
47 1 William Phipps 15 Apr 1943
48 1 Charles Sumner 15 Apr 1943
49 3 Asa Gray 3 May 1943
50 3 Mary Lyon 3 May 1943
51 3 Henry WIlson 3 May 1943
52 2 Charles W Elliot 24 May 1943
53 2 Harriet Beecher Stowe 24 May 1943
54 1 Eugene Hale 7 Jun 1943
55 1 Robert Treat 7 J7n 1943
56 3 George Cleve 23 Jun 1943
57 3 Jacob H Gallinger 23 Jun 1943
58 3 Silvester Gardiner 23 Jun 1943
59 2 Robert Jordan 18 Jul 1943
60 2 Robert Rogers 18 Jul 1943
61 1 Ezra Weston 28 Jul 1943
62 1 Josiah Quincy 28 Jul 1943
63 3 William Sturgis 12 Aug 1943
64 3 Ferdinando Gorges 12 Aug 1943
65 3 John Mason 12 Aug 1943
66 2 Cyrus H K Curtis 31 Aug 1943
67 2 William DeWitt Hyde (Hellas) 31 Aug 1943
68 1 Park Holland 14 Sep 1943
69 1 Peregrine White 14 Sep 1943
70 3 John Fairfield 10 Oct 1943
71 3 Sumner I Kimball 10 Oct 1943
72 3 Robert I Vann 10 Oct 1943
73 2 Omer E Chapman 21 Oct 1943
74 2 George Popham 21 Oct 1943
75 1 Barrett Wendell (Samphill) 4 Nov 1943
76 1 William Pitt Preble 4 Nov 1943
77 3 Percy D Haughton (Samtrent) 24 Nov 1943
78 3 Robert R Randall 24 Nov 1943
79 3 Mercy Warren 24 Nov 1943
80 2 Webb Miller 7 Dec 1943
81 2 George S Wasson 7 Dec 1943
82 1 Eugene O'Donnell 20 Dec 1943
83 1 Samdon 20 Dec 1943
84 3 Samythian 13 Jan 1944
85 3 Susan Colby 13 Jan 1944
86 3 Samearn 13 Jan 1944
87 2 Samteviot 28 Jan 1944
88 2 Sarah Orne Jewett 28 Jan 1944
89 1 Samtyne 16 Feb 1944
90 1 Samstrae 16 Feb 1944
91 3 Samderwent 7 Mar 1944
92 3 Samsperrin 7 Mar 1944
93 3 Arthur Sewall 7 Mar 1944
94 2 Park Benjamin 18 Mar 1944
95 2 Samderry 18 Mar 1944
96 1 Elijah Kellogg 5 Apr 1944
97 1 Charles Dauray 5 Apr 1944
98 3 Raymond B Stevens 19 Apr 1944
99 3 Samwake 19 Apr 1944
100 3 Samoresby 19 Apr 1944
101 2 Samsuva 6 May 1944
102 2 Samidway 6 May 1944
103 1 Samsmola 20 May 1944
104 1 George Hawley 20 May 1944
105 3 Joseph Augustine Chevalier 7 Jun 1944
106 3 William Leavitt 7 Jun 1944
107 3 Miaoulis 7 Jun 1944
108 2 Thomas H Sumner 24 Jun 1944
109 2 Joseph C Lincoln 24 Jun 1944
110 1 George L Farley 12 Jul 1944
111 1 Andrew J Newbury 12 Jul 1944
112 3 Lot M Morrill 29 Jul 1944
113 3 Joseph N Dinand 29 Jul 1944
114 3 Harold I Pratt 29 Jul 1944
115 2 Thomas Bradlee 16 Aug 1944
116 2 William Tyler 16 Aug 1944
117 1 Archibald R Mansfield 31 Aug 1944
118 1 Galen L Stone 31 Aug 1944
119 3 Robert B Forbes 19 Sep 1944
120 3 Fran, P Reed 19 Sep 1944
121 3 Michael Anagnos 19 Sep 1944
122 2 Loammi Baldwin 3 Oct 1944
123 2 James T Fields 3 Oct 1944
124 1 Charles Tufts 17 Oct 1944
125 1 Kenyon L Butterfield 17 Oct 1944
126 3 Winthrop L Marvin 3 Nov 1944
127 3 Belle Island 3 Nov 1944
128 3 Liguria 3 Nov 1944
129 2 Coaster's Harbor 16 Nov 1944
130 2 Edmond Mallet 16 Nov 1944
131 1 Thomas F Meagan 3 Dec 1944
132 1 Joseph Lee 3 Dec 1944
133 3 Joshua Slocum 17 Dec 1944
134 3 Julia P Shaw 17 Dec 1944
135 3 Paul Buck 17 Dec 1944
136 2 F Scott Fitzgerald 16 Jan 1945
137 2 Ezra Meech 16 Jan 1945
138 1 Leon S Merrill 27 Jan 1945
139 1 Francis A Retka 27 Jan 1945
140 3 William Bevan 21 Feb 1945
141 3 Charles N Cole 21 Feb 1945
142 3 George W Lawson 21 Feb 1945
143 2 Richard D Lyons 13 Mar 1945
144 2 George N Drake 13 Mar 1945
145 1 Lawrence T Sullivan 28 Mar 1945
146 1 Joseph Carrigan 28 Mar 1945
147 3 Elwin F Knowles 14 Apr 1945
148 3 Ernest L Dawson 14 Apr 1945
149 2 Oliver Westover 3 May 1945
150 2 Frederick Austin 3 May 1945
151 1 Allen G Collins 21 May 1945
152 1 John Robert Gordon 21 May 1945
153 2 Harold H Brown 23 Jun 1945
154 2 Stanley R Fisher 23 Jun 1945
Liberty Ships - West Yard
1 1 John Davenport 15 Mar 1942
2 2 John D Winthrop 7 Jun 1942
3 3 Thomas Hooker 13 Jul 1942
4 4 Ethan Allen 16 Aug 1942
5 5 James G Blaine 7 Sep 1942
6 6 Herman Melville 6 Oct 1942 *
7 1 Josiah Bartlett 27 Sep 1942 *
8 2 William King 21 Oct 1942
9 3 John Carver 31 Oct 1942
10 4 William Bradford 14 Nov 1942
11 5 Julia Ward Howe 26 Nov 1942
12 1 William Brewster 8 Dec 1942
13 6 Anne Bradstreet 27 Dec 1942
14 2 Lou Gehrig 17 Jan 1943
15 3 Daniel Webster 28 Jan 1943
16 4 William Pierce Frye 11 Feb 1943
17 5 John Trumbull 25 Feb 1943
18 1 Hannibal Hamlin 5 Mar 1943
19 6 Richard Hovey 14 Mar 1943
20 2 John Sullivan 28 Mar 1943
21 3 John Chandler 8 Apr 1943
22 4 John Holmes 18 Apr 1943
23 5 Emily Dickinson 26 Apr 1943
24 1 Thomas W Hyde 5 May 1943
25 6 Eugene Field 13 May 1943
26 2 George F Patten 22 May 1943
27 3 William Pepperell 3 Jun 1943
28 4 Thomas B Reed 9 Jun 1943
29 5 Joshua L Chamberlain 14 Jun 1943
30 1 JEREMIAH O'BRIEN 19 Jun 1943
31 6 John A Poor 23 Jun 1943
32 2 Harry A Garfield 23 Jul 1943
33 3 Arthur L Perry 8 Aug 1943
34 4 Nelson Dingley 20 Jul 1943 *
35 5 James Bowdoin 1 Aug 1943 *
36 1 Henry Jocelyn 16 Aug 1943
37 6 Bartholomew Gosnold 22 Aug 1943
38 2 Anna Howard Shaw 31 Aug 1943
39 3 Tobias Lear (Fort Orange) 11 Sep 1943
40 4 William H Todd (America) 19 Sep 1943
41 5 John N Robbins  30 Sep1943
42 1 Thomas Clyde 5 Oct 1943
43 6 Enoch Train 12 Oct 1943
44 4 William Blackstone (Samtucky) 18 Oct 1943
45 2 Jeremiah Chaplin (Samarkon) 31 Oct 1943
46 5 Elias H Derby (Samlong) 7 Nov 1943
47 3 Mary Wilkins Freeman 13 Nov 1943
48 1 J Willard Gibbs 21 Nov 1943
49 6 James Manning 28 Nov 1943
50 4 Charles A Young (Samspring) 3 Dec 1943
51 2 Peleg Wadsworth (Samtampa) 9 Dec 1943
52 5 Bronson Alcott (Samavon) 18 Dec 1943
53 3 Edward Kavanaugh 24 Dec 1943
54 1 George T Angell 8 Jan 1943
55 6 Edward H Crockett 15 Jan 1944
56 4 Renald Fernald 20 Jan 1944
57 2 Samannan 31 Jan 1944
58 5 Washington Allston 9 Feb 1944
59 3 Frederick W Taylor 17 Feb 1944
60 1 Samwye 26 Feb 1944
61 6 Stanton H King 4 Mar 1944
62 4 Samdarling 11 Mar 1944
63 2 Lillian Nordica 17 Mar 1944
64 5 Belgian Tenacity 28 Mar 1944
65 3 Samadre 4 Apr 1944
66 1 Sambanka 11 Apr 1944
67 6 George Eldridge 18 Apr 1944
68 4 Samadang 22 Apr 1944
69 2 Hadley F Brown 29 Apr 1944
70 5 John Chester Kendall 9 May 1944
71 3 Joseph I Kemp 16 May 1944
72 1 Joseph Squires 22 May 1944
73 6 Harriet Tubman 3 June 1944
74 2 Aram J Pothier 16 Jun 1944
75 4 Ernest W Gibson 10 Jun 1944
76 5 Augustus P Loring 27 Jun 1944
77 3 B Charney Vladeck 7 Jul 1944
78 1 James Sullivan 13 Jul 1944
79 6 Edward E Spafford 22 Jul 1944
80 4 Marcus H Tracy 31 Jul 1944
81 2 George N Seger 8 Aug 1944
82 5 Michael Moran 16 Aug 1944
83 3 William Lyon Phelps 24 Aug 1944
84 1 C H M Jones 31 Aug 1944
85 6 Ferdinand Gagnon 8 Sep 1944
86 4 Elijah Cobb 16 Sep 1944
87 2 Robert R McBurney 22 Sep 1944
88 5 Edward L Logan 29 Sep 1944
89 3 Abraham Rosenberg 7 Oct 1944
90 1 Wilson B Keene 14 Oct 1944
91 6 Iolanda 21 Oct 1944
92 4 Belgian Unity 30 Oct 1944
93 2 Matthew Sheehan 4 Nov 1944
94 5 Fred Bouchard 11 Nov 1944
95 3 Bert Williams 18 Nov 1944
96 1 Cuttyhunk Island 26 Nov 1944
97 6 Calvin Austin 4 Dec 1944
98 4 Avery Island 13 Dec 1944
99 2 Indian Island 19 Dec 1944
100 5 William A Dobson 24 Dec 1944
101 3 Kent Island 9 Jan 1945
102 1 Alfred E Smith 17 Jan 1945
103 6 T S Gold 23 Jan 1945
104 4 James A Butts 3 Feb 1945
105 2 Clarence F Peck 10 Feb 1945
106 5 Donald H Holland 20 Feb 1945
107 3 Wilfred R Bellevue 3 Mar 1945
108 1 Fred E Joyce 17 Mar 1945
109 6 Elias Reisberg 29 Mar 1945
110 4 William H Lane 7 Apr 1945
111 2 Leif M Olson 21 Apr 1945
112 5 Charles H Shaw  1945
* These are the dates recorded in Jones's book, p59

Total Launchings from the South Portland Shipyards, by yard and by month

Month East West Total Cumulative
Dec-41 2   2 2
Jan-42     0 2
Feb-42 2   2 4
Mar-42 3   3 7
Apr-42 2   2 9
May-42 2 1 3 12
Jun-42 5 1 6 18
Jul-42 2 1 3 21
Aug-42 5 1 6 27
Sep-42 4 2 6 33
Oct-42 3 3 6 39
Nov-42 4 2 6 45
Dec-42 3 2 5 50
Jan-43 2 2 4 54
Feb-43 2 2 4 58
Mar-43 3 3 6 64
Apr-43 4 3 7 71
May-43 5 3 8 79
Jun-43 5 5 10 89
Jul-43 4 1 5 94
Aug-43 5 4 9 103
Sep-43 2 3 5 108
Oct-43 5 4 9 117
Nov-43 5 4 9 126
Dec-43 4 4 8 134
Jan-44 5 4 9 143
Feb-44 2 3 5 148
Mar-44 5 4 9 157
Apr-44 5 5 10 167
May-44 4 3 7 174
Jun-44 5 4 9 183
Jul-44 5 4 9 192
Aug-44 4 4 8 200
Sep-44 3 4 7 207
Oct-44 4 4 8 215
Nov-44 5 4 9 224
Dec-44 5 4 9 233
Jan-45 4 3 7 240
Feb-45 3 3 6 246
Mar-45 4 4 8 254
Apr-45 2 2 4 258
May-45 4   4 262
Jun-45 2   2 264