Froemming Bros., Milwaukee WI

Most recent update: August 3, 2008.


Froemming Bros. was built for the war effort and was only in operation from 1942 through 1945.  The site was on the north side of the Kinnickinnic river, just west of South 1st Street: it was later the Wagner Iron Works and is currently occupied by Milwaukee Marine Yacht.  See it from the air on Google here.

Hull #

Original Name

Type MC # Delivered Disposition
1 Point Loma V4-M-A1 595 Apr-43 Scrapped 1972
2 Anacapa V4-M-A1 596 May-43 Scrapped 1973
3 Point Vicente V4-M-A1 597 May-43 To Mexico 1969 as R 3, active as Huitilopochtli (A 51)
4 Point Arguello V4-M-A1 598 Jun-43 Scrapped 1973
5 Sankaty Head V4-M-A1 895 Jul-43 Scrapped 1978
6 Yaqina Head V4-M-A1 896 Aug-43 Sold private 1971, scrapped
7 Bald Island V4-M-A1 897 Sep-43 Scrapped 1973
8 Fire Island V4-M-A1 898 Sep-43 Scrapped 1972
9 Allentown S2-S2-AQ1 1477 24-Mar-44 PF 52, to USSR 1945 as EK-8, to Japan 1953 as Ume (PF 289), scrapped 1971
10 Machias S2-S2-AQ1 1478 29-Mar-44 PF 53, to USSR 1945 as EK-9, to Japan 1953 as Nara (PF 282), scrapped 1969
11 Sandusky S2-S2-AQ1 1479 18-Apr-44 PF 54, to USSR 1945 as EK-10, to Japan 1953 as Nire (PF 287), scrapped 1970
12 Bath S2-S2-AQ1 1480 1-Sep-44 PF 55, to USSR 1945 as EK-11, to Japan 1953 as Matsu (PF 286), scrapped 1966
13 Charlevoix C1-M-AV1 2141 Aug-44 To USN as AK 168, sold private 1947, scrapped 1970
14 Chatham C1-M-AV1 2142 Sep-44 To USN as AK 169, sold private 1947, sank 1972
15 Chicot C1-M-AV1 2143 Oct-44 To USN as AK 170, sold private 1951, scrapped 1973
16 Claiborne C1-M-AV1 2144 Nov-44 To USN as AK 171, scrapped 1971
17 Clarion C1-M-AV1 2145 Dec-44 To USN as AK 172, sold private 1946, wrecked and abandoned 1970
18 Codington C1-M-AV1 2146 Jan-45 To USN as AK 173, sold to a Korean operator as Pohang 1956, exploded in Phnom Penh 1972 and scrapped 1974
19 Colquitt C1-M-AV1 2147 Feb-45 To USN as AK 174, to USCG 1946 as Kukui (WAK 186)
20 Craighead C1-M-AV1 2148 Apr-45 To USN as AK 175, sold private 1947
21 Doddridge C1-M-AV1 2149 May-45 Completed as Coastal Messenger, to USCG 1951 as Courier (WAGR 410), scrapped 1977
22 Duval C1-M-AV1 2150 Jun-45 Completed as Coastal Racer, to USN 1953 as YFP 10, scrapped 1975
23 Knob Knot C1-M-AV1 2151 Jul-45 Scrapped 1971
24 Salmon Knot C1-M-AV1 2152 Aug-45 Scrapped 1970
25 Yard Hitch C1-M-AV1 2153 Sep-45 Sold private 1947, sank 1967
26 Tapir Splice C1-M-AV1 2154 Oct-45 Completed as Ben Froemming, sold private 1947, converted to drill ship Goldrill 5 1974