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Stowman Shipyards, Dorchester NJ

(now Dorchester Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: December 15, 2012.


The shipyard in Dorchester NJ was established by Charles H. Stowman in 1890.  Following the death of Charles H., the yard was run by his sons, Charles A. and William B.  Then in 1942 it was sold to the next generation, Walton G. Stowman, Frank Wheaton, Jr., and Bennett Stowman.  It survived the war and in 1963 became Dorchester Shipbuilding, which is still in business but no longer building ships.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can provide any further information about the ships built here, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull #

Original Name Original Owner Type GT Feet Delivery Disposition

Built by Charles H. Stowman & Son

  S. W. Sheppard Bivalve Packing Fishing Vessel 42 61 1922

Active

  Ada C. Lore Steven F Pagels Passenger 59 77 1923 Active 
  Kathryn M. Lee Kathryn M Lee LLC Oyster Schooner 37 57 1923 Active
  L. H. Robbins, Sr. Robbins & Robbins Fishing Vessel 46 67 1923 No longer documented
  Contender John W. King Fishing Vessel 56 77 1924 No longer documented
  Polly Riggin Shellpile Ranch Fishing Vessel 45 65 1924

Later Katie E. Sharp, no longer documented

  John C. Peterson Peterson Packing Fishing Vessel 55 71 1927 Active
  Delight L. W. Fogg Schooner 45   1927 Later Salt Wind, no longer documented
Clyde A. Phillips Schooner Clyde A. Phillips Inc. Oyster Schooner 57 76 1928 Now A. J. Meerwald, the official tall ship of New Jersey
  Ethalinda   Dredge     1929 No longer documented
  H. H. Robbins Robbins & Robbins Fishing Vessel 53 69 1929 No longer documented
  F/V Defiance F/V Defiance Fishing Vessel 20 46 1929 No longer documented
  Derek W. Robinson Pek Clam Co. Oyster Dredge 59 73 1930 Now Dredge Monster

Built by Stowman Shipyards

T 78 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 3/43  
T 79 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 3/43  
T 80 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 4/43  
T 81 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 4/43  
MTL 226 US Army Tug   46 3/43-4/43  
MTL 227 US Army Tug   46 3/43-4/43  
MTL 228 US Army Tug   46 3/43-4/43  
MTL 229 US Army Tug   46 3/43-4/43  
MTL 230 US Army Tug   46 3/43-4/43  
FS 70 US Army Coastal Freighter   114 May-43 Later JMP 70, to USN as YMP 1
MTL 749 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 750 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 751 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 752 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 753 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 754 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 755 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 756 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 757 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 758 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 759 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 760 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 761 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 762 US Army Tug   47 9/43-11/43  
MTL 763 US Army Tug   46 11/43-1/44  
MTL 764 US Army Tug   46 11/43-1/44  
MTL 765 US Army Tug   46 11/43-1/44  
MTL 766 US Army Tug   46 11/43-1/44  
MTL 767 US Army Tug   46 11/43-1/44  
MTL 768 US Army Tug   46 11/43-1/44  
BSP 177 US Army Barge, Self-Prop   105 1/44-3/44  
BSP 178 US Army Barge, Self-Prop   105 1/44-3/44  
BSP 179 US Army Barge, Self-Prop   105 1/44-3/44  
BSP 180 US Army Barge, Self-Prop   105 1/44-3/44  
T 151 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 1/44  
T 152 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 1/44  
T 153 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 2/44  
T 154 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 2/44  
T 155 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 2/44  
T 156 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 11/44  
T 157 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 11/44  
T 158 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 11/44  
T 159 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 11/44  
T 160 US Army Psgr.-Cargo Boat   65 11/44  
  Toni Dianne III Port of Coos Bay Fishing Vessel 48 61 1943 No longer documented
  Elizabeth George G. Pierce Fishing Vessel 22 42 1944

Later Frederick Albert, no longer documented

  Gremlin Bruce E. Morse Towing Vessel 14 43 1944 Active
  Gaffer Frank H. Wheaton Sloop   46  1945 Later Lord Nelson, Paramour, Tivis II, no longer documented
273 Dolphin Alaska Ocean Fish Fishing Vessel 118 80 1945 No longer documented
  Lawson Lawson Inc Fishing Vessel 78 70 1945 No longer documented
  Nordsee Timothy A Balcer Fishing Vessel 46 56 1945 Active
  Rapture Naja G. D'Albissin Recreational 113 80 1946 Active (Bahamas)
  Capt. Collet II George E Collet Passenger 32 56 1950 No longer documented
101 Captain Gary II Jack I. Myers Passenger 9 50 1952 Now Lazy Bones II 
  Telas Portugese Navy Minesweeper 390   26-Apr-54 M 410, scrapped 1976
  Lajes Portugese Navy Minesweeper 390   13-Aug-54 M 411, scrapped 1975
  Sao Pedro Portugese Navy Minesweeper 390   17-Nov-54 M 412, scrapped 1975
  Flying Cloud Flying Cloud of Montauk Passenger 56 63 1955 Active 
  Sea Star II F/V Sea Star, Inc Recreational 14 62 1957 No longer documented
  Capt. Mike Michael B Baynum Passenger 28 62 1957 Later Sea Hunter, now Tradewinds III 
  Sunshine Aloha Holdings Passenger 13 62 1959 Later American Princess, now Island Current IV
  Black Hawk II Black Hawk II Passenger 42 62 1959 Active 
  Sans Souci II Blanche H. Ludeke Recreational 17 35 1959 Now Sans Souci
73 Tormentor III Dennis Blades Recreational 20 40 1959 No longer documented 
  Capt. Cal MLC Fishing Inc Passenger 41 62 1960 Later Donna B, Onset Chief, now Capt. Mike
  Rosie Russo Brothers Passenger 41 62 1960 Active 
  Patrician Judith Rieschel Recreational 18 37 1960 Now Second Sunrise
  Spray III Super-Fishall Inc. Fishing Vessel 45 65 1961 No longer documented
  Spree Robert Reedy Recreational 14 36 1963 No longer documented 
213 Pastime II Miss Nel Ltd. Passenger 25 62 1963 Later Vanessa Marie, no longer documented

Built by Dorchester Shipbuilding

91 Zephyr Raymond W Gevas Recreational 15 35 1964 Active 
99 Enterprise George H Cavanagh Recreational 14 35 1964 Active 
  Golden Dolphin Edward F. McCourt Recreational 14 35 1965

Now Leo-Draco

101 Dream Maru Valerie Jones Recreational 14 35 1965

Now Silver Lining

  Mobay James J. Lees Unclassified 14 35 1965

Now Vita Brevis

  Bangkeo (MSC 303) Thai Navy Minesweeper 390   9-Jul-65 M 6, active
  Saros (MSC 305) Turkish Navy Minesweeper 390   26-Jul-65 M 515, active
  Silifke (MSC 304) Turkish Navy Minesweeper 390   27-Jul-65 M 514, active
  Spike (WLIC 75308) U.S. Coast Guard Inland Tender 145   15-Feb-66 Struck 1986, reefed off Jacksonville 2009
  Yung Lo (MSC 306) Taiwanese Navy Minesweeper 390   18-Mar-66 M 154, struck 1993
  Hatchet (WLIC 75309) U.S. Coast Guard Inland Tender 145   23-Jun-66 Active
  Axe (WLIC 75310) U.S. Coast Guard Inland Tender 145   17-Oct-66 Active
  Valkyrie Palm Beach Mar Inst Recreational 14 35 1966 Active 
114 Passion Stacy A Czerwinski Recreational 15 40 1967

Now Dream Ketcher

117 Heritage Walter Wolin Recreational 15 40 1967 Active 
  Mary Dyer Dean C Morey Recreational 7 31 1967 Now Jolly Morey
  Moonglade William P Gibbons Recreational 15 40 1967 Active 
  Ouingondy Eddy Love Fishing Vessel 199 86 1967 Now Western Viking
  Joseph and Lucia III Expedition Fishing Fishing Vessel 192   1967 Now Donny C
915 Robert C. Morgan Harbor House Seafood Fishing Vessel 46 72 1983 Now Shell Game II
117 Tiger Hillard Bloom Shellfish Fishing Vessel 7 30 1993 Active 
  Beth Anne Robert C Tyler Fishing Vessel 14 36 1994 Active 
  Nathan of Dorchester Dorchester Skipjack Passenger 14 46 1994 Active