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2 Apr 1919

United States
  • The keel of destroyer Reuben James was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corp. in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Reuben James | Camden, New Jersey | DS]
4 Oct 1919

United States
14 Sep 1921

United States
  • The keel of the oiler which would later be named Kamoi was laid down by New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Camden, New Jersey | CPC]
8 Jun 1922

United States
  • An oiler was completed at the New York Shipbuilding shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, United States; it was officially named Kamoi by the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Camden, New Jersey | CPC]
12 Sep 1922

United States
  • Kamoi was commissioned into service in Camden, New Jersey, United States under the command of Captain Teijiro Murase. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Camden, New Jersey | CPC]
27 Sep 1922

United States
6 Mar 1928

United States
  • The keel of heavy cruiser Chester was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Company in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Chester | Camden, New Jersey | DS]
3 Jul 1929

United States
24 Jan 1935

United States
  • Brooklyn-class light cruiser Nashville was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Nashville | Camden, New Jersey | DS]
2 Oct 1937

United States
  • Cruiser Nashville was launched with the daughters of the president of a newspaper from Nashville, Tennessee as sponsors. ww2dbase [Nashville | Camden, New Jersey | DS]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1937
Ann and Mildred Stahlman, the daughters of the president of The cruiser Nashville began slipping down the ways after several nervous, motionless moments following christening at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 2 Oct 1937.
27 May 1939

United States
  • The United States Navy Fleet Auxiliary USS Dixie was launched at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Under the command of Lieutenant Commander G. H. Bahn she would spend the war employed as a destroyer tender in the Pacific, and later earned five battle stars during the Korean War. ww2dbase [Camden, New Jersey | AC]
5 Jul 1939

United States
  • The keel of the battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) was laid down at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [South Dakota | Camden, New Jersey | AC]
18 Aug 1940

United States
  • The keel of Columbia was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Columbia | Camden, New Jersey | CPC]
17 Dec 1941

United States
  • The keel of the large cruiser USS Alaska (CB-1) was laid down by New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Alaska | Camden, New Jersey | AC]
  • Columbia was launched in Camden, New Jersey, United States, sponsored by Miss J. A. Paschal. ww2dbase [Columbia | Camden, New Jersey | CPC]
11 Apr 1942

United States
13 Nov 1942

United States
4 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 4 Apr 1943
Launching of the Light Carrier Cabot, 4 Apr 1943, Camden, New Jersey, United States.
22 May 1943

United States
26 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 26 Sep 1943
San Jacinto sliding down the building ways at Camden, New Jersey, United States after she was christened by Mrs. Jesse H. Jones, 26 Sep 1943

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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