Wheeler Yachts, Brooklyn NY

Most recent update: August 24, 2014.


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 was at the foot of Cropsey Avenue, in Coney Island, was dedicated first to minesweepers and then to an astonishing series of 230 patrol craft for the Coast Guard.  See the site from the air on Google here.  The company also built a second yard at Whitestone NY, which has its own table here.  After the war, the Brooklyn yard was closed and operations were consolidated at Whitestone.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type Type # Tons Feet Delivery Disposition
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 160 85 110 22-Dec-17 To France as C-25, scuttled 1942, raised 1943
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 161 85 110 30-Mar-18 To France as C-36, scrapped 1923
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 162 85 110 10-May-18 To France as C-44, scrapped 1922
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 163 85 110 18-May-18 To France as C-48
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 164 85 110 23-Mar-18 Sold 1921
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 165 85 110 23-Mar-18 Lost by fire in accident 1920
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 166 85 110 23-Mar-18 Sold 1921
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 167 85 110 8-Apr-18 Sold 1921
  227364   U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 168 85 110 8-Apr-18 Sold 1921 as Whitby II, to USN 1942 as YP 178, sold 1946 as Madonna, scrapped 1959
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 439 85 110 3-Jan-19 Sold 1922
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 440 85 110 20-Jan-19 Scrapped 1942
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 441 85 110 28-Feb-19 Sold 1922
      U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 442 85 110   Cancelled
    Harbor Tug No. 84 U.S. Navy Yard Tug YT 84

215

88 1919 Sold in the 1920s
    Harbor Tug No. 85 U.S. Navy Yard Tug YT 85

215

88 1919 To USCG 1920 as Chillicothe, sold 1925
  229935 Clintia   Yacht      21g 46 1930  
527 1235324 Elhanor Elhanor LLC Yacht      15g 33 1933 Now Pilar
576   Pilar Ernest Hemingway  Yacht        38 1934 Abandoned in Cuba
  270412 Playmate   Passenger      10g 31 1934  
  234879 Valhalla   Yacht      14g 34 1934  
  282605 Lone Ranger   Yacht      14g 34 1935  
  233892 Nipper   Yacht      38g 64 1935  
  235948 B Hive   Yacht      34g 52 1937  
1264 500002 Debbie   Yacht        32 1938  
  237319 Northwest   Passenger      13g 40 1938  
  238702 Jessie’s Jewel   Yacht      23g 42 1939  
  239287 Kataga   Yacht      29g 46 1939  
  286771 Rarebit   Yacht      18g 36 1939 Active
      US Army Cable Boat M 323   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 324   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 325   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 326   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 327   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 328   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 329   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 330   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 331   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 332   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 333   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 334   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 335   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 336   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 337   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 338   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 339   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 340   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 341   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 342   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 343   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 344   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 345   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Cable Boat M 346   26 11/40-3/41  
      US Army Patrol Boat J 128   35 1941  
      US Army Patrol Boat J 129   35 1941  
      US Army Patrol Boat J 130   35 1941  
      US Army Patrol Boat J 138   26 1941  
      US Army Patrol Boat J 139   26 1941  
      US Army Patrol Boat J 140   26 1941  
    WPC 450 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83300 42 83 1941 Sold 1962
    WPC 451 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83301 42 83 1941 Lost in typhoon off Okinawa 1945
  251731 WPC 452 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83302 42 83 1941 Sold 1947 yacht Sportsman, later Melanie  
    WPC 453 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83303 42 83 1941 Sold 1959 yacht Viking II, later Aquanaut, deleted 1964
  253910 WPC 454 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83304 42 83 1941 Sold 1947 yacht Biscayne, deleted 1961
    WPC 455 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83305 42 83 1941  
    WPC 456 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83306 42 83 1941 Lost in typhoon off Okinawa 1945
  253221 WPC 457 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83307 42 83 1941 Sold 1946, yacht Fun Runner III, later Cygni, sold 1959, now in Mexico
  250204 WPC 458 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83308 42 83 1941 Sold 1946, yacht Seagoin’ Wrangler, fishing vessel Sea Fox
    WPC 459 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83309 42 83 1941  
  250197 WPC 460 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83310 42 83 1941 Sold 1946, yacht Roberta Dee, stranded 1956 
  250774 WPC 461 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83311 42 83 1941 Sold 1947, yacht Margaret B, deleted 1955
    WPC 462 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83312 42 83 1941 Sold 1961
    WPC 463 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83313 42 83 1941  
    WPC 464 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83314 42 83 1941  
    WPC 465 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83315 42 83 1941 To Peru 1944 as CS 1 (CS 5?), stricken 1961
    WPC 466 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83316 42 83 1941 To Cuba 1943 as CS 22/GC 22
    WPC 467 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83317 42 83 1941 To Cuba 1943
    WPC 468 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83318 42 83 1941 Destroyed at Subic Bay 1945
    WPC 469 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83319 42 83 1941 Destroyed at Subic Bay 1945
    WPC 470 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83320 42 83 1941 Scuttled 1962
    WPC 471 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83321 42 83 1941  
    WPC 472 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83322 42 83 1941  
    WPC 473 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83323 42 83 1941  
    WPC 474 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83324 42 83 1941  
  251248 WPC 475 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83325 42 83 1941 Sold 1947, yacht Sea Horse, stranded 1951 
  251733 WPC 476 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83326 42 83 1941 Sold 1947, yacht Good Times, later Ambler, deleted pre-1968 
    WPC 477 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83327 42 83 1942 Sold 1963, later yacht Huntress, deleted 1972
    WPC 478 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83328 42 83 1942  
    WPC 479 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83329 42 83 1942  
    WPC 480 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83330 42 83 1942  
    WPC 481 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83331 42 83 1942  
    WPC 482 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83332 42 83 1942  
  256464 WPC 483 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83333 42 83 1942 To CA F&G as Albacore, sold 1958 yacht Albacore, fishing vessel Viajero. 
    WPC 484 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83334 42 83 1942 Sold 1960
  254532 WPC 485 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83335 42 83 1942 Sold 1948, yacht Invictus, Commodore, Silver Belle III, passenger Jefferson Davis
    WPC 486 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83336 42 83 1942  
    WPC 487 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83337 42 83 1942 Scuttled 1963
    WPC 488 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83338 42 83 1942 To Peru 1944 as CS 2 (CS 6?)
    WPC 489 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83339 42 83 1942 To Colombia 1945, but returned, decommissioned 1945
    WPC 491 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83340 58 83 1942  
    WPC 492 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83341 58 83 1942 Decommissioned 1945 
    WPC 493 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83342 58 83 1942 Decommissioned 1947, sold 1961
  256030 WPC 494 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83343 58 83 1942 Sold 1948, passenger Stanolind 20, Pan American 20, sank 1963
    WPC 495 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83344 58 83 1942 Sold 1946, yacht Marietta, Silver Gull, broken up 1964   
  256914 WPC 496 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83345 58 83 1942 Sold 1948, yacht Anna D, Channel K, Lakaoia, Winita K, Restoration, now True Blue
  290786 WPC 497 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83346 58 83 1942 Sold 1962, yacht Sea Squirrel, deleted 1975
  250476 WPC 498 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83347 58 83 1942 Sold 1946, yacht Carp, Interport, Albatross, deleted 1979
  260251 WPC 499 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83348 58 83 1942 Sold 1950, yacht Susan, sank 1953 
    WPC 600 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83349 58 83 1942 To Colombia 1944 as Ayacucho
    WPC 601 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83350 58 83 1942 To Cuba 1943
    WPC 602 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83351 58 83 1942 To Cuba 1943 as CS 11/GC 11
    WPC 603 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83352 58 83 1942 Decommissioned 1945
    WPC 604 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83353 58 83 1942 Decommissioned 1945
  255708 WPC 605 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83354 58 83 1942 Decommissioned 1945, sold as Wolftrap, abandoned 1971
  250444 WPC 606 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83355 58 83 1942 Sold 1946, yacht Sea Fever, deleted pre-1968
  251328 WPC 607 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83356 58 83 1942 Sold 1947, yacht Green Seas, sank 1952 
    WPC 608 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83357 58 83 1942  
    WPC 609 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83358 58 83 1942  
    WPC 610 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83359 58 83 1942 Sold 1959, from 1964 passenger Viking, sold to UK 1970
  280257 WPC 611 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83360 58 83 1942 Sold 1958, yacht Pinky, Titan, Mary II, fishing Santa Catalina
    WPC 612 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83361 58 83 1942  
    WPC 613 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83362 58 83 1942 Sold at Guam 1959
  280084 WPC 614 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83363 58 83 1942 Sold 1959, yacht La Osa
  252920 WPC 615 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83364 58 83 1942 Sold 1947, fishing Van Tuna, Chicken of the Sea, Dorado 
    WPC 616 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83365 58 83 1942 Sold 1946, by 1967 yacht Sea Song 
  536576 WPC 617 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83366 58 83 1942 Sold 1963, by 1972 yacht Tiburon
    WPC 618 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83367 58 83 1942 Decommissioned 1945, by 1974 yacht Wild Goose III    
    WPC 619 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83368 58 83 1942 Sold 1947, yacht Sereia (Honduras) 
    WPC 620 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83369 58 83 1942  
  283394 WPC 621 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83370 58 83 1942 Sold 1959, yacht Apache Maid, Conciliator, Princess Helen, Low Flying Duck, Rendezvous, now Noel
    WPC 622 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83371 58 83 1942  
  533076 WPC 623 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83372 58 83 1942 To USN 1947 as C105360, sold 1972, fishing Barbara M
  256046 WPC 624 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83373 58 83 1942 Sold 1953, yacht Yankee Skipper, Starstream, Claire III, passenger Fury
    WPC 625 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83374 58 83 1942 Sold 1947 
  255309 WPC 626 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83375 58 83 1942 Sold 1948, fishing Sportsman, Patty Lu
    WPC 627 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83376 58 83 1942  
  258269 WPC 628 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83377 58 83 1942 Sold 1959, fishing Donjac II, Olive E Collins, Surf X
  681825 WPC 629 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83378 58 83 1942 Sold 1962, yacht Eventide, active
  266916 WPC 630 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83379 58 83 1942 Sold 1953, fishing Kermac XIV
  250156 WPC 631 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83380 58 83 1942 Sold 1946, freight Dracula, Rebecca Snow
    WPC 632 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83381 58 83 1942 Sold 1962, by 1972 yacht Aquarius
    WPC 633 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83382 58 83 1942 Sold 1963, yacht Grayfin, Hooker, deleted 1978
    WPC 634 US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83383 58 83 1942 Sold 1953, fishing Kermac XII, dismantled 1960
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83384 58 83 1942 To Cuba 1943
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83385 58 83 1942 To Cuba 1943 as CS 13/GC 13
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83386 58 83 1942 To Cuba 1943 as CS 12/GC 12
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83387 58 83 1942 Sold 1959
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83388 58 83 1942 Sold 1962, yacht Gay Adventurer V, Sea Searcher, sank 1972
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83389 58 83 Jan-43 Scuttled 1962
  261260   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83390 58 83 Jan-43 Sold 1948, yacht Rutlidge, stranded 1957 
  290409   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83391 58 83 Jan-43 Sold 1962, yacht Coury’s 90
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83392 58 83 Jan-43 Decommissioned 1961    
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83393 58 83 Jan-43  
  503081   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83394 58 83 Jan-43 Sold 1960, by 1966 yacht Granada, Hooker
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83395 58 83 Jan-43 To Cuba 1943 as CS 14/GC 14
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83396 58 83 Jan-43 To USN 1945
  299247   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83397 58 83 Jan-43 Sold 1964, yacht Viking
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83398 58 83 Jan-43 Decommissioned 1945    
  253512   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83399 58 83 Jan-43 To Royal Navy 1944, sold 1947, yacht Osprey, burnt 1952
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83400 58 83 Jan-43 Scuttled 1962
  266401   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83401 58 83 Feb-43 To Royal Navy 1944, sold 1953, yacht Adele, sank 1972
  253049   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83402 58 83 Feb-43 To Royal Navy 1944, sold 1947, freight Windsom
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83403 58 83 Feb-43 Sold 1959
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83404 58 83 Feb-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83405 58 83 Feb-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83406 58 83 Feb-43  
  253979   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83407 58 83 Feb-43 To Royal Navy 1944, sold 1947, yacht Perseus, deleted 1973
  256631   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83408 58 83 Feb-43 Sold 1947, yacht Phil-Mar, sank 1966
  501880   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83409 58 83 Feb-43 Sold 1966, yacht Trader, deleted 1970 
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83410 58 83 Feb-43  
  286331   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83411 58 83 Feb-43 Sold 1960, yacht North Sea, South Sea
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83412 58 83 Feb-43 Decommissioned 1963 
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83413 58 83 Mar-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83414 58 83 Mar-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83415 58 83 Mar-43 Sank off Normandy 1944
  250328   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83416 58 83 Mar-43 Sold 1946, renamed Elfin 1949, active
  266085   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83417 58 83 Mar-43 Sold 1953, yacht Ruth C Chew, Chrisbob, Patricia M, fishing Silver Sea
  257542   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83418 58 83 Mar-43 Sold 1946, yacht Paulina B, Dolphin, La Vida Buena, Kona Sea
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83419 58 83 Mar-43  
  251122   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83420 58 83 Mar-43 Sold 1947, passenger Addisonia, Calafia, Island Holiday, Rosario Princess
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83421 58 83 Mar-43 Sank off Miami 1944
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83422 58 83 Mar-43 To Peru 1943 as CS 3 (CS 1?), stricken 1958 
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83423 58 83 Mar-43 To Peru 1943 as CS 4, stricken 1959
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83424 63 83 Mar-43 Sold 1946 
  253990   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83425 63 83 Apr-43 Sold 1947, yacht Courage, sank 1953 
  250488   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83426 63 83 Apr-43 Sold 1946, Bobby Lee, Dana, Whitecap, Irving H
  290378   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83427 63 83 Apr-43 Sold 1961, yacht Cadello I, Challenger, sold Netherlands 1970
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83428 63 83 Apr-43 Sold 1960
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83429 63 83 Apr-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83430 63 83 Apr-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83431 63 83 Apr-43  
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83432 63 83 Apr-43  
  268824   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83433 63 83 Apr-43 To Colombia 1943 as Boyaca, later passenger Buccaneer, Kermac XVI, sank 1955
  260288   US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83434 63 83 Apr-43 Sold 1946, by 1950 yacht Delphine II, Expectation, deleted 1996
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83435 63 83 May-43 Sold 1963
      US Coast Guard Patrol Craft WPC 83436 63 83 May-43