16 Oct 1917

United States
  • The keel of submarine R-5 was laid down at Fore River Shipbuilding in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [R-5 | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
24 Nov 1918

United States
  • Submarine R-5 was launched at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, sponsored by Miss Margaretta King. ww2dbase [R-5 | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Nov 1918
Launching ceremony of submarine R-5, Fore River Shipbuilding Company yard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Nov 1918
7 Nov 1919

United States
  • The keel of S-26 was laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [S-26 | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
19 Feb 1921

United States
  • The keel of submarine S-44 was laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [S-44 | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
22 Aug 1922

United States
  • S-26 was launched at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, sponsored by the wife of Carlos Bean. ww2dbase [S-26 | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Aug 1922
Launching ceremony of S-26, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding
27 Oct 1923

United States
  • USS S-44 was launched at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, sponsored by Mrs. H. E. Grieshaber. ww2dbase [S-44 | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
12 Apr 1928

United States
  • The keel of Northampton was laid down at the Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Northampton | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
26 Aug 1929

Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1929
Screws and stern of the cruiser Northampton on the ways ten days before her launching, Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Aug 1929. Note the man standing on the scaffold next to the propeller shaft.
5 Sep 1929

United States
17 Feb 1930

United States
  • The keel of Portland was laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Portland | Quincy, Massachusetts | DS]
17 May 1930

United States Photo(s) dated 17 May 1930
Commissioning ceremonies aboard the cruiser Northampton at the Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 May 1930. Note the senior officers in their cocked hats.
21 May 1932

United States
24 Sep 1938

United States
  • Ancon was launched at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. She was sponsored by the wife of Secretary of War Harry Woodring. ww2dbase [Ancon | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
20 Jul 1939

United States
  • The keel of battleship Massachusetts was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Massachusetts | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
18 Mar 1942

United States
26 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 Sep 1942
The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.
13 Nov 1942

United States
  • Carrier Oriskany was renamed Wasp while still under construction at Bethlehem Steel Company's Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
11 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Dec 1942
Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.
3 Feb 1943

United States
  • The keel of Rochester was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
17 Feb 1943

United States
17 Aug 1943

United States
  • Wasp was launched at Bethlehem Steel Company's Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, sponsored by Miss Julia M. Walsh, the sister of US Senator David I. Walsh. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1943
Launching ceremony of carrier Wasp, Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Aug 1943
14 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1944
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.
15 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1944
Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.
16 Sep 1944

United States
  • Saint Paul was launched at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, sponsored by the wife of John J. McDonough. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]

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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