Vinyard Shipbuilding, Milford DE

Most recent update: November 1, 2015.


Vinyard Shipbuilding was started by Wilson Vinyard in 1896 and was noted for its wooden cruisers.  It closed after WWII, was reopened in the 1960s as Delaware Marine & Manufacturing, but closed again in the 1980s.  Later it was sold again and the present owners maintain it as a sort of museum.  The yard was on S.E. Front Street, between Franklin and Columbia, on the south bank of the Mispillion River.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your input to me at timcolton@aol.com

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

Built by Vinyard Shipbuilding

  121115 Fred Craemer   Tug 21 52 1899  
  96629 Harriet W. H. Wake Freighter 16 38 1902  
  157680 Dorothy C   Passenger 14 37 1902 Later Polly III
    Mary M. Vinyard   Schooner 220   1904  
    P. J. Thistlewood   Schooner 233   1905  
    J. C. Ritchie   Schooner 173   1906  
  203113 Howard M. Justice   Tug 43 55 1906 Later Strobridge, Mason F. Grymes, N.Y. Marine Co. No. 5
    West River   Schooner 190   1907  
  204108 Edith   Freighter 117 97 1907 Later E. J. McCormack
  204223 Utique   Freighter 111 110 1907 Later Thomas Crowley, James W. Johnson
  163907 Houston Kensington Shipyard Barge 211 123 1907  
  205484 Caroline Vinyard Nassau Fertilizer Freighter 95 92 1908  
  206917 Laurie   Schooner 134 99 1909 Later Baltic
  206960 Sylvia Geo. A. Philpotts Tanker 28 62 1909  
  221622 Cutty Sark E. Hope Norton Yacht 28   1909 Later Sumar, Ouananiche, White Shadow
  164070 Calvin T. Davison Kensington Shipyard Barge 449 184 1910  
  212002 Passyunk City of Philadelphia Tug 88 76 1913  
  213064 Harry Davis Louder N. Hearn Freighter 96 100 1915  
  30281 Albemarle Southern Tptn. Barge 419 165 1915  
  SC 144   US Navy Sub Chaser 85 110 30-Mar-18 Sold 1923 to State of Florida
  SC 145   US Navy Sub Chaser 85 110 13-Mar-18 Sold 1921
  SC 146   US Navy Sub Chaser 85 110 30-Mar-18 To France as C-35, scuttled 1942
  217516 Seminole Nassau Fishing Fishboat 158 103 1919  
  219652 James M. Brooks   Tug 72 70 1919 Later Hugh O'Donnell
  219822 Lightning US Shipping Board Tug 183 94 1919 Later Card Boys
  221156 Petrolia No. 9   Tug 66 67 1921 Later Colonial Service, Hustler
  168100 Greenwich General Petroleum Barge 416 158 1920  
  221418 Harry K. Fooks United Oil Fishboat 180 118 1921  
  221937 Worthington Elizabethport Light'ge Freighter 364 127 1921  
  222173 Patsy Robert M. Ewing Oyster Boat 6 31 1922  
  222234 Louise C. Doron William E. Doron Passenger 40 62 1922 Later Helena G. Starn
  222664 Harbor Tug No. 82 US Navy Tug 106 81 1919 Later YT 82, sold in the 1920s as Diamond S No. 2
  222825 Harbor Tug No. 83 US Navy Tug 106 81 1919 Later YT 83, sold in the 1920s as NY Marine Co. No. 10
  222846 Sergeant Elsworth Co. Fishboat 35 55 1923 Later Elan
  223164 R. B. Hawley Wilson M. Vinyard Tug 117 86 1923 Later U. H. Cozart
  223358 Tompkins Richmond Towboats Tug 49 61 1921  
  223359 Clifton Richmond Towboats Tug 49 61 1921  
  226032 Gareco Gahagan Realty Freighter 17 48 1924  
  CG 213   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 214   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 215   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 216   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 217   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925 Later Charbert (231807)
  CG 218   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 219   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 220   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925  
  CG 221   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925 To USN 1933 as YP 22, to MARAD 1946
  CG 222   US Coast Guard Patrol Boat 37 75 1925 To USN 1933 as YP 35, to MARAD 1946
  226865 Chechako George W. Pennington Power Boat 20 47 1927 Later Augusta
  227044 After You Samuel W. Ellis Power Boat 20 47 1927  
    Betsy L   Power Boat 20 47 1927 Later Mohawk
  227447 Genevra   Power Boat 28 50 1928 Later Samarkand
  227487 The Annas Anna W. Morris Power Boat 28 47 1928  
  227572 Zenith William R. Edson Power Boat 30 47 1928 Later Wreckless
  227652 Asatamia Alfred A. DuBan Power Boat 31 51 1928  
  228302 Whistler Joseph M. Reed Power Boat 28 50 1929 Later Lois Rae, Malabite
  228430 Navigo E. L. Hollingsworth Power Boat 31 55 1929  
  228750 Ellanor David Lawrence Power Boat 28 47 1929  
  229568 Pegasus III   Power Boat 31 51 1930 Later Tomadge II, Homar, Juliem, Sylvia II, Amitola, Tomadge, Four Star
  229657 Miss Bob White Ethel T. Vanaman Power Boat 10 34 1930  
  230205 Tupantod C. M. Robinson Power Boat 32 51 1930  
  230669 Shenandoah R. R. Miskimon Power Boat 29 47 1931  
  233524 Hulman   Power Boat 32 53 1934 Later Ima, Bee-Kay
  233823 Betty Jane   Power Boat 12 32 1935  
  233832 Playmate Howard C. Davis Power Boat 13 40 1935  
  233886 Annie B   Power Boat 12 38 1935  
  233887 Morning Star W. W. Stokesbury Power Boat 13 38 1935  
  233906 Rainbow C. M. Harrington Power Boat 13 37 1935  
  233937 Patsy Robert M. Ewing Power Boat 9 33 1935  
  233938 Suzanne W. W. Stokesbury Power Boat 10 36 1935  
  234195 Katherine Walter O. Scott Power Boat 11 36 1935  
  234343 Alden A. J. Caliendo Power Boat 27 50 1935  
  234350 We're Here Henry Hagen Power Boat 13 37 1935  
  234444 Sea Queen Stanley Blados Power Boat 12 36 1935  
  234711 Lydia R   Power Boat 9 33 1936 Later Jen
  234758 Doris Ann John Lindale Power Boat 10 35 1936  
  234824 Stokesbury W. W. Stokesbury Power Boat 14 38 1936  
  234825 Tommy B Walter M. Buckson Power Boat 14 38 1935  
  234887 Toby Rawley Slaughter Power Boat 13 38 1936  
  234918 Tom Boy William T. Short Power Boat 11 35 1936  
  234999 Catch 'Em Stephen P. Toadvine Power Boat 11 35 1936  
  235020 Red Lion II John N. Macklin Power Boat 11 35 1936  
  235081 Jim Bur Mispillion Fishing Power Boat 14 37 1937  
  235204 Penguin Clayton H. Ellis Power Boat 9 33 1936  
  235251 Protheon Stephen P. Toadvine Power Boat 11 35 1936  
  235545 Jacknjill II   Power Boat 24 46 1936 Later Entre Nous, Bow Bells
  236036 Mary Emily Frank Cataldi Power Boat 12 38 1937  
  236121 Olivia James G. Hickman Power Boat 14 38 1937  
  236249 Mary Eileen Reuben I. Hutt Power Boat 24 41 1937  
  236570 Duchess II Carmine Marinaccio Power Boat 14 38 1937  
  237320 Lady Luck Lewis B. Marvin Power Boat 13 37 1938  
  237592 Aloha   Power Boat 14 34 1938  
  237601 Silver Dawn H. W. Stone Power Boat 21 38 1938  
  237701 Blue Runner Philip Otto Power Boat 11 31 1938  
  237864 Sea Raider E. Scott Thompson Power Boat 16 40 1938  
  237997 Sally Too   Power Boat 23 46 1938 Later Alco, Acey
  238398 Daru-II L. E. Taubel Power Boat 21 38 1939  
  238459 Margaret B   Power Boat 11 34 1938 Later Ellis
  238523 Me 2 Edna Williams Power Boat 10 36 1938  
  238551 Addy Mae Robert Byre Power Boat 14 38 1938  
  238565 Mispillion Clesson E. Bridgham Power Boat 10 36 1939  
  238662 Miss Milford Mispillion Fishing Power Boat 10 35 1939  
  239644 Janette Edward Walshes Power Boat 11 44 1940  
  240166 Silver Dawn II H. W. Stone Power Boat 23 43 1940  
  295576 Alegria Douglas P. Jones Power Boat 20 38 1941  
  SC 519   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 21-Apr-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 83
  SC 520   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 25-May-42 To MARAD 1947
  SC 636   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 11-Jul-42 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
  SC 637   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 31-Jul-42 To FLC 1948
  SC 981   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 2-Oct-42 Disposed of 1946
  SC 982   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 2-Nov-42 To the Philippines 1948 as Cavite (P 19), scrapped
  SC 983   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 16-Jan-43 To MARAD 1947
  SC 984   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 26-Feb-43 Wrecked in the New Hebrides 9-Apr-44
  SC 1351   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 30-Apr-43 To Honduras 1946, to the Dom. Rep. 1947 as Sanchez (GC 101)
  SC 1352   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 18-Jun-43 Disposed of 1946
  SC 1353   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 4-Aug-43 To Honduras 1946, to the Dom. Rep. 1947 as Mella (GC 102)
  SC 1354   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 30-Sep-43 Disposed of 1946
  SC 1496   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 13-Apr-44 To the USSR 1944 as BO-215
  SC 1497   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 11-Jul-44 To the USSR 1944 as BO-236
  255577 Patty-B Edward E. Bishop Power Boat 22 48 1948  
    Kildee III   Power Boat 22 48 1949 Later Mariposa, Vicaries II, Joya
    Huns Buddy III John H. Richards Power Boat 22 48 1951  

Built by Delaware Marine & Manufacturing

  na Ducor Port of Monrovia Pilot Boat     1977  
113 596805 Mary Ann Timothy Getz Fishing 61 67 1978 Active
117 617123 Dagwood Tiny Tankers Tanker 31 39 1980 Active
118  619969 Willkate Marine Launch Co. Launch 61 65 1980 Active
119 619980 American Eagle Jack and Adele Daab Fishing 132 70 1980 Later Jacob Alan
120 647313 Odin EW Holding Corp. Tug 98 72 1982 Now Jutte Cenac
124 664625 Kate   Tug 199 89 1984 Later Captain Ed, now Peggy H