List of ship launches in 1902

The list of ship launches in 1902 includes a chronological list of ships launched in 1902. In cases where no official launching ceremony was held, the date built or completed may be used instead.

Date Country Builder and Location Ship Class and type Notes
February 1  United States Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, New Jersey Plunger Plunger-class submarine
February 11  United States Burlee Dry Dock Co, Staten Island, New York Noma Yacht for William Bateman Leeds
February 11  United Kingdom Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn Velox Turbine-powered torpedo-boat destroyer for Royal Navy[1]
February 20  United States William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kroonland Ocean liner for International Mercantile Marine
February 25  United Kingdom Wigham Richardson, Newcastle upon Tyne, England Strahl [de] for DDG Hansa
March 8  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Scotland Panama Passenger ship for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company
March 8  United Kingdom Devonport Dockyard, Devonport, Plymouth, England Queen London-class battleship for the Royal Navy
March 22  United States Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Barry Bainbridge-class destroyer for the United States Navy
March 22  German Empire AG Weser, Bremen Frauenlob Gazelle-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
March 22  United Kingdom Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick Lancaster Monmouth-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
March 23  France Chantiers de France, Dunquerque Adolphe 4-masted barque for Ant. Dom. Bordes et Fils
March 25  United Kingdom Chatham Dockyard, Chatham, Kent Prince of Wales London-class battleship for the Royal Navy
March 26  United Kingdom Gourlay Bros, Dundee, Scotland Brussels Passenger ferry for the Great Eastern Railway
April 22  German Empire AG Weser, Bremen Arcona Gazelle-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
April 22  United States Crescent Shipyard, Elizabeth, New Jersey Aztec Yacht [2]
April 22  German Empire Rickmers Schiffbau AG, Bremerhaven Herzogin Cecilie 4-masted barque
April 23  Kingdom of Italy Venice Naval Arsenal, Venice Francesco Ferruccio Giuseppe Garibaldi-class cruiser for the Regia Marina
April 24  United States Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Delaware Hopkins Bainbridge-class destroyer for the United States Navy
April  United Kingdom A Rodger & Co, Port Glasgow, Scotland Arrow 4-masted barque for Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd.
April  United Kingdom Alexander Watson, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Mount Royal Sternwheeler for the Hudson's Bay Company
May 7  German Empire Joh. C. Tecklenborg, Geestemünde Preußen Barque for F. Laeisz
May 8  United Kingdom John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland Duchess of Montrose Paddle steamer for the Caledonian Steam Packet Company
May 9  United Kingdom Vickers Armstrong, Barrow in Furness Holland 3 Holland-class submarine for the Royal Navy
May 20  Russian Empire Mykolaiv, Ukraine Pamiat Merkuria Bogatyr-class cruiser for the Imperial Russian Navy
May 23  United Kingdom Vickers Armstrong, Barrow in Furness, England Holland 4 Holland-class submarine for the Royal Navy
June 10  United Kingdom Holland Torpedo Boat Co Holland 5 Holland-class submarine for the Royal Navy
June 14  United States Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California Paul Jones Bainbridge-class destroyer for the United States Navy
June 18  United Kingdom Devonport Dockyard, Devonport, Plymouth, England Encounter Challenger-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
June 21  United States Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Denver Denver-class cruiser for the United States Navy
June 21  United States William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Finland Ocean liner for the Red Star Line
June 21  German Empire Blohm + Voss, Hamburg Friedrich Carl Prinz Adalbert-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
June 21  United States Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Delaware Hull Bainbridge-class destroyer for the United States Navy
July 5  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, Ireland Iowa Passenger ship
July 9  United Kingdom Vickers, Barrow in Furness, England A1 A-class submarine for the Royal Navy
July 10  United States Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts Thomas W. Lawson Schooner for the Coastwise Transportation Co, Boston
July 19  Russian Empire Galerniy Island yard, Saint Petersburg Oryol Borodino-class battleship for the Imperial Russian Navy
July 31  United States Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California Grampus Plunger-class submarine sponsored by Mrs. Marley F. Hay [3]
August 6  United Kingdom Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend Carpathia Ocean liner Cunard Line
August 7  France Chantiers de Penhoët, Saint-Nazaire Laënnec Full-rigged ship Société Anonyme des Armateurs Nantais
August 9  German Empire Germaniawerft, Kiel G113 S90-class torpedo boat for the Imperial German Navy[4]
August 12  German Empire AG Vulcan, Stettin Kaiser Wilhelm II Ocean liner for Norddeutscher Lloyd
August 21  United Kingdom Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland Cedric Ocean liner for the White Star Line
August 21  German Empire Bremer Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinen Fabrik, Bremen-Vegesack Prinz Adalbert Ocean liner for the Hamburg America Line
September 4  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland Donegal Monmouth-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
September 4  United Kingdom A. & J. Inglis, Glasgow, Scotland Bangala Passenger ship for the British India Steam Navigation Company
September 4  France Arsenal de Brest, Brest République République-class battleship for the French Navy
September 10  German Empire Schichau-Werke, Elbing S115 S90-class torpedo boat for the Imperial German Navy[4]
September 18  France Chantiers de Penhoët, Saint-Nazaire Haudaudine Full-rigged ship for Société Anonyme des Armateurs Nantais
September 20  United Kingdom William Beardmore and Company Berwick Monmouth-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
September 20  United States Fore River Ship and Engine Company, Quincy, Massachusetts Des Moines Denver-class cruiser for the United States Navy
September  Russian Empire Baltic Works, Saint Petersburg Knyaz Suvorov Borodino-class battleship for the Imperial Russian Navy
October 4  Austria-Hungary Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Trieste Babenberg Habsburg-class battleship for the Austro-Hungarian Navy
October 11  United States Spedden Company, Baltimore, Maryland Mackinac Patrol boat for the United States Revenue Cutter Service
October 11  United States Spedden Company, Baltimore, Maryland Winnisimmet Tugboat for the United States Revenue Cutter Service
October 14  German Empire Schichau-Werke, Elbing S116 S90-class torpedo boat for the Imperial German Navy[4]
October 22  Kingdom of Italy Giovanni Ansaldo & Compagnia Kasuga Kasuga-class cruiser for the Imperial Japanese Navy
October 29  United Kingdom Pembroke Dockyard, Pembroke Dock, Wales Cornwall Monmouth-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
November 15  Empire of Japan Yokosuka Naval Arsenal Niitaka Niitaka-class cruiser for the Imperial Japanese Navy
November 15  United Kingdom Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, County Durham Yamuna Passenger ship for the British India Steam Navigation Company
November 28  United Kingdom Gourlay Bros, Dundee Batavier V Passenger ship for the Batavier Line, Rotterdam
December 11  German Empire Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel Undine Gazelle-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
December 16  United Kingdom London & Glasgow Co Ltd, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland Cumberland Monmouth-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
December 15  Empire of Japan Kure Naval Arsenal Tsushima Niitaka-class cruiser for the Imperial Japanese Navy
December 18  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff, Belfast Arabic Ocean liner for White Star Line
December 20  German Empire Germaniawerft, Kiel Braunschweig Braunschweig-class battleship for the Imperial German Navy

Unknown dateEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedman 2009, p. 304
  2. ^ "Aztec". Forest and Stream. Vol. 58. May 3, 1902. p. 352. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  3. ^ "A-3 (Submarine Torpedo Boat No. 4)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2019. originally laid down as Grampus (Submarine Torpedo Boat No. 4) on 10 December 1900 at San Francisco, Calif., by Union Iron Works, a subcontractor for the John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co. of New York; launched on 31 July 1902; sponsored by Mrs. Marley F. Hay, wife of the Superintendent of Construction at Union Iron Works
  4. ^ a b c Gröner, Jung & Maass 1983, p. 44
  • Friedman, Norman (2009). British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-049-9.
  • Gröner, Erich; Jung, Dieter; Maass, Martin (1983). Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815–1945: Band 2: Torpedoboote, Zerstörer, Schnellboote, Minensuchboote, Minenräumboote (in German). Koblenz: Bernard & Graef Verlag. ISBN 3-7637-4801-6.

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Ship events in 1902
Ship launches: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Ship commissionings: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Ship decommissionings: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Shipwrecks: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907