Delaware Bay Shipbuilding, Leesburg NJ

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Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Inc., was formed in 1920 by Dr. Malcolm Sharp, a medical doctor, but the son of a seafaring man.  The objective was to build fishing vessels, but it soon expanded into recreational boats.  In 1929, it was bought by a group of investors who divided it in two - Delaware Bay Shipbuilding for the bigger boats and Debasco Boat Works for the smaller ones.  The yard was on Main Street, at Sharpstow Lane, where Yank Marine's repair yard is today.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name  Original Owner Vessel Type LDT Feet Delivery Disposition
226390 Timothy Bateman Fishing 58 71 1927
227345 Edna Berry Oyster Boat 61 79 1928
227901 Josiah S. Newcomb Fishing 58 71 1928
228197 Norman W. Bally Fishing 66 89 1929
228489 Stella Fishing 12 39 1929
235453 Ilys Fishing 13 42 1936 Later Bruce J
  251510 Paramount (AMc 92) US Navy Minesweeper 205 90 31-Dec-41 Sold 1946 as Oro Vaca
    Peerless (AMc 93) US Navy Minesweeper 205 90 19-Feb-42 To US Army 1946
    SC 648 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 11-Jul-42 To Taiwan 1948
    SC 649 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 31-Jul-42 To Free French 1944 as CH-91
    SC 698 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 28-Sep-42 To Taiwan 1948
    SC 699 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 19-Oct-42 To the Philippines 1948
    SC 700 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 3-Nov-42 Burnt off Vella Lavella 10-Mar-44
    SC 701 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 10-Dec-42 Sold 1948
  256466 SC 702 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 21-Dec-42 Sold 1946 as Ruth Ann
    SC 703 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 5-Jan-43 To FLC 1948
    SC 1325 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 19-Apr-43 Sold 1948
  252235 SC 1326 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 4-May-43 Sold 1946 as Alice T
  259008 SC 1327 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 4-Jun-43 Sold 1947 as Merlin
  251379 SC 1328 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 107 30-Jun-43 Sold 1946 as Maurine Greer
    ATR 13 US Navy Tug 850 156 23-Dec-44 Sold 1947 as Salvage King
    ATR 14 US Navy Tug 850 156 29-Apr-45 Disposed of 1946
    ATR 58 US Navy Tug 850 156 1945 Disposed of 1946
251932 ATR 59 US Navy Tug 850 156 1945 Sold 1947 as Myrtle E. Wilson
249230 Ida L Fishing 38 55 1946
249979 Our Gang Fishing 58 59 1946
250231 Old Mystic Fishing 58 59 1946
250728 Eleanor Marie Fishing 58 56 1946