George T. Davie & Co., Ltd., Lauzon QC

Most recent update: February 8, 2015.


The George T. Davie yard was started in 1929, by several members of the Davie family, after Davie Shipbuilding was sold to Canada Steamship Lines.  It was originally a small-vessel repair yard but it expanded into new construction in 1934.  During the war years, employment rose from fewer than 100 workers to over 2,000.  In 1961 it was sold to Canadian Vickers but was resold to Davie Shipbuilding in 1967 and shortly thereafter it was integrated with the bigger yard.  The George T. Davie yard - known as Wee Davie -was immediately next door to Davie Shipbuilding - known as Big Davie.  See it from the air on Google here: that's Wee Davie to the west of the foot of Rue George D. Davie, Big Davie to the east.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type Tons Completed Disposition
1 158671 Donpaco Donnacona Paper Ltd Cargo Ship 241 1935 Now I.V. No. 11
2 Newscarrier Donnacona Paper Ltd Cargo Ship 243 1936  
3 158684 International Donnacona Paper Ltd Cargo Ship 245 1936 Now I.V. No. 13
4 158687 G.T.D. Davie Transportation Ltd Cargo Ship 244 1936 Later I.V. No. 10
5 158697 Kermic Donnacona Paper Ltd Cargo Ship 247 1937 Now I.V. No. 14
6 158696 A.C.D. Davie Transportation Ltd Cargo Ship 247 1936 Later I.V. No. 9
7 G.D.D. Davie Transportation Ltd Cargo Ship 246 1937  
8 Levis (PV 18) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 925d 16-May-41 Torpedoed and lost 1944
9 Shawinigan (PV 19) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 925d 19-Sep-41 Torpedoed and lost 1944
10 Lunenburg (PV 20) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 925d 4-Dec-41 Scrapped 1946
11 Vancouver/Kitchener (CN 272) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 925d 28-Jun-42 Scrapped 1949
12 Dochet (CN 300) Royal Navy Minesweeper 545d 13-Nov-42 Sold as Catherine 1946, Eider 1954
13           Not used
14 Lansdowne Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,875 Apr-43 Later Federal Trader 1947, Gander Bay 1951, Atlawill 1955, Caribbean Trader 1958, wrecked on Alacran Reef 1963
15 Camp Valcartier/Mayfair Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,875 Jun-43 Later Siderurgica Quatro 1945, Atlantico 1968, scrapped 1972
16 Camp Farnham/Dufferin Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,874 Aug-43 Later Dufferin Bell 1946, wrecked Framboise Cove, Cape Breton, 1951
17 Flint (CN 301) Royal Navy Minesweeper 545d 11-Dec-42 Sold as Argo 1946, sunk by mine off Cape Lubenica 1948
18 Gateshead (CN 302) Royal Navy Minesweeper 545d 11-May-43 Scrapped 1959
19 Herschell (CN 303) Royal Navy Minesweeper 545d 29-May-43 Sold as Eirikur Hin Reidi 1946, Radni 1947, scrapped 1961
20   Govt of Canada Cargo Ship     Cancelled
21   Govt of Canada Cargo Ship     Cancelled
22   Govt of Canada Cargo Ship     Cancelled
23 Charlottetown (CN 492) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 28-Apr-44 Scuttled as a breakwater in Oyster Bay 1947
24 Jonquiere (CN 493) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 10-May-44 Scrapped 1967
25 Levis (CN 494) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 21-Jul-44 Scuttled as a breakwater in Oyster Creek 1947
26 Glace Bay/Lauzon (CN 495) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 30-Aug-44 Scrapped 1964
27 Lauzon/Glace Bay (CN 496) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 2-Sep-44 Later Esmerelda 1946, Baquedano 1952, scrapped 1960
28 La Tuque/Fort Erie (CN 497) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 27-Oct-44 Scrapped 1866
29 Victoriaville (CN 573) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d 11-Nov-44 Later Granby, scrapped 1964
30 Westbury (CN 574) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d   Cancelled
31 St. Romuald (CN 575) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d   Cancelled
32 CN 654 Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d   Cancelled
33 CN 655 Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d   Cancelled
34 CN 656 Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 1,370d   Cancelled
30 Baldwin Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,905 Nov-44 Later Chi Chung 1946, Kai Lung 1961, scrapped 1963
31 Willow Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,904 Dec-44 Later Docteur Roux 1946, Danakil 1955, Kapitan Bahari 1966, scrapped 1966
32 Bell Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,964 Jun-45 Later Federal Pioneer 1957, Santa Helena 1950, scrapped 1974
33 Cartier Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,963 Aug-45 Later Canadian Victor 1947, scrapped 1965
34 Sault-au-Mouton Quebec Paper Sales & Tptn Cargo Ship 450 Jul-45 Later Cap Saumon 1964, Sea Lion V 1981
35 Ottawa Maycrest Maple Leaf S.S.Co Ltd Cargo Ship 522 May-46 Later Inagua Crest 1957, scrapped 1961
36 176585 Ottawa Mayfall /Mayfall Mayhaven Sg Co Ltd Cargo Ship 338 Jul-46 Deleted 1993
37 Ottawa Mayhaven/Mayhaven Mayhaven Sg Co Ltd Cargo Ship 521 Aug-46 Later Inagua Haven 1957, Tropic Haven 1966, scrapped 1977
38 Ottawa Mayspring/Mayspring General Timber Products Ltd Cargo Ship 488 Oct-46 Later Arrenak 1948, Ratanui 1952, scrapped 1971
39 Ottawa Maythorn/Maythorn Steel & Wood Products Ltd Cargo ship 491 Nov-46 Later Anne Louise 1948, Northern Prince II 1956, Cedros 1975, wrecked off S La Paz, Baja California, 1982
40 Ching Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Ltd Cargo Ship 909 Sep-48 Deleted 1993
41 Shih Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Ltd Cargo Ship 909 Sep-48 Deleted 1969
42     Cargo Ship 909   Transferred to St. Lawrence Metal & Marine Works
43     Cargo Ship 909   Transferred to St. Lawrence Metal & Marine Works
44 Sautauriski Donnacona Paper Ltd Cargo Ship 450 Oct-47 Later Cap de l'Ile 1964, Palais Ocean 1988, Santa Clara I 1989, foundered in Windward Passage 1991
45 Hu Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Ltd Cargo Ship 3,079 Dec-48 Trace lost in China 1950 - deleted 1969
46 Yu Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Ltd Cargo Ship 3,075 Jan-49 Trace lost in China 1950 - deleted 1969
47 Yen Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Ltd Cargo Ship 3,072 Jul-49 Trace lost in China 1950 - deleted 1969
48 Porte St. Jean (YMG/YNG 180) Royal Canadian Navy Gate Vessel 429d 5-Dec-51 Retired 1996, reefed off Fort Lauderdale 2004
49 P.W.D. No. 70 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 Oct-51  
50 P.W.D. No. 71 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 Oct-51 Now S.9
51 Porte St Louis (YMG/YNG 183) Royal Canadian Navy Gate Vessel 429d 29-Aug-52 Retired 1996
52 Trinity (MCB 157) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 390d 16-Jun-54 To Turkey 1957 as Terme
53 Ontario St. Lawrence DS No. 21 Dept. of Transport Scow 85 1951  
54 Irvingwood Kent Line Ltd Cargo Ship 2,353 Dec-52 Scrapped 1988
55 Bluethroat (NPC 114) Royal Canadian Navy Minelayer 785d 28-Nov-55  
56 P.W.D. No. 72 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 1951  
57 P.W.D. No. 73 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 1951 Now S.10
58 Saint John (ATA 532) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 597 23-Nov-56

Sold 1972 as Dolphin X, sank 1980

59 P.W.D. No. 401 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 512 1953 Now Rene Brazeau
60 Chignecto (MCB 160) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 390d 1-Aug-57 Active
61 198454 P.W.D. No. 23 Dept. of Public Works Scow 172 1955 Now D.A.3
62 198455 P.W.D. No. 24 Dept. of Public Works Scow 172 1955 Now D.1
63 P.W.D. No. 187 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 1955  
64 P.W.D. No. 188 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 1955  
65 P.W.D. No. 189 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 1955  
66 P.W.D. No. 190 Dept. of Public Works Scow 48 1955  
67 188702 Lightship No. 1 (Sambro) Dept. of Transport Lightship 527 Dec-56 Later Northlite 1972, Romance 1979, Cherokee IV 1985, Charlotte Princess 1988, active
68 Wood (MP 17) R.C.M.P. Patrol Craft 655 Jul-58  
69 189002 Mont St. Martin M. Desgagne Cargo Ship 492 1957 Closed
70 Fundy J. P. Porter Co. ltd.. Dredge 1,014 1957  
71 313110 Beauport Dept. of Transport Research Vsl 813 Jun-60 Later 1001 1988, Haggis VII 1992
72 Verendrye Dept. of Transport Buoy Tender 297 Oct-59  
73 North Voyageur Gulf Ports S.S. Co. Ltd Cargo Ship 895 Jun-58  
74 313395 D.P.W. No. 12 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 251 1960 Now D.A.2
75 YBZ 60 Royal Canadian Navy Barge 525 1961  
76 318527 W. N. Twolan National Harbours Board Tug 298 Aug-62 Active
77 Montrealis Canadian Vickers Forebody 17,647 1962  
78 Polaris Explorer Polaris Shipping Ltd Cargo Ship 605 1962  
79 313966 Trans-St-Laurent Gulfports Steamship Co Ferry 2,173 Jun-63 Active
80 320503 Cape Race National Sea Products Ltd Trawler 291 Sep-63 Cloed
81 320507 Cape Aspy National Sea Products Ltd Trawler 291 Oct-63 Closed
82 320508 Cape Mira National Sea Products Ltd Trawler 291 Oct-63 Now Hydra Mariner
83 318377 Ann C. Spencer Booth Fisheries Trawler 310 Oct-63 Now Lady Comeau II
84 318378 Rose J. Gordon Booth Fisheries Trawler 310 Dec-63 Later Grecosun 1990, Grecoland I 1994
85 318379 Ellen N. Fletcher Booth Fisheries Trawler 310 Nov-63 Now Lady Denise II
86 320284 Rupert Brand VI British Columbia Packers Ltd Trawler 309 Dec-63 Later Zarp
87 320285 Rupert Brand VII British Columbia Packers Ltd Trawler 309 Dec-63 Later Zebroid, now Tiare Taporo
88 313971 Primo St. Lawrence Sea Products Co Trawler 312 Feb-64 Active
89 313972 Excel-O St. Lawrence Sea Products Co Trawler 312 Jun-64 Later Pennyrowe 1979, Integrity I 1987, Barbara Louise II 1994
90 Sillery Polaris Shipping Ltd Cargo Ship 1,091 Jul-64 Burnt and scrapped 1971
91 Cacouna Polaris Shipping Ltd Cargo Ship 1,092 Jul-64 Later Lorna P 1972, Jennifer 1974, foundered off E Sheboygan 1974
92 Golden Scarab Scarab Fishing Ventures Ltd Trawler 981 1964 Later Calgary Catalina 1969, J. E. Johnson 1971, scrapped 1985
93 323229 Rupert Brand VIII British Columbia Packers Ltd Trawler 308 Dec-64 Now Zerda, Paraclete, now Cabo Tinoso Dos (Spain)
94 Don de Dieu Canadian Vickers Forebody 17,564 1965  
95 323000 George Kentner Booth Fisheries Trawler 312 Jun-65  
96 Sieur d'Amours Traverse Matane Godbout Ltd Ferry 2,558 May-66 Later Northern Princess 1984
97 Maplecliffe Hall Canadian Vickers Forebody 17,831 1966  
98 323009 Patricia G .Linder Booth Fisheries Trawler 311 Dec-65 Later Grecoland 1990
99 323038 Triano St. Lawrence Sea Products Co Trawler 330 Jun-68  
100 Dawson Ministry of Transport Research Vsl 1,311 Feb-68  
101 327970 Atlantic Marie Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 Jan-67  
102 327971 Atlantic Jane Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 Mar-67  
103 323023 Atlantic Peggy Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 625 Apr-67  
104 323034 Atlantic Ellen Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 1967 Later Zurita 1982
105 323031 Atlantic Beatrice Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 Oct-67  
106 323032 Atlantic Ruthann Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 Nov-67  
107 323037 Atlantic Toni Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 1968 Later Zaandam 1980
108 323036 Atlantic Norma Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd Trawler 624 Apr-68