Camden Shipbuilding, Camden ME

Most recent update: December 24, 2014.


Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Company was started in 1940 by Richard Lyman, Cary Bok and Clinton Lunt.  After the war it was reconstituted as Camden Shipbuilding Company and built fishing vessels and yachts until failing in 1963.  It was then bought by Wayfarer Marine, which still operates it as a maintenance facility.  See the site from the air on Google here  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com 

 Hull # O.N. Original Name  Original Owner Vessel Type  GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
    Governor (AMc 82) US Navy Minesweeper 205   29-Jan-42 Sold 1947
    Guide (AMc 83) US Navy Minesweeper 205   17-Mar-42 Sold 1947
    AMc 155/APc 15 US Navy Minesweeper 100   27-Oct-42 Lost 1943
    AMc 156/APc 16 US Navy Minesweeper 100   15-Jan-43 Wrecked 1946
    AMc 157/APc 17 US Navy Minesweeper 100   11-Jan-43 Destroyed 1946
    AMc 158/APc 18 US Navy Minesweeper 100   28-Jan-43 To MARAD 1947
8   Pine Tree US Mar. Comm. B3-F1 Barge 862   Mar-43  
9   Pine Tree II US Mar. Comm. B3-F1 Barge 862   Jun-43  
10   Pine Tree III US Mar. Comm. B3-F1 Barge 862   Jul-43  
11   Pine Tree IV US Mar. Comm. B3-F1 Barge 862   Aug-43  
12   Pine Tree V US Mar. Comm. B3-F1 Barge 862     Cancelled
    APc 58/FT 7 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   Jan-43 To Greece 1947
    APc 59/FT 8 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   Feb-43 Sold 1948
    APc 60/FT 9 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   Mar-43 Sold 1946
    APc 61/FT 10 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   Apr-43 Sold 1946,
    APc 62/FT 21 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   May-43 To Greece 1947
    APc 63/FT 22 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   Jun-43 To Greece 1947
    APc 64/FT 23 US Navy/Royal Navy Transport 100   Jul-43 Sold 1946
    ATR 17/W 137 US Navy/Royal Navy Tug 850   28-Dec-43 HMS Director, returned 1946, sold 1948
    ATR 18/W 138 US Navy/Royal Navy Tug 850   2-Feb-44 HMS Emulous, returned 1946, sold 1948
    ATR 19/W 139 US Navy/Royal Navy Tug 850   20-Mar-44 HMS Freedom, returned 1946, sold 1948 as Foundation Maritime
    ATR 20/W 140 US Navy/Royal Navy Tug 850   24-Apr-44 HMS Justice, returned 1946, sold 1948 as St. Christopher, laid up 1954, later abandoned
    ATR 21 US Navy Tug 850   25-May-44 To Argentina as El Rio Jano
    ATR 22 US Navy Tug 850   10-Jul-44 Disposed of 1946
    ATR 74 US Navy Tug 850   14-Aug-44 Disposed of 1946
    ATR 75 US Navy Tug 850   11-Sep-44 Disposed of 1946
    ATR 76 US Navy Tug 850   10-Oct-44 Sold 1947 as Judith Ann Meser, scrapped 1954
    ATR 77 US Navy Tug 850   3-Nov-44 Sold 1946, sank 1946
    ATR 78 US Navy Tug 850   6-Jan-45 Sold 1948
    ATR 79 US Navy Tug 850   9-Dec-44 Sold 1948
  246715 Camden   Fishing 55 60 1944  
  248371 Catherine & Beverly   Fishing 20 48 1945  
  281200 Betselma   Fishing 9 30 1945  
  260155 Andrea B   Yacht 11 38 1946 Later Penobscot
  253051 Northern Cross   Yacht 38 51 1947  
  256415 Kinnereth   Yacht 30 47 1948 Later Mary Dell, Aloha II
  267954 Alphard   Yacht 13 36 1948  
  258769 Mirage   Tug 16 42 1949  
  296184 Rogue   Yacht 6 26 1949  
  279946 Partner II   Yacht 19 40 1951  
  282935 Captain Blakely   Yacht 15 37 1952 Later Elsie Marina
  263827 Porpoise   Yacht 29 55 1952 Later Gansett II, Porpoise
  266352 Sooner   Yacht 65 61 1953 Later Voyageur, Lady Ferrell
  291245 Gulls Nest   Yacht 5 25 1954  
  271298 Admiral Blake   Yacht 80 64 1956 Later Varamista, The Ritz, Las Tango
  273846 Pearl Necklace   Yacht 61 65 1957 Later Cloister Belle
  285970 Windless   Yacht 13 37 1961  
  287207 Frances   Yacht 15 40 1961  
  288588 Heritage   Yacht 6 25 1962  
  288752 North Star   Yacht 10 32 1962  
  292162 Silver Heels   Yacht 13 37 1963  
  296231 Serenity   Yacht 9 32 1964