Daytona Beach Boat Works, Daytona Beach FL

Most recent update: November 20, 2016.


Daytona Beach Boat Works was built in 1938, by Sherburn M. Becker, for an investment of close to $500,000, and was so lavishly equipped and outfitted that it was described at the time as "pretentious".  After the war, the yard flourished as a marina and yacht service contractor until closing in 1960.  It was soon taken over, however, and reorganized as Daytona Marina & Boat Works: it is still a marina today.  The shipyard was on the Intracoastal Waterway, just south of Daytona's South Bridge: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type LDT Ft. Delivery Disposition
  248966 New Era Olin L. Williams Passenger 7g 28 1942  
  244111 Snow White II Redwood Wharton Fishing 14g 35 1943 Sold 1946
    SC 668 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 4-Jul-42 Sold 1946
    SC 669 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 24-Jul-42 To MARAD 1947
    SC 694 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 9-Sep-42 Bombed and sunk off Palermo 23-Aug-43
    SC 695 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 20-Oct-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 133
    SC 696 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 25-Nov-42 Bombed and sunk off Palermo 23-Aug-43
    SC 697 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 24-Dec-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 92
    SC 1302 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 30-Mar-43 To MARAD 1947
    SC 1303 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 5-May-43 To MARAD 1947
    SC 1304 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 16-Jun-43 To MARAD 1947
    SC 1305 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 14-Aug-43 To MARAD 1947
    SC 1306 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 4-Sep-43 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
  255092 SC 1307 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 2-Oct-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Scaup (WAVR 481), later Houston Pilot No. 3
    SC 1308 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 4-Nov-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Swan (WAVR 470)
    SC 1484 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Apr-44 To the USSR 1945 as BO-213
    SC 1485 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 31-May-44 To the USSR 1945 as BO-229
    SC 1486 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 22-Jul-44 To the USSR 1945 as BO-235
    SC 1487 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 30-Sep-44 To the USSR 1945 as BO-245
    QS 73 US Army Quick Supply   104 Sep-44  
    QS 74 US Army Quick Supply   104 Sep-44  
    QS 75 US Army Quick Supply   104 Oct-44  
    QS 76 US Army Quick Supply   104 Oct-44  
    QS 77 US Army Quick Supply   104 Nov-44  
    QS 78 US Army Quick Supply   104 Nov-44  
    P 605 US Army Rescue   85 Dec-44  
    P 606 US Army Rescue   85 Dec-44  
    P 607 US Army Rescue   85 Jan-45  
    P 608 US Army Rescue   85 Jan-45  
  260287 P 609 US Army Rescue   85 Feb-45 Sold as Osprey
  262728 P 610 US Army Rescue   85 Feb-45 Sold as Jay Bee
  543373 The Natural   Passenger 36 47 1962 Active
  292911 Sybarite   Recreational 71 62 1963  
  512756 Hush Puppy   Recreational 17 38 1964  
  510492 Imari Charger   Recreational 69 61 1967  
  538129 Alligator   Passenger 21 36 1967  
  535338 Debbet   Recreational 56 64 1969  
  529717 Aquila   Recreational 31 45 1970 Active