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ahncke Dry Dock And Shipbuilding Corporation


ESPECIALLY important among the South- err. Representatives of the shipbuilding industry is the Jahncke Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Corporation, which was established thirty rears ago. The business was founded by F. Jahncke and was originally operated under the name of the St. Tammany Shipyard, an enterprise - mi tin mas closely affiliated with the Jahncke Navigation Company, one of the best known of the ng enterprises of the South. Later the com- r any became known as F. Jahncke, Incorporated, of which Ernest Lee Jahncke became president and general manager in 19x5. Mr. Jahncke then organized the Jahncke Shipbuilding Company, Incorporated, in behalf of which he secured contracts amounting to several millions of dollars for vessels to be constructed for the United States Government under the direction of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation. The present officers of the company are Ernest Lee Jahncke, president and general manager; Paul F. Jahncke, vice-president, and Walter F. Jahncke, secretary and treasurer.

The business of the company includes the con-struction of wooden tonnage to 5,000 tons dead-weight, including hydraulic dredges, sea-going tugs, schooners, and barges. The company is also engaged in the business of drydocking and making repairs to vessels up to 10,000 tons.

The hull yard is located at Madisonville, Lou-isiana, and the outfitting, drydock, and ship-repair plant is located on the Mississippi River in the port of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Commodore Ernest Lee Jahncke, president and general manager, was born at New Orleans, Louisiana, October 13, 1878, and was educated in Tulane University, being graduated from the College of Technology in 1899, with degrees of B.E., M.E., and E.A.E. He began business in 1899, as draftsman for the St. Tammany Shipyard; became marine superintendent for the famous Jahncke Navigation Company in 1900; was vice-president 1907-1911, then becoming president and general manager of that company and the St. Tammany Shipyard.

He was formerly president of the New Orleans Association of Commerce. He is a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce; a director of the Canal Bank & Trust Company; member of the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund; the Board of Trustees of the Newcomb College for Women; the Foreign Trade Council, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society of Engineers, Louisiana Engineering Society, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is commodore of the Southern Yacht Club, member of the Boston and Louisiana Clubs of New Orleans, and the India House, New York City.

During the war the United States Shipping Board appointed him in charge of the Gulf Section, Sea Service Department, for the recruiting of officers and seamen for the Merchant Marine.

Commodore Jahncke is prominent socially, and married the granddaughter of Edward M. Stanton, Secretary of War under President Lincoln.

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