Simms Bros., Dorchester MA

Most recent update: January 2, 2015.


William E. and Eric J. Simms started this fine yachtbuilding yard on Freeport Street, in Dorchester, in 1933.  Unfortunately, it had to close in 1957 when the site was compulsorily acquired by the D.P.W. to make room for the Southeast Expressway.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type Tons Ft. Del'y Disposition
  233751 Griquit Henry Warren Yacht 16 36 1935 Later Espada, Griquet, High Seas, H B Gan
    Moosebec A. S. Nielsen Yacht   34 1937 Later Atea
  239013 Tyrone A. C. Tener Yacht 29 56 1939 Later William H. Thorndike, Tyrone
  240451 William Underwood William Underwood Freighter 42 66 1941  
  251479 T 1 US Army Boat, Psgr-Cargo   65 Sep-42 Sold as Rockaway Belle
    T 2 US Army Boat, Psgr-Cargo   65 Sep-42  
    T 3 US Army Boat, Psgr-Cargo   65 Sep-42  
    T 4 US Army Boat, Psgr-Cargo   65 Sep-42  
  na SC 977 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 19-Nov-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 94, scrapped 1959
  na SC 978 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 8-Dec-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 145
  na SC 979 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 9-Jan-43 To Free French 1944 as CH 146, scrapped 1958
    SC 980 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 5-Feb-43 To MARAD 1946
  255555 SC 1329 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 8-May-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Swift (WAVR 471), sold as Elmar, sank in Jax 1979
  255918 SC 1330 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 29-May-43 Sold 1948 as Signal III, Wanderer 1955, Kings Pointer 1964, El Pronto II 1973, Orion 1975
  na SC 1331 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 2-Jul-43 To Free French 1944 as CH 6
  256749 SC 1332 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 6-Aug-43 Sold 1948 as Dinky
  na SC 1492 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 22-Apr-44 To the USSR 1944 as BO-218
  na SC 1493 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 22-Jun-44 To the USSR 1944 as BO-231
  na SC 1494 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110   Cancelled
  na SC 1495 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110   Cancelled
    P 576 to 583 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 7/44 to 4/45 8 boats
  248978 Tautog W. H. Forbes Freighter 35 60 1945  
  255099 Argyll William T. Moore Yacht 20 49 1948  
  255701 Gaffir Richard E. Danielson Yacht 22 39 1948  
  256350 Katuna Mrs Gilbert Verney Yacht 16 44 1948  
    Venture III George Ford Yacht   53 1950  
  260945 Versatile Harold S. Vanderbilt Yacht 119 81 1950  
  503629 Flamingo Chauncey M. Cooper Yacht 31 53 1953  
    MS 12 George Sinn Yacht     1953