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The list of ship launches in 1987 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1987.


Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
17 January United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Andrew J. Higgins Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
23 January  Japan Yukishio Yūshio-class submarine
29 January  Spain Bazan Ferrol Numancia Santa María-class frigate
30 January  Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shimakaze Hatakaze-class destroyer
30 Januard  Germany Orenstein & Koppel Lübeck Vogelsand Nordstand-class tug
25 February  Italy Fincantieri San Giorgio San Giorgio-class amphibious assault ship
7 March  Germany Deggendorfer Werft und Eisenbau Mozart river cruise ship For Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft
3 April United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Lake Champlain Ticonderoga-class cruiser
4 April  France Chantiers de l'Atlantique Saint-Nazaire Sovereign of the Seas Sovereign-class cruise ship For Royal Caribbean International
24 April  Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard Fatih Yavuz-class frigate
3 May  SUN Werft 340 Selenodolsk SKR-451 Koni-class frigate For Sovjet Nany
9 May  Germany Elsfleth shipyard Elsfleth Kronsort Schwedeneck-class research vessel For German Navy
13 June United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Albany Los Angeles-class submarine
17 June  Finland Wärtsilä Marine Vuosaari shipyard Helsinki Kapitan Danilkin SA-15-class cargo ship
27 June United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Gunston Hall Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
10 July  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Norfolk Type 23 frigate
12 July United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Philippine Sea Ticonderoga-class cruiser
18 July  Yugoslavia Brodogradevna Industrija Split Amorella cruiseferry for SF Line for Viking Line traffic
31 July  Germany Kröger shipyard Schacht-Audorf Helmsand Schwedeneck-class research vessel For German Navy
4 August United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Wasp Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
10 August  Germany Johann Oelkers KG Hamburg Bülk Tugboat For Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel
9 September  Japan Amagiri Asagiri-class destroyer
12 September United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Pasadena Los Angeles-class submarine
21 September  Japan Yūgiri Asagiri-class destroyer
2 October United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Princeton Ticonderoga-class cruiser
2 October United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Walter S. Diehl Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
7 October  United Kingdom Cammell Laird Birkenhead, England Campbeltown Type 22 frigate
10 October  Italy Fincantieri San Marco San Giorgio-class amphibious assault ship
10 October  Japan Yamagiri Asagiri-class destroyer
1 November  West Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Crown Odyssey Cruise ship For Royal Cruise Line
8 December  United Kingdom Ferguson Shipbuilders Port Glasgow Isle of Mull Ferry For Caledonian MacBrayne
19 December  Japan Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co Onishi Reijin Car transporter For Nissan Prince Kaiun K.K.
Date uncertain  People's Republic of China Huludao Shipyard Huludao, Liaoning Province ChangZheng 4 Type 091 nuclear-powered attack submarine

See also[]

Ship events in 1987
Ship launches: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Ship commissionings: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Ship decommissionings: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Shipwrecks: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

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