Palmer Scott & Company, New Bedford MA

Most recent update: November 14,2015.


Palmer Scott was an MIT-trained naval architect who started in boatbuilding in 1935, in the former William Hand yard in Fairhaven MA.  The yard burned down in 1936, however, and Scott moved his operation to New Bedford, where it stayed until it was destroyed by Hurricane Carol in 1954.  The yard was at the foot of Logan Street, on the Acushnet River: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition

Commercial Contracts

Atinga   Aux. Sloop   36 1936 Later Chinquapin
Spicy Meatball Aux. Cutter   24 1936 Later Serenity, Mytilene
562618 Tar Baby Aux. Sloop   30 1937  
  Baltica Aux. Sloop   30 1937 Later Whisker, Bev, Crescent Moon
  Cindy II Aux. Cutter   35 1937 Later Kaybee, Sea Wolf
  Three Brothers Aux. Sloop   20 1938 Later Shore Lark
Obsession Aux. Sloop   22 1938 Later Abigail
258619 Friendship City of Gloucester Police Boat 10 36 1939 NLD
296874 Cindy III Aux. Cutter   35 1939 Later Pilgrim, Sea Nymph, Marauder, Viva
546822 Ballerina Aux. Yawl   26 1939 Later Star Wagon, Dorothy, Gandalf
282700 Nighthawk   Yacht 8 32 1939 NLD
  Armah   Aux. Sloop   24 1939 Later Lively Lady, Coquette
  Sylvia   Aux. Sloop   24 1939 Later Bandersnatch, Nanny, Seakay
  Gallivant   Aux. Cutter   28 1939 Later Misty
  Millibar   Aux. Sloop   23 1939 Later Muff IV
  Grisette   Aux. Sloop   25 1939 Later Spindrift
260666 Merdon   Fishing 14 42   NLD
281468 Qohog   Aux. Ketch 8 38 1940 Later Balaena
281918 Dox Yot   Yacht 14 36 1940 NLD
282645 Sea Dragon   Aux. Sloop 8 33 1940 Later Lady Gay
288089 Lucy   Aux. Yawl 12 36 1940 Later Kokua
1060397 Elvira   Fishing 8 40 1940 NLD
  Chee Chee III   Aux. Sloop   23 1940 Later Judy II, Mary B, Little Rip
  R-Buddy   Aux. Sloop   23 1940 Later Trump, Kipper, Carol
  Skonnie   Aux. Sloop   23 1940 Later Sea Wolf, Windward IV, Temptress II, Dorado
  Attu   Aux. Sloop   23 1940 Later Black Watch, Sayonara
  Kerma   Aux. Sloop   23 1940 Later Downwind, Deneb, Sunbeam
  Sora   Aux. Sloop   23 1940 Later Vagabond
  Cygnet   Aux. Sloop   23 1941 Later Cricket
  Thor   Aux. Sloop   23 1941 Later Varuna II, Nereid
  Viking   Aux. Sloop   23 1941  
  We're Here III   Aux. Sloop   27 1941  
  Windsong   Aux. Sloop   25 1941  
250789 Eva Coleburn   Fishing 14 40 1942  
257070 Helen   Yacht 12 40 1942  
261318 Freddie Ferrell   Fishing 11 36 1942  
261847 Shark   Fishing 11 38 1942  
267529 Opal L   Fishing 20 40 1942  
  Hoyden   Aux. Sloop   27 1942 Later Amoret, Flood Tide II, Canty
251580 Hester B   Speed Boat 24 48 1943  
277251 Minnie D   Passenger 14 41 1943 Later Little Angler
245312 Three of Us   Fishing 41 56 1943 Later Two C's
255932 Sport   Fishing 10 40 1943  
259624 Dawn   Yacht 11 37 1943  
254447 Faith   Fishing 7 40 1943  
245265 Sea Hawk   Fishing 48 57 1944 Later Agda W
246590 Mussel   Fishing 15 43 1944  
247021 Adele K   Fishing 66 67 1944 Later Tocsin
254928 Everette James B   Fishing 19 50 1944  
269144 Miss Jo Ann   Passenger 12 36 1944  
277774 S. E. S. Neptune Boy Scouts School Ship 25 50 1944  
277712 S. E. S. Viking Boy Scouts School Ship 29 50 1944  
Amantha II Aux. Cutter   29 1945  
Amantha III Aux. Cutter   29 1945 Later Polaris II
Roarin' Seal Aux. Cutter   29 1945  
Toby Aux. Cutter   29 1945 Later Blue Goose
247599 Venture I   Fishing 66 67 1946  
249176 Gail K   Fishing 15 39 1946  
296699 Big Ma Moo   Yacht 20 48 1946  
251829 Merry Maiden   Aux. Ketch 18 39 1946  
Amantha V Aux. Sloop   29 1946 Later Nan Shan
Souther Aux. Sloop   29 1946 Later Sea Call
Cozy Aux. Sloop   29 1946 Later Tamwock II, Sylph
Nyad II Aux. Sloop   29 1946 Later Tamwock IV
La Laitiere Aux. Sloop   29 1946 Later Truant II, Linda, Truant
258290 Wolf   Passenger 13 36 1946  
281680 Jola   Aux. Sloop 9 34 1946 Later Sea Star Two
283693 Sorceress   Aux. Cutter 8 31 1946  
285110 Jane Dore III   Aux. Ketch 18 46 1946 Later Morosteja, Good Companion, Trumpeter
537275 Wahoo   Power Boat 16 38 1946  
  Amantha VI   Aux. Cutter   29 1946 Later Dikkie, Anibah, Ma'tu, Gungee
  Heather   Aux. Sloop   21 1947  
255561 Escape   Aux. Cutter 7 30 1948  
Amantha VIII Aux. Cutter   29 1948 Later Jabberwock, Nevis V
Amantha X Aux. Cutter   29 1948 Later Amantha
Blue Waters Aux. Cutter   29 1948  
538506 Mitty Aux. Sloop   27 1948 Later Frei Geist, Free Spirit
Julia Power Boat   68 1948 Later Bali-Hai II, destroyed 1992
258103 Cassiar Power Boat 46 62 1948  
258908 Golden Arrow Fishing 11 35 1949  
296687 Kim Aux. Ketch 20 42 1950 Later Lord Nelson, Lady Nelson, Viking
292267 Joan III Aux. Cutter 8 29 1950 Later Momona
262092 Sybil G. Kent Aux. Ketch 6 24 1951 Later Mischief II

U.S. Coast Guard Contracts

CG-38341 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To Boy Scouts 1956
291800 CG-38342 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946, later Striper
CG-38343 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38344 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 Sold 1955
CG-38345 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38346 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38347 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To Sea Scouts 1960
CG-38348 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38349 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38350 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38351 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To Princess Ann County 1959
CG-38352 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 Sold 1957
CG-38353 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To Boy Scouts 1956
CG-38354 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 Sold 1956
CG-38355 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38356 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38357 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38358 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38359 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38360 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1939 To USN 1946
CG-38474 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Boy Scouts 1955
CG-38475 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38476 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 Burnt 1958
CG-38477 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 Struck 1943
CG-38478 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38479 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1964
CG-38480 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38481 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38482 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Boy Scouts 1955
291611 CG-38483 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946, later J. J. J.
282886 CG-38484 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946, later Sea Beat
CG-38485 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Sea Scouts 1954
CG-38486 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
286087 CG-38487 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946, later Took
CG-38488 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 Struck 1943
CG-38489 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38490 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Boy Scouts 1958
CG-38491 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 Burnt 1957
293481 CG-38492 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946, later Cormorant
CG-38493 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38494 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Nat. Av. Fac. 1961
CG-38495 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38496 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38497 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38498 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
280312 CG-38499 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To WSA 1946, later Polaris
CG-38500 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38501 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Customs 1946
CG-38502 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Customs 1946
CG-38503 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Interior 1951
CG-38532 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38533 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
259245 CG-38534 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946, later Wilma
CG-38535 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
CG-38536 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To Boy Scouts 1955
CG-38637 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1942 To USN 1946
257422 CG-38638 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946, later Miss Behave, Wala Wala
CG-38639 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
261008 CG-38640 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Sold 1948 as Anna M
CG-38641 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38642 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38643 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Burnt 1958
263520 CG-38644 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946, later Hobo
CG-38645 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To CG Auxiliary 1950
CG-38646 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Burnt 1958
CG-38647 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Sold 1956
CG-38648 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38649 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
268904 CG-38650 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Sold 1948 as pilot boat
CG-38651 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To Sea Explorers 1954
CG-38652 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38653 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To Sea Scouts 1954
CG-38654 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Sold 1948
CG-38655 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38656 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Burnt 1958
CG-38657 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
263908 CG-38658 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946, later Corkie II
CG-38659 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Sold 1950
CG-38660 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To Sea Explorers 1958
CG-38661 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38662 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Sold 1956
CG-38663 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To Boy Scouts 1956
CG-38664 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 Destroyed 1959
CG-38665 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946
CG-38666 US Coast Guard Picket Boat   38 1943 To USN 1946

U.S. Navy Contracts

  US Navy Crash Boat   36 1940 ? boats
271713 C-2109 US Navy Crash Boat 15 35 1941 Later Coho
256694 C-2110 US Navy Crash Boat 17 36 1941 Later Starling
266078 C-4715 US Navy   14 38 1942 Later Norma-B
256591 C-5993 US Navy   12 38 1942 Later Louella
262100 C-5994 US Navy   16 38 1942 Later Elvekeema
261235 C-8068 US Navy   9 35 1942 Later Lazy Lady, Seahorse
262954 C-9057 US Navy   8 31 1943 Later Marin General
263804 C-16542 US Navy   15 38 1942 Later Sinara
279080 C-105102 US Navy   12 36 1942 Later Zoemar

U.S. Army Contracts

M 296-299 US Army Cable Boat   26 1940 4 boats
M 304-306 US Army Cable Boat   26 1941 3 boats
M 315-322 US Army Cable Boat   26 Jan-41 8 boats
M 352-356 US Army Cable Boat   26 Mar-41 5 boats
264130 C 11 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Mar-41 Later DXE 1401
  C 12-20 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Mar-41 9 boats
J 135-137 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Mar-41 3 boats
253713 J 197 US Army Psgr. Boat   50 Dec-41 Later Silk
J 198 US Army Psgr. Boat   50 Dec-41 1 boat
J 215-216 US Army Psgr. Boat   50 Dec-41 2 boats
268586 J 574 (wrong # ?) US Army Psgr. Boat   50 1942 Later Florana
J 308-322 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Oct-42 15 boats
J 340-348 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Sep-42 9 boats
267529 J 349 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Sep-42 Later Opal L
253709 J 350 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Sep-42 Later Malamo
J 351-357 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Sep-42 7 boats
250046 J 358 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Sep-42 Later Phyllis M
J 359-360 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Sep-42 2 boats
J 412-416 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 5 boats
255525 J 417 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 Later Salty
J 418-428 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 11 boats
251940 J 429 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 Later Tramp
J 430-433 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 4 boats
250657 J 434 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 Later Lizzie
J 435-439 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 5 boats
253877 J 440 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 Later Monica, Kittie M
J 441-444 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 4 boats
253153 J 445 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 Later Rosalie R
J 446-447 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 2 boats
250810 J 448 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 Later Claudia D, Captain Deadrick
J 449-452 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Feb-43 4 boats
J 501 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 1 boat
259382 J 502 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 Later Grey Mist
273901 J 503 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 Later Ocean Queen
280183 J 504 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 Later Wow
J 505-512 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 8 boats
247226 J 513 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 Later Marcella
J 514 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 1 boat
256345 J 515 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 Later Poor Boy
J 516-520 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 May-43 5 boats
J 835-838 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Apr-43 4 boats
263954 J 839 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Apr-43 Later Mi Chula
256808 J 840 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Apr-43 Later Linda Gale
J 841-844 US Army Psgr. Boat   40 Apr-43 4 boats
J 1067-1089 US Army Psgr. Boat   50 Nov-44 23 boats
250714 J 1090 US Army Psgr. Boat   50 Nov-44 Later Gerry Kay
J 1091-1108 US Army Psgr. Boat   50 Nov-44 18 boats
J 2005-2012 US Army Salvage Boat   50 Oct-44 8 boats
MTL 789-799 US Army Tug   47 Nov-43 11 boats
MTL 800-808 US Army Tug   46 Feb-44 9 boats