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The list of ship launches in 1996 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1996.


Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
6 January United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Hopper Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
20 January  Spain Bazan Ferrol Chakri Naruebet Aircraft carrier For Royal Thai Navy
24 February United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Pearl Harbor Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship
9 March  United Kingdom Yarrow Shipbuilders Glasgow, Scotland Sutherland Type 23 frigate
15 March United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Bataan Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
22 March United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Ross Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
31 May  Canada Saint John Shipbuilding Saint John, New Brunswick Ottawa Halifax-class frigate
May  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Galaxy Cruise ship For Celebrity Cruises
May  Taiwan China Shipbuilding Kaohsiung Pan Chao Cheng Kung-class frigate
28 June  Australia Tenix Defence Williamstown, Victoria Arunta Anzac-class frigate
29 June United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Mahan Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
27 July United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Louisiana Ohio-class submarine
9 August  France Chantiers de l'Atlantique Saint-Nazaire Rhapsody of the Seas Vision-class cruise ship For Royal Caribbean International
24 August United States National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego, California Bridge Supply-class fast combat support ship
27 August  Japan IHI Corporation Tokyo Chōkai Kongō-class destroyer
7 September United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Harry S. Truman Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
6 October  Germany Bremer Vulkan Bremen Costa Olympia Cruise ship For Costa Cruises
15 October  Japan Oyashio Oyashio-class submarine
8 November United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Decatur Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
13 November  Spain Astilleros de Huelva Lehola Ferry For Estonian Shipping Co Ltd
Unknown date  Slovakia Slovenske Lodenice Komárno Anne Scan Cargo ship For NORDICA Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG MS "Herford"

See also[]

Ship events in 1996
Ship launches: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Ship commissionings: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Ship decommissionings: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Shipwrecks: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

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