Crowninshield Shipbuilding, South Somerset MA

Most recent update: January 24, 2015.


Crowninshield Shipbuilding was a small shipyard in Somerset MA, owned by the super-rich Crowninshield family, which built a new facility in South Somerset for the construction of tugs for the U.S. Shipping Board.  It kept on building tugs after the war was over and was one of the yards that built "six-bitters" for the Coast Guard in the mid-20s.  If anyone can tell me its location, or add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Ft. Delivery Disposition
  215845 Luther Little   Schooner 1,234 204 1917 Abandoned 1932
  216630 Hesper   Schooner 1,348 210 1918 Abandoned 1932
  217722 Astrea (USSB #1229) U. S. S. B. Oceangoing Tug 415 142 1918  
  217795 Cleopatra  (USSB #1230) U. S. S. B. Oceangoing Tug 415 142 1918  
  217642 Tartar (USSB #1231) U. S. S. B. Oceangoing Tug 415 142 1918  
  217835 Volant (USSB #1232) U. S. S. B. Oceangoing Tug 415 142 1918  
  217494 Fame (USSB #1233) U. S. S. B. Oceangoing Tug 415 142 1918  
     (USSB #1234) U. S. S. B. Oceangoing Tug 415 142 1918 Cancelled
  217834 Quero   Tug 415 142 1919 Later Mary A. Bickel 1934, Cape Henry
  217869 Centurion   Tug 415 142 1919  
  221021 Douglas Alexander   Tug 360 100 1920  
  221698 Perseverance   Tug 385 142 1919  
  226123 H. J. Wheeler   Tug 421 142 1919  
  227532 Glenn-Mayne   Tug 431 142 1918  
  229147 Alphonse G   Tug 433 148 1919 Later Warrior
    CG 130 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 131 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 132 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 133 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25 To USN 1934 as YP 45, to MARAD 1946
    CG 134 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 135 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 136 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 137 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 138 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
    CG 139 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft 37 75 1924-25  
  224598 Robert C. Bonham   Tug 113 79 1925  
  226881 Betty   Tug 108 85 1927 Later Catherine Pope, Metropolitan No. 2, Rowen Card, Teresa McAllister