American Car & Foundry, Wilmington DE

(formerly Jackson & Sharp)

Most recent update: March 25, 2017.


Jackson & Sharp was founded in 1863 by Job A. Jackson and Jacob F. Sharp, as a builder of passenger railroad cars: in 1875, they bought the Christina River Shipyards in order to diversify.  American Car & Foundry bought the company in 1901.  During the 1920s and 1930s, they built a range of standard-design power cruisers.  The shipyard closed in 1945, while the parent company is now called ACF Industries.  It was located on what is now called the Kalmar Nyckel site, home to the replica Kalmar Nyckel and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Museum & Shipyard, the spot where it is believed that Wilmington's original Swedish settlers came ashore.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail your input to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built by Jackson & Sharp
  LV 40 Pollock Rip U.S. Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 349   1875 Sold 1905
    Caibarien N. Cubias Freighter 484   1878 Burnt at sea 1895
    Annex No. 2 Penna. Annex Ferry 367   1878 Deleted 1890
  105841 Annex No. 3 Penna. Annex Ferry 367 128 1879 Deleted 1895
  115966 Startle   Tug 54   1883  
  135758 Eaglet   Freighter 386   1884 Last trace 1917
  126369 Conanicot   Freighter 353   1886  
    City of St. Augustine W. Ray Freighter 564   1890 Burnt off Cape Hatteras 1895
    Barge Seven   Barge     1890 To USN 1917 as YFN 155
  106795 Annex No. 4 Penna. Annex Ferry 501   1890 Scrapped 1911
  106860 Annex No. 5 Penna. Annex Ferry 507   1891 Later George W. Loft 1914, to Cuba 1916 as Casablanca
  126701 Colon Spanish Am. Iron Co Tug 104   1891 Deleted 1930
  126929 Chelsea Norwich & NY Prop. Passenger 565   1892 Barge 1937
  77004 John G. Christopher Merchants SS Co Freighter 1,682   1892 Later Winyah 1894, lighter 1913
  161731 Viking   Freighter 234   1894  
219 127465 City of Philadelphia Commonwealth Tptn. Passenger 543   1896 Burnt at Punta Rasa, Florida 1919
  127167 City of Englewood Riverside & Fort Lee Fy Ferry 484   1896 Later Englewood 1922, scrapped 1941
  3684 Beaver Tail   Freighter 285   1896  
  107325 Alice C. & O. RR Tug 116   1897  
    Major Barrett Barrett Mfg. Co. Tanker 738   1900 Burnt N Cape Hatteras 1902
  86488 Gerry   Tanker 273   1900  
  107567 Atlantic National Lead Co. Freighter 157   1900  
  127458 City of Salem   Ferry 195   1900  
  136778 Elizabeth   Schooner 228   1900  
  136782 Eli B. Conine   Tug 117   1900  
Built by American Car & Foundry
  137005 Ethel   Freighter 266   1902  
  203321 L. B. Shaw     330   1906  
  203811 Delaware Clyde Steamship Freighter

1,907

  1907  
  206834 Gillen Brothers Gillen Brothers Freighter 181   1909  
  208460 Storm King Catskill & NY SB Freighter 1,076   1911 Foundered 1935
  208631 John A. Palmer, Jr. Davis Packing Trawler 282   1911 To USN 1919 as SP-319, later Pequot 1919, sold 1944
432 209735 B. H. B. Hubbard, Jr. Taft Fish Factory Trawler 276   1912 To USN 1917 as SP-416, returned 1919, abandoned 1962

433 ?

209778 W. T. James Taft Fish Factory Trawler 276   1912 To USN 1917 as SP-429, sank 1919 returning from France
  209878 Warren J. Courtney   Trawler 276   1912  
488 210028 Frank Somers Atlantic Fisheries Trawler 309   1912 Later Bjornongen 1918, Elven 1938, foundered 1938
  210608 Otis W. Douglas   Trawler 295   1912  
  210847 York C. S. Carroll Yacht 1,132   1912 Later Green Island 1927, Louise 1933, deleted 1941
  211345 A. Brooke Taylor Colonna's SY Trawler 295   1913  
  211560 Altamaha Emory Sexton  Schooner 944   1913  
  211612 Belfast Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1913  
  211787 Chehaw Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1913  
  211872 Satilla Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1913  
  212138 Vale Royal Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1914  
  212410 Darien Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1914  
  212550 Savannah Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1914  
  212607 Beaufort Emory Sexton Schooner  944   1914  
  212620 Ceres Int'l Elevating Unspecified  611   1914  
    Helen C. Juilliard   Hospital Ship     1915  
  213593 Wilmington   Schooner 1,371   1915  
  213744 Montauk   Schooner 1,371   1915  
    Raleigh   Schooner 1,371   1916  
    Baltimore   Schooner 1,371   1916  
  214209 Delaware   Schooner 1,371   1916  
  214687 Maryland   Schooner 1,371   1917  
  215749 Providence   Schooner 1,371   1917  
  216084 Annapolis   Schooner 1,371   1918  
    SC 339 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     16-Feb-18 Sold 1921
    SC 340 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     16-Feb-18 Burnt 1922
    SC 341 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     22-Mar-18 Sold 1927
    SC 342 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     15-Mar-18 Sold 1921
    SC 343 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     15-Mar-18 Burnt 1919
    SC 344 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     23-Mar-18 Sold 1921
    SC 345 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     25-Mar-18 Sold 1921
    SC 346 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser     25-Mar-18 Sold 1920
    Gladiator Long Island RR       1918  
    Wrestler Long Island RR       1919  
  217845 Cutchogue Long Island RR Tug 183   1918  
  219419 Quogue Long Island RR Tug 183   1919  
    Dorothea L. Brinkman   Schooner        
    Charles D. Stanford   Schooner        
  219185 Charles S. Gawthrop   Schooner 1,488   1919 Later G. A. Kohler 1923, wrecked 1933
  217768 W. H. Woodin   Schooner 1,488   1919  
      E. I. DuPont Yacht     1921  
    Bessie   Schooner     1921  
    Lathrop   Schooner        
    A. Ernest Mills   Schooner     1921  
  222620 Charles W. Galloway Staten Island Railway Ferry 587   1922  
  222104 Nememoosha Ellwood R. Kirby Yacht  113   1922  
    Camilla Mary Page   Schooner     1922  
    Josephine II   Recreational     1926  
      Jersey City Dry Dock Dry Dock     1927  
  227134 Hermit Grover A. Magnin Yacht  34   1927 To USN 1941 as YP 142, to MARAD 1947
    Neptune   Tug     1928  
  171177 Blinker Light O'Brien Bros. Barge

301

  1928  
  228522 Linda II Edward F. Hainke Yacht 18   1929 No longer documented
  228696 Frolic Stephen H. Hunt Yacht 23   1929 No longer documented
  228844 Jador III   Yacht 23   1929 Active
  229218 Galen L. Stone Eastern SS Lines Freighter 151   1929  
  229864 Dayton Erie RR Freighter  172   1930 To USN 1943 as YF 848, returned 1947
    Nimrif F. V. Deslodge, Sr. Yacht     1934  
  235618 Marmot Lammot du Pont Yacht 152   1934 To USN 1942 as YP 540, to MARAD 1947
  233005 Miramar Roland West Yacht 44   1934 To USN 1942 as YP 221, to MARAD 1947
  236608 Jett Stream Catherine Adkinson Yacht 51   1937 Active
  557162 Fire Cracker VIII Robert M. Maguire Yacht 24   1939 No longer documented
    PC 450 US Navy Sub Chaser 120d   6-May-40 Prototype, later SC 450, to MARAD 1947
    TKL 1-8 US Army Tank Lighters 29d   Jun-41 8 boats
    BYMS 1 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   30-May-42 To Britain as J 801, BYMS 2001, returned 1946, sold 1948
    BYMS 2 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   22-Jun-42 To Britain as J 802, BYMS 2002, returned 1947 and sold to Greece
    BYMS 3 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   13-Jul-42 To Britain as J 803, BYMS 2003, returned 1947 and sold to Greece
    BYMS 4 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   1-Aug-42 To Britain as J 804, BYMS 2004, returned 1947 and sold to Greece
    BTL 398-437 US Army LCM(3) 26d   Jun-43 40 boats
    BTL 873-912 US Army LCM(3) 26d   Jul-43 40 boats
  501754 C-24479 (an LCM3?) Richard A. Benner Sr. Freighter 34g   1943 Sold 1946 as Linda, no longer documented
    J 801-804 US Navy Launch     1943 4 boats
    J 831-834 US Navy Launch     1943 4 boats
    BYMS 31 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   12-Mar-43 To Britain as J 831, BYMS 2031, returned 1947, sold 1947 as Nanredi, later Monte Carmelo
    BYMS 32 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   9-Apr-43 To Britain as J 832, BYMS 2032, to Finland 1948, to the Finnish Navy 1951 as Tammenpaa, scrapped 1958
    BYMS 33 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   1-Jun-43 To Britain as J 833, BYMS 2033, to Greece 1946 as Kalymnos (M 201), struck 1973 
    BYMS 34 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   28-Jun-43 To Britain as J 834, BYMS 2034, to Greece 1947
    BYMS 35 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   13-Aug-43 To Britain as J 835, BYMS 2035, to Egypt 1949 as Malek Fouad, discarded 1970
    BYMS 36 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   18-Sep-43 To Britain as J 836, BYMS 2036, returned 1947, scuttled 1948
    Plymouth Salvor (BARS 7) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,089d   14-Aug-43 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Weight (ARS 35), sold 1947
    York Salvor (BARS 8) US Navy Rescue Ship 1,089d   5-Jun-43 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Swivel (ARS 36), sold 1947
    Pinon (YN 87/AN 66) US Navy Net Layer 1,100d   31-Mar-44 Sold 1946 as Alaska Reefer, lost 1961
    Prefect (YN 88/AN 75) US Navy Net Layer 1,100d   8-Mar-44 To RN 1944 as Prefect (Z 263), returned 1947, sold
    Satinwood (YN 89/AN 76) US Navy Net Layer 1,100d   23-May-44 To RN 1944 as Pretext (Z 284), later John Briscoe 1947, Endeavour 1956, Arctic Endeavour 1962, sank 1982
    Seagrape (YN 90/AN 77) US Navy Net Layer 1,100d   9-Aug-44 To RN 1944 as Preventer (Z 265), returned 1947, sold