Downey Shipbuilding, Arlington NY

Most recent update: March 11, 2016.


Wallace Downey started this shipyard after selling his yard on Shooters Island.  A former steel fabrication plant called Milliken Brothers, it was on Staten Island, where the Howland Hook container terminal is now.

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type Tons Delivery Disposition
1 216 217381 Abron US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,335 Dec-18 Later Point Chico 1931, Alcoa Guard 1940, Saratov 1945, scrapped 1965
2 217 217791 Osakis US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,312 May-19 Later Point Brava 1931, Alcoa Guide 1940, shelled and lost 1942
3 218 217890 Dio US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,312 May-19 Later Point Caleta 1931, Alcoa Cadet 1940, mined off Murmansk and lost 1942
4 219 218186 Sabotawan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,312 Jun-19 Later Point Palmas 1931, Alcoa Pilot 1940, Dah Chung Hwa 1946, wrecked 1948
5 220 218390 Dochet US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,268 Jul-19 Later Point Salinas 1931, Alcoa Scout 1940, Arctic 1946, Tabatinguera 1948, Guaramiranga 1951, Santopolis 1959, scrapped 1966
6 221 218477 Strathnaver US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,268 Jul-19 Later American Star 1920, Sonia 1946, Capetan Nicolas 1952, scrapped 1959
7 222 218615 New Britain US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,268 Jul-19 Later Silver Sword 1934, torpedoed and lost 1942
8 223 218731 Richmond Boro US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,268 Aug-19 Later Willfaro 1920, Pan-Atlantic 1933, XXI Aprile 1937, torpedoed and lost 1943
9 224 218903 Yaphank US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,174 Sep-19 Later Willpolo 1920, Pan-American 1933, Atlas 1937, wrecked 1945
10 225 219134 Waterbury US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,174 Nov-19 Later Northern Star 1921, Defacto 1923, Empire Caribou 1940, torpedoed and lost 1941
11   219474 Clarksburg Coastwise Tptn. Co. Cargo Ship 4,821 Jan-20 Later Georgian 1921, San Gabriel 1929, torpedoed and lost 1940
12   222082 El Estero Southern Pacific Co. Cargo Ship 4,219 Sep-20 Burnt and scuttled in New York Bay 1943
13             Not used
14   222910 El Isleo Southern Pacific Co. Cargo Ship 4,219 1920 Wrecked off Iceland 1942
15   911179 El Lago Southern Pacific Co. Cargo Ship 4,219 1920 Torpedoed and lost 1942
16   221024 El Petrolero Mexican Pet. Corp. Tanker 630 1921 Later Esso Ibicuy 1947, scrapped 1986