American Machinery Company, DeLand FL

(later Olson Corp.)

Most recent update: December 24, 2014.


American Machinery Company was a manufacturer of citrus machinery that was drafted into boatbuilding  for the war effort.  The yard was located at the eastern end of Lake Beresford: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com  

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type LDT Ft. Del'y Disposition
1 na Taylor (ST 40) US Army Tug   74 1943 Lost during WWII
2   Thatcher (ST 41) US Army Tug   74 1943  
3   Thornton (ST 42) US Army Tug   74 1943  
4   Tuther (ST 43) US Army Tug   74 1943 Renamed Mars, to Portugal 1953 as Montalto, scrapped 1997
12 na ST 341 US Army Tug   74 1943 To Finland 1946 as No. 8, sold 1948 as Danta, in Venezuela 2004
13 na ST 342 US Army Tug   74 1943 To Finland 1946 as No. 7, DR-7, No. 7, Pirttisaari 1952, Aura, Marina II, Normandia
14 na ST 343 US Army Tug   74 1943 To Finland 1946 as No. 2, DR-2, No. 2, Pyhtää 1952, Pyhäranta, now Famnen
15 na ST 344 US Army Tug   74 1943 Sunk by a mine in Cherbourg, 20-Jul-44
16   ST 474 US Army Tug   74 1943 Sold 1947 as ST 474, No. 27 1948, No. 33 1964, scrapped 1971
17 249985 ST 475 US Army Tug   74 1943 Sold 1946 as Chauncey, Ray 1962, scrapped 1970
18 na ST 476 US Army Tug   74 1943 To Finland 1946 as No. 11, DR-11 1946, No. 11 1947, Purha 1951
19 na ST 477 US Army Tug   86 1944 To France 1948 as ST 7, Ryad II 1951
20 na ST 478 US Army Tug   86 1944 Still active 2007 as a houseboat in Paris
21   ST 479 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1948 as Mico, Tiger 1988
22 na ST 672 US Army Tug   86 1944 Foundered in North Atlantic 15-Sep-44
23   ST 673 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1947 as Esso Amuay, Coromoto I 1958, scrapped 1964
24   ST 674 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1948 as Oemar, Pacific I 1951, sank 1960
25 na ST 675 US Army Tug   86 1944 Foundered in North Atlantic 23-Sep-44
26 na ST 676 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1948 as Soekalila, Manapla 1953, scrapped 2000
27 na ST 677 US Army Tug   86 1944 To Greece 1948, sold 1951 as Sirius, scrapped 1994
28 251967 ST 678 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1947 as Jupiter, Shawn 1972
29   ST 679 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 19xx as Atlantis, Atlantis 1200, Atonatl 1971, scrapped 1976
30   ST 839 US Army Tug   86 1945  
31   ST 840 US Army Tug   86 1945  
32   ST 841 US Army Tug   86 1945  
33 252945 ST 842 US Army Tug   86 1945 Sold 1947 as R J Wales, then Billy D, reefed 1997 off New Jersey
34 287767 ST 843 US Army Tug   86 1945 Later SGT P. A. Beaman, sold 19xx as I. E. Schilling, then Sallymac, Rita III, wrecked 1977
35 284144 ST 844 US Army Tug   86 1945 Sold 19xx as Elis O, scrapped c1995
36   ST 845 US Army Tug   86 1945  
1 na ST 846 US Army Tug   86 1945 Built by Olson Corp., to the UN in China
2 na ST 847 US Army Tug   86 1945 Built by Olson Corp., to the UN
3 na ST 848 US Army Tug   86 1945 Built by Olson Corp., to Tunisia
  na BCS 2454-2503 US Army KD Barge   45 1944 50 barges
  252155 Sue H   Tug 29 49 1947 Later Beth No. 2

Contracted by Olson Corp.: all but the first two were completed by Rawls Corp. in Jacksonville

    ST 1978 US Army Tug   71 1953  
    ST 1979 US Army Tug   71 1953 Later named Fort Stanwix, out of service 1987
    ST 1980 US Army Tug   71 1953  
    ST 1981 US Army Tug   71 1953 Later named Ridgefield, sold 1964, Filobus 2005, active?
    ST 1982 US Army Tug   71 1953 Later named Groton, now Elektra, laid up in St. Helier
    ST 1983 US Army Tug   71 1953 Later named Green Springs, out of service 1987
    ST 1984 US Army Tug   71 1953 Later named Scholarie, out of service 1987
    ST 1985 US Army Tug   71 1953  
    ST 1986 US Army Tug   71 1953  
    ST 1987 US Army Tug   71 1953 Sold, now Capital C