Electric Boat Company

Type   Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Groton, Connecticut, United States

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ww2dbaseThe Electric Boat Company was founded in 1899 by Isaac Rice in Groton, Connecticut, United States for the purpose of building submarines for the United States Navy. The company's first submarine was Holland VI, which was commissioned into the US Navy as USS Holland (SS-1) on 11 Apr 1900. During WW1, the company and its subsidiaries built 85 submarines and 722 submarine chasers for the US Navy. During WW2, 74 submarines were built by the Electric Boat Company. In 1952, it was reorganized as General Dynamics Corporation; in the following year, it became known as General Dynamics Electric Boat to differentiate with its new acquisition Convair. General Dynamics Electric Boat launched the first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus and the first ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington in Jan 1954 and 1959, respectively. It continues to be the primary submarine builder for the US Navy today, focusing on the construction of Virginia-class nuclear submarines.

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Last Major Update: Apr 2014

Ships Constructed at Electric Boat Company

Ship NameYard NoSlip/Drydock NoOrderedLaid DownLaunchedCompleted
Cuttlefish21 Nov 19338 Jun 1934
Grampus23 Dec 194023 May 1941
Shark (Porpoise-class)24 Oct 193321 May 193525 Jan 1936
Perch (Porpoise-class)25 Feb 19359 May 193619 Nov 1936
Pickerel25 Mar 19357 Jul 193626 Jan 1937
Permit6 Jun 19355 Oct 193617 Mar 1937
Salmon15 Apr 193612 Jun 193715 Mar 1938
Seal25 May 193625 Apr 193730 Apr 1937
Skipjack22 Jul 193623 Oct 193730 Jun 1938
Sargo12 May 19376 Jun 19387 Feb 1939
Sealion (Sargo-class)20 Jun 193825 May 193927 Nov 1939
Tautog1 Mar 193927 Jan 19403 Jul 1940
Gar27 Dec 19397 Nov 194014 Apr 1941
Grayback3 Apr 194031 Jan 194130 Jun 1941
Grunion1 Mar 194122 Dec 194111 Apr 1942
Albacore21 Apr 194117 Feb 194217 Feb 1942
Gunnel21 Jul 194117 May 194220 Aug 1942
Harder1 Dec 194119 Aug 19422 Dec 1942
Hoe2 Jan 194217 Sep 194216 Dec 1942
Mingo21 Mar 194230 Nov 194212 Feb 1943
Bluefish5 Jun 194221 Feb 194324 May 1943
Cod21 Jul 194221 Mar 194321 Jun 1943
Dace22 Jul 1942
Cero24 Aug 19424 Apr 19434 Jul 1943
Dorado27 Aug 194223 May 194328 Aug 1943
Corvina21 Sep 19429 May 19436 Aug 1943
Flier30 Oct 194211 Jul 194318 Oct 1943
Gabilan5 Jan 194319 Sep 194328 Dec 1943
Barbero25 Mar 194312 Dec 194329 Apr 1944
Croaker1 Apr 194319 Dec 194321 Apr 1944
Baya8 Apr 19432 Jan 194420 May 1944
Becuna29 Apr 194330 Jan 194427 May 1944
Bergall13 May 194316 Feb 194412 Jun 1944
Blackfin10 Jun 194312 Mar 19444 Jul 1944
Caiman24 Jun 194330 Mar 194417 Jul 1944
Blenny8 Jul 19439 Apr 194427 Jun 1944
Boarfish12 Aug 194321 May 194423 Sep 1944
Charr26 Aug 194328 May 194423 Sep 1944
Chub16 Sep 194318 Jun 194421 Oct 1944
Brill23 Sep 194325 Jun 194426 Oct 1944
Bugara21 Oct 19432 Jul 194415 Nov 1944
Capitaine2 Dec 19431 Oct 194426 Jan 1945
Carbonero16 Dec 194315 Oct 19447 Feb 1945


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Electric Boat Company Timeline

6 Jun 1935 The keel of submarine Permit was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
22 Jul 1936 The keel of submarine Skipjack was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
5 Oct 1936 Submarine Permit was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Harold G. Bowen.
23 Oct 1937 Submarine Skipjack was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Miss Frances Cuthbert Van Keuren.
1 Mar 1939 The keel of submarine Tautog was laid down at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
3 Apr 1940 The keel of submarine Grayback was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
31 Jan 1941 Submarine Grayback was launched in Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Wilson Brown, who was the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.
21 Jul 1941 The keel of submarine Gunnel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
1 Dec 1941 The keel of submarine Harder was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
2 Jan 1942 Submarine Hoe was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut, United States.
17 May 1942 Submarine Gunnel was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of US Navy Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks Ben Morell.
5 Jun 1942 The keel of submarine Bluefish was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
22 Jul 1942 The keel of submarine USS Dace was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
19 Aug 1942 Submarine Harder was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Miss Helen M. Shaforth.
24 Aug 1942 The keel of submarine Cero was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
27 Aug 1942 The keel of submarine Dorado was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
21 Sep 1942 The keel of the future US Navy submarine Corvina was laid down at the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
30 Oct 1942 The keel of submarine Flier was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
5 Jan 1943 The keel of submarine Gabilan was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
21 Feb 1943 Submarine Bluefish was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Robert Y. Menzie.
25 Mar 1943 The keel of submarine Barbero was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
4 Apr 1943 Submarine Cero was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. D. E. Barbey.
9 May 1943 USS Corvina was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. R. W. Christie.
13 May 1943 The keel of Bergall was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
23 May 1943 Submarine Dorado was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Ezra G. Allen.
24 Jun 1943 Submarine Caiman was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
11 Jul 1943 Submarine Flier was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States. sponsored by the wife of A. S. Pierce.
12 Aug 1943 The keel of submarine Boarfish was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
26 Aug 1943 The keel of submarine Charr was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
16 Sep 1943 The keel of submarine Chub was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
18 Sep 1943 USS Corvina departed Groton, Connecticut, United States.
19 Sep 1943 Submarine Gabilan was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Jules James.
23 Sep 1943 The keel of submarine Brill was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
2 Dec 1943 The keel of submarine Capitaine was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
12 Dec 1943 Submarine Barbero was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. Katherine R. Keating.
16 Feb 1944 Bergall was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Elkins.
9 Apr 1944 Submarine Blenny was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored Florence King, daughter of Admiral Ernest King.
21 May 1944 Submarine Boarfish was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Miss Barbara Walsh, daughter of Senator Arthur Walsh of the US state of New Jersey.
18 Jun 1944 Submarine Chub was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. T. A. Risch.
25 Jun 1944 Submarine Brill was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Francis Low.
1 Oct 1944 Submarine Capitaine was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Rondomanski.

Photographs

Shark nearly ready for launching at the Electric Boat Company shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 20 May 1935Shark immediately after launching at the Electric Boat Company shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 21 May 1935Wooden pattern for PickerelView of submarine Permit with fore poppet, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 4 Oct 1936
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Shark nearly ready for launching at the Electric Boat Company shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 20 May 1935
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