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Matton Shipyard, Cohoes NY

Most recent update: October 24, 2011.


John E. Matton started his original shipyard in 1899, on the Champlain Canal, about three miles north of the Waterford side-cut: he moved to Cohoes in 1916.  His son Ralph joined him in 1922 and the company became, first, John E. Matton & Son, and, later, John E. Matton & Sons.  The yard closed in 1966 and was sold to Bart Turecamo, who kept the Matton name, operating it as Matton Shipyard Company, until it closed again in 1983.  The Cohoes yard was at the northern tip of Van Schaick Island, between Cohoes and Waterford, at the eastern end of the Erie Canal: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery

Disposition

Built by John E. Matton

Unnamed John E. Matton Dry Dock   1916  

Built by John E. Matton & Sons

276 John E. Matton John E. Matton Tug 119 Jul-39 To USN 1940 as Tamaque (YN 52, YNT 20, YTM 741), sold 1947 as Athena, later Jesse D, now Atlantic 7
277 Tigre Peruvian Govt. Tug 144 Dec-41 Now Franco
278 Curaray Peruvian Govt. Tug 144 Dec-42 Active
SC 985 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 19-Dec-42 To US Coast Guard 1945 as Air Merlin (WAVR 439)
SC 986 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 29-Apr-43 To USSR 1945 as BO 305
SC 987 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 7-Jun-43 To US Coast Guard 1945 as Air Oriole (WAVR 440), later fishing vessel Empress, Lillian B, CTL 1976
SC 988 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 14-Jul-43 To US Coast Guard 1945 as Air Owl (WAVR 441)
SC 989 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 2-Aug-43 To US Coast Guard 1945 as Air Parakeet (WAVR 442)
      Tug 49 1943 Now Norene II
286 ST 87 US Army Tug 106 Feb-44 To Finland 1946 as No.10, later DR-10, No.10, Halli, Mistral 3, Jean Luc, Jason, scrapped 1986 
287 ST 88 US Army Tug 106 Mar-44 To Finland 1946 as No.1, later DR-1, No.1, Fulgor, Furius, Furia, now Furius
288 ST 89 US Army Tug 106 Apr-44 To Finland 1946 as  No.4, later Star, Rauma II, Mars II, Fakir, scrapped 1984
289 ST 90 US Army Tug 106 Jun-44 To Finland 1946 as No.17, later DR-17, No.17, Poitsila, Partner, Nina H, now yacht Poitsila
290 YTL 452 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 To Vietnam 1969 as HQ 9508., scrapped 1980s
291 YTL 453 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 Destroyed 1947
292 YTL 454 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 To Taiwan 1963 as YTL 11, scrapped 1980s
293 YTL 455 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 To Venezuela 1963 as 3, scrapped 1990s?
294 YTL 456 US Navy Tug 70d 1945 To Vietnam 1969 as HQ 9509, scrapped 1980s
295 YTL 457 US Navy Tug 70d 1945 To Vietnam 1971 as HQ 9511, scrapped 1980s
296 John E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 138 Sep-45 Later Hollywood, Brevard, existence in doubt 2010
297 Margaret Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 138 1946 Later Fort Lauderdale, Evening Light, Hudson, foundered 2005
299 Edna M. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 142 1947 Later Cree II, K-1, existence in doubt 2001
300 Oil Transfer No. 31 Tank Barge 1,194 Nov-49 Now Trader II
Edward Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 141 1951 Reefed 2000
BC 6212 U. S. Army Lighter 1951 To USN as YC 1443
BC 6449 U. S. Army Lighter 1953 To USN as YON 269, sold 1995
BC 6560 U. S. Army Lighter 1953 To USN as YC 1445, sold 1976
307 LT 2095 U. S. Army Tug 141 Jul-54 Later named Shamokin, to USN 1964 as Kewaunee (YTM 752), scrapped 1976
308 LT 2096 U. S. Army Tug 141 Jul-54 Later named Valley Forge, retired 2011

Matton took over this 15-boat contract from  American Boiler Works, of Erie PA

ST 2116 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named King's Mountain, sold 1997, now Orion
ST 2117 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired 1988
ST 2118 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Guilford Courthouse, sold 2001
ST 2119 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Bennington, retired 1994
ST 2120 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired
ST 2121 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired
ST 2122 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired
ST 2123 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Ninety-Six, retired
ST 2124 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Quaker Hill, sold 2002, now Betsy
ST 2125 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Sag Harbor, retired 1988
ST 2126 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Stony Point, sold 2004, now yacht Stony Point
ST 2127 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Appomattox, retired 1988
ST 2128 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Dorchester Heights, retired 1987
ST 2129 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Bunker Hill, retired 1991
ST 2130 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Fort Mifflin, sold 2001, now yacht ST 2130
Marine Discoverer Tug 147 1954 Later Joseph R, Seana C, now Henry Brusco
322 Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 141 1954 Later Kathleen Turecamo, Troy, reefed 1990
323 Matton 25 Matton Shipyard Tug 141 1956 Later Joan Turecamo, Everglades
324 Ralph E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 151 1957 Later Mary Turecamo, Albany, scrapped 2007
325 John E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 151 1958 Later Morania No. 12, Cissy Reinauer, Cissi, Thornton Bros., Mischief, now Thornton Bros.
327 Everglades Tug 166 Oct-59 Later Captain Nelson, now Manatee
328 Challenger Tug 166 1960 Later Captain Brinn, now Captain Bim
329 Margaret Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 158 1962 Now Margaret Turecamo
331 John E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 162 1964 Later Helen J. Turecamo, sank 1988

Built by Matton Shipyard Company

332 Bart J. Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 266 Aug-68 Now Bart Turecamo
Launch No. 1 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1966 Active
Launch No. 5 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1966 Sold c1996, sank, restored to service 1998
Launch No. 9 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1967 Active
Launch No. 13 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1967 Sold pre-1998, active
338 James Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 225 Dec-69 Active
339 Mobil 1 Mobil Shipping Tug 271 Jul-71 Later Tioga, now Zachary Reinauer
340 Mary Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 263 Dec-72 Later Texaco Capella, now John Turecamo
341 Jean Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 289 1975 Hull built by Wiley Mfg., later Texaco Tampa, Star Tampa, Dolphin, now Jean Turecamo
342 Largo Remo Refineria Panama Tug 279 Sep-76 Later Tridente, now Vesca R-18
343 Michael Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 196 May-78 Active
344 Joan Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 192 Mar-81 Active
345 Mary Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 193 Mar-83 Active