General Engineering & Dry Dock Company

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General Engineering & Dry Dock Company was a shipbuilding company in Alameda, California that was active from the 1920s through the 1940s. Relatively little is known about the history of the shipyard, but the company built ships for the Southern Pacific Railroad and the United States Coast Guard in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

At the beginning of World War II, the U.S.Navy started the program for expand the navy. The U.S.Navy used two separate shipbuilding and shiprepair sites to create the Naval Industrial Reserve Shipyard (NIRS) Alameda. The first was the General Engineering and Dry Dock Company. The company worked under contract NObs-344 and built small warships for the U.S. Navy. The shipyard had four shipbuilding ways, which were designed for the simultaneous construction of several ships. During World War II General Engineering and Dry Dock Company built sixteen 1,250-ton minesweepers, eleven 850-ton minesweepers, and four 560-ton anti-submarine net layers at the Site. In 1946, the U.S. Navy ceased contract with company. The second portion of the Site was to the east of the shipbuilding company. It was purchased from March 24 to July 7, 1942.[1]

Notable ships built[edit]

1940s (World War II)


  1. ^ "Some historical facts". Retrieved 23 August 2016. 

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