Burry's Shipyard, Clarenville NL

(formerly Clarenville Shipyard)

Most recent update: February 6, 2015.


The Government of Newfoundland built this shipyard in 1942, specifically for the war effort, and funded the construction of its first ten ships, which were collectively known as the "Splinter Fleet".  It stopped building boats in 1979 but has continued as a repair yard, now owned by the Burry Group, which also owns the Glovertown Shipyard.  The yard is now called Burry's Shipyard and is located at 3 Wharf Road.  If you can make any additions and/or corrections to the table below, send your info, please, to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
    Clarenville Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 322 1944 Burnt at Owen Sound 1989
    Burin Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 324 1945 Later Avalon Coaster 1965, wrecked St Anthony NL 1968
    Glenwood Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 329 1945 Scrapped 1988
    Codroy Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 325 1945 Later Avalon Trader 1965, Northern Trader 1968, sank in Bay d'Espoir 1970
    Trepassey Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 325 1945 Burnt, blew up and sank off Halifax NS 1964
    Exploits Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 325 1945 Later White Coat 1964, Erik A. Nelson 1965, foundered 1966
    Ferryland Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 325 1945 Wrecked Tortuga 1953
    Placentia Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 315 1945 Burnt off St John's NL 1979
    Bonne Bay Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 323 1945 Wrecked Fenley's Cove NL 1947
    Twillingate Govt of Nfld. Cargo Ship 325 1946 Later Thomas V. Hollett 1951, Avalon Voyager 1966, Avalon Voyager II 1973, wrecked off Cape Hurd 1980
    Eastern Explorer   Research Vessel 111 1946  
    Investigator II   Research Vessel 124 1946  
    Philip E. Lake Lake & Lake Cargo Ship 168 1948  
    Newfoundlander Blackmore Trawler 443 1949 Crushed in ice near Eddie's Cove, Belle Isle Strait 1954
    Pennyluck   Trawler 199 1951 Later Ada Marie II 1969
    Gaultois   Trawler 204 1952  
    Hermitage   Trawler 204 1952  
    Harry Lake Lake & Lake Cargo Ship 150 1964  
  323432 Ambrose Foote Foote Shipping Cargo Ship 150 1964 Sold to US owners 1978
  330721 Violet & Frank   Fishing Vessel 50 1970 Now Sandra L. D.
  346725 Michelle Janice   Fishing Vessel   1971 Closed
  346728 Desmond Boyd   Fishing Vessel 29 1972 Now Nellie & Andrew
  346731 Random Lady   Fishing Vessel   1972 Closed
  346733 Kingait   Fishing Vessel 27 1972 Active
  346778 Bonnie Marie   Fishing Vessel   1972 Closed
  347214 Timmy E. Celestine Edwards Fishing Vessel   1972 Closed
  347215 Penny Louise Thomas Edwards Fishing Vessel   1972 Closed
  347217 Donnie Carl   Fishing Vessel 26 1972 Active
  347260 Tina Louise   Fishing Vessel 26 1973 Active
  348061 Nina Maria   Fishing Vessel 34 1973 Active
  348088 Wooden-Heart   Fishing Vessel   1973 Closed
  348089 V. J. Cousins   Fishing Vessel   1973 Closed
  348098 Gloria & Junior II   Fishing Vessel 23 1973 Active
  348106 Elessia Elizabeth   Fishing Vessel 28 1974 Active
  348686 Western Wind   Fishing Vessel   1974 Closed
  348689 Ashley's Pride   Fishing Vessel 53 1974 Now Merasheen Venture
  369431 Fox Point   Fishing Vessel   1975 Closed
  369432 Melva   Fishing Vessel   1975 Closed
  369470 Starcraft   Fishing Vessel 49 1976 Active
  371011 Cape Bluff   Fishing Vessel 51 1976 Active
  371017 F.L.B. 863-76   Fishing Vessel   1976 Closed
  371019 Jason and Jamie   Fishing Vessel 22 1977 Now North Shore Waters
  371033 Wade and Terry   Fishing Vessel 27 1977 Now G.P. Pride II
  371045 Greg and Darlene   Fishing Vessel   1977 Closed
  383633 Miss White Bay   Fishing Vessel 32 1978 Now Ocean Menace
  383643 Barry & Gary   Fishing Vessel 24 1978 Suspended 2013
  383645 Robert & Dolly   Fishing Vessel 24 1978 Now Lakeview Venture
  383647 Lady Day   Fishing Vessel 83 1978 Now Sherry Ann Chris
  383660 No. 885-77   Fishing Vessel 75 1978 Active
  383675 Melanie & Chris No. 1   Fishing Vessel 69 1978 Active
  392037 Miss Jacqueline III   Fishing Vessel   1979 Closed
  392851 Margaret Conrad and Ian   Fishing Vessel   1979 Closed
  392852 Isabel Ann Marie   Fishing Vessel   1979 Closed
  800344 Welcome Dawn   Fishing Vessel 25 1979 Active