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The list of ship launches in 1997 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 1997.


Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
18 January United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi McFaul Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
28 February United States National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego, California Sisler Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
February  Netherlands Koninklijke Schelde Groep Flushing Rotterdam Rotterdam-class amphibious transport dock
14 March United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Bonhomme Richard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
26 March  Finland Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku Superfast III Ro/Pax Ferry For Superfast Ferries
27 March United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Bob Hope Bob Hope-class vehicle cargo ship
24 April  Finland Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku Superfast IV Ro/Pax Ferry For Superfast Ferries
April  Taiwan China Shipbuilding Kaohsiung Chang Chien Cheng Kung-class frigate
3 May United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Donald Cook Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
10 May  Australia Tenix Defence Williamstown, Victoria Te Mana Anzac-class frigate For Royal New Zealand Navy
8 June  France Aconit La Fayette-class frigate
June[citation needed]  Italy Fincantieri Genoa SuperSeaCat Two MDV1200-class monofull fast ferry For Sea Containers
11 July  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Mercury Cruise ship For Celebrity Cruises
26 July United States National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego, California Watson Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
19 August  Japan Yudachi Murasame-class destroyer
21 August  Japan Kirisame Murasame-class destroyer
1 September United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut Connecticut Seawolf-class submarine
18 September  Japan Michishio Oyashio-class submarine
2 October United States National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego, California Dahl Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
4 October United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Higgins Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
21 October United States Avondale Shipyard Avondale, Louisiana Fisher Bob Hope-class vehicle cargo ship
October  People's Republic of China Dalian Shipyard Dalian Shenzhen Type 051B destroyer
12 November United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Porter Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
15 November United States Avondale Shipyard Westwego, Louisiana Healy Polar icebreaker

See also[]

Ship events in 1997
Ship launches: 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Ship commissionings: 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Ship decommissionings: 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Shipwrecks: 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

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