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The Fleets

Lykes Brothers Steam Ship Company / Lykes Lines, New Orleans, Tampa, 1898-2005

The Lykes Brothers Steamship Company traces its roots to the Civil War, when Dr. Howell T. Lykes collected and delivered cattle to confederate soldiers in Florida. After the war, Dr. Lykes raised cattle and citrus fruit and shipped them to Cuba. Dr. Lykes’ seven sons continued and expanded the cattle and shipping business, and formed the forerunner of the present company in 1898.

The Lykes Lines tradition of naming their ships after family members dates back to that time, when the brothers named their first ship, a 110 foot long, 75 ton three-masted schooner Doctor Lykes after their father.
Since its founding in 1898, Lykes Brothers has been the most important U.S. firm operating in and from the Gulf of Mexico. Its first large profits came from transporting lumber and cattle from Lykes estates in the southern US to Cuba after the Spanish-American War. Shortly after World War II, Lykes Brothers was operating 50 ships totaling 364,000 gross tons.
During World War I Lykes Brothers chartered government-owned ships as an agent of the United States Shipping Board on trade routes assigned by the board.

Lykes Bros SS Co. Inc incorporated in 1922 as a Louisiana corporation, with James Lykes as president and later chairman of the board. Steamship operations were headquartered in New Orleans, the main corporate headquarters remained in Tampa, and an office opened in New York. Some Laker type ships were purchased from the United States Shipping Board. The Lake Florian and Lake Slavi both built in 1920 were aquired in 1922 and renamed Tillie Lykes and Almeria Lykes. Lake Gadsen built in 1919 was purchased in 1924 and renamed Genevieve Lykes and Lake Flagstaff became Stella Lykes in 1926.
The company later purchased war-built United States ships and acquired other steamship companies, including Daniel Ripley and Company in 1923, Tampa Interocean in 1925 (Tampa Interocean was one of the many small companies founded in the years following World War I using surplus vessels provided by the U.S. Shipping Board. It specialized in trade between the U.S. Gulf coast and the Caribbean and South America ), Southern States Line, Texas Star Line and Lone Star Steamship Company with its two ships the Southlands (ex- Lake Gera) and Southseas (ex- Lake Flournoy) repectively renamed Ruth Lykes and Velma Lykes in 1927. The Moshico was purchased from the United States Shipping Board in 1928 and renamed Margaret Lykes.

In the 1920's Lykes operations spread to Europe, Far East and the Mediterranean. In 1933 Lykes had a fleet of 67 ships.
In 1931 and 1932 the eight Government owned ships of the Tampa Interocean were purchased.
In 1933 the Shipping Board accepts bids for the 52 vessels assigned to the Dixie and Southern States Lines and Lykes Steamship Lines and were placed under the Lykes Bros.-Ripley SS Co. Inc.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc. resulted from a 1938 merger of Lykes Bros. Lines and Lykes Bros.-Ripley S.S. Co. Inc.

After the Merchant Act of 1936 came in being the company began to sell its older tonnage and replacing them by modern C type ships.
Five ships were sold in 1938, three in 1939 and twenty in 1940 and by the end of that year eleven new ships were delivered ( four C3 type and seven C1 type). The Second World War interrupted the modernisation programme and Lykes owned thirty five ships at the end of 1940.
The steamship company served as a general agent for the War Shipping Administration in World War II, operating a total of 125 government-owned and other vessels in the war effort. After the war Lykes returned to commercial activity and the fleet was replaced.
By 1954 the separate company Lykes Brothers Steamship, with a fleet of thirty two ships of the C2 type, seven of the C3 type, fourteen of the C1 type and three Victory type was considered the largest United States-flag cargo fleet under private ownership. It first offered shares to the public in 1958.

Gulf and South American SS Co., New Orleans (1947-1971) was a joint venture of Grace Line and Lykes Brothers connecting Grace's home turn (west coast of South America) and Lykes's home turn (Gulf of Mexico). The company split up when W. R. Grace & Co. abandoned the shipping business in 1969.

Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc. was sold by the Lykes family in 1979 and became part of the LTV Corporation and then repurchased back 1983. However in 1997, following Chapter XI bankruptcy, it was sold to CP Ships where it continued life as a subsidiary, retaining its flag.
During the 1960's and early 1970's Lykes was famous for their barge/lash ships, however they have since been replaced. Since 1997 Lykes Lines is owned by CP Ships. In 1999 Americana Ships was formed as a joint venture between CP Ships and TMM. Early 2000 CP Ships aquires TMM group's stake in the joint venture and becomes the sole shareholder in Americana Ships.

On May 11, 2005 CP Ships has decided to do away with the well-established brand names of seven shipping companies under its umbrella. In future the Lykes Line, ANZDL, Canada Maritime, Cast, Contship Containerlines, Italia Line, and TMM Lines will all simply become part of CP Ships.
CP Ships was purchased on 21 August 2005 by TUI AG a German holding company wich also owns Hapag Lloyd and merge it with TUI's Hapag-Lloyd division. Following the purchase and merger, TUI AG's combined Hapag-Lloyd and CP Ships fleet will comprise the fifth largest by capacity in the worldwide container shipping market.

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and Ted Finch for their assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

  • Routes:
    • New Orleans and other Gulf ports (Houston, Galveston etc), Yokohama and other Japanese ports, Korean ports, Taiwanese ports, Manila, Indonesian ports, Singapore, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore and return to US Gulf via the Philippines
    • New Orleans and other Gulf ports (Houston, Galveston etc), Capetown, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Lourenço Marques, Beira, Dar-es-Salaam, Mombasa and return via a selection of ports due to cargo requirements.
    • ...
  • Abbreviations:
    • Marad: Maritime Administration
    • MOWAT: Ministry of War Transport
    • NDRF: National Defence Reserve Fleet
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Fleet:

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Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Adabelle Lykes (1) 1942 built by Pusey & Jones Co., Wilmington, Delaware | Standard type C1-A built for United States Maritime Commission, 1944-1946 troopship, 1946 to United States Maritime Commission Reserve,1965 scrapped. 6,750
Adabelle Lykes (2) 1944 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Cape Tryon standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Adabella Lykes, 1961 to Marad Reserve, 1966 renamed Cape Tryon, 1969 scuttled with obsolete ammunition. 6,711
Adabella Lykes (1) 1963 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Chalmers. 9,952
Adabella Lykes (2) 1968 built by Bremer Vulkan, Bremen Vegesack | ex- Mosel Express, 1984 purchased from Hapag Lloyd renamed Adabella Lykes, 1996 scrapped at Alang. 17,088
Aimee Lykes (1)   see Marion Lykes (1).  
Aimee Lykes (2) 1963 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Canso. 9,927
Allison Lykes (1) 1963 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Canaveral. n/a
Allison Lykes (2) 1964 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | ex- Mormacvega built for Moore & McCormack, 1982-83 lengthened, 1983 to United States Lines renamed American Vega, 1986 to Lykes Brothes renamed Allison Lykes, 1986 to NDRF not renamed, later renamed Cape Canaveral, 2008 scrapped. 10,484
Almeria Lykes (1) 1920 built by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan | ex- Lake Slavi, 1922 purchased renamed Almeria Lykes, 1940 sold to Sitmar, Italy renamed Almeria, 19 May 1940 wrecked off Diamond Rock, Bocas, N. Trinidad. 2,637
Almeria Lykes (2) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1941 to Great Britain renamed Empire Condor, 1942 returned to US renamed Almeria Lykes, 13 August 1942 torpedoed by German E boats off Cape Bon, Tunisia while in convoy to Malta. 7,821
Almeria Lykes (3) 1945 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3-S-BH1 built for United States Maritime Commission, April 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,996
Almeria Lykes (4) 1972 built by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Fore River Yard | C 8-S-82a 873' SeaBee Barge Carrier, 1986 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape May. 21,700
Almeria Lykes (5) 1987 built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Tamano Works | 1987 chartered to American President Line renamed President Buchanan, 1996 reverted to Almeria Lykes, 1998 renamed Lykes Navigator, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Navigator, 2007 renamed Oslo Express. 39,799
American Press 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Comiskey but completed as American Press for United States Shipping Board, 1933 taken over with Dixie Line, 1947 sold to Compagnia Genovese di Navegazione, Genoa renamed Capo Arma, 1951 transferred to Gestione Esercizio Navi, 1951 sold to Lepontia, Switzerland renamed Lepontia, 1955 sold to Stenies Company, Greece renamed Demetrios, 1957 sold to Cia. Nolido de Navegacion, Costa Rica renamed Anna Maria. 5,620
Aquarius 1920 built by G.M. Standifer Construction Corp., Vancouver, Washington | ex- Aquarius built for United States Shipping Board, 1945 sold to USSR renamed Timiriazev, 1960 scrapped. 6,094
Ashley Lykes 1963 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37b, 1973 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1995 scrapped as Bhaksar at Alang. 9,889
Barbara Lykes 1944 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Neptune’s Car standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Barbara Lykes, 1963 sold renamed Whitehall, 1968-1973 detaied at Saigon, August 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,108
Brinton Lykes (1) 1944 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Cape Archway standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1949 purchased renamed Brinton Lykes, 1961 to Marad Reserve, 1967 renamed Cape Archway, August 1974 scrapped. 6,689
Brinton Lykes (2) 1962 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37b, 1972 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, to NDRF, 2008 scrapped. 9,889
Cardonia 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Cardonia built for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 07 March 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.126 in Windward Passage. 5,443
Carlton 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Carlton built for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 05 July 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.88 near North Cape. 5,543
Charles Lykes (1) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, May 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,179
Charles Lykes (2) 1976 built by Bath Iron Works, Bath | ex- Nevada 684' C7-S-95a Roll-on/Roll-off Freighter, 1980 purchased from States Steamship Co. renamed Charles Lykes, 1987 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Isabel. 15,000
Charlotte Lykes (1) 1945 built by California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California | ex- Anardarko Victory standard ship type Victory VC2-S-AP2 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1951 purchased renamed Charlotte Lykes, 1966 to Marad renamed Anardarko Victory, 1970 scrapped at Suisun Bay. 7,612
Charlotte Lykes (2) 1963 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Charles, 2007 scrapped. 9,952
Charlotte Lykes (3) 1968 built by Bremer Vulkan, Bremen Vegesack | ex- Weser Express, 1984 purchased from Hapag Lloyd renamed Charlotte Lykes, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 17,088
Chester Valley 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Cleghorn but completed as Chester Valley for United States Shipping Board, 1933 taken over with Southern States Line, 1947 sold to Compagnia Genovese di Navegazione, Genoa renamed Capo Vito, 1951 transferred to Gestione Esercizio Navi, 1951 transferred to Triestina Company renamed Venezia Giulia, 1958 renamed Teresita A, 1959 scrapped. 5,590
Christopher Lykes 1963 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Catoche. 9,927
City of Joliet 1920 built by George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- City of Joliet built for United States Shipping Board, 27 May 1942 bombed and sunk. 6,167
City of Omaha 1920 built by George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- City of Omaha built for United States Shipping Board, 1946 sold to N. Konialidis renamed Alba, 1948 sold to Cowasjee & Sons renamed Fakira, 25 November 1955 foundered. 6,124
Cody 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Cassimir but completed as Cody for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 1939 sold to A.H. Bull, New York renamed Mary, 03 March 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.129 near Georgetown. 5,543
Conness Peak 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Conness Peak built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 taken over with Texas Star Line, 1938 sold to Wisconsin Steamship Company renamed Erica Reed, 1939 sold to Atlantic Coast Line renamed Eastern Trader, 1940 sold to British Government renamed Empire Razorbill, 1947 sold to Chilas Brothers, Greece renamed M. Xilas, 04 June 1947 damaged by fire, 13 July 1947 abandoned ship sank. 5,620
Cranford 1920 built by George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- Cranford built for United States Shipping Board, 30 July 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.155, with the loss of 11 lives. 6,096
Cripple Creek 1919 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- Cripple Creek built for United States Shipping Board, 13 August 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.752, with the loss of 1 life. 6,320
Cygnus 1977 built by Sasebo Heavy Industries, Sasebo | ex- Rabenfels, 1981 purchased from Deutsche DG Hansa renamed Cygnus, 1988 sold to Bahamas renamed ASL Cygnus, 1989 renamed Thekwini, 1993 sold to US Government renamed Cape Taylor. 14,188
Dick Lykes 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, March 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,174
Doctor Lykes (1) n/a schooner n/a
Doctor Lykes (2) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Ordered as Sea Panther but completed as Doctor Lykes standard ship type C3 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1941 to US Navy renamed Hamul, 1962 to Marad Reserve, Suisun Bay, 1976 scrapped. 7,773
Doctor Lykes (3) 1945 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3-S-BH1 built for United States Maritime Commission, February 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,854
Doctor Lykes (4) 1972 built by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Fore River Yard | C 8-S-82a 873' SeaBee Barge Carrier, 1986 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Mendocino. 21,700
Doctor Lykes (5) 1987 built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Tamano Works | 1987 chartered to American President Line renamed President Arthur, 1996 reverted to Genevieve Lykes, 1998 renamed Lykes Explorer, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Explorer, 2006 renamed Copenhagen Express. 39,799
Dolly Turman (1) 1946 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Crest of the Wave standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Dolly Turman, February 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,103
Dolly Turman (2) 1967 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1985 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Breton. 10,723
Dryden 1919 built by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pennsylvania | ex- Dryden built for United States Shipping Board, 1939 sold to Waterman Steam Ship Corp. renamed Lafayette, 1945 to USSR renamed Novosibirsk, 1950 hulked, scrapped in 1970’s. 5,836
Duquesne 1919 built by Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearney, New Jersey | ex Duquesne built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Kudu (managed by Watts, Watts & Co., London), 26 Sept. 1941 Ashore Belle Isle Strait, total loss. 6,262
Edgehill 1919 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- Edgehill built for United States Shipping Board, 1939 sold to Calmar SS Corp renamed Oremar, 1948 sold to Ore Steamship Corp. renamed Mangore, 1950 scrapped at Baltimore. 6,854
Effingham 1919 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- Effingham built for United States Shipping Board, 30 March 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.435 while in convoy PQ13 with the loss of 12 lives. 6,421
Eglantine 1919 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- Eglantine built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Buffalo, 06 May 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.125 with the loss of 13 lives. 6,312
Elizabeth Lykes (1) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, April 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,181
Elizabeth Lykes (2) 1966 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 10,954
Elkton n/a built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- Elkton built for United States Shipping Board, 1926 believed to have foundered. 6,318
Endicott 1919 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- Endicott built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1938 to Lykes Bros SS Co., Lake Charles, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Mermaid (managed by Lyle Shipping Co.), 26 March 1941 torpedoed by German planes, abandoned and later sunk with the loss of 23 lives. 6,319
Ethan Allen 1920 built by Pusey & Jones Co., Glouchester, New Jersey | ex- Ethan Allen built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., Port Arthur, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Puma (managed by Lyle Shipping Co.), 1947 sold to Inchwells SS Co. (Williamson & Co.) renamed Inchwells, 1951 sold to Bellavista Cia Naviera, Panama renamed Point Clear, 1952 sold to Cia di Nav. Stellamaris Soc.per Azioni, Genoa renamed Giacomo Piaggio, 1954 sold to Angelo Ravano di Enrico, Genoa renamed Enrichetto, 1958 sold to Panamanian Oriental SS Corp, Panama renamed Silvana, 1959 scrapped at Hong Kong. 7,777
Eugene Lykes 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Laid down as Ocean Express but completed as Eugene Lykes Lykes standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, May 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,191
Frank Lykes 1944 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Fairwind standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Frank Lykes, October 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,168
Fred Morris (1) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1943-1946 troop transport, 1947 returned to Lykes, 1948 to USMC Reserve, Olympia renamed Otus, 1970 scrapped. 6,656
Fred Morris (2) 1943 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1944-1946 troop transport renamed Arlington, 1946 reverted to Fred Morris, 1948 to United States Maritime Commission, 1965 scrapped at Baltimore. 6,750
Fred Morris (3) 1944 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Cape Lilibeo standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Fred Morris, 1961 to Marad Reserve, Suisun Bay, 1979 scrapped at Richmond. 6,750
Frederick Lykes (1) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Ordered as Sea Hound but completed as Frederick Lykes standard ship type C3 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1943-1946 troop transport, 1965 sold to ? renamed Harbor Hills, 1965 sold to Sperling SS & Trading Corp. USA renamed Kings Point, June 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,773
Frederick Lykes (2) 1967 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1985 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Bover. 10,723
Genevieve Lykes (1) 1919 built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp., Manitowoc, Wisconsin | ex- Lake Gadsen built for United States Shipping Board, 1924 purchased renamed Genevieve Lykes, 1947 sold to Chilena-Panamena renamed Constancia, 1948 sold to E.W. von der Hude renamed Sondervig, 1949 sold to M. Syngros renamed Olga, 1953 sold to P.J. Samonas renamed San Nicolas, 18 July 1954 wrecked near Cape Corrubedo. 2,659
Genevieve Lykes (2) 1944 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Valencia standard ship type C2-S-AJ3 built for United States Maritime Commission, to US Navy, 1946 returned to United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purschased renamed Genevieve Lykes, 1964 sold renamed Garden City, May 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,290
Genevieve Lykes (3) 1965 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Destroyed while building in hurricane and declared total loss. n/a
Genevieve Lykes (4) 1968 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 10,723
Genevieve Lykes (5)   see Doctor Lykes (5).  
George Lykes 1944 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Cape Kildare standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1948 purchased renamed George Lykes, 1962 to Marad Reserve, 1967 renamed Cape Kildare, May 1968 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,741
Gulf Banker 1964 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | ex- Gulf Banker type C3-S-37d, 1969 transferred from Gulf and South America Line, 1984 to NDRF not renamed. 9,459
Gulf Farmer 1964 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | ex- Gulf Farmer type C3-S-37d, 1969 transferred from Gulf and South America Line, 1984 to NDRF not renamed. 9,459
Gulf Merchant 1965 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | ex- Gulf Merchant type C3-S-37d, 1969 transferred from Gulf and South America Line, 1984 to NDRF not renamed. 9,475
Gulf Shipper 1964 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | ex- Gulf Shipper type C3-S-37d, 1969 transferred from Gulf and South America Line, 1984 to NDRF not renamed. 9,475
Gulf Trader 1964 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | ex- Gulf Trader type C3-S-37d, 1969 transferred from Gulf and South America Line, 1984 to NDRF not renamed. 9,475
Gibbes Lykes 1944 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Orpheus standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Gibbes Lykes, December 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,168
Harry Culbreath (1) 1942 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C2-F built for United States Maritime Commission, 1942 to US Navy renamed Titania, June 1974 scrapped in Taiwan. 6,085
Harry Culbreath (2) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, August 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,183
Hanover 1919 built by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pennsylvania | ex- Hanover built for United States Shipping Board, 1939 sold to Greece renamed Adamastos, 01 July 1940 shelled and sunk by German submarine U.29. 7,466
Helen Lykes 1944 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Defiance standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Helen Lykes, 1967 sold renamed Salisbury, 1970 sold for scrapping, 1971 scrapped at Singapore. 6.085
Howell Lykes (1) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1941 to Great Britain renamed Empire Pintail, 1942 returned to US renamed Howell Lykes, 1965 sold to Sperling SS & Trading Corp. USA renamed Kings Point, 1965 sold to Isbrantsen Steamship Co. renamed Flying Foam, 1970 sold to Sea King Corp, New York renamed Grand Yaling, 1971 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,821
Howell Lykes (2) 1967 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1985 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Borda. 10,723
Hybert 1920 built by George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- Hybert built for United States Shipping Board, 08 July 1942 mined and sunk while in convoy QP13. 6,120
James Lykes (1) 1940 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, December 1972 scrapped at Panama City. 6,760
James Lykes (2) 1960 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | Type C3-S-37a, 1972 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1995 scrapped. 9,887
James Lykes (3) 1987 built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Tamano Works | 1987 chartered to American President Line renamed President Harding, 1996 reverted to Margaret Lykes, 1997 renamed Lykes Discoverer, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Discoverer, 2007 renamed Helsinki Express. 39,799
James McKay (1) 1941 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 08 December 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.600 in North Atlantic and lost with all hands. 6,760
James McKay (2) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Canvasback standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed James Mckay, April 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,085
Jean Lykes (1) 1941 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C2-F built for United States Maritime Commission, 1941 to US Navy renamed Libra, 1948 to US Navy Reserve, 1964 to Marad Reserve, 1985 scrapped. 6,085
Jean Lykes (2) 1943 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | Standard type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Beaumont, March 1972 scrapped at Brownsville. 6,750
Jean Lykes (3) 1961 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37a, 1972 rebuilt into a container vessel, 1993 renamed Velma Lykes, 1995 scrapped. 9,891
Jesse Lykes 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Simoon standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Jesse Lykes, July 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,178
Jolee 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Cardington but completed as Jolee for United States Shipping Board, 1933 purchased from United Gulf Steamship Company, 1941 sold to British Government renamed Empire Flamingo, 1944 sunk as blockship at Normandy. 5,543
Jomar 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Comerant but completed as Jomar for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 1940 sold to French Government renamed Ile de Re, 1942 seized by US Government at New Orleans, 1945 returned to France, 1953 scrapped. 5,620
John Lykes (1) 1941 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1943-1946 troop transport, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, 1973 scrapped at Panama City. 6,750
John Lykes (2) 1960 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | Type C3-S-37a, 1972 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 9,887
Joseph Lykes (1) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Beaumont, 1972 scrapped at Brownsville. 6,750
Joseph Lykes (2) 1960 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | Type C3-S-37a, 1971 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1992 converted into a barge renamed Lykes Innovator, 1996 scrapped. 9,887
Kendall Fish 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, April 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,230
Kenneth McKay 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, December 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,178
Labette 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Shoccoree but completed as Labette for United States Shipping Board, 1933 taken over with Dixie Line, 1941 sold to British Government renamed Empire Ortolan, 1946 sold to Stanhope Shipping Company renamed Stanland, 1949 sold to Faros Shipping Company renamed Alma, 1953 scrapped. 5,562
Lafcome 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Shivwits but completed as Lafcomo for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 1940 sold to French Government renamed Ile d’Aix, 1940 seized by the Germans, 1945 returned to France, 1953 scrapped at Toulon. 5,033
Leslie Lykes (1) 1945 built by California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California | ex- Douglas Victory standard ship type Victory VC2-S-AP2 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1951 purchased renamed Leslie Lykes, 1960 to Marad 1963 renamed Douglas Victory, 1972 scrapped at New York. 7,612
Leslie Lykes (2) 1962 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37a, 1972 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 9,891
Letitia Lykes (1) 1944 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Nonpareil standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Letitia Lykes, 1967 sold renamed Falmouth, 1970 sold to Sea King Corp, New York renamed Grand Quest, 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,085
Letitia Lykes (2) 1965 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Destroyed while building in hurricane and declared total loss. n/a
Letitia Lykes (3) 1968 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1994 to NDRF renamed Letitia, 1994 scrapped at Alang. 10,723
Liberator 1918 built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco | ex- Liberator built for United States Shipping Board, 19 March 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.332 with the loss of 5 lives. 7,720
Liberty Bell 1920 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Liberty Bell built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 purchased from United Gulf Steamship Company, 1941 sold to British Government renamed Empire Mahseer, 03 March 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.160. 5,590
Lipscomb Lykes (1) 1941 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 18 Jan. 1943 wrecked on Durand Reef. 6,760
Lipscomb Lykes (2) 1945 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3-S-BH1 built for United States Maritime Commission, January 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,554
Liscomb Lykes 1976 built by Bath Iron Works, Bath | ex- Arizona 684' C7-S-95a Roll-on/Roll-off Freighter, 1980 purchased from States Steamship Co. renamed Liscomb Lykes, 1987 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Intrepid. 15,000
Louise Lykes (1) 1941 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C2-F built for United States Maritime Commission, 10 Jan. 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.384 in North Atlantic. 6,085
Louise Lykes (2) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, November 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,180
Louise Lykes (3) 1965 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1995 to NDRF renamed Louise, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 10,954
Lykes Archiever 1987 built by China Shipbuilding Corp., Kaohsiung | ex- Ming Pleasure, 2001 purchased from Yangming Marine Transport Corp. renamed Lykes Archiever, 2005 to CP ships renamed CP Archiever, 2006 renamed Veracruz Express. 40,439
Lykes Ambassador 1987 built by China Shipbuilding Corp., Kaohsiung | ex- Ming Plenty, 2001 purchased from Yangming Marine Transport Corp. renamed Lykes Ambassador, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Ambassador, 2006 renamed Altamira Express. 40,439
Lykes Challenger 1986 built by China Shipbuilding Corp., Kaohsiung | ex- Ming Peace, 2001 purchased from Yangming Marine Transport Corp. renamed Lykes Challenger, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Challenger, 2006 renamed Rome Express. 40,439
Lykes Charger 2005 built by —? | 2006 completed as CP Charger, renamed CP Kanha, 2006 renamed CP Aurora, 2006 renamed New Delhi Express. 39,941
Lykes Deliverer 2003 built by Samsung Shipbuilding, Koje 39,800
Lykes Discover   see James Lykes (3).  
Lykes Eagle 2000 built by Stocznia Gdynia, Gdynia | ex- Clivia, 2000 purchased renamed Lykes Eagle, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Eagle, 2006 renamed Canberra Express. 23,652
Lykes Explorer   see Doctor Lykes (5).  
Lykes Flyer 2003 built by China Shipbuilding Corp., Kaohsiung | 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Denali, 2006 renamed Washington Express. 40,146
Lykes Hero 1986 built by Tsuneishi Zosen K.K., Numakura | ex- Astro Prosperity, ex- Alligator Reliance 1996, ex- Cast Progress 2001, 2003 purchased from Cast renamed Lykes Hero, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Hero. 41,023
Lykes Liberator   see Tillie Lykes (5).  
Lykes Motivator 1991 built by Samsung Shipbuilding, Koje | ex- CGM Pascal, ex- Nedlloyd Pascal 1995, ex- CGM Pascal 1998, ex- Ville de Jupiter 2000, ex- Jupiter 2001, 2001 purchased from GIE Subail, Le Havre renamed Lykes Motivator, 2005 to CP Ships not renamed, 2006 renamed Livano Express. 37,474
Lykes Navigator   see Almeria Lykes (5).  
Lykes Provider 2003 built by Samsung Shipbuilding, Koje 39,941
Lykes Ranger 2002 built by China Shipbuilding Corp., Kaohsiung | 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Everglades. 40,146
Lykes Victor 2005 built by —? | Completed in 2006 as CP Victor. 39,941
Lykes Voyager 1995 built by Stocznia Gdynia, Gdynia | ex- Pax, ex- Contship Melbourne 1995, ex CMBT Melbourne 1997, ex- Pax 1997, ex- P&O Nedlloyd Yafo 1998, ex P&O Nedlloyd Bandar Abbas 1999, 2001 purchased from High Energy Navigation Co., Cyprus renamed Lykes Voyager, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Voyager, 2006 renamed Fremantle Express. 35,540
Lyra 1977 built by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel | ex- Reichenfels, 1981 purchased from Deutsche DG Hansa renamed Lyra, 1993 sold to US Government renamed Cape Texas. 14,190
Mallory Lykes (1) 1943 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Red Rover standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Mallory Lykes, 1967 sold renamed Centerville, 1970 sold to sold to Sea King Corp, New York renamed Grand Peace, June 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,085
Mallory Lykes (2) 1965 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1987 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Galveston Bay, later scrapped. 10,723
Mallory Lykes (3) 1965 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | ex- Mormacrigel built for Moore & McCormack, 1982-83 lengthened, 1983 to United States Lines renamed American Rigel, 1986 sold to Lykes Brothers renamed Mallory Lykes, to NDRF renamed Corpus Christi, later scrapped. 10,484
Margaret Lykes (1) 1919 built by Mobile Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama | ex- Moshico built for United States Shipping Board, 1928 purchased renamed Margaret Lykes, 1946 sold renamed Athamas II, 1948 sold to P. Scerni renamed Lago Rosa, 1952 sold to C.C.N. renamed Piauhy, 1966 scrapped at Rio de Janeiro. 3,537
Margaret Lykes (2) 1944 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Lenoir standard ship type C2-S-AJ3 built for United States Maritime Commission, to US Navy, 1946 returned to United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Margaret Lykes, 1963 sold to Gulf & South American Steamship Co. Inc renamed Gulf Merchant, 1964 sold to Mississippi Shipping Company (Delta Lines) renamed Del Aires, 1969 sold to Columbia SS Co. renamed Columbia Tiger, 1971 sold to Antillian Carriers renamed Antillian Tiger, April 1971 scrapped at Bilbao. 8,290
Margaret Lykes (3) 1944 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Flying Yankee standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Margaret Lykes, 1962 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, March 1973 scrapped at Brownsville. 6,085
Margaret Lykes (4) 1963 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Carthage. 9,889
Margaret Lykes (5)   see James Lykes (3).  
Marion Lykes (1) 1944 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Westward Ho standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Marion Lykes, 1948 renamed Aimee Lykes, 1962 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, December 1972 scrapped at Brownsville. 6,119
Marion Lykes (2) 1944 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Cape Possession standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1949 purchased renamed Marion Lykes, 1961 to Marad Reserve, December 1971 scrapped at Houston. 6,750
Marjorie Lykes 1962 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37b, 1973 rebuilt into a container vessel, 1995 scrapped as Tanwar. 9,889
Mason Lykes (1) 1944 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Trego standard ship type C2-S-AJ3 built for United States Maritime Commission, to US Navy, 1946 returned to United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Mason Lykes, 1963 sold renamed Flower Hill, November 1969 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,290
Mason Lykes (2) 1965 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1985 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Blanco. 10,723
Mayo Lykes (1) 1945 built by California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California | ex- Dickinson Victory standard ship type Victory VC2-S-AP2 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1951 purchased renamed Mayo Lykes, 1962 to Marad, 1999 scrapped. 7,612
Mayo Lykes (2) 1963 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Clear. 9,952
Meanticut 1921 built by Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Co., Bay Point, California | ex- Meanticut built for United States Shipping Board, 1945 to USSR renamed Poltava, 1945 returned to USA renamed Meanticut, 1946 scrapped. 6,061
Nancy Lykes (1) 1942 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C2-F built for United States Maritime Commission, 1942 to US Navy renamed Pollux, August 1969 scrapped in Japan. 6,085
Nancy Lykes (2) 1943 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | Standard type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, April 1972 scrapped at Panama City. 6,750
Nancy Lykes (3) 1961 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37a, 1971 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1993 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 9,981
Narbo 1920 built by Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, California | ex- Narbo built for United States Shipping Board, 21 February 1945 stranded at Old Providence, badly damaged, refloated and scrapped. 6,085
Nashaba 1921 built by Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Co., Bay Point, California | ex- Nashaba built for United States Shipping Board, 26 February 1945 mined and sunk while in convoy TAM19 with the loss of 1 life. 6,062
Nemaha 1921 built by George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- Nemaha built for United States Shipping Board, 1946 sold to Garcia & Diaz, Honduras renamed Orlancho. 1951 renamed Citre, 1955 sold to Almirante renamed Tuira, 1956 sold to Wheelock Marden renamed Winona, 1958 sold to Eddie SS Co. renamed Welly, 1960 renamed Younlly, 1962 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,501
Nishmaha 1919 built by G.M. Standifer Construction Corp., Vancouver, Washington | ex- Nishmaha built for United States Shipping Board, 1947 sold to Cia Naviera renamed Perla, 1950 sold to Evans Shipping renamed Mary, 1954 scrapped at Bombay. 6,501
Norman Lykes 1945 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3-S-BH1 built for United States Maritime Commission, December 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,554
Oakman 1920 built by Virginia Shipbuilding Corp., Alexandria, Virginia | ex- Boshbish built for United States Shipping Board, ex- Clemence C. Morse, ex- Oakman 1925, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co, Lake Charles, 1941 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Impala (managed by Sun Shipping Co.), 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.591. 6,081
Oakwood 1920 built by Virginia Shipbuilding Corp., Alexandria, Virginia | ex- Colin H. Livingstone built for United States Shipping Board, ex Oakwood 1924, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., Houston, 1941 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Moose (managed by Runciman Ltd), 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.100 6,071
Ogontz 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Scatacook but completed as Ogontz for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 1938 sold to BEZ, 1940 sold to Intercoastal Packing Company, 19 March 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.103 off Cuban Coast. 5,753
Patrick Henry 1920 built by Pusey & Jones Co., Glouchester, New Jersey | ex- Patrick Henry built for United States Shipping Board, 1937 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Steelhead (managed by Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd ), 1942 to Greek Government, managed by G. Nicolaou, Piraeus renamed Crete, 1947 sold to Nicolas E. Vernicos Shipping Co., Piraeus renamed Vernicos Nicolaos, 1951 sold to Cia Petroleo Maritima SA, Panama renamed El Greco, 1952 scrapped at Trieste. 7,743
Prusa 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Prusa built for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 19 Dec. 1941 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I.172 near Hawaii. 5,784
Quistconck 1918 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | Laid down as Red Jacket but completed as Quistconck for United States Shipping Board, 1933 taken over with Dixie Line, 1941 sold to British Government (MOWT) renamed Empire Falcon, 1946 sold to Rowland & Marwood Steamship Company, Whitby renamed Barnby, 1952 sold to Panama renamed Mari Andrea, 1953 scrapped at Troon. 5,735
Reuben Tipton (1) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 23 October 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.129 Northeast off Barbados. 6,829
Reuben Tipton (2) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, November 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,180
Ruth Lykes (1) 1919 built by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, Illinois | ex- Lake Gera built for United States Shipping Board, ex Southlands, 1927 taken over with Lone Star Steamship Company renamed Ruth Lykes, 16 May 1942 torpedoed shelled and sunk by German submarine U.103 with the loss of 3 lives. 2,612
Ruth Lykes (2) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, September 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,174
Ruth Lykes (3) 1966 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1994 to NDRF renamed Ruth, 1994 scrapped. 10,954
Sahale 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Sahale built for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 1945 sunk as a blockship at Normandy. 5,028
Sapinero 1919 built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania | ex- Sapinero built for United States Shipping Board, 1925 taken over with Tampa Interocean Lines, 1933 transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, 1940 sold to Scotia Shipping Companay, Panama renamed Vineland, 1942 transferred to Vineland Shipping Co., Great Britain, 20 April 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.154. 5,784
Scottsburg 1919 built by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey | ex- Scottsburg built for United States Shipping Board, 14 June 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.161 with the loss of 5 lives. 7,771
Sheldon Lykes 1963 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37c, 1984 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Cod. 9,952
Shirley Lykes (1) 1943 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | ex- Cape Georgia standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1949 purchased renamed Shirley Lykes, 1961 to Marad Reserve, Beaumont, March 1972 scrapped at Houston. 6,750
Shirley Lykes (2) 1962 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37b, 1972 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, to NDRF, 2005 scrapped Chesapeake. 9,889
Solon Turman (1) 1941 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 13 June 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.159 off Colon with the loss of 34 lives. 6,763
Solon Turman (2) 1943 built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, California | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1958 to Marad Reserve Beaumont, February 1972 scrapped at Brownsville. 6,750
Solon Turman (3) 1961 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Type C3-S-37a, 1971 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 1999 scrapped. 9,890
Stella Lykes (1) 1919 built by Mc Dougall Duluth Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, Minnesota | ex- Lake Flagstaff built for United States Shipping Board, 1926 purchased renamed Stella Lykes, 1939 sold to Centro-Americana renamed Josephine, 1941 sold to Worth SS Corp. renamed Leslie, 13 April 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.123 with the loss of 4 lives. 2,609
Stella Lykes (2) 1941 built by Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Richmond, New York | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 27 July 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.582 in North Atlantic. 6,750
Stella Lykes (3) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, January 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,180
Stella Lykes (4) 1966 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1987 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Tampa Bay, later scrapped. 10,723
Stella Lykes (5) 1964 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | ex- Mormacarco built for Moore & McCormack, 1982-83 lengthened, 1983 to United States Lines renamed American Argo, 1986 sold to Lykes Brothers renamed Stella Lykes, 1989 to NDRF renamed Magallanes, 2006 scrapped. 10,484
Stella Lykes (6) 1968 built by Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Virginia | ex- Korean Mail built for American Mail Line, ex- President Taylor 1978, 1989 purchased from American President Line renamed Stella Lykes, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 15,949
Stella Lykes (7)   see Tillie Lykes (5).  
Sue Lykes 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Laid down as Tornado but completed as Sue Lykes standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, January 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,179
Sylvia Lykes 1945 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Asterion standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Sylvia Lykes, Ju;y 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,085
Syros 1920 built by George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- Syros built for United States Shipping Board, 26 May 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.703 while in convoy PQ16 with the loss of 12 lives. 6,191
Thompson Lykes (1) 1941 built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, June 1973 scrapped at Panama City. 6,763
Thompson Lykes (2) 1960 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | Type C3-S-37a, 1971 rebuilt into a container vessel, 1994 to NDRF renamed Lykes Enterprise, 1994 rebuilt into a barge. 9,887
Tillie Lykes (1) 1920 built by Mc Dougall Duluth Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, Minnesota | ex- Lake Florian built for United States Shipping Board, 1922 purchased, renamed Tillie Lykes, 18 June 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.161 and lost with all hands. 2,572
Tillie Lykes (2) 1945 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C3-S-BH1 built for United States Maritime Commission, July 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,996
Tillie Lykes (3) 1973 built by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Fore River Yard | C 8-S-82a 873' SeaBee Barge Carrier, 1986 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Mohican. 21,700
Tillie Lykes (4) 1985 built by Samsung Heavy Industries | ex- American Georgia, ex- Chesapeake Bay 1987, 1990 purchased from ? renamed Tillie Lykes, ? sold to First American Bulk Carriers Corp., 2006 renamed Maersk Nebraska. 31,920
Tillie Lykes (5) 1987 built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Tamano Works | 1987 chartered to American President Line renamed President Garfield, 1996 reverted to Stella Lykes, 1997 renamed Lykes Liberator, 2005 to CP Ships renamed CP Liberator, 2007 renamed Gothenburg Express. 39,799
Tripp 1919 built by Northwest Steel Co., Portland Oregon | ex- Tripp built for United States Shipping Board, 1940 to French Government renamed Ile de Noirmoutier, 8 November 1942 captured at Casablanca by Allied forces, 1945 returned to France. 5,704
Tyson Lykes (1) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Laid down as National Eagle but completed as Tyson Lykes standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, March 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,191
Tyson Lykes (2) 1976 built by Bath Iron Works, Bath | ex- Maine 684' C7-S-95a Roll-on/Roll-off Freighter, 1980 purchased from States Steamship Co. renamed Tyson Lykes, 1987 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Inscription. 15,000
Tyson Lykes (3) 1985 built by Samsung Heavy Industries | ex- American Ohio, ex- Delaware Bay 1987, 1990 purchased from ? renamed Tyson Lykes, 199 sold to First American Bulk Carriers Corp. Renamed Delawara Bay, 2006 renamed Maersk Nevada. 31,920
Velma Lykes (1) 1920 built by Mc Dougall Duluth Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, Minnesota | ex- Lake Flournoy built for United States Shipping Board, ex- Southseas, 1927 taken over with Lone Star Steamship Company renamed Velma Lykes, 04 June 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.158 with the loss of 15 lives. 2,572
Velma Lykes (2) 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | Standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, February 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,191
Velma Lykes (3) 1967 built by Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego | Type C4-S-66a, 1985 to Ready Reserve Force renamed Cape Bon, 1999 converted into a trainingsship renamed Enterprise. 10,923
Velma Lykes (4)   see Jean Lykes (3).  
Virginia Lykes 1944 built by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, California | ex- Rainbow standard ship type C2-S-B1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Virginia Lykes, 1963 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, April 1973 scrapped. 6,085
Volunteer 1918 built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Alameda, California | ex- Volunteer built for United States Shipping Board, 1947 sold renamed Andalucia, 04 November 1949 on fire and beached Waadah Is, Juan de Fuca Strait. 7,717
Waban 1919 built by G.M. Standifer Construction Corp., Vancouver, Washington | ex- Waban built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co/, Galveston, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Sambar (managed by Runciman Ltd), 1941 renamed Empire Beaver,1942 to Norwegian Government, Oslo renamed Norhauk, 21 December 1943 mined and sunk with the loss of 11 lives in Thames Estuary. 6,038
West Chatala 1919 built by Northwest Steel Co., Portland Oregon | ex- West Chatala built for United States Shipping Board, 1940 To France renamed Ile de Ouessant, 08 November 1942 shelled and sunk by US Navy carrier based aircraft at Casablanca. 6,187
West Cobalt 1918 built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp., Portland Oregon | ex- West Cobalt built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., Galveston, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Miniver (managed by A.Weir & Co.), 18 October 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.99 off Rathlin Head. 6,055
West Cohas 1918 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- West Cohas built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., Houston, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Simba (managed by A.Weir / Hadley Shipping Co.), 11 September 1945 scuttled at 55.20N 11.00W with cargo of gas ammunition. 5,647
West Ekonk 1918 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- West Ekonk built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., Houston, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Wildebeeste (managed by G.Nisbet & Co.), 24 January 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.106. 5,630
West Gambo 1918 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- West Gambo built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Hartebeeste (managed by Watts, Watts & Co, London), 20 September 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.596. 5,579
West Harshaw 1919 built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp., Portland Oregon | ex- West Harshaw built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Oryx (managed by A.Weir & Co.), 1941 renamed Empire Robin, 1942 to Netherlands Shipping & Trading Committee managed by Furness Withy & Co. renamed Ferdinand Bol, 29 July 1942 sank at 45.21N 59.28W after collision with Norwegian s/s NORSE KING. 5,756
West Hobomac 1918 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- West Hobomac built for United States Shipping Board, 1940 to France renamed Ile de Batz, 1940 captured by Britain, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.68. 5,755
West Madaket 1919 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | ex- West Madaket built for United States Shipping Board, 05 May 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.584. 5,565
West Nilus 1920 built by South Western Shipbuilding Co., San Pedro, California | ex- West Nilus built for United States Shipping Board, 07 July 1944 scuttled at Normandy. 5,494
West Notus 1920 built by South Western Shipbuilding Co., San Pedro, California | ex- West Notus built for United States Shipping Board, 01 June 1942 sunk by gunfire from German submarine U.404 with the loss of 4 lives. 5,496
West Quechee 1919 built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp., Portland Oregon | ex- West Quechee built for United States Shipping Board, 1933 to Lykes Bros - Ripley SS Co., New Orleans, 1940 to Great Britain (MOWT) renamed Empire Panther (managed by Stanhope SS Co.), 01 Jan. 1943 mined and sunk off Strumble Head. 5,711
West Tacook 1919 built by Northwest Steel Co., Portland Oregon | ex- West Tacook built for United States Shipping Board, 1940 to France renamed Ile de Brehat, 11 February 1944 sunk by Allied aircraft in Bay of Napels. 6,176
Western Queen 1918 built by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle | Ordered as Elizabeth Gibbs but completed as Western Queen for United States Shipping Board, 1946 sold to Antillana renamed Virginia, 1948 renamed Virginia II, 1949 sold to G.M. Casaregi renamed Elisa, 1954 scrapped at Hong Kong. 5,853
William Lykes 1945 built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C. | ex- Red Gaundlet standard ship type C2-S-AJ1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed William Lykes, Feb.1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,186
Winston Salem 1920 built by The Carolina Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, North Carolina | ex- Winston Salem built for United States Shipping Board, 1947 sold to Transports Panamericanos renamed La Guayra, 1949 sold to Operaciones Mar. renamed Maria Theresa G, 1950 sold to Nautilus renamed Ticino, 1954 sold to P. Coppo renamed Crea, 1958 sold to Wheelock Marden renamed Rowena, 1959 scrapped at Hong Kong. 6,223
Zoella Lykes (1) 1940 built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey | Standard ship type C1-B built for United States Maritime Commission, 1943-1946 troop transport, 1958 to Marad Reserve, Mobile, 1973 scrapped at Panama City. 6,750
Zoella Lykes (2) 1960 built by Ingall Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi. | Type C3-S-37a, 1971 rebuilt into a container vessel 11,891gt, 19? to NDRF, 1992 Fred G, 1995 scrapped at Alang. 9,887

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