Abbott Shipbuilding, Milford DE

Most recent update: December 24, 2020.


James W. Abbott started this shipyard in Milford in 1869: his son, William, took over in 1883 and ran it until it closed in the 1930s.   The yard was on the south side of the Mispillion River, at the foot of McColley Street, next door to the Vinyard shipyard: see it from the air on Google here.  As usual with the older yards, Abbott Shipbuilding's construction record is seriously incomplete: 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. Built Disposition
  111372 Robert Jno. Beswick Daniel Walls Freighter 105 80 1901  
  201541 Charles J. Dumas   Freighter 697   1904 Wrecked off Pea Island 1911
  202432 J. Lloyd Hawkridge Irving E. DeWick Freighter 121 90 1905  
  202913 City of Milford   Passenger 264 127 1906  
  204223 William Numsen Foam Corp. Freighter 111 110 1907 Later James W. Johnson,
  205278 Calhoun E. Ross Benjamin S. Coulbourn Schooner 438 160 1908  
  206347 LaForrest L. Simmons Charles D. Luther Schooner 132 89 1909  
  207707 May Charles Gring Tug 121 88 1910 Later Mary C. McNally, Dewey
  208804 G. H. McNeal McNeal Dodson & Co. Fishing Vsl. 244 128 1911  
  209954 City of Lewes Lewes Fisheries Freighter 254 136 1912  
  210784 F. Mansfield & Sons F. Mansfield & Sons Freighter 214 100 1912 To USCG as Shrub
  212471 George F. Pierce Balto. & Phila. SS Co. Freighter 252 121 1912 Later Betterton
  210331 Henlopen Lewes Fisheries Fishing Vsl. 254 136 1912  
  211786 Despatch Southern Pacific Co. Tug 195 100 1913  
  211510 Edith B Steamer H. C. Rowe Freighter 196 100 1913 Later Catherine Johnson, Vera Gordon Rowe
  211326 Rehoboth Lewes Fisheries Fishing Vsl. 273 136 1913  
  212389 David W. Burbage Kilmarnock Fish Prod. Fishing Vsl. 286 140 1914 Later Pocahontas
  213637 George H. Johnson Newark Terminal Co. Lighter 172 100 1915 Later Belleville
  214286 Caesar A. Grasselli Grasselli Chemical Co. Tug 183 102 1916  
  215151 Shenandoah Baltimore & Ohio RR Co. Tug 183 102 1916  
  215632 Albert F. Paul C. C. Paul & Co. Schooner 735 174 1917  
  216453 E. Warren Edwards Edwards Co. Tug 214 125 1918  
  217915 Collora Ford Motor Co. Tug 190 125 1919 Later Ford No. 1
  218139 John Baylis McNeal Co. Fishing Vsl. 226 124 1919 Later Henry W. Conant
  219026 Socony 24 Standard Oil Co. of NY Tug 115 78 1919  
  219027 Socony 25 Standard Oil Co. of NY Tug 115 78 1919  
  222416 Louise Marine Products Fishing Vsl. 530 167 1922  
  223752 Express Southern Pacific Co. Freighter 194 105 1922  
  225206 Charles H. Markham Ocean SS Co. of Savannah Tug 108 79 1925  
  224695 Maurania Providence SB Co. Tug 169 91 1925  
  226212 G. & E. No. 1 Consol. Gas & Elec. Tug 113 79 1926  
  230330 Venus Mystic Steamship Tug 165 89 1930