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Stowman Shipyards, Dorchester NJ

(now Dorchester Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: May 6, 2014.


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 #

O.N.

Original Name Original Owner Type GT Feet Delivery Disposition

Built by Charles H. Stowman & Son

  222041 S. W. Sheppard Bivalve Packing Fishing Vessel 42 61 1922

Active

  222897 Ada C. Lore Steven F Pagels Passenger 59 77 1923 Active 
  222809 Kathryn M. Lee Kathryn M Lee LLC Oyster Schooner 37 57 1923 Active
  222821 L. H. Robbins, Sr. Robbins & Robbins Fishing Vessel 46 67 1923 NLD
  223667 Contender John W. King Fishing Vessel 56 77 1924 NLD
  223739 Polly Riggin Shellpile Ranch Fishing Vessel 45 65 1924

Later Katie E. Sharp, NLD

  226358 John C. Peterson Peterson Packing Fishing Vessel 55 71 1927 Active
    Delight L. W. Fogg Schooner 45   1927 Later Salt Wind, NLD
227932 Clyde A. Phillips Schooner Phillips Inc. Oyster Schooner 57 76 1928 Now A. J. Meerwald
    Ethalinda   Dredge     1929 NLD
    H. H. Robbins Robbins & Robbins Fishing Vessel 53 69 1929 NLD
  229014 F/V Defiance F/V Defiance Fishing Vessel 20 46 1929 NLD
  229413 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  
  259831 Toni Dianne III Port of Coos Bay Fishing Vessel 48 61 1943 NLD
  246192 Elizabeth George G. Pierce Fishing Vessel 22 42 1944

Later Frederick Albert, NLD

  245520 Gremlin Bruce E. Morse Towing Vessel 14 43 1944 Active
    Gaffer Frank H. Wheaton Sloop   46  1945 Later Lord Nelson, Paramour, Tivis II, NLD
273 249021 Dolphin Alaska Ocean Fish Fishing Vessel 118 80 1945 NLD
  247632 Lawson Lawson Inc Fishing Vessel 78 70 1945 NLD
  249050 Nordsee Timothy A Balcer Fishing Vessel 46 56 1945 Active
  249980 Rapture Naja G. D'Albissin Recreational 113 80 1946 Active (Bahamas)
  260228 Capt. Collet II George E Collet Passenger 32 56 1950 NLD
101 263892 Captain Gary II Jack I. Myers Passenger 9 50 1952 Now Lazy Bones II 
  na Telas Portugese Navy Minesweeper 390   26-Apr-54 M 410, scrapped 1976
  na Lajes Portugese Navy Minesweeper 390   13-Aug-54 M 411, scrapped 1975
  na Sao Pedro Portugese Navy Minesweeper 390   17-Nov-54 M 412, scrapped 1975
  270611 Flying Cloud Flying Cloud of Montauk Passenger 56 63 1955 Active 
  274396 Sea Star II F/V Sea Star, Inc Recreational 14 62 1957 NLD
  275441 Capt. Mike Michael B Baynum Passenger 28 62 1957 Later Sea Hunter, now Tradewinds III 
  278316 Sunshine Aloha Holdings Passenger 13 62 1959 Later American Princess, now Island Current IV
  279584 Black Hawk II Black Hawk II Passenger 42 62 1959 Active 
  299101 Sans Souci II Blanche H. Ludeke Recreational 17 35 1959 Now Sans Souci
73 522663 Tormentor III Dennis Blades Recreational 20 40 1959 NLD 
  281267 Capt. Cal MLC Fishing Inc Passenger 41 62 1960 Later Donna B, Onset Chief, now Capt. Mike
  281253 Rosie Russo Brothers Passenger 41 62 1960 Active 
  286200 Patrician Judith Rieschel Recreational 18 37 1960 Now Second Sunrise
  285128 Spray III Super-Fishall Inc. Fishing Vessel 45 65 1961 NLD
  292895 Spree Robert Reedy Recreational 14 36 1963 NLD
213 291327 Pastime II Miss Nel Ltd. Passenger 25 62 1963 Later Vanessa Marie, NLD

Built by Dorchester Shipbuilding

91 500498 Zephyr Raymond W Gevas Recreational 15 35 1964 Active 
  288254 Golden Dolphin Edward F. McCourt Recreational 14 35 1965

Now Leo-Draco

99 296654 Enterprise George H Cavanagh Recreational 14 35 1964 Active 
  298325 Mobay James J. Lees Unclassified 14 35 1965

Now Vita Brevis

101 299875 Dream Maru Valerie Jones Recreational 14 35 1965

Now Silver Lining

  na Bangkeo (MSC 303) Thai Navy Minesweeper 390   9-Jul-65 M 6, active
  na Saros (MSC 305) Turkish Navy Minesweeper 390   26-Jul-65 M 515, active
  na Silifke (MSC 304) Turkish Navy Minesweeper 390   27-Jul-65 M 514, active
  na Spike (WLIC 75308) U.S. Coast Guard Inland Tender 145   15-Feb-66 Reefed off Jacksonville 2009
  na Yung Lo (MSC 306) Taiwanese Navy Minesweeper 390   18-Mar-66 M 154, struck 1993
  na Hatchet (WLIC 75309) U.S. Coast Guard Inland Tender 145   23-Jun-66 Active
  na Axe (WLIC 75310) U.S. Coast Guard Inland Tender 145   17-Oct-66 Active
  503832 Valkyrie Palm Beach Mar Inst Recreational 14 35 1966 Active 
  507161 Ouingondy Eddy Love Fishing Vessel 199 86 1967 Now Western Viking
114 508318 Passion Stacy A Czerwinski Recreational 15 40 1967

Now Dream Ketcher

  508793 Moonglade William P Gibbons Recreational 15 40 1967 Active 
  509238 Mary Dyer Dean C Morey Recreational 7 31 1967 Now Jolly Morey
117 510543 Heritage Walter Wolin Recreational 15 40 1967 Active 
  516305 Joseph and Lucia III Expedition Fishing Fishing Vessel 192 91 1967 Now Donny C
915 662084 Robert C. Morgan Harbor House Seafood Fishing Vessel 46 72 1983 Now Shell Game II
117 991747 Tiger Hillard Bloom Shellfish Fishing Vessel 7 30 1993 Active 
  999045 Nathan of Dorchester Dorchester Skipjack Passenger 14 46 1994 Active 
  1022635 Beth Anne Robert C Tyler Fishing Vessel 14 36 1994 Active