List of ship launches in 1903

The list of ship launches in 1903 includes a chronological list of ships launched in 1903. 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
January 12  United Kingdom Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick Constitución Swiftsure-class battleship for the Chilean Navy, sold to the Royal Navy before delivery.
January 14  United States Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California Pike Plunger-class submarine for the United States Navy, sponsored by Mrs. Frank Baker Zahm [1]
January 15  United Kingdom Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Barrow-in-Furness Libertad Swiftsure-class battleship for the Chilean Navy, sold to the Royal Navy before delivery.
January 15  United Kingdom Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth Suffolk Monmouth-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
February 4  German Empire Schichau-Werke, Elbing S117 S90-class torpedo boat for the Imperial German Navy[2]
February 13  UKGBI Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle upon Tyne Eden River-class destroyer for the Royal Navy
February 9  Kingdom of Italy Ansaldo, Genoa Nishin Kasuga-class cruiser for the Imperial Japanese Navy
February 14  United Kingdom Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle upon Tyne Derwent River-class destroyer for the Royal Navy
February 19  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff, Belfast Servian Passenger ship for the Wilson & Furness-Leyland Line
February  United States Eastern Shipbuilding Company, Groton, Connecticut Dakota Passenger ship for the Great Northern Steamship Company
February  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff, Belfast Republic Ocean liner for the White Star Line
March 3  German Empire Blohm + Voss, Hamburg Petschili Barque for F. Laeisz
March 7  United States Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, New Jersey Chattanooga Denver-class cruiser for the United States Navy
March 9  United Kingdom Vickers, Barrow in Furness A3 A-class submarine for the Royal Navy
March 18  United Kingdom Gourlay Brothers, Dundee Yarmouth Cargo ship for the Great Eastern Railway
March 21  German Empire Schichau-Werke, Elbing S118 S90-class torpedo boat for the Imperial German Navy[2]
April 4  United Kingdom William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton The Queen Passenger ship for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway
April 15  United Kingdom Vickers, Barrow in Furness A2 A-class submarine for the Royal Navy
April 16  United States Eastern Shipbuilding Company, Groton, Connecticut Minnesota Passenger ship for the Great Northern Steamship Company
April 18  United States Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia West Virginia Pennsylvania-class cruiser for the United States Navy
April 25  United States William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Colorado Pennsylvania-class cruiser for the United States Navy
May 6  United States Jenks Shipbuilding Company Eastland Passenger ship for the Michigan Steamship Company
May 13  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan Commonwealth King Edward VII-class battleship for the Royal Navy
May 13  United Kingdom William Doxford & Sons, Pallion Clan Macneil Turret type Cargo ship for Clan Line[3]
May 20  Russian Empire Baltic Shipyard, Saint Petersburg Almaz Cruiser for the Imperial Russian Navy
May 22  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff, Belfast Ionic Athenic-class ocean liner for the White Star Line
May 26  German Empire Schichau, Danzig Elsass Braunschweig-class battleship for the Imperial German Navy
June 2  United States Union Iron Works, Mare Island, California Tacoma Denver-class cruiser for the United States Navy
June 9  United Kingdom Vickers, Barrow in Furness A4 A-class submarine for the Royal Navy
June 13  United Kingdom William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton Brighton Passenger ship for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
June 27  German Empire Kaiserliche Werft, Kiel Roon Roon-class armored cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
July 8  German Empire Schichau-Werke, Elbing S119 S90-class torpedo boat for the Imperial German Navy[2]
July 9  German Empire AG Weser, Bremen Bremen Bremen-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
July 23  United States William R. Trigg Company, Richmond, Virginia Galveston Denver-class cruiser for the United States Navy
July 23  United Kingdom Devonport Dockyard, Devonport, Plymouth King Edward VII King Edward VII-class battleship for the Royal Navy
July 25  German Empire AG Vulcan, Stettin Hamburg Bremen-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
July 25  Ottoman Empire William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia Mecidiye Protected cruiser for the Ottoman Navy
July 25  United States New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New Jersey Mongolia Cargo liner for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company
July  Italy Società Esercizio Baccini, Genoa Regina Elena Barque for Pietro Milesi, Genoa
August 1  Russian Empire Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, Saint Petersburg Zhemchug Protected cruiser for the Imperial Russian Navy
August 8  Belgium Chantier Naval Anversois, Antwerp Helsingfors Passenger ship for Helsingfors Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget
August 11  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Govan Armadale Castle Passenger ship for the Union-Castle Line
August 22  United States William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania-class cruiser for the United States Navy
August 25  United Kingdom Vickers, Barrow in Furness Dominion King Edward VII-class battleship for the Royal Navy
August  Russian Empire Baltic Shipyard, Saint Petersburg Slava Borodino-class battleship for the Imperial Russian Navy
September 12  United States Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia Maryland Pennsylvania-class cruiser for the United States Navy
September 18  German Empire Germaniawerft, Kiel Hessen Braunschweig-class battleship for the Imperial German Navy
September 22  German Empire Kaiserliche Werft Danzig Berlin Bremen-class cruiser for the Imperial German Navy
September 24  United Kingdom Armstrong-Whitworth, Elswick Hampshire Devonshire-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
September  Denmark Burmeister and Wain, Copenhagen CS Pacific Cable ship for the Great Northern Telegraph Company
October 1  Russian Empire Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, Saint Petersburg Izumrud Cruiser for the Imperial Russian Navy
October 4  Austria-Hungary Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Trieste Erzherzog Karl Erzherzog Karl-class battleship for the Austro-Hungarian Navy
October 7  United Kingdom William Beardmore and Company, Clydebank Carnarvon Devonshire-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
October 8  United Kingdom John Brown & Company, Clydebank Antrim Devonshire-class cruiser for the Royal Navy
October 10  Australia Bellingen, New South Wales Alma Doepel Schooner
October 30  German Empire AG Vulkan, Stettin Preussen Braunschweig-class battleship for the Imperial German Navy
November 2  United States New York Shipbuilding Co. Camden, New Jersey Manchuria Ocean liner for the Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
November 2  Japan Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Otowa Cruiser for the Imperial Japanese Navy
November 21  United Kingdom Harland and Wolff, Belfast Baltic Ocean liner for the White Star Line
December 1  Sweden Kockums Shipyard, Malmö Manligheten Äran-class coastal defence ship for the Royal Swedish Navy|- December 17  France FCM, La Seyne Patrie République-class battleship for the French Navy
December 17  United Kingdom Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan Durham Castle Ocean liner for the Union-Castle Line
December 19  United Kingdom John Brown & Company, Clydebank Hindustan King Edward VII-class battleship for the Royal Navy
December  Austria-Hungary Pola Sankt Georg Armoured cruiser for the Austro-Hungarian Navy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A-5 (Submarine Torpedo Boat No. 6)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2019. The submarine torpedo boat A-5 was originally laid down as Pike (Submarine Torpedo Boat No. 6) 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 14 January 1903; sponsored by Mrs. Frank Baker Zahm, the wife of the naval constructor at Union Iron Works
  2. ^ a b c Gröner, Erich (1983). Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815–1945: Band 2: Torpedoboote, Zerstörer, Schnelleboote, Minensuchboote, Minenräumboote. Koblenz, Germany: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. p. 44. ISBN 3-7637-4801-6.
  3. ^ "Launches & Trial Trips". The Marine Engineer. 25: 109. June 1, 1903.
Ship events in 1903
Ship launches: 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908
Ship commissionings: 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908
Ship decommissionings: 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908
Shipwrecks: 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908