TThis class consists of 150 ships. 118 were completed for the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation between 30 May 18 and 27 Mar 20 launch dates and a further 32 were built to private account by Submarine Boat Corporation, the builder at Newark Bay starting 30 Mar 20 ~ 11 Apr 21. These privately built ships included SURICO, later RAMONA. Captured at Shanghai in Dec 41 and renamed RAMON MARU, she was registered in the IJN and converted to an auxiliary gunboat in Jan 42, released to civilian owners in Apr 42 and renamed HITORA MARU, she was temporarily chartered by the IJA between May and Jul 42 and then requisitioned again by the IJN. She survived the war, resumes commercial service and was ultimately broken up in 1967.