Stowman Shipyards, Dorchester NJ

(now Dorchester Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: March 24, 2017.


The shipyard in Dorchester NJ was established by Charles H. Stowman in 1890.  Following the death of Charles H., the yard was run by his sons, Charles A. and William B.  Then in 1942 it was sold to the next generation, Walton G. Stowman, Frank Wheaton, Jr., and Bennett Stowman.  It survived the war and in 1963 became Dorchester Shipbuilding, which is still in business but no longer building ships.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can provide any further information about the ships built here, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built by Charles H. Stowman & Sons
  222041 S. W. Sheppard S. Ware Sheppard Oyster Schooner 39 61 1922 Active
  222076 Eleanor V. Robbins Wilbert H. Robbins Oyster Schooner 41 62 1922 To USN 1942 as Liston (IX 92), sold 1945 as Eleanor V. Robbins, active
  222120 J. M. Hilton Curtis Hilton Fishing Vessel 44 68 1922 In collision and lost 1925
  222795 M. L. Riggin Edward M. Riggin Oyster Schooner 38 58 1923 Later Sea Bird
  222809 Kathryn M. Lee Harry M. Lee Oyster Schooner 37 57 1923 Active
  222817 C. M. Riggin Charles M. Riggin Oyster Schooner 47 67 1923 Later Milton L. Bailey
  222821 H. C. Nickelson Henry C. Nickelson Oyster Schooner 47 67 1923 Later L. H. Robbins, Sr.
  222897 Emma L. Evans Wm. B. Stowman Oyster Schooner 59 77 1923 To USCG 1942 as CG-88001, sold 1946 as Ada C. Lore, active
  223667 Anna V. Newcomb Leslie A. Blackman Oyster Schooner 56 77 1924 Later S. S. Blackman, Contender
  223668 Charles Berry William O. Berry Oyster Schooner 48 67 1924 Later Frank H. Wheaton
  223739 Katie E. Sharp Zadok R. Sharp Oyster Schooner 47 69 1924 Later Polly Riggin, Katie E. Sharp
  224535 Alert A. C. Hagemann Oyster Schooner 50 71 1925  
  224557 Mary Ella Henry C. Nickelson Oyster Schooner 86 91 1925  
  224558 R. & A. Jeffries Robert L. Jeffries Oyster Schooner 57 80 1925  
  225396 Sarah R. Bell John H. Bell Oyster Schooner 56 71 1926 To France 1944
  225419 Emma & Ruth Walter J. Berry Oyster Schooner 64 78 1926 To USCG 1942 as CG-88002, sold 1946 as Frank M. Flower
  226358 Laura M. Wilde C. Raymond Wilde Oyster Schooner 58 71 1927 Now John C. Peterson
  226422 J. and E. Riggin Charles M. Riggin Oyster Schooner 57 76 1927 Active
  227310 Ethel V. Stowman Frank T. Stowman Oyster Schooner 61 80 1928  
  227623 Jack & Harker John H. Bell Oyster Schooner 55 76 1928  
  227932 A. J. Meerwald A. J. Meerwald Oyster Schooner 57 76 1928 To USCG 1942 as CG-86001, sold 1947 as A. J. Meerwald, active
  228278 Ethalinda Blackman S. S. Blackman Oyster Schooner 92 92 1929  
  228281 George C. Bell George C. Bell Oyster Schooner 84 87 1929  
  228343 H. H. Robbins Alvin O. Robbins Oyster Schooner 53 69 1929  
  229413 Sheppard Campbell Sheppard Campbell Oyster Schooner 58 73 1930 Later Walter B. Hinson, Derek W. Robinson, now Dredge Monster
  229912 Shannon Aspen Fish Products Fishing Vessel 94 92 1930  
    Q-16 U.S. Public Health Svce. Launch 20 41 1931  
  564399 Q-17 U.S. Public Health Svce. Launch 20 41 1931 Sold as Morgan
    Q-18 U.S. Public Health Svce. Launch 20 41 1931  
Other Boats Built in Dorchester Before WWII (may include builders other than Stowman)
  222928 Emma R Theodore Riedel Passenger 34 59 1923  
  222932 Resolute Fred De Arnott Fishing Vessel 9 33 1923  
  222937 Esta Conrad T. Gehring Fishing Vessel 8 33 1923  
  223019 Margaret William B. Joslin Fishing Vessel 8 33 1923  
  223753 Lady Helen George Spaulding Yacht 20 44 1924  
  223906 Orpah Adolph W. Schramm Yacht 32 44 1924  
  223924 Eagle Howard Clark Passenger 12 38 1924  
  224947 Hoy Tark W. Price Davis Yacht 23 47 1925 Later Show Boat, in collision and lost 1963
  225592 William & Warren Fred Lund Fishing Vessel 13 38 1926  
  226501 Wayfarer II L. W. Fogg Yacht 46 63 1927 Later Romany
  226681 Mala J. Laird Schober Yacht 36 54 1927  
  226829 Acacia Louis J. Sommer Yacht 24 48 1927  
  226914   James S. Boice Passenger 13 39 1924 Later Sea Toy
  227635 Harry Hackney Clarence W. Starn Passenger 23 53 1928 Later Helena G. Starn
  228044 Senator F. M. Reeves State of New Jersey Police Boat 99 78 1928  
  228965 Wije William P. Riggin Passenger 20 43 1929  
  229014 Malabar Christian Johnson Fishing Vessel 20 46 1929 Later Defiance
  229209 Serina II Carl Tobiasen Fishing Vessel 39 58 1929  
  229385 Tuna Floyd W. Chance Passenger 22 43 1930 Abandoned 1933
  229602 O.F. 1 Ocean Fisheries Fishing Vessel 8 36 1930  
  229638 Brandywine Jacob J. Seeds Yacht 16 43 1930  
  229649 Stowman Stowman Shipyards Fishing Vessel 16 41 1930  
  229990 Tahoka Enos L. Seeds Yacht 30 49 1930  
  230208 Lazydays John F. Johnson Yacht 72 62 1930  
  230395 Phantom Rubin Hoffman Yacht 20 47 1930  
  230465 Heilne & Elizabeth Albert Sugarman Yacht 21 51 1931 Later Kashagawigamog, Robert and Johnny, to USCG 1942 as CG-57002, to USN 1945, later Maray Too, destroyed by hurricane 1957
  231746 Little Champ John R. Shaw Passenger 13 42 1932  
  231792 Laura B Lawrence J. Sweeney Fishing Vessel 11 36 1932 Later Miss Cape May
  232660 Ranger II Maxwell B. Clark Yacht 17 48 1933  
  236210 Ericson Frank G. ericson Passenger 13 39 1937 Later Miss Lynn
  236406 M. S. Quay Walton Stowman Passenger 13 42 1937 Later Captain Cramer
  239589 Dixsea William C. Dixon Yacht 17 39 1940 Later Jessie R
  240671 Three Brothers Clarence W. Starn Passenger 13 42 1941 To USN 1942
  240816 Rainbow John  W. Ringgold Oyster Schooner 11 36 1941  
  241657 Victory Charles W. Gale Passenger 13 43 1942 To USN 1944
Built by Stowman Shipyards, Inc.
    MTL-226 U.S. Army Launch   45 1943  
    MTL-227 U.S. Army Launch   45 1943  
    MTL-228 U.S. Army Launch   45 1943  
    MTL-229 U.S. Army Launch   45 1943  
    MTL-230 U.S. Army Launch   45 1943  
    MTL-749 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-750 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-751 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-752 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-753 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-754 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-755 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-756 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-757 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-758 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-759 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-760 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-761 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-762 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-763 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-764 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-765 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-766 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-767 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
    MTL-768 U.S. Army Launch   46 1943  
  287363 T-78 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Sold as Fort Jefferson, to UK register 1964
  281118 T-79 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Sold as Cap'n Beau
  282698 T-80 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Later PF-44, sold as Darrell B, later Triangulo
  257010 T-81 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Sold as Ruth W, later Posidon I
    T-151 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
  259831 T-152 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Sold as Sandra Lou, later Balara, Toni Dianne II, NLD
    T-153 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
    T-154 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
    T-155 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
  249447 T-156 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Sold as Captain Deebold, later Sue Ann, Salty Dog
    T-157 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
    T-158 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
    T-159 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943  
  273724 T-160 U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Sold as Christine Ann
  270900   U.S. Army Tender 43 61 1943 Later F-768, sold as Queequeg
    FS-70 U.S. Army Coastal Freighter 270 114 1943 Completed as JMP-70, to USN as YMP 1
    FS-71 U.S. Army Coastal Freighter 270 114   Cancelled
    FS-72 U.S. Army Coastal Freighter 270 114   Cancelled
    BSP-1771 U.S. Army SP Barge 270 100 1943  
    BSP-1772 U.S. Army SP Barge 270 100 1943  
    BSP-1773 U.S. Army SP Barge 270 100 1943  
  292259 BSP-1774 U.S. Army SP Barge 270 100 1943 Sold as Turtle
  247771   Albert R. Gellenthin Tug 49 57 1943 Later Margaret, burned 1951
  247809   Charles Walker Fishing Vessel 25 47 1944 Later Twilight
  245520 Gremlin Nelson J. Rodman Tug 14 43 1944 Active
  246190 North Star Aksel Haines Fishing Vessel 70 66 1944  
  246192 Mary Ann L John Larsen Fishing Vessel 22 42 1944 Later Elizabeth K, Elizabeth, Provider I, Frederick Albert
  246650 Marilyn Kristen Hauge Fishing Vessel 10 32 1944  
  266872 Miss Donna   Fishing Vessel 59 63 1944  
  247632 Lawson J. J. Lawson Fishing Vessel 78 70 1945  
  248376 Gaffer Frank H. Wheaton Yacht 16 40 1945 Later Lord Nelson, Paramour, Tivis II
273 249021 Dolphin Eric Axelsson Fishing Vessel 118 80 1945  
  249050 Endeavor Peder Norstrand Fishing Vessel 45 56 1945 Now Nordsee
  249401 Betty R. Hansen Herman R. Hansen Fishing Vessel 32 47 1946 Later Inge-Caroline, Patricia Ann
  249980 Framar Stowman Shipyards Yacht 119 80 1946 Later Alicia, Rapture
  250127 Katherine III Joseph Dunlap Yacht 37 51 1946 Later Gee Bee II, Warlock
  251114 Mary Ann II John Larson Fishing Vessel 48 56 1946 Later Alan Gordon
  251420 Caro-Jan Frank Anderson Fishing Vessel 53 61 1947  
  252617 Flash II Henry J. Simone Passenger Vessel 12 41 1947 Later Seabreeze, Cap. Lonnie
  253849 Two Brothers Axel Axelson Fishing Vessel 81 70 1949  
  258253 Ocean Clipper Ocean Clipper Inc. Fishing Vessel 76 78 1950  
  260228 Sweetheart Chris's Inc. Passenger Vessel 14 53 1950 Later Capt. Collet II
101 263892 Wildwood II John H. Blake Passenger Vessel 9 50 1952 Later Captain Gary II, Lazy Bones II
  MSC 145 Velas (M 410) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1954 To Portugal
  MSC 146 Lajes (M 411) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1954 To Portugal
  MSC 147 Sao Pedro (M 412) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1954 To Portugal
  270611 Paramount Pajoca Inc. Party Boat #1 56 62 1956 Later Paramount I, Mariner, Atlantis, now Flying Cloud
  272747 Sea Foam IV Arch. L. Brown Party Boat #2 9 62 1957 Later Capt. Lou II, Capt. Bob I, Philomena
  273671 Miss Point Pleasant II Pleasant Corp. Party Boat #3 9 62 1957 Active
  274396 Jamaica Escort Inc. Party Boat #4 14 62 1957 Later Dauntless 2, Atlantis, Sea Star II
  275441 Big Jim II Albert Dolinski Party Boat #5 13 62 1957 Later Miss Point Lookout, White Eagle III, Capt. Mike, Sea Hunter, now Tradewinds III
  276330 Paramount Paramount Inc. Party Boat #6 13 62 1958 Later Jamaica 2, Dauntless II, Atlantis, Holiday, Duchess, Friendship II, burned 1986
  278316 Optimist Queen Optimist II (NJ) Party Boat #7 13 62 1959 Later Sunshine, Optimist Sport, Mohawk IV, Miss Belmar II, Bandit, Cynthia Ann, American Princess, now Island Current IV
  279003 Black Whale Black Whale Inc. Party Boat #8 14 62 1959 Later Holiday
  279584 Mystic Maid Elford C. Jarman Party Boat #9 42 62 1959 Now Black Hawk I
  281253 Vivian II Wolff & Sabatino Party Boat #10 41 62 1960 Now Rosie
  281267 Albatross III Harry J. Livingston Party Boat #11 41 62 1960 Later Capt. Cal, Donna B, Onset Chief, now Capt. Mike
  285128 Spray III Peter Saro Party Boat #12 43 62 1961  
  291327 Captain John II John T. Tavares Party Boat #13 25 62 1963 Later Pastime II, Miss Nel, Vanessa Marie
  279284 Finnegan Smith R. & D. Oystering Boat 72 67 1959  
  282412 Neptune Leonard A. Catford Passenger Vessel 23 56 1959  
132 278537 Ray Bets Raymond Blumberg Passenger Vessel 15 37 1959 Later The Hawser, Kathryn, Hawser
  278611 Denise Frank N. Bowe Yacht 16 37 1959  
  278285 Sharps Point Fish Products Co. Tug 8 33 1959  
  279285 Broadkill Fish Products Co. Fire Boat 8 33 1959  
Built by Stowman Shipbuilding Corp.
  522663 Tormentor III   Newporter 40 #73 20 40 1959  
  299101 Sans Souci II   Newporter 40 #74 17 35 1959 Later Sans Souci
  288366 Joseffa   Newporter 40 #80 15 35 1960 Later Osprey
  286200 Julia   Newporter 40 #82 18 37 1960 Later Patrician, Second Sunrise
  289395 Lively Lady   Newporter 40 #84 15 36 1960 Later Cara Mia
  284175 White Pearl Robert Potters  Newporter 40 #86 15 35 1961 Later Ohana, Liebchen IV
  286007 Little Yankee Little Yankee Inc Newporter 40 #88 15 35 1961 Later Janie
  291039 Pranava Howard L. Apollonio  Newporter 40 #90 15 35 1963 Later I Wonder II, Knoll II
  500498 Zephyr   Newporter 40 #91 15 35 1964  
  292895 Briarpatch Alexander Sailor  Newporter 40 #93 14 35 1963 Later Ambri, Spree
  296339 Passe Partout Knox P. Burno  Newporter 40 #94 14 35 1964 Later Raven
  294118 Windsong Paul Gougelman  Newporter 40 #97 14 35 1964 Later Six Bees, now Island Girl
  296629 Interview Richard D. Tucker  Newporter 40 #98 14 35 1964 Later Holly Ann, Maxine
  296654 Enterprise John B. Thayer jr.  Newporter 40 #99 14 35 1964 Active
Built by Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp.
  MSC 303 Bangkeo (M 6) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1965 To Thailand
  MSC 304 Silifke (M 514) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1965 To Turkey
  MSC 305 Saros (M 515) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1965 To Turkey
  MSC 306 Yung Lo (M 154) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1965 To Taiwan
  75308 Spike U.S. Coast Guard WLIC 145 75 1966 Struck 1986, reefed 2009
  75309 Hatchet U.S. Coast Guard WLIC 145 75 1966 Active
  75310 Axe U.S. Coast Guard WLIC 145 75 1966 Active
  299875 Dream Maru   Newporter 40 #101 14 35 1965Later Silver Lining
  298223 Dudheen   Newporter 40 #102 14 35
1965
 
  298325 Geronimo   Newporter 40 #103 14 35 1965 Later Mobray, Vita Brevis
  299254 Golden Lion   Newporter 40 #104 14 35 1965 Later Golden Dollar, Golden Dolphin, Susie B, Sanctuary, Utopia, Leo-Draco
  512839 Tamatoa   Newporter 40 #105 19 40 1965  
  503832 Mistress   Newporter 40 #106 14 35 1966 Later Valkyrie
  500285 Glad Tidings   Newporter 40 #107 14 35 1965 Later Magic
  504020 Tomboy   Newporter 40 #108 14 35 1966  
  509844 Bonanza II Edgar A. Haine  Newporter 40 #109 15 40 1967 Later Capricorn
  504546 Unketchable L. J. Horwich  Newporter 40 #111 14 35 1966 Later Gracious
  501803 Yellow Cat John Fabick  Newporter 40 #112 14 35 1965 Later Nada
  508318 Chaparral Jack G. Fuller jr.  Newporter 40 #114 14 35 1967 Later Passion, now Dream Ketcher
  508793 Heavenly Daze Harry H. Fisher  Newporter 40 #115 15 40 1967 Later Moonglade
  510136 Southwind Philip E. Duchscherer  Newporter 40 #116 15 40 1967 Later Sea-J II
  510543 Heritage Kenneth H. Hanger  Newporter 40 #117 15 40 1967 Active
  507161     Unclassified 199 86 1967 Later Western Viking
  509238     Yacht 7 31 1967 Later Mary Dyer, Jolly Morey, now Black Velvet
  516305     Fishing Vessel 192 91 1968 Later Joseph & Lucia III, now Donny C
  662084 Robert C. Morgan Port Norris Oyster Co. Fishing Vessel 46 72 1983 Now Shell Game II
  991747 Tiger Hillard Bloom Shellfish Fishing Vessel 7 30 1993 Active