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U.S. Army Rescue Boats (P)

Most recent update: July 30, 2013.


The Army's WWII fleet included 564 gasoline-powered, wooden, rescue boats, assigned to the U.S. Army Air Force.   There were several designs, ranging in length from 42 feet to 104 feet.  If anyone has any information on what happened to these boats, please send it to timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Type # # of Boats Design # Feet Delivery Disposition
Greenport Basin Greenport NY P 20 1 195 72 6/40 "MG W. L. Kenly"
Greenport Basin Greenport NY P 21 1 195 72 7/40 "MG Chas. T. Mencher"
Greenport Basin Greenport NY P 22 1 195 72 8/40 "BG Wm. Mitchell"
Greenport Basin Greenport NY P 23 1 195 72 9/40 "BG A. W. Robins"
Greenport Basin Greenport NY P 24 1 195 72 10/40  
Owens Yacht Baltimore MD P 25-41 17 221 42 10/41-4/42  
Dodge Boat & Plane Newport News VA P 42-68 27 221 42 11/41-5/42  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 69-72 4 203 83 4/42-7/42  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ P 73-75 3 203 83 4/42-5/42  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD P 81-89 9 203 83 6/42-9/42  
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA P 90-93 4 235 104 1/43  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 94-97 4 235 104 9/42-1/43  
Dachel-Carter SB Benton Harbor MI P 98-101 4 235 104 1/43  
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA P 102-105 4 235 104 3/43-4/43  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ P 106-109 4 235 104 9/42-12/42  
Stephens Bros. Stockton CA P 110-115 6 235 104 8/42-4/43  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 116-117 2 235 104 12/42  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX P 118-121 4 236 104 12/42-11/43  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI P 122-140 19 221 42 5/42-8/42  
Stephens Bros. Stockton CA P 141-146 6 235 104 8/42-5/43  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 147-148 2 235 104 7/43  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 149-150 2 235 104 9/42-1/43  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI P 151-180 30 221 42 10/42-2/43  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ P 181-182 2 203 83 2/43-3/43  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 183-184 2 203 83 1/43-2/43  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ P 185-188 4 203 83 2/43-3/43  
Owens Yacht Baltimore MD P 190-206 17 221 42 12/42-3/43  
Stephens Bros. Stockton CA P 209-211 3 235 104 5/43-7/44  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX P 212-213 2 235 104 6/43-7/43  
Sagstad Shipyard Seattle WA P 214-217 4 235 104 6/43-7/43  
Hillstrom Shipbuilding North Bend OR P 218-220 3 235 104 7/43  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 221-226 6 235 104 6/43  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 233-239 7 235 104 5/43-9/43  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 240 1 235-B 104 10/43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX P 241-244 4 235 104 7/43-9/43  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 245-248 4 203 83 4/42-9/42  
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA P 249-252 4 235 104 4/43-9/43  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 253-255 3 235 104 7/43-10/43  
Hunt Marine Service Richmond CA P 256-261 6 221 42 4/43-8/43  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD P 262-265 4 203 83 3/43  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ P 266-273 8 235 104 5/43-12/43  
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA P 274-279 6 235 104 5/43-12/43  
Stephens Bros. Stockton CA P 280-285 6 235 104 8/43-12/43  
Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Sturgeon Bay WI P 296-310 15 221 42 6/43-12/43  
Richardson Boat Tonowanda NY P 326-354 29        
Peterson, Julius Nyack NY P 355-359 5 379 85 3/44-1/45  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 360-369 10 379 85 11/43-8/44  
Eddy Shipbuilding Bay City MI P 428-439 12 379 85 5/44-12/44  
Peterson, Julius Nyack NY P 440-449 10 379 85 3/44-1/45  
Sturgeon Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI P 452-469 18 385 45 2/44-1/45  
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA P 470-477 8        
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 478-487 10 379 85 11/43-8/44  
Sturgeon Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI P 488-491 4 385 45 2/44-1/45  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD P 492-505 14 379 85 5/44-12/44  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 506-509 4 379 85 1/45-3/45  
Fellows & Stewart Wilmington CA P 510-517 8 379 85 4/44-9/44 P-510 now Dream Maker
Wilmington Boatworks Wilmington CA P 518-525 8 379 85 4/44-9/44  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC P 546-555 10 385 45 4/44-5/44  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL P 556-559 4 379 85 11/43-8/44  
Herreshoff Mfg Bristol RI P 560-567 8 379 85 6/44-8/44  
Peterson Boatworks Sturgeon Bay WI P 568-575 8 379 85 5/44-11/44  
Simms Bros. Dorchester MA P 576-583 8 379 85 7/44-4/45  
Burger Boat Manitowoc WI P 584-591 8 379 85 5/44-11/44  
Nevins, Henry B. City Island NY P 592-596 5 379 85 4/44-8/44  
Owens Yacht Baltimore MD P 597-598 2        
Elizabeth City Shipyard Elizabeth City NC P 599-604 6        
Daytona Beach BW Daytona Beach FL P 605-610 6        
Herreshoff Mfg Bristol RI P 626-649 24 416 63 7/44-10/44  
Herreshoff Mfg Bristol RI P 650-661 12 416 63 10/44-1/44  
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI P 662-671 10 416 63 5/44-7/44  
Stephens Bros. Stockton CA P 679-711 33 416 63 8/44-12/44  
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI P 733-738 6 379 85 9/44-11/44  
Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI P 739-745 7 379 85 9/44-1/45