Type of entity
Authorized form of name
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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- A.S.B. Co.
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
The American Ship Building Company was founded as Cleveland Shipbuilding Co. in Cleveland, Ohio in 1888. It changed its name to American Ship Building Co. in 1900, at the time it acquired a number of smaller competitors in the trade of building lake and river steamships. Through the early 20th century, the company expanded by acquiring a number of Great Lakes shipbuilders.
New owners in the 1960s moved operations to Tampa, Florida and the company faced increasing difficulties as demand for lake cargo ships declined; the company was wound up in 1993.