List of ship launches in 2002

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The list of ship launches in 2002 includes a chronological list of all ships launched in 2002.

Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
28 February  Spain Izar Ferrol Almirante Juan de Borbón Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate
20 March  Germany HDW Kiel U 31 Type 212 submarine For German Navy
13 April  Netherlands Koninklijke Schelde Groep Flushing De Ruyter De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate
26 April  United States National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego, California Soderman Watson-class vehicle cargo ship
2 May  United Kingdom VT Group: Appledore Shipbuilders Appledore, Devon, England Enterprise Echo-class survey vessel
25 May  Australia Tenix Defence Systems Williamstown, Victoria Ballarat Anzac-class frigate
25 May  People's Republic of China Jiangnan Shipyard Shanghai Guangzhou Type 052B destroyer
25 May  People's Republic of China Jiangnan Shipyard Shanghai Wuhan Type 052B destroyer
31 May  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Brilliance of the Seas Radiance-class cruise ship For Royal Caribbean International[1]
6 June  Germany Blohm + Voss Hamburg, Germany Amatola Valour-class frigate For South African Navy
26 June  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Pinckney Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
8 August  Japan Makinami Takanami-class destroyer
16 August  Germany HDW Kiel Hamburg Sachsen-class frigate
17 October  Taiwan China Shipbuilding Kaohsiung Tian Dan Cheng Kung-class frigate
23 October  Japan Kuroshio Oyashio-class submarine
27 October  Germany Meyer Werft Papenburg Norwegian Dawn Cruise ship For Norwegian Cruise Line[2]
2 November  United States Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine Chafee Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
5 December  Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Kiel, Germany Isandlwana Valour-class frigate For South African Navy
15 December  United States Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, Mississippi Chung-Hoon Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Unknown date  Japan Sumitomo Heavy Industries Yokosuka, Japan Tempera Crude oil tanker For Neste Oil; first double acting tanker

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See also

Ship events in 2002
Ship launches: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Ship commissionings: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Ship decommissionings: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Shipwrecks: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007