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The list of ship launches in 1971 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1971.


Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
16 January United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Archerfish Sturgeon-class submarine
23 January United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Cook Knox-class frigate
27 January  Japan Makishio Uzushio-class submarine
6 February United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Wabash Wichita-class replenishment oiler
13 February United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California La Moure County Newport-class tank landing ship
16 February  Japan Mikuma Chikugo-class destroyer escort
20 March United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana McCandless Knox-class frigate
3 April United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Shasta Kilauea-class ammunition ship
9 April  Canada Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon, Quebec Huron Iroquois-class destroyer
17 April United States General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Quincy, Massachusetts Mount Vernon Anchorage-class dock landing ship
23 April  Canada Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon, Quebec Algonquin Iroquois-class destroyer
24 April United States Avondale Shipyard Westwego, Louisiana Jarvis Hamilton-class cutter
24 April United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Bagley Knox-class frigate
26 April  United Kingdom Vosper Thornycroft Southampton, England Amazon Type 21 frigate
12 May  Finland Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard Helsinki Royal Viking Star Royal Viking Star-class cruise ship For Royal Viking Line
15 May United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Barbour County Newport-class tank landing ship
22 May United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Donald B. Beary Knox-class frigate
4 June United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Silversides Sturgeon-class submarine
10 June  United Kingdom Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Barrow-in-Furness, England Sheffield Type 42 destroyer
23 June United States Lockheed Shipbuilding Seattle, Washington Robert E. Peary Knox-class frigate
23 July  France Dubegion-Normandie Nantes Aallotar Ferry For Finland Steamship Company / Silja Line
24 July United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Harlan County Newport-class tank landing ship
28 August  Italy C.N.Tirreno e Riuniti-Palermo Palermo Giovanna Ore-bulk-oil carrier Renamed Giovanna Lolli-Ghetti
4 September United States Avondale Shipyard Westwego, Louisiana Midgett Hamilton-class cutter
7 September  United Kingdom Swiftsure Swiftsure-class submarine
10 September  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Ariadne Leander-class frigate
22 September United States Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company Newport News, Virginia California California-class cruiser
25 September United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Kirk Knox-class frigate
29 September  Germany Kiel HDW U13 Type 206 submarine For German Navy
1 October  Finland Rauma Rauma-Reopla Oy Bore VII For Angfartygs Ab Bore[1]
2 October United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Barnstable County Newport-class tank landing ship
9 October United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Batfish Sturgeon-class submarine
23 October United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Mount Baker Kilauea-class ammunition ship
25 November  Japan Tokachi Chikugo-class destroyer escort
26 November  Finland Rauma Rauma-Reopla Oy Bore IX For Angfartygs Ab Bore[2]
3 December  France Dubegion-Normandie Nantes Svea Regina Ferry For Rederi AB Svea / Silja Line
4 December United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Barbey Knox-class frigate
4 December United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Bristol County Newport-class tank landing ship
11 December United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi William H. Bates Sturgeon-class submarine
11 December  Norway Trosvik Verksted A/S Brevik Anderida Train ferry For Sealink
14 December  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Viking 3 Ferry For Rederi Ab Sally / Viking Line
Unknown date  United Kingdom Isle of Wight Royalist Brig For The Marine Society & Sea Cadet Corps
Unknown date  Japan Hayashikane Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Nagasaki Toko Maru Fishing vessel
Unknown date  Canada Alum Construction Edmonton GSI Mariner Research/survey vessel For Geophysical Service Inc.

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Ship events in 1971
Ship launches: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
Ship commissionings: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
Ship decommissionings: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
Shipwrecks: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

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