Stonington Yacht Basin, Stonington ME

(later Billings Diesel & Marine)

Most recent update: July 11, 2016.


Stonington Yacht Basin was started by George, Cecil and Sheridan Billings in 1936.  It was active in WWII and continued to build boats after the war.  It went bankrupt in the 1960s but was bought and reopened by Sheridan's son Dick.  It changed its name to Billings Diesel & Marine, Inc., and continues in business today, although it hasn't built a boat recently.  Visit the company at www.billingsmarine.com.  The yard has a spectacular location, on Moose Island, just to the west of Stonington: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.  Note that there is a similarly named yard, Stonington Boat Works, in Stonington CT: this yard is not that yard.

Hull # O.N. Original Name

Original Owner

Type

GT Ft. Delivery Disposition

Built by Stonington Yacht Basin

237886 Helen B George R. Billings Fishing Vessel 46 55 1938  
T 11 US Army Psgr.-Cargo   65 1942  
249656 T 12 US Army Psgr.-Cargo   65 1942 Later North Haven II, Americus
T 13 US Army Psgr.-Cargo   65 1942  
T 14 US Army Psgr.-Cargo   65 1942  
255369 T 47 US Army Psgr.-Cargo   65 May-43 Later Max C. Adams, Two Lads
252211 T 48 US Army Psgr.-Cargo   65 May-43 Later Kingfisher
na FS 63 US Army Coaster 270d 114 Jun-43 Completed as JMP 63
na FS 64 US Army Coaster 270d 114 Jun-43 Completed as JMP 64
JMP 63 US Army Mine Planter 270d 114 1943 Later r/v Ranger II, Inland Seas, now Bar St. Barnabe (Canada)
258744 JMP 64 US Army Mine Planter 270d 114 1943 Later r/v Yellowfin, now Pacific Yellowfin
na MTL 914 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 915 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 916 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 917 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 918 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 919 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 920 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43  
na MTL 921 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
na MTL 922 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
na MTL 923 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
na MTL 984 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 985 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 986 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 987 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 988 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 989 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 990 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 991 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
na MTL 992 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44  
254353 FS 111 US Army Coaster 450 140 Mar-44 Sold as W. J. Townsend
FS 112 US Army Coaster 450 140 Aug-44 To Honduras as La Una
243314 Elin B Elin Billings Fishing 50 58 1943  
248288 Mary & Joan John H. Seaman Fishing 119 94 1945  
282014 Duchess Yacht 6 28 1946  
296771 Duchess Fishing 6 29 1947  
295919 Sara Allendale Meth. Ch. Misc. 5 29 1947  
255989 Pilot Portland Pilots Pilot Boat 18 40 1948  
257681 Explorer State of Maine Misc. 18 39 1949  
276409 Guardian State of Maine Patrol 54 60 1958  
289112 Sindia Yacht 24 51 1961  
289396 Dolphin II Passenger 21 41 1962  
292043 Poseidon Fishing 152 84 1963  
293520 Fire Island Empress Sayville Ferry Ferry 63 61 1963  
293929 Commonwealth Fishing 90 74 1964  
580407 Sea Ranger Fishing 9 34 1965  
505634 Erin-Lynn Fishing 7 29 1966 Active

Built by Billings Diesel & Marine

  595921 Margery Anne   Fishing 11 36 1969 Active
  533741 Full Circle   Fishing 8 30 1971 Active
  600867 Geneva Sue   Fishing 8 29 1973 Active
14 590924 Roamer   Fishing 17 42 1977 NLD
15 592902 Miss Ariana   Fishing 13 33 1978 Active
40-01 969408 R. S. Billings   Unclassified 34 40 1990 Active
35-02 1022980 Patriot   Fishing 17 36 1994 Active
  1049648 Sea Fever   Fishing 15 32 1996 Active
32-09 1102719 Kimberly   Yacht 9 32 2000 Active
42-10 1067678 Ramble On   Yacht 24 42 1998 Active
36-11 1075174 Roma B   Passenger 18 36 1998 Active