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The list of ship launches in 1989 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1989.


Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
21 January  United Kingdom Swan Hunter Wallsend, England Marlborough Type 23 frigate
31 January  Japan Jintsu Abukuma-class destroyer escort
2 February  Germany Kröger Shipyard Schacht-Audorf Kalkgrund Stollengrund-class multipurpose boats For German Navy
7 March  United Kingdom Ferguson Shipbuilders Port Glasgow Lord of the Isles Ferry For Caledonian MacBrayne
11 March United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Cowpens Ticonderoga-class cruiser
17 March  West Germany Schichau Seebeckwerft Bremerhaven Seabourn Spirit Cruise ship For Seabourn Cruise Line
8 April  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Argyll Type 23 frigate
15 April  Finland Wärtsilä Marine Perno shipyard Turku Cinderella Cruiseferry For SF Line for Viking Line traffic
26 April  Germany Elsflether Shipyard Elsflether Mittelgrund Stollengrund-class multipurpose boats For German Navy
5 May  Australia AMECON Williamstown, Victoria Melbourne Adelaide-class frigate
6 May United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Rushmore Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
26 June  Germany Blohm + Voss Hamburg Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama-class frigate
2 July United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Gettysburg Ticonderoga-class cruiser
3 July United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Scranton Los Angeles-class submarine
8 July  Canada Saint John Shipbuilding Saint John, New Brunswick Vancouver Halifax-class frigate
13 July  Germany Kröger Shipyard Schacht-Audorf Bant Stollengrund-class multipurpose boats For German Navy
19 July  Spain Bazan Ferrol Reina Sofía Santa María-class frigate
22 July United States Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Henry Eckford Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
26 July  Japan Harushio Harushio-class submarine
25 August  France Chantiers de l'Atlantique Saint-Nazaire Nordic Empress Cruise ship For Royal Caribbean International
27 August  Finland Wärtsilä Marine Perno shipyard Turku Kalypso Cruiseferry For Rederi AB Slite for Viking Line traffic
1 September United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Chosin Ticonderoga-class cruiser
11 September  Japan Umigiri Asagiri-class destroyer
12 September  Japan Sumitomo Heavy Industries Kaiwo Maru II Four-masted Barque
16 September United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Arleigh Burke Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
23 September United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Pecos Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
2 October  Germany Elsfleth Shipyard Elsfleth Breitgrund Stollengrund-class multipurpose boats For German Navy
14 October United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut West Virginia Ohio-class submarine
6 November  Finland Wärtsilä Marine (estate) Perno shipyard Turku Silja Serenade Cruiseferry For Effoa for Silja Line traffic
11 November United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Ashland Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
19 November  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Horizon Cruise ship For Celebrity Cruises
5 December  Australia Shepparton Paluma-class survey motor launch
19 December  Japan Ohyodo Abukuma-class destroyer escort
Unknown date  South Korea Cheonan Pohang-class corvette For Republic of Korea Navy

See also[]

Ship events in 1989
Ship launches: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Ship commissionings: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Ship decommissionings: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Shipwrecks: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

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