Robinson Marine Construction, Benton Harbor MI

Most recent update: December 31, 2015.


Robinson Marine Construction was started in 1925, by Glen Robinson, who had been treasurer of Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding: it closed in 1960.  The yard was on the northeast corner of the industrial island in St. Joseph: see the site from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
286371 Cassandra   Fishing

19

43 1925  
265867 Satis   Yacht

12

36 1925  
285612 Our Lady   Yacht

12

38 1927  
229379 Dam-Paw II George P. Whitelaw II Motor Yacht

28

46 1929 Later Miss Sis, Dam Paw
257086 BY-4 US Coast Guard Freighter

9

34 1930 Later Flying Dutchman
  248628 Tango Ocean Riders Passenger 14 44 1930  
  250044 Tango II Harold K. McShane Passenger 10 39 1930  
271247 Mansfield US Army CoE Launch

31

52 1931 Sold as Mansfield
230854 Pinta Francis H. French Passenger

11

37 1931  
231157 Joaneda C. A. Pound Motor Yacht

21

49 1931  
231199 Silver Heels  Earl B. Gascoigne Passenger

10

36 1931  
260560 Tuscumbia  Loc-Wood Boats Passenger

12

45 1932  
232727 Devshir   Motor Yacht

32

52 1933 Later Pat-Sea
234367 Pilot II E. W. Couchols Passenger

14

44 1935  
234385 Eocene II   Passenger

22

44 1935 Later J. Sidney Broussard
234720 Judith R Barney Balaban Motor Yacht

24

54 1935  
235549 Mildred Harry Goldberg Motor Yacht

33

52 1936  
258276 Can Do R. R. Dwyer Motor Yacht

10

38 1935 Later King Len
253264 Mercury Myrtle Agra Passenger

9

38 1935  
235533 Aphrodite   Motor Yacht

42

56 1936 Later Marnerleen
237792 Sea Queen Gus Palmquist Passenger

10

39 1936  
261132 Java Durant, Inc. Passenger

7

29 1937  
237845 Barat   Motor Yacht

58

57 1938 Later Paola, to USN 1942 as YP 531, to MARAD 1946, later Hedo
276804 Linda Jean III   Fishing

8

30 1938  
238083 W. A. Randle Freeport Sulphur Ferry

30

49 1939  
238839 Aloha Edward Grieger Passenger

12

40 1939  
251533 Alice   Fishing

13

50 1941  
251775 Ruth D   Fishing

27

49 1941  
  CG-38361 US Coast Guard Picket Boat

14

38 1940 To USN 1946
  CG-38362 US Coast Guard Picket Boat

14

38 1940 To Sea Explorers 1954
  CG-38363 US Coast Guard Picket Boat

14

38 1940 To USN 1946
  CG-38364 US Coast Guard Picket Boat

14

38 1940 Sold 1954 as ?
  CG-38365 US Coast Guard Picket Boat

14

38 1940 To USN 1946
290928 CG-38366 US Coast Guard Picket Boat

14

38 1940 Sold 1953 as Cleo B
C 1 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 2 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 3 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 4 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 5 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 6 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 7 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 8 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 9 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
C 10 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Feb-41  
254275 C 21 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41 Sold as Shrike
259374 C 22 US Army Psgr. Boat

11

40 Sep-41 Sold as Janice Lynn
C 23 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
255764 C 24 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41 Sold as Northern Jaeger
C 25 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
C 26 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
C 27 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
C 28 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
C 29 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
C 30 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Sep-41  
C 31 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
C 32 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
C 33 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
C 34 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
260234 C 35 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41 Sold as Boots
C 36 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
C 37 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
C 38 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41  
261163 C 39 US Army Psgr. Boat

11

40 Nov-41 Sold as My Gal, later Helen B
272022 C 40 US Army Psgr. Boat 11 40 Nov-41 Sold as Quest
J 146 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
J 147 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
J 148 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
J 149 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
J 150 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
J 151 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
251826 J 152 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41 Sold as Glo
J 153 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-41  
J 270 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42  
J 271 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42  
J 272 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42  
250812 J 273 US Army Psgr. Boat

17

50 Jun-42 Sold as Pilot
J 274 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42  
J 275 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42  
253800 J 276 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42 Sold as Southern Cross
J 277 US Army Psgr. Boat 17 50 Jun-42  
254359 C-68966 US Navy AVR 136 110 1942 Later Vivi
264843 SC 540 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 22-Apr-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Curlew (WAVR 417), sold as Barbara Jo, now Savitar
257569 SC 541 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 6-May-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Drake (WAVR 418), sold as Drake
  SC 646 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 1-Jul-42 To the USSR 1945
  SC 647 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 3-Aug-42 To the USSR 1945 as BO 308
  SC 751 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 14-Jan-43 Grounded off W. Australia and lost 22-Jun-43
  SC 752 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 13-Feb-43 To the USSR 1945 as BO 325
254065 SC 753 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 14-Apr-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Linnet (WAVR 435), sold as Halcyon II
  SC 754 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 17-May-43 To the USSR 1945 as BO 324
256355 SC 755 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 16-May-43 Sold 1948 as Yaqui Queen
  SC 756 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 8-Jul-43 To the USSR 1945 as BO 335
SC 757 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Aug-43 Later PGM 2 1943, sold 1947
255475 SC 758 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 14-Sep-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Loon (WAVR 436), sold as Loon
256193 SC 759 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 8-Oct-43 Sold 1948 as Tualatin
258997 J ??? US Army  Passenger

14

40 1943 Later Clara R II, Aralee
254084 J ???  US Army Passenger

11

40 1943 Later Blue Water
260070 J ???  US Army Passenger

15

40 1943 Later Sea King
270424 J ???  US Army Passenger

11

40 1943 Later Salem
251824 J 867 US Army Passenger

18

40 1943 Later Bucaneer
256847 J 86? US Army Passenger

12

40 1943 Later Miramar
    J 868 US Army Passenger

 

40 1943  
256528 J 869 US Army Passenger

18

40 1943 Later Marie Anna
258893 J 870 US Army Passenger

12

40 1943 Later Miss Lou
284561 J 3550 US Army Passenger

17

40 1943 Later Honeybucket
MTL 924 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 925 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 926 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 927 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 928 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 929 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 930 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 931 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 932 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 933 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 934 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 935 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 936 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 937 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 938 US Army Tug   47 1944  
MTL 939 US Army Tug   47 1944  
255538 MTL 940 US Army Tug   47 1944 Later Cliger
250478 MTL 941 US Army Tug   47 1944 Later Traveler
  MTL 942 US Army Tug   47 1944  
  MTL 943 US Army Tug   47 1944  
  MTL 944 US Army Tug   47 1944  
  MTL 945 US Army Tug   47 1944 To USN 1943 as YTL 672, destroyed 1947
  MTL 946 US Army Tug   47 1944 To USN 1943 as YTL 673, sold 1946
  MTL 947 US Army Tug   47 1944 To USN 1943 as YTL 674, destroyed 1947
  MTL 948 US Army Tug   47 1944 To USN 1943 as YTL 675, destroyed 1947
  P 739 US Army Rescue Boat   85 1945  
259354 P 740 US Army Rescue Boat

113

85 1945 Sold as Quest
P 741 US Army Rescue Boat   85 1945  
P 742 US Army Rescue Boat   85 1945  
P 743 US Army Rescue Boat   85 1945  
P 744 US Army Rescue Boat   85 1945  
254463 P 745 US Army Rescue Boat

125

85 1945 Sold as Super Wolf
251542 Sea Queen II Offshore Marine Supply Boat

104

80 1944  
247927 Romaco Robinson Marine Tug

15

42 1945  
251827 Irven E. Hanson Freeport Sulphur Ferry

26

50 1946  
252326 Harvey E. Blackshear Freeport Sulphur Ferry

26

50 1947  
253234 A. L. Groteguth Freeport Sulphur Ferry

26

50 1947  
253824 Barty J. Tyson Freeport Sulphur Ferry

20

50 1947  
253825 Herbert O. Hoefle Freeport Sulphur Ferry

20

50 1947  
285173 Four Wynds Leona Hudson Motor Yacht

13

31 1948  
271720 Shirase Dept. of Interior Passenger

14

33 1949 Later Shirasi
268153 Sea Hawk Harry Priebe Motor Yacht

21

42 1954  
281520 Loralpa Allen P. Evans Motor Yacht

11

34 1959 ?  
281845 Our Alibi Motor Yacht

21

42 1960 Later Spree III