List of ship launches in 1897

The list of ship launches in 1897 includes a chronological list of some ships launched in 1897.

Date Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
4 January  United Kingdom Armstrong Whitworth Elswick Harald Haarfagre Tordenskjold-class coastal defence ship For Kongelig Norske Marine
5 January  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff Belfast Delphic Ocean liner For White Star Line
21 January  United Kingdom Laird, Son & Co Birkenhead Panther Earnest-class destroyer For Royal Navy
1 February  United Kingdom Vickers Barrow in Furness Bittern Avon-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
14 February  United Kingdom Clydebank Engine and Shipbuilding Company Clydebank Nahma Steam yacht For Robert Walton Goelet
18 February  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Belfast Rotterdam Ocean liner For Holland America Line
20 February  United Kingdom Vickers Barrow in Furness Niobe Diadem-class cruiser For Royal Navy
4 March  United Kingdom Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Jarrow Flying Fish Star-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
4 March  United Kingdom Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Jarrow Pegasus Pelorus-class cruiser For Royal Navy
4 March  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan Empress Queen Passenger paddle steamer For Isle of Man Steam Packet Company[2]
6 March  United Kingdom Laird, Son & Co Birkenhead Seal Earnest-class destroyer For Royal Navy
9 March  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan Gipsy Gipsy-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
18 March  Germany Blohm & Voss Hamburg Coblenz Cargo liner For Norddeutscher Lloyd
18 March  United States Union Iron Works San Francisco, California Marietta Gunboat For United States Navy
18 March  United Kingdom Armstrong Whitworth Elswick Tordenskjold Tordenskjold-class coastal defence ship For Kongelig Norske Marine
20 March  United Kingdom J & G Thompson Clydebank Europa Diadem-class cruiser For Royal Navy
20 March  United Kingdom Vickers Barrow in Furness Leopard Avon-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
20 March  United Kingdom Furness, Withy and Company West Hartlepool Maylands Collier For J F Wilson & Co
30 March  United States Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. Bristol, Rhode Island Du Pont Torpedo boat For United States Navy
7 April  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan Osprey Gipsy-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
14 April  Germany AG Vulcan Stettin Hertha Victoria Louise-class cruiser For Kaiserliche Marine
27 April  Germany Kaiserliche Werft Danzig Freya Victoria Louise-class cruiser For Kaiserliche Marine
29 April  Kingdom of Italy Venetian Arsenal Venice Ammiraglio di Saint Bon Ammiraglio di Saint Bon-class battleship For Regia Marina
3 May  United Kingdom William Doxford and Sons Sunderland Violet Violet-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
4 May  Germany AG Vulcan Stettin Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Ocean liner For Norddeutscher Lloyd
8 May  United States Columbian Iron Works and Dry Dock Co. Baltimore, Maryland Winslow Torpedo boat For United States Navy
15 May  United Kingdom Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Jarrow Flirt Star-class destroyer For Royal Navy
15 May  United Kingdom Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Jarrow Pyramus Pelorus-class cruiser For Royal Navy
17 May  United States Crescent Shipyard Elizabeth, New Jersey Holland Submarine For United States Navy
17 May  United Kingdom Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Jarrow Montcalm Cargo liner For African Steamship Company
18 May  United Kingdom Armstrong Whitworth Elswick Takasago Protected cruiser For Imperial Japanese Navy
29 May  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan Fairy Gipsy-class destroyer For Royal Navy
29 May  United Kingdom Ramage and Ferguson Leith Kenthales Steam yacht For William Johnston
2 June  United Kingdom Laird, Son & Co Birkenhead Wolf Earnest-class destroyer For Royal Navy
3 June  United States J. H. Dialogue and Son Camden, New Jersey Princeton Gunboat For United States Navy
17 June  United Kingdom Sir Raylton Dixon and Company Middlesbrough Montrose Ocean Liner For Elder Dempster Line
3 July  United Kingdom William Doxford and Sons Sunderland Sylvia Violet-class destroyer For Royal Navy
14 July  United Kingdom Hawthorn Leslie and Company Hebburn Cheerful Mermaid-class destroyer For Royal Navy[1]
15 July  United Kingdom Earle's Shipbuilding Kingston upon Hull Perseus Pelorus-class cruiser For Royal Navy
7 August  United States Columbian Iron Works and Dry Dock Co. Baltimore, Maryland Plunger Submarine For United States Navy (not commissioned)
8 August  United States Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News, Virginia Creole Passenger ship For Cromwell Steamship Lines
17 August  United Kingdom Gourlay Brothers Dundee Batavier II Passenger ship For Batavier Line
18 August  Austria-Hungary Pola Naval Arsenal Pola Zenta Zenta-class protected cruiser For Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine
31 August  United Kingdom Laird & Company Birkenhead Presidente Sarmiento Training ship For Armada de la República Argentina
12 September  United Kingdom Cammell Laird Birkenhead Leinster Passenger ship For City of Dublin Steam Packet Company
14 September  Germany Kaiserliche Werft Wilhelmshaven Kaiser Wilhelm II Kaiser Friedrich III-class battleship For Kaiserliche Marine
23 September  United Kingdom Sir J Laing and Sons Sunderland Westralia Cargo liner For Huddart Parker
25 September  Germany Kaiserliche Werft Kiel Fürst Bismarck Armoured cruiser For Kaiserliche Marine
29 September  Kingdom of Italy Castellammare Royal Dockyard Castellammare di Stabia Emanuele Filiberto Ammiraglio di Saint Bon-class battleship For Regia Marina
9 October  Germany Blohm & Voss Hamburg Pretoria Ocean liner For Hamburg-Amerikanische Paketfahrt AG
12 October  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff Belfast Cymric Ocean liner For White Star Line
13 October  United Kingdom Portsmouth Dockyard Portsmouth Canopus Canopus-class battleship For Royal Navy
27 October  France Arsenal de Rochefort Rochefort D'Estrées D'Estrées-class cruiser For Marine Nationale
1 November  United Kingdom Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company Leamouth, London Fuji Fuji-class battleship For Imperial Japanese Navy
4 November  United Kingdom Thompson Clydebank Plutón Audaz-class destroyer For Armada Española
10 November  United Kingdom Caird & Co Greenock Arabia Ocean liner For Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
14 November  United States Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. Bristol, Rhode Island Talbot Torpedo boat For United States Navy
15 November  United States Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. Bristol, Rhode Island Gwin Torpedo boat For United States Navy
18 November  Canada Thomas J Bulger Naksup, British Columbia Rossland Paddle steamer For Canadian Pacific Railway
25 November  United Kingdom Sheerness Dockyard Sheerness Pomone Pelorus-class cruiser For Royal Navy
9 December  United Kingdom Chatham Dockyard Chatham Vindictive Protected cruiser For Royal Navy
9 December  Germany Kaiserliche Werft Danzig Vineta Victoria Louise-class cruiser For Kaiserliche Marine
11 December  United Kingdom Charles Connell and Company Scotstoun Knight Errant Cargo ship For Knight Steamship Company
18 December  Japan Yokosuka Naval Arsenal Yokosuka, Kanagawa Akashi Suma-class cruiser For Imperial Japanese Navy
Unknown date  United States Brooklyn, New York Bernice Steam yacht
Unknown date  United States Coyote Motorboat For Sylvester Sparling
Unknown date  Germany AG Vulcan Stettin Hai Yung Protected cruiser For Chinese Navy
Unknown date  United States Jennings, Montana J.D. Farrell Paddle steamer For Kootenay River Navigation Company
Unknown date  Canada Keenora Passenger ship
Unknown date  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Mayflower Lighthouse tender For U.S. Lighthouse Service
Unknown date  United States Louis Pacquet Jennings, Montana North Star Paddle steamer For Upper Colombia Navigation & Tramway Co.
Unknown date  United States F. W. Wheeler Company Bay City, Michigan Wilmot Tug For Ocean Towing and Wrecking Company
Unknown date  United States Charles Hillman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Winthrop Tug For Staples Coal Co

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Friedman 2009, p. 303.
  2. ^ "Launches and Trial Trips: Launches—Scotch: Empress Queen". The Marine Engineer. 1 April 1897. p. 30.
  • Friedman, Norman (2009). British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-049-9.
Ship events in 1897
Ship launches: 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902
Ship commissionings: 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902
Ship decommissionings: 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902
Shipwrecks: 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902