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U.S. Army Small Craft

Most recent update: July 30, 2011.


The Army's WWII fleet included thousands of small craft.  The table below lists those not listed elsewhere.  If anyone has any information on what happened to these boats, please send it to timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Boat Type Type # # of Boats Design # Diesel or Gas Steel or Wood Feet Delivery Disposition
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, patrol AC 1-10 10 221-C G W 43 10/42-5/43  
Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI Boat, passenger C 1-10 10 186 D or G W 40 1/41-2/41  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger C 11-20 10 186 D or G W 40 3/41  
Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI Boat, passenger C 21-30 10 186 D or G W 40 8/41-9/41  
Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI Boat, passenger C 31-40 10 186 D or G W 40 11/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, landing CL 1-40 40 185 D or G W 36 12/40-2/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, landing CL 41-80 40 185 D or G W 36 1/41-2/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, landing CL 81-130 50 185-A D or G W 36 8/42-4/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, landing CL 132 1 297 G W 36 1/43  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 581-688 108 402 G S 38 2/44-3/44  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 931-960 30 394 G S 22 6/43-7/43  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 961-1080 120 394 G S 34 7/43-11/43  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 1082-1276 195 422 G S 32 8/43-3/44  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 1606-1888 283 402 G S 38 10/43-3/44  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 1889 1 421 G S 42 1/44  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GT 1890-1980 91 402 G S 38 10/43-3/44  
Chrysler Corp. Detroit MI Tug, marine tractor GU 2386-2595 210 421 G S 42 5/44-9/44  
Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Sturgeon Bay WI Vessel, retrieving H 2-12 11 210 D S 158 12/42-2/44  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, shallow-draft J 101-127 27 na G W 22 10/40-11/40  
Wheeler Shipyards Brooklyn NY Boat, patrol J 128-130 3 na G W 35 12/41-1/41  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ Boat, whale J 134 1 188 D W 26 2/41  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 135-137 3 186 D or G W 40 3/41  
Wheeler Shipyards Brooklyn NY Boat, shallow-draft J 138-140 3     W 26 1941  
Freeport Point Shipyard Freeport NY Boat, ambulance J 141-142 2 200 G W 40 1/41-5/41  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, shallow-draft J 144-145 2 na G W 30 5/41  
Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI Boat, passenger J 146-153 8 212 D W 50 5/41-6/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, shallow-draft J 154 1 36-J G W 36 4/41  
Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL Skiff, motor J 160 1 na G W 58 4/41  
Navy Yard Cavite, Philippines Boat, whale J 161-163 3 na G W 26 12/41  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, rescue J 168-196 29 326 G W 22 6/41-11/41  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 197-198 2 212 D W 50 12/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, shallow-draft J 199-201 3 36-J G W 36 8/41  
Choctaw Boatworks Mobile AL Boat, whale J 202-209 8 188 D W 26 11/41-12/41  
Krem, Kau & Son Pittsburg CA Boat, passenger J 210-211 2 212 D W 50 3/42  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Launch J 214 1 na G W 34 7/41  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 215-216 2 212 D W 50 12/41  
Electric Launch Bayonne NJ Launch J 226-233 8 na T W 39 8/41-10/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, shallow-draft J 238-240 3 36-J G W 50 10/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, patrol J 241-244 4 243 G W 37 9/41  
Electric Launch Bayonne NJ Launch J 248-249 2 na G W 44 10/41  
Francks, V. Seattle WA Launch J 252-257 6 na D W 40 11/41  
Olson & Winge Seattle WA Launch J 258-263 6 na D W 40 11/41  
Robinson Marine Benton Harbor MI Boat, passenger J 270-277 8 212 D W 50 4/42-6/42  
Francks, V. Seattle WA Launch J 278 1 na D W 40 1/42  
Olson & Winge Seattle WA Launch J 279-280 2 na D W 40 1/42  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 308-322 15 186 D or G W 40 5/42-10/42  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 340-360 21 186 D or G W 40 7/42-9/42  
Choctaw Boatworks Mobile AL Boat, whale J 387-389 3 188 D W 26 12/42-1/43  
Hodgson-Greene-Haldeman Long Beach CA Boat, passenger J 399-408 10 212 D W 50 11/42-2/43  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 412-452 41 186 D or G W 40 11/42-2/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, utility J 464-465 2 304 G W 27 7/42  
Choctaw Boatworks Mobile AL Boat, whale J 470-471 2 188 D W 26 3/43  
North Pacific Shipbuilding Anacortes WA Boat, passenger J 479-498 20 186 D or G W 40 4/43-6/43  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 501-520 20 186 D or G W 40 3/43-5/43  
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Wareham MA Boat, passenger J 521-535 15 186 D or G W 40 9/43-12/43  
Hodgson-Greene-Haldeman Long Beach CA Boat, passenger J 538-547 20 212 D W 50 11/42-2/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, patrol J 548-550 3 243 G W 37 9/42  
Ashbridge Boatworks Los Angeles CA Boat, passenger J 561-580 20 212 D W 50 4/43-5/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, utility J 581-630 50 311 G W 27 2/43-3/43  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, rescue J 631-661 29 326 G W 22 10/42-2/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, patrol J 670-671 2 243 G W 37 10/42  
Owens Yacht Baltimore MD Boat, patrol J 672-681 10 221-D G W 42 4/43-6/43  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, patrol J 690-726 37 221-C G W 43 10/42-3/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, fire J 729-740 12 322 G W 27 3/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, patrol J 741-790 50 243 G W 37 4/43-6/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, shallow-draft J 820 1 36-J G W 36 3/43  
Westergard Shipbuilding Port Isabel TX Boat, passenger J 821-830 10 212 D W 50 5/43-11/43  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 835-844 10 212 D W 50 3/43-4/43  
Lester & Franck Seattle WA Boat, passenger J 847-856 10 186 D or G W 40 4/43-5/43  
Chris-Franklin Manufacturing Seattle WA Boat, pusher J 896-915 20 337 D W 28 4/43-6/43  
Motor Boat Marina Seattle WA Boat, passenger J 944-953 10 186 D or G W 40 4/43-5/43  
Wareham Shipyard Wareham MA Boat, passenger J 956-961 6 186-A D or G W 40 3/43-4/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, shallow-draft J 962-990 29 36-J G W 36 6/43-7/43  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, utility J 991-1040 50 311 G W 27 8/43-9/43  
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Wareham MA Boat, motor J 1041 1 389 D W 18 4/43  
Pine Castle Boat Pine Castle FL Boat, rescue J 1045 1 390 G W 18 4/43  
Hacker Boat Mt. Clemons MI Boat, patrol J 1051-1065 15 221-D G W 42 1/44-10/44  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, passenger J 1067-1108 42 212 D W 50 9/43-11/44  
Richardson Boat Tonowanda NY Boat, passenger J 1109-1153 45 186 D or G W 40 9/43-10/44  
Richardson Boat Tonowanda NY Boat, passenger J 1154-1156 3 186-B D or G W 40 8/44  
Richardson Boat Tonowanda NY Boat, passenger J 1157-1162 6 186 D or G W 40 9/43-10/44  
Dawn Cruisers Classon Point NY Boat, passenger J 1163-1180 8 382 G W 36 10/43-4/44  
Eddy Shipbuilding Bay City MI Boat, passenger J 1181-1209 29 382 G W 36 9/43-1/44  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ Boat, passenger J 1212-1221 10 382 G W 36 10/43-11/43  
Johnson, M. Bayhead NJ Boat, passenger J 1222-1227 6 382 G W 36 10/43-11/43  
Johnson Bros. Point Pleasant NJ Boat, passenger J 1228-1233 6 382 G W 36 10/43-11/43  
Manteo Boatbuilding Manteo NC Boat, passenger J 1249-1253 5 382 G W 36 9/43-11/43  
Hickman, Albert Marblehead MA Boat, rescue J 1276-1305 30 387 G W 32 12/43-9/44  
Hinckley Boats Southwest Harbor ME Boat, picket J 1306-1333 28 388 G W 38 1/44-5/44  
Hunt Marine Service Richmond CA Boat, patrol J 1363-1374 12 221-B G W 42 1/44-7/44  
Wilson Boats Wilmington CA Boat, passenger J 1388-1415 28 382 G W 36 1/44-5/44  
Western Boatbuilding Seattle WA Boat, patrol J 1741-1761 21 243 G W 37 3/44-6/44  
Grandy Boat Seattle WA Boat, patrol J 1767-1782 16 243 G W 37 3/44-6/44  
Long Beach Boat Long Beach CA Boat, water taxi J 1787-1789 3 na G W 45 12/44  
San Pedro Boatworks San Pedro CA Boat, patrol J 1828-1854 27 243 G W 37 3/44-7/44  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, patrol J 1855-1979 125 243 G W 37 3/44-6/44  
Palmer Scott New Bedford MA Boat, salvage J 2005-2012 8 403 D W 50 3/44-10/44  
Wareham Shipyard Wareham MA Boat, salvage J 2143-2148 6 403 D W 50 1/45-3/45  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL Boat, picket J 2149-2168 20 388 G W 38 1/44-5/44  
Hinckley Boats Southwest Harbor ME Boat, shallow-draft J 2169-2174 6     W 38 1945  
Ventnor Boatworks Atlantic City NJ Boat, utility J 2176-2195 20 311 G W 27 12/44-2/45  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD Boat, utility J 2196-2215 30 311 G W 27 11/44-3/45  
Dooley's Basin Fort Lauderdale FL Boat, utility J 2216-2240 25 311 G W 27 12/44-2/45  
Fellows & Stewart Wilmington CA Boat, passenger J 2246-2262 17 186 D or G W 40 1/45-5/45  
Stephens Bros. Stockton CA Boat, salvage J 2266-2282 17 403 G W 50 1/45-4/45  
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI Boat, salvage J 2283-2303 21 403 G W 50 1/45-5/45  
Dunphy Boat Oshkosh WI Boat, utility J 2308-2337 30 311 G W 27 8/44-12/44  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Towboat J 2597 1 307 G W 36 10/43 Originally MTT 1
Gar Wood Industries Marysville MI Boat, radio-controlled JR 1-9 9 244 G W 34 3/42-8/42  
Hacker Boat Mt. Clemons MI Boat, radio-controlled JR 10-18 9 244 G W 34 6/42  
Gar Wood Industries Marysville MI Boat, radio-controlled JR 19-29 11 244 G W 34 9/42-10/42  
Hacker Boat Mt. Clemons MI Boat, radio-controlled JR 30-63 34 244 G W 34 3/42-12/43  
Dodge Boat & Plane Newport News VA Landing craft LCVP 25142-25215 74 185 mod. n/a W 36 3/43-11/43  
Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL Sea skiff OB 27-55 29 391 G W 16 1/43-3/43  
Lester & Franck Seattle WA Sea skiff OB 58-100 43 391-A G W 22 11/43-12/43  
Gibbs Gas Engine Jacksonville FL Sea skiff OB 101-110 10 391 G W 16 4/43-7/43  
Electric Launch Bayonne NJ Launch Q 17 1 na D W 44 4/41 Later J 666
Electric Launch Bayonne NJ Launch Q 19 1 na G W 44 6/41 Later J 665
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Launch Q 20-23 4 na D W 60 9/41  
Electric Launch Bayonne NJ Boat, survey Q 24 1 252 D W 57 7/41  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Launch Q 36-39 4 na D W 60 11/41  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Launch Q 40 1 na D W 55 11/41  
Electric Launch Bayonne NJ Launch Q 42 1 na D W 58 11/41  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, passenger Q 54-66 13 234 G or D W 62 4/42-6/42  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, passenger Q 69-77 11 234 G or D W 62 7/42-10/42  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, passenger Q 88-102 15 234 G or D W 62 3/43-6/43  
Graves, James E. Marblehead MA Boat, small SB 1-2 2 428 G W 26 4/45  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 1-4 4     W 16 1942  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 5-18 14 292 G W 16 4/42-7/42  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 19-28 10 292 G W 16 10/42-12/42  
Unknown Hamilton Field CA Boat, rescue SG 29-30 2 383 G W 38 6/43  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 31-45 15 292 G W 16 10/43-11/43  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 46-49 4 415 G W 19 12/43  
Henry Lowe Brownback Morristown PA Boat, rescue SG 50-64 15 292 G W 18 4/44-5/44  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 65-84 20 415 G W 19 4/44-6/44  
Prigg Boatworks Miami FL Boat, rescue SG 85-113 29 415 G W 19 10/44-2/45  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Boat, antisubmarine SJ 1 1 300 G W 37 4/43  
Hickman, Albert Marblehead MA Boat, antisubmarine SJ 2 1 303 G W 36 3/43  
Hickman, Albert Marblehead MA Boat, antisubmarine SJ 3 1 386 G W 37 12/43  
Wood Shipbuilding Riviera Beach FL Vessel, target TA 1 1 412 G W 200 12/44  
American Car & Foundry Wilmington DE Lighter, tank TKL 1-8 8 193 G S 45 5/41-6/41  
Higgins Industries New Orleans LA Lighter, tank TKL 9 1 299 G S 50 1/43  
Chris-Craft Algonac MI Boat, motor V 16 1 na G W 25 3/41 "MAJ Carroll Edgar"
Robins Shipbuilding Delanco NJ Ferry     1 224 D S 60 10/41 "MAJ Carroll Edgar"
Bauer-Smith Dredging Port Lavaca TX Ferry     1 249 D S 65 10/42 "MAJ R. O. White"
Henry R. Hinckley Southwest Harbor ME Boat, cargo   1-9 9 425 G W 20 10/44  
Harbor Plywood Hoquiam WA Boat, collapsible   1-150 150 426 Oars W 32 5/44-8/44  
Bryant's Marine Seattle WA Dory     199   Oars W 16-22    
Burchcraft Boat Aberdeen WA Dory       Oars W 16-22    
Morton Johnson Bayhead NJ Dory       Oars W 16-22    
Red Bank Marine Works Red Bank NJ Dory       Oars W 16-22    
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Wareham MA Skiff     493   Oars W 12-20    
Armstrong & Galbraith New York NY Skiff       Oars W 12-20    
John G. Rapp Co. San Francisco CA Skiff       Oars W 12-20    
John Bird Knox Marine Exchange Camden ME Skiff       Oars W 12-20    
Daytona Beach Boat Works Daytona Beach FL Skiff       Oars W 12-20