Other Vessels (> 50 ft., >100 GT) Built in Canada Since WWII

Most recent update: March 3, 2015.


This table is intended to gathers in all the ships and boats that do not qualify for one of the other tables in this section.  The cut-off values of 50 feet and 100 GT used in this table are a bit arbitrary - they are designed to allow the table to focus on those vessels built in traditional waterfront shipyards and boatyards and to reflect the reality that the smaller boats are almost impossible to track.  The result is a table of only 41 vessels, of which 31 are dredges.  If anyone has any corrections or additions to this table, please send them to timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
Allied SB N. Vancouver BC 28 197443 P.W.D. No. 324 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 155 1954 Now D 224
Allied SB N. Vancouver BC 71 311167 P.W.D. No. 253 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 131 1957 Now D 253
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 312 313905 Fort Langley Dept. of Public Works Dredge 1,788 1961 Retired 1998
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 240 310822 Sandpiper Standard Oil of New Jersey Dredge 1,902 1950 Later Swellmaster 1960, scrapped 1984
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 249 193605 P.W.D. No. 400 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 446 1950 Later D.P.W. No. 400 1966, BMD No. 400 1988
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 266 197991 Miki St Lawrence Dredging Co Ltd. Dredge 281 1955 Later Mercedes III, retired 1999
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 216 383606 Canadian Argosy Pitts Engineering Construction Dredge 951 1978 Active
Davie SB Lauzon QC 602 311476 Fleur de Lys No. 1 Construction Aggregate Corp. Dredge 680 1954 Later William Oxby, retired 1999
George T. Davie Lauzon QC 59 197517 P.W.D. No. 401 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 512 1953 Now Rene Brazeau
George T. Davie Lauzon QC 70   Fundy J. P. Porter Co. ltd.. Dredge 1,014 1957  
George T. Davie Lauzon QC 74 313395 P.W.D. No. 12 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 251 1960 Now D.A.2
Pictou Foundry Pictou NS 103   P.W.D. No. 120 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 383 1950 Later Nova Scotia, scrapped
Ferguson Ind. Pictou NS 106 197095 P.W.D. No. 22 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 532 1954 Active
Kingston SB Kingston ON 61   Pitts Merrit C. A. Pitts Contractors Dredge 883 1957 Lost off Newfoundland 1977
Kingston SB Kingston ON 67 189868 William B. Dilly McNamara Construction Dredge 473 1957 Active
Marine Industries Tracy QC 182 190502 P.W.D. No. 128 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 100 1948 Now D.7
Marine Industries Tracy QC 183 190503 P.W.D. No. 129 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 100 1948 Now D.8
Marine Industries Tracy QC 199 194535 Hydro Quebec  Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Dredge 1,141 1952  
Marine Industries Tracy QC 225 188039 Manseau No 102 Marine Industries Ltd. Dredge 1,334 1956  
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON 115 322235 Clarence B. Randall Caland Ore Company Dredge 1,088 1954 Now Canadian
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON 116   Joseph L. Block Caland Ore Company Dredge 1,088 1954 Scrapped
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON   804429 Beaver St. Lawrence Beaver Dredging Co. Ltd. Dredge 154 1984 Retired 2008
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 26   Sir Andrew Russell Construction Dredge 258 1957 Later Le Heron, retired
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 27 189887 Andrew B Russell Construction Dredge 388 1958 Retired 1996
Saint John SB Saint John NB 27   Provincial No. 2 Saint John Dredging Dredge 130 1949  
Saint John SB Saint John NB 29 195001 P.W.D. No. 21 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 714 1952 Later J.P.P. No. 530, now Rosaire
Saint John SB Saint John NB 36   Steam Scow No. 1 Saint John Dry Dock Dredge 333 1954  
Saint John SB Saint John NB 1126 197923 Shovelmaster Irving Group Dredge 592 1980 Active
Star SY New Westminster BC   323573 Sceptre Columbia Graymar Equipment Dredge 789 1965 Active
Star SY New Westminster BC   323610 Sceptre Fraser Graymar Equipment Dredge 777 1966 Active
Yarrows Esquimalt BC 130   P.W.D. No. 322 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 836 1955 Now D.4
Bel-Aire SY Vancouver BC 271 368390 Arctic Surveyor Arctic Transportation Co. Research Vessel 736 1978 Later Blain McKeil, Geomariner 1, now Geo Mariner
Hike MP Wheatley ON 176     Ocean Research Corp. Research Vessel 495 2007 Active
Hike MP Wheatley ON 177 Export Rachel Carson U. of Maryland Research Vessel   2008 Active
Vancouver SY N. Vancouver BC 103 Export Western Aleutian Western Geophysical Co. Research Vessel 199 1982 Now Aleutian
Vancouver SY N. Vancouver BC 104 Export Western Polaris Western Geophysical Co. Research Vessel 199 1982 Now Polaris
Allied SB N. Vancouver BC 122 193526 Hugh A. Young Dept. of Public Works Survey Vessel 150 1962 Active
Marine Industries Tracy QC 449 370542 Bernier Petro Canada Drilling Inc. Survey Vessel 1,966 1983 Later Maurice Ewing 1990, now Scan Resolution