Julius Petersen Inc., Upper Nyack NY

Most recent update: July 13, 2014.


The Julius Petersen shipyard was founded as the Van Houten Boatyard in the 1890s.   In about 1907 it was acquired by Julius Petersen, a Danish immigrant who had previously built boats on Staten Island and in Tarrytown.  The company is still operating as a boatyard, although it stopped building boats after Petersen died in 1949: visit it at www.petersenboatyard.com.  See it from the air on Google here.
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
  111459 Ray II Edward Rae Passenger 8 31 1903  
  207485 Grayling Theodore Cooke Motor Yacht 16 50 1909  
  207423 Mahana Myron J. Grant Motor Yacht 26 55 1910  
  208065 Benitez Viegness Tptn. Tug 23 52 1910 (Puerto Rico)
  208817 Donaldo A. G. Thomas Motor Yacht 85 100 1911  
  227123 Esther Harry C. Stone Motor Yacht 20 49 1911  
  210008 Lotowana II J. O. Segura Motor Yacht 25 55 1912  
  211831 Athena George Bedard Motor Yacht 29 50 1913  
    North Pole     2,147 113 1913 To USN 1918 as YD 45, sold 1929
  213948 Bessie Charles Borkholm Freighter 24 45 1916  
212   Yank N Ackerman Motor Yacht   60 1917 To USN 1917 as SP 908, returned 1919
  228734 Elmar III Frank J. Rau Passenger 80 104 1917  
  237898 C. H. Fisher E. I. DuPont Freighter 32 60 1918  
  218826 Ortolon Maynard Lawrence Motor Yacht 23 54 1919  
  219670 Messenger Del., Lack. & W. RR Tug 181 94 1919  
  219671 Propeller Del., Lack. & W. RR Tug 181 94 1919  
  219673 Hauler Del., Lack. & W. RR Tug 181 94 1919 Later Lackawanna
  219674 Driver Del., Lack. & W. RR Tug 181 94 1919 Later Summit
  220206 Ojai U.S. Diesel Motor Yacht 17 52 1920  
  220349 Island Beach Town of Greenwich Ferry 58 61 1920  
  225633 Munevitas V. Turecamo Tug 74 79 1921  
  222759 Marlon K Alfred D. Carman Tug 49 63 1923  
  223228 Chee Kee II Richard F. Wood Motor Yacht 36 70 1923  
  223266 Roosevelt Champlain Tptn. Ferry 126 108 1923  
  223486 Effort II Russell C. Bonfield Passenger 49 76 1923 To USN 1942 as YP 175, to MARAD 1946
  223487 Elmar II J. R. Brazelle Tug 49 76 1923  
  224316 Antlers Ferro. del Este Tug 8 34 1924 (Puerto Rico)
    Louisette   Motor Yacht   42 1925  
    Whim   Motor Yacht   38 1925  
    Grackle   Motor Yacht   46 1926  
  226423 Navajo George N. Ray Motor Yacht 52 73 1927 To USN 1942 as YP 564, to MARAD 1946
  238340 Gold Arrow Earl W. Crosby Passenger 14 47 1927 Later Lake Pancoast II
  227727 Possum Louis Weiss Motor Yacht 31 61 1928 Later Rujopa
  227761 Gaetana Alfred J. Pote Motor Yacht 90 91 1928 Later Maicaway, Blackbird
  228691 Saga John Vanneck Motor Yacht 82 85 1929 Later Amphitrite
  229667 Sabiha III Lucien H. Tyng Motor Yacht 98 91 1930 To USN 1942 as YP 205, lost 1943
  230678 Zamette III Zalmon G. Simmons Motor Yacht 148 98 1931 Later Genzam, to USN 1942 as YP 203, to MARAD 1946
  232356 Sirocco Brewster Jennings Motor Yacht 55 65 1933  
    Binker   Motor Yacht   40 1934  
    Crusoe   Motor Yacht 9 40 1934  
  235085 Missy Howard Raymond Motor Yacht 30 50 1936  
  235114 Floenna Charles Brahs Motor Yacht 30 50 1936  
  235241 Libra II Graham Thomson Motor Yacht 50 62 1936 To USN 1942 as YP 512, small boat 1946
  236022 Amici II Walter Friend Motor Yacht 31 50 1937  
  236107 Pelham Gulf Gulf Oil Corp. Tanker 34 53 1937 To USN 1943 as YOG 81
  236391 Gretchen II Gertrude H. Zinn Motor Yacht 32 31 1937  
  236636 Victory Donald Parson Motor Yacht 41 56 1937  
  236682 Ilona L. L. Warriner Motor Yacht 30 50 1937  
  236792 Karan Roy E. Larsen Motor Yacht 59 63 1937  
  237526 Sandra II Henry Ickelheimer Motor Yacht 23 47 1938  
  238781 Besnhari Harry Thoens Motor Yacht 21 40 1939 Later Serendipity, NLD
  237489 Pan-Air II-A Pan-American Air Passenger 9 31 1938  
  239054 Pan-Air XV-P Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1939  
  239184 Pan-Air XXI Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1939  
  239875 Pan-Air XVII-P Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1940  
  240157 Pan-Air XVIII-P Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1940  
  240745 Pan-Air XIX-P Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1941  
  240746 Pan-Air XX-P Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1941  
  241229 Pan-Air XIII-A Pan-American Air Passenger 14 35 1941  
  240438 Wego Powell Crosley Motor Yacht 54 57 1941 To USN 1942 as YP 536, to MARAD 1946
  241180 Paratus David C. Gerli Motor Yacht 68 74 1941  
  na SC 652 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 18-Jun-42 Transferred overseas 1947
  na SC 653 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 8-Jul-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Falcon (WAVR 421)
  na SC 738 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 21-Oct-42 Transferred overseas 1947
  na SC 739 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 31-Oct-42 To the Philippines 1948 as Ilocos Sur (P 16), scrapped
  na SC 740 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 13-Nov-42 Wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef 17-Jun-43
  na SC 741 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 15-Dec-42 Transferred overseas 1947 
  na SC 742 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 1-Jan-43 To the Philippines 1948
  na SC 743 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 27-Feb-43 To the Philippines 1948
  na SC 1315 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 9-Jun-43 Later SCC 1315
  na SC 1316 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 19-Jun-43 Later SCC 1316, to US Army 1946, sold as Helen E, wrecked 1951
  na SC 1317 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 6-Jul-43 Sold 1946
  na SC 1318 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 10-Aug-43 To Indonesia as Bhayamkara 1 
  na SC 1319 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 28-Aug-43 Sold 1946
  na SC 1320 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 24-Sep-43 Sold 1946
  520881   one of above?   129 107 1943 Later fishing vessel Wakamian, NLD
  na QS 13 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 2/43-3/43  
  na QS 14 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 2/43-3/43  
  na QS 15 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 2/43-3/43  
  na QS 16 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 17 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 18 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 19 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 20 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 21 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 22 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 23 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na QS 24 US Army Boat, Quick Supply   104 3/44-1/45  
  na P 355 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 356 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 357 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 358 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 359 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 440 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 441 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 442 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 443 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 444 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 445 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 446 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 447 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 448 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  na P 449 US Army Boat, Rescue   85 3/44-1/45  
  259980   one of above?   124 81 1944 Later yacht Penthouse, NLD
  265881   one of above?   98 82 1945 Later passenger vessel Challenger, NLD
  249988 Easy Living   Passenger 64 61 1946 Active
    Nambay Cyrus McCormick Motor Yacht 89 87 1948