Wheeler Shipbuilding, Whitestone NY

Most recent update: January 2, 2015.


The Wheeler Yacht Company was founded at the turn of the 19th century by Howard E. Wheeler, in Brooklyn NY.  During WWI, like other yacht builders, the yard built sub chasers.  When WWII came, the Brooklyn yard, which has its own table here, was dedicated first to minesweepers and then to an astonishing series of 230 patrol craft for the Coast Guard.  The company built a second yard, which operated as Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., at Whitestone NY, which also started out building minesweepers but went on to build tugs and coastal freighters.  After the war, the yard returned to pleasure craft construction but closed in 1948.  See the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type LDT Ft. Delivery Disposition
YMS 42 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 25-Apr-42 To the USSR 1945 as T-582, scrapped 1956
YMS 43 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 11-May-42 To France 1944 as Lotus (D 324), abandoned and sunk in Tahiti 1958
YMS 44 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 25-May-42 Struck 1946
YMS 45 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 5-Jun-42 Reclassified 1947 as Barbet (AMS 41, later MSCO 41), struck 1960
YMS 46 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 20-Jun-42 Struck 1947 
YMS 47 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 2-Jul-42 Struck 1945
YMS 48 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 14-Jul-42 Damaged by gunfire at Corregidor and scuttled 1945
YMS 49 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 24-Jul-42 Struck 1946
YMS 50 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 3-Aug-42 Mined off Borneo and lost 1945 
YMS 51 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 12-Aug-42 Struck 1947 
YMS 52 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 21-Aug-42 Struck 1946
258885 YMS 53 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 31-Aug-42 Struck 1946, later sold as Myrnalynn
BYMS 5 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 14-Sep-42 To South Korea 1947 as Kil Chu, scrapped 1956
BYMS 6 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 28-Sep-42 To South Korea 1947 as Kong City, sunk 1950
BYMS 7 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 8-Oct-42 Sold 1947
BYMS 8 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 19-Oct-42 To South Korea 1948 as Yong Kung, scrapped 1955
BYMS 65 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 22-Jan-43 To Greece 1946 as Karteria, struck 1973
BYMS 66 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 8-Feb-43 To Greece 1946 as Papalos, struck 1973
BYMS 67 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 23-Feb-43 To Greece 1946 as Salaminia, struck 1960
BYMS 68 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 16-Mar-43 To Greece 1946 as Lefkas, struck 1966
BYMS 69 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 30-Mar-43 To Egypt 1949 as Naharia, discarded 1970
BYMS 70 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 15-Apr-43 Scrapped 1948
BYMS 71 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 4-May-43 To Greece 1947 as Kafalinnia, returned 1947 and discarded
BYMS 72 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 13-May-43 Captured off Kalymnos 1943, later German GD-07, probably sunk 1944
BYMS 73 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 31-May-43 To Italy 1957 as Begonia, later Oltramonti, deleted 1980s
BYMS 74 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 8-Jun-43 To Greece 1944 as Kassos, sunk off Piraeus 1944 
BYMS 75 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 18-Jun-43 To Egypt 1949 as Kaisaria, discarded 1970
BYMS 76 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 29-Jun-43 To Greece 1946 as Prokyon, struck 1968
BYMS 77 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 6-Jul-43 Mined in the Gulf of Corinth and lost 1944
BYMS 78 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 14-Jul-43 To Greece 1948 as Vegas, returned 1948
BYMS 79 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 24-Jul-43 Sold 1948
BYMS 80 Royal Navy Minesweeper 278 136 3-Aug-43 Sold 1947
YMS 363 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 12-Aug-43 Struck 1946
YMS 364 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 21-Aug-43 Struck 1946
YMS 365 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 28-Aug-43 Mined off Borneo and lost 1945 
YMS 366 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 7-Sep-43 Struck 1946
YMS 367 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 20-Sep-43 To China 1948, struck 1976
YMS 368 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 27-Sep-43 Struck 1946
YMS 369 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 9-Oct-43 Later Heron (AMS 18) 1947, to Japan 1955 as Nuwajima (MCS 657), sunk as target 1967
YMS 370 US Navy Minesweeper 278 136 19-Oct-43 Struck 1946
one of above US Navy Minesweeper 278 136  1943 Later Robert H, Nauty Queen
  PCS 1376 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 9-Jul-43 Named Winder 1956, scrapped 1958
  PCS 1377 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 19-Jan-44  
  PCS 1378 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 9-Feb-44 Named Provincetown 1956, scrapped 1958
  PCS 1379 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 1-Mar-44  
  PCS 1380 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 22-Mar-44 Named Rushville 1956, scrapped 1958
  PCS 1381 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 12-Apr-44  
  259604 PCS 1382 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 1-May-44 Named Tuna Shark 1956, sold as Tuna Shark, later Pacific Trawler
  PCS 1383 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 7-Aug-44 Named Attica 1956, sold as Cape Fear
  PCS 1384 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 8-Sep-44 Named Eufala 1956
  PCS 1385 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 5-Oct-44 Named Hollidaysburg 1956, struck 1970
  PCS 1386 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 4-Nov-44 Named Hampton 1956, struck 1959
  PCS 1387 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 27-Nov-44 Named Beaufort 1956, sold 1972
  259946 PCS 1388 US Navy Sub Chaser 278 136 11-Dec-44 Later Littlehales (AGS 7) 1945, sold 1950 as John-O
one of above US Navy   278 136 1944 Later White Plume, Nordic Lady
ATR 1 US Navy Tug 850 165 Nov-43 Disposed of 1946
ATR 2 US Navy Tug 850 165 Dec-43 To War Dept. 1946
ATR 3 US Navy Tug 850 165 Jan-44 To Cuba 1946 as 20 de Mayo, struck 1960
ATR 4 US Navy Tug 850 165 Feb-44 To Canada 1946 as ATR 4, later Louise Simard, restaurant Le Bateau Ivre, in Ile-aux-Grues PQ since 1968
ATR 5 US Navy Tug 850 165 Feb-44 To Canada 1946 as Algerine, later Arctic Bay, Batalla de Mal Tiempo, scrapped 1987
ATR 6 US Navy Tug 850 165 Mar-44 To the Philippines 1946 as Edward R. Grimm, later Wallace R. Gray, Takapuna
ATR 29 US Navy Tug 850 165 Apr-44 Disposed of 1946
ATR 30 US Navy Tug 850 165 May-44 To Panama 1946 as El Greco
ATR 60 US Navy Tug 850 165 31-May-44 Disposed of 1946 as Storebror, later Lenaship II, deleted 1962
255219 ATR 61 US Navy Tug 850 165 24-Jun-44 Disposed of 1946 as Alfred M. Carlson
ATR 62 US Navy Tug 850 165 Jul-44 Disposed of 1946 as Western Ace
ATR 63 US Navy Tug 850 165 Aug-44 Disposed of 1946
ATR 64 US Navy Tug 850 165 Aug-44 Sold 1950 as Logmac, later Mogul, Island Monarch, Seaspan Chinook, La Lumiere, sank 1980
ATR 65 US Navy Tug 850 165 Sep-44 To Britain 1946 as Grenadier, deleted 1960s
67 FS 253 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 7-May-44 USCG-manned, later P. Aboitiz, Baybay
68 FS 254 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 23-May-44 USCG-manned, to Korea as City of Yoju
69 FS 255 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 6-Jun-44 USCG-manned, torpedoed and sunk off Mindanao 1945
70 FS 256 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 16-Jun-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as AKL 22, struck 1961
71 FS 257 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 24-Jun-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as USS Alhena (AKL 38), to Korea 1951, scrapped 1960
72 FS 258 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 4-Jul-44 USCG-manned
73 FS 259 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 15-Jul-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as AKL 21, sold 1961 as Star 60, now Rio Chagres
74 FS 260 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 26-Jul-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as Don Mariano
75 FS 261 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 2-Aug-44 USCG-manned, to China as Peony, later Lucky Trader, Flying Bird, Chiat Min, Perada, Rahmat, scrapped 1978
76 FS 262 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 9-Aug-44 USCG-manned, to China as Lotus
77 FS 263 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 16-Aug-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as Deal (AG 131/AKL 2), sold 1961 as Don Carlos, later Laissez Faire, Princess Olga, now Earl J. Conrad Jr.
78 FS 264 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 24-Aug-44 USCG-manned
79 FS 265 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 1-Sep-44 USCG-manned
80 FS 266 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 8-Sep-33 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as USS Tingles (AG 144), later AKL 13, sold 1969 as Ran Annim, scrapped 1982
81 FS 267 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 18-Sep-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as USS Elba (AG 132). later AKL 3, to Dept. of Interior 1952
82 FS 268 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 22-Sep-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as Virginia VI, later Elena, Don Jose I, scrapped 1986
83 FS 269 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 2-Oct-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as Cotabato-J
84 FS 270 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 6-Oct-44 USCG-manned, retained in USA
85 FS 271 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 13-Oct-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as General Mojica, later Marcelino, scrapped 1988
86 FS 272 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 22-Oct-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as Don Jose I, later Dona Maria, scrapped 1986
87 FS 273 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 6-Nov-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as General Roxas, later General del Pilar, General de los Reyes, Sweet trip, Sweet Ride, scrapped 1984
88 FS 274 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 31-Oct-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as USS Errol (AG 133), later AKL 4, to Dept. of Interior 1951, to the Philippines as Baztan, now Don Victoriano
89 FS 275 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 6-Nov-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as USS Estero (AG 134), later AKL 5, struck 1960
90 FS 276 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 13-Nov-44 USCG-manned
91 FS 277 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 20-Nov-44 USCG-manned
92 FS 278 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 25-Nov-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as Range Recoverer (AG 161), later AGM 2, YFRT 524, sold 1974, now Reedville
93 FS 279 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 2-Dec-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as General Lukban
94 FS 280 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 9-Dec-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as General Mascardo
95 FS 281 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 18-Dec-44 USCG-manned, to Argentina as San Marino, decommissioned 1996
96 FS 282 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 27-Dec-44 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as USS Jekyl (AG 135). later AKL 6, sold 1960 as Sea Princess II, later Betty K IV, now Hope 1
97 FS 283 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 2-Jan-45 USCG-manned, to USN 1951 as USS Almaack (AKL 39), to Korea 1951, returned 1960, scrapped 1969
98 FS 284 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 12-Jan-45 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as Taype
99 FS 285 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 22-Jan-45 USCG-manned, to Korea as City of Chungju
100 FS 286 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 10-Feb-45 USCG-manned
101 FS 287 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 1-Mar-45 USCG-manned, to France as Girod
102 FS 288 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 10-Mar-45 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as AKL 23, struck 1959
103 FS 289 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 24-Mar-45 USCG-manned, to USN 1947 as USS New Bedford (AKL 17), later IX 308, sold 1996 as Ghost, now Sea Bird
104 FS 290 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 7-Apr-45 USCG-manned, lost in typhoon off Okinawa 1945
105 FS 291 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 21-Apr-45 Later E-42-1835, sold as John A. Diehl
106 FS 292 US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 5-May-45 To Liberia as Joanne, later W. T. James, Jr.
  one of above US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 1944 Later PVT Robert Henry, Kirk Star, Northumberland, exploded and sank 1989
107 ST 859 US Army Tug   86 Apr-45 To USSR 1940s
108 ST 860 US Army Tug   86 May-45 Sold 1961 as Judy S, later May, capsized 1992
109 ST 861 US Army Tug   86 Jun-45 To USSR 1940s
110 249491 ST 862 US Army Tug   86 Jul-45 Cancelled, built as Metropolitan No. 2, scrapped 1970
111 251162 ST 863 US Army Tug   86 1946 Cancelled, built as Frederick A. Russell, later Harry R. Conners, Frank L. Coyne, Mid State II, Tekaquitha, sank 1993
112 ST 864 US Army Tug   86   Cancelled
248025 Lady Lou II Passenger 14 42 1945  
248804 Janet & Jean Fishing Vessel 47 60 1945  
249032 Whitestone Fishing Vessel 47 60 1945  
249282 Arthur L Fishing Vessel 47 60 1946  
249820 Gambler Fishing Vessel 47 60 1946  
250367 Maridor Fishing Vessel 47 60 1946  
251441 Christinne II Yacht 22 37 1946  
253959 Three Jay's Yacht 30 44 1947  
120 Cargo Ship     Aug-45 Later Rosemarie
121 Nina B Fishing Vessel   198 1945 Later Nordeaster II, Nordelfin, Red Diamond VI, Hampton
256902 Cuquita Yacht 21 37 1946  
260579 Jodi Yacht 23 37 1946  
124 Marge & Pat II Fishing Vessel   198 Jul-46 Later Pacific, Cushmere, Evelyn L. Brown, Carlson Fishery III, Aspasia, Eileen Doe, now Concordia
125 Fishing Vessel     Oct-46 Later Josephine Esa
Anna Marie & Elena Fishing Vessel     1946 Later Luckimee, Phoenix, wrecked 1993
127 DB 1 US Army Derrick Barge     Jul-45  
128 254651 DB 2 US Army Derrick Barge 79 64 Sep-45 Sold as Derrick Barge Gahagan No. 15
129 DB 3 US Army Derrick Barge     Oct-45  
130 DB 4 US Army Derrick Barge     Oct-45  
131 DB 5 US Army Derrick Barge     Oct-45  
132 DB 6 US Army Derrick Barge     Oct-45  
one of above US Army Derrick Barge     1945 Sold as DB Justin, now DB Victory
193       40 1946 Now a sun lounge in Seattle
Bonnie Fishing Vessel 33 47 1948  
Jackie Fishing Vessel 33 47 1948