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Luders Marine, Stamford CT

Most recent update: June 20, 2012.


Luders Marine Construction was founded in 1908, in Byram CT, but moved in 1912 to the end of Dyke Lane, in Stamford Harbor.  It became well known for its fine custom-built yachts, but closed in 1968.  The yard is now operated by Brewer Yacht Haven Marina: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Feet Delivery Disposition
  Kathmar I   Yacht   40 1910  
  Arroyo Gus Chesebrough Yacht 12d 48 1913 To USN 1917 as SP 197, returned 1919
  Minerva Elizabeth C Bowen Yacht 55d 80 1914 To USN 1917 as SP 425, returned 1919
  Cero R C McCorkle Yacht   40 1915 To USN 1917 as SP 1189, lost by fire 1918.
  Zigzag   Yacht   44 1916 To USN 1917 as SP 106, lost in hurricane 1919
  Pattina   Yacht 31d 60 1916 To USN 1917 as SP 675, returned 1919
  Elithro II John Kelly Robinson Yacht   55 1916 To USN 1917 as SP 15, returned 1918
  Aurore II   Yacht     1916 To USN 1917 as SP 460, sold 1919
  Elizabeth H   Yacht   67 1917 To USN 1936 as YP 66, sold 1946
  Mystery Ralph Pulitzer Yacht 26d 71 1917 To USN 1917 as SP 428, returned 1919.
  Kemah  F E Lewis II Yacht 300d 146 1917 To USN 1917 as SP 415, sold 1920
  SC 318 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 85d 110 22-Dec-17 To France as C-28, scrapped 1928
  SC 319 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 85d 110 22-Dec-17 To France 1918, lost 1918
  SC 320 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 85d 110 1-Dec-17 Sold 1927
  SC 321 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 85d 110 8-Jan-18 Sold 1920
  SC 322 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 85d 110 7-Mar-18 Sold 1922
  Taylor     104   1918  
  YV 56 U.S. Navy Seaplane Barge   58 1918  
  YV 57 U.S. Navy Seaplane Barge   58 1918  
  YV 58 U.S. Navy Seaplane Barge   58 1918  
  YV 59 U.S. Navy Seaplane Barge   58 1918  
  YV 60 U.S. Navy Seaplane Barge   58 1918 Later YF 139
  Q 1 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 2 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 3 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 4 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 5 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 6 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 7 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 8 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
159 Q 9 U.S. Army Service boat 29 59 1918 Later 28-T-873, sold 194x as Farallone, active
  Q 10 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 11 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  Q 12 U.S. Army Service boat   59 1918  
  YT 71 U.S. Navy Tug 215d 88  1919  
  YT 72 U.S. Navy Tug 215d  88 1919  
  YT 73 U.S. Navy Tug 215d  88 1919  
  YT 74 U.S. Navy Tug 215d  88 1919 Sold 1922 as Margaret A. Moran, scrapped 1950
  Ginger-Dot Frank B Stearns Yacht   86 1922 Now laid up in Melton, England
  Gilnockie C Prescott Knight Yacht   99 1923  
  PC 233 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 234 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 235 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 236 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 237 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 238 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 239 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 240 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 241 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  PC 242 U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  Sea Dream Samuel M Nicholson  Yacht   100 1925 To USN 1942 as YP 408, sold 1946
  Ramna Walter P. Lasher Yacht   90 1926  
  Denali   Yacht   78 1926 To USN 1942 as YP 146, sold 1946
  Radiant Clifford R. Hendrix Power Boat   74 1926 To USN 1942 as YP 211, sold 1946 s Tar Heel, later Mommie, Charlotte II
  Annlo   Yacht     1926 To USN 1942 as YP 577, destroyed by exploion 1943
  Felicia Abner Morse Power Boat   47 1926  
  Spindrift Carl K Bacon Yacht     1926  
  Sirocco   Yacht   165 1926  
  Idalia   Yacht   62 1927 To USN 1942 as YP 451, sold 1946
  Zapala   Yacht   159 1927 To USN 1942 as YP 217, sold 1946
  Catamount   Yacht   85 1927  
  Robodar   Yacht   138 1928  
337 Bambalina III Theodore Pratt Yacht     1929  
  Annette R   Yacht     1929 To USN 1942 as YP 352, sold 1946
  Spindrift   Yacht   100 1929  
  Martha N   Yacht   97 1930 To USN 1942 as YP 553, sold 1946
  Koranett   Yacht   120 1930  
  Hippocampus   Yacht     1931  
  Doromar   Yacht 160d  111 1931 To USN 1941 as Topaz (PYc 10). Struck 1944
  Sea Owl Carter Lupton Yacht   116 1931 Original owner was CEO of White Owl Cigars
  Challenge   Yacht   c19 1934  
  Fifteen L16 yachts   Yachts   16 1934  
  Bonnie Dundee Clifford D Mallory Sr Yacht   85 1935  
  Mercury IV   Yacht     1936 To USN 1942 as YP 358, sold 1946
  Indian Harbor Town of Greenwich CT Ferry 59 59 1937 Active.
  Escapade Keefe Kaplan Maritime Yacht 43 62 1938 Active.
  Resolute US Naval Academy Yacht   44 1939 Sold 1970, active
  Frolic US Naval Academy Yacht   44 194x Sold c1970, active 2003
  Restless US Naval Academy Yacht   44 194x Sold c1970, scrapped 2005
  Flirt US Naval Academy Yacht   44 194x Sold c1970, active 2003
  Lively US Naval Academy Yacht   44 194x Sold c1970, active 2005
  Swift US Naval Academy Yacht   44 194x Sold c1970, active 2003
  Vigilant US Naval Academy Yacht   44 194x Sold c1970, active 2008
  [5 more yachts of above class] US Naval Academy Yachts   44 1939-1943  
  Yorel II   Yacht     1940 To USN 1942 as YP 578, sold 1946
  Condesa   Yacht 9 32  1940 Active.
  Cascade   Tug 65 60 1940 Now Wake Island 
  PC 449 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 25-Sep-40 Prototype, sold 1949 to Texas A&M, later accommodation ship, scrapped 1974
  L 64 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Sep-40  
  L 65 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Oct-40  
  L 66 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Nov-40  
  L 67 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Dec-40  
  L 78 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Oct-41  
  L 79 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Oct-41  
  L 80 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Nov-41  
  L 81 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Nov-41  
  L 82 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Dec-41  
  L 83 US Army Dist. Box Boat   64 Dec-41  
476?  [one of above?]      67g 64 1941 Later passenger Beavertail, now Acushnet
  [one of above?]      69 64  1943 Later fishing Amanda K, now Ali J
  YTL 160 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 To France 1945 as Le Volontaire, later Pluvier (Y 696), Q 424, scrapped 1968
  YTL 161 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 To France 1945 as Hirondelle (Y 657), later Q 565, condemned 1977
  YTL 162 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 To France 1945 as Cacatoès; to Japan 1957
  YTL 163 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 To France 1953 as Sidi Ahmed, later Caille (Y 614), Q 459, scrapped 1970
  YTL 164 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 Sold 1967 as Pacific Polaris, later Polaris
  YTL 165 US Navy Tug 47 61 1941  To France 1945 as Chardonneret (Y 622), later Q 449, sold 1970, scrapped 1990.
  YTL 166 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 Later MPE 166, now General
  YTL 167 US Navy Tug 47 61 1941 To France 1953 as Fauvette; to Japan 1957
  YTL 168 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941  
  YTL 169 US Navy Tug 47 61  1941 Sold 19xx, later Daniel A White, Spuyten Duyvil, False Cape, now Daniel di Napoli
  SC 505 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 21-Apr-42 To NDRF 1947
  SC 506 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 30-Apr-42 To France 1944 as CH 113
  SC 532 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 20-May-42 To France 1944 as CH 103, later P 729, condemned 1952
  SC 533 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 12-Jun-42 To France 1944 as CH 104, later P 693, Q300, condemned 1961
  SC 534 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 11-Jul-42 To France 1944 as CH 122, later P 709, Q441, condemned 1968
  SC 535 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 21-Jul-42 To France 1944 as CH 143, later P 727, condemned 1953
  PC 556 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 1-Sep-42 To France 1944 as Carabinier (W 16/W 92/P 617), later Uranium, Q135, sunk as target 1968
  PC 557 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 15-Oct-42 To France 1944 as Dragon (W 83/W 28/P 620), later Q148, scrapped 1959
  PC 558 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 19-Nov-42 Torpedoed off Salerno and lost 9-May-44
  SC 1013 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 21-Sep-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Petrel (WAVR 448), later Mount Independence, laid up in Baltimore, sank 200x
  SC 1014 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 29-Aug-42 Transferred foreign 1947
  SC 1015 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 20-Oct-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Pheasant (WAVR 449), sold 1948 to Morton Salt as a mail boat in the Bahamas, scuttled 1982.
  SC 1016 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 15-Dec-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Phoebe (WAVR 450)
  SC 1017 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 29-Dec-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Pigeon (WAVR 451)
  SC 1018 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 22-Jan-43 Transferred foreign 1947
  SC 1019 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 15-Feb-43 To NDRF 1946
  SC 1020 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 20-May-43 To NDRF 1948
  SC 1021 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 29-Apr-43 To the USSR 1945 as BO 328
  SC 1022 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 9-Jun-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Piper (WAVR 452), sold 1947
  PC 604 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 9-Mar-43 To Brazil 1943 as Guaibá (G 3), scrapped 1952
  PC 605 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 28-May-43 To Brazil 1943 as Gurupá (G 4), scrapped 1952
  PC 606 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 7-Aug-43 Later Andrews (PC 606), scrapped 1957
  PC 607 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 27-Aug-43 To Brazil 1943 as Guajará (G 5)
  SC 1355 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 10-Jul-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Tern (WAVR 474), sold 1949 as Chief
  SC 1356 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 18-Aug-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Thrush (WAVR 475).
  SC 1357 US Navy Sub Chaser 136d 110 31-Aug-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Toucan (WAVR 476)
  PC 1211 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 16-Aug-43 Sold as Blue Arrow, to Spain 1956 as Javier Quiroga, struck 1971.
  PC 1212 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 18-Sep-43 Later Laurinburg (PC 1212), scrapped 1959
  PC 1213 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 6-Oct-43 Later Louden (PC 1213), scrapped 1960
  PC 1214 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 28-Oct-43 Destroyed 1951
  PC 1215 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 26-Nov-43 To NDRF 1948
  PC 1216 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 31-Dec-43 Later Elkins (PC 1216), scrapped 1960
  PC 1217 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 27-Apr-44 Sold for scrap 1948, still at Rossville NJ 2008
  PC 1218 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 29-May-44 To Thailand 1948 as Sukeip (PC 5),  struck 1991
  PC 1219 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 1-Jul-44 To NDRF 1948
  PC 1220 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 29-Jul-44 To NDRF 1948
  PC 1255 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 1-Sep-44 Later PGM 18, sunk by a mine off Okinawa and lost 7-Apr-45
  PC 1256 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 27-Oct-44 To Portugal 1948 as São Tomé (TM/P 585), struck c1969
  PC 1257 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 21-Dec-44 To Portugal 1948 as Santiago (P 583), struck 1967
  PC 1258 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 24-Jan-45 Sold 1948 as Boston Belle, resold to Argentina as Ciudad de Rosario, abandoned 1982
  PC 1259 US Navy Sub Chaser 463d 110 6-Mar-45 To Portugal 1948 as São Vincente (VC/P 586)
  Onockatin (YTB 277) US Navy Tug 397d 110 1-Jun-44 Struck 1960
  Ossahinta  (YTB 278) US Navy Tug 397d 110 19-Jul-44 Sold 1960
  Penacook (YTB 279) US Navy Tug 397d 110 26-Sep-44 Sold 1961 as Atlantic, later Whiteman 10, sank 1969
  Tuscola (YTB 280) US Navy Tug 397d 110 28-Apr-44 Struck 1963.
  Cholocco (YTB 498) US Navy Tug 397d 110 1944 Later YTM 764, sold 1975 as Robert Henjes?
  Chiquito (YTB 499) US Navy Tug 397d 110 Aug-45 Later YTM 765, sold 1965 as Scammon Bay, later Marine Retriever, Cascade, Island Brave, now Marine Retriever
  Chohonaga (YTB 500) US Navy Tug 397d 110 1945 Later YTM 766, sold 1975 as Double Eagle, now Michael Lind
  Ankachak (YTB 501) US Navy Tug 397d 110 5-Nov-45 Later YTM 767, to Greece 1972 as Aias (A-412), active
  Apohola (YTB 502) US Navy Tug 397d 110 3-Jan-46 Later YTM 768, scrapped 1987
  Atanus (YTB 503) US Navy Tug 397d 110    Cancelled 1945, may have been completed as hull #530 
  Ayanabi (YTB 504) US Navy Tug 397d 110    Cancelled 1945, may have been completed as hull #531 
  Bocachee (YTB 505) US Navy Tug 397d 110    Cancelled 1945, may have been completed as hull #532 
  Storm   Yacht 11 39  1946 Active 
  Leaf   Yacht   38 1946 Active
530 Orion Boston Towboat Tug 199 94 1946 Later Southport, now Rusty Pelican
531 Juno Boston Towboat Tug 199 94 Jan-46 Later Ledyard, now Leonard M
532 Triton Boston Towboat Tug 199 94 1946 Active
  Noble Wood   Yacht   26 1947 Active
  North   Yacht   38 1947 Active
      Yacht   30 1947 Now Leg-A-Sea
900 Selden III State of Connecticut  Ferry  87 65  1949 Active 
901     Yacht   33  1949 Now Laughing Lady 
  Piquant   Yacht   47 1950 Now Freelance
      Tug     1950 Now G. M. D. I
980 Cable Queen N. Y. Telephone Cable Layer 64 65 1952 Active
  Agile (AM 421) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 744d 172 21-Jun-56 Scrapped 1980
  Aggressive (AM 422) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 755d 172 25-Nov-53 Scrapped 1980
  Avenge (AM 423) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 755d 172 13-May-54 Destroyed by fire 1969, scrapped
  Rival (AM 468) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 775d 172 3-Sep-54 Scrapped 1971
  Sagacity (AM 469) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 775d 172 20-Jan-55 Scrapped 1971
  Salute (AM 470) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 775d 172 4-May-55 Scrapped 1971
  Skill (AM 471) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 775d 172 7-Nov-55 Scrapped 1979
  Caprice   Yacht 12 38  1956 Active 
  Weatherly Weatherly Inc  Yacht 24 59  1958 (for America’s Cup) Active 
1001  Robin   Yacht 15 40  1958 Active 
  American Eagle American Eagle Charters  Yacht 29 68  1964 (for America’s Cup) Active 
  Adagio   Yacht   26 1965 Active [possibly built elsewhere]