Menchions' Shipyard, Vancouver BC

Most recent update: May 20, 2015.


Menchions' Shipyard was founded in 1912 by William R. Menchions, a Newfoundlander who had moved to Vancouver in 1896.  It closed in the 1960s.  The original yard was at 1705 Georgia, in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood, but they later moved to 650 West Georgia: see the site, which is now a marina, from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # ON Name Owner Type Tons Built Disposition
  158595 Curly Alva ‘Curly’ Snyder Tug  9 1913 Later Standon. Closed 2008
  152943 Foam Crest Ministry of Marine & Fisheries Fishing  16 1913 Closed 2008
  134087 Charles Todd Ministry of Interior Workboat   23 1914 Later yacht Miss Mary Beth, now Eljac
  134092 Wekeninnish Ministry of Interior Workboat  23 1914 Later Gi-Kumi II
  152941 Bonila Rock Ministry of Marine & Fisheries Workboat 25 1914 Now Yellow Cedar
      Empire Cannery Cannery Tender   1915  
  138362 J R D Packers Steamship Cannery Tender 45 1917 Closed 2006
  150654 Norsal Powell River Co Cargo ship 168 1921 Later Maui Lu, yacht Norsal. Lost 1992
  150660 Greta M Powell River Co Yacht 49 1922 Later Thomas Crosby IV, now Argonaut II (USA 1131516)
  152690 Sundown Nelson Bros Fishing  39 1924 Active yacht (USA 293434)
    Amelie P E Harris & Co Cannery Tender   1924  
  152806 Ray Roberts John Henry Workboat  43 1925 Lost 1947
    Frieda Kadiak Fisheries Cannery Tender   1925  
    Enmak Cass Edwards Fishing    1925  
    Beryle Sunny Point Packaging Cannery Tender   1926  
  153042 W No.7 Wallace Diesel Ships Fishing  43 1926 Suspended 2014
  153043 W No.8 Wallace Diesel Ships Fishing  43 1926 Later Miss Keely, now W 8
  153187 W No.9 Wallace Diesel Ships Fishing  43 1926 Now Penelope Isl.
  153188 W No.10 Wallace Diesel Ships Fishing  43 1926 Closed 1977
  153273 W No.11 Wallace Diesel Ships Fishing  43 1926 Active 
  153398 Valencia Robert Hobbs Yacht  35 1927 Later fishing Western Fisher. Closed 2007
  153408 Gospak Gosse Packing Co Fishing  43 1927 Closed 2013
  153401 Westview Martin Dyke Fishing  43 1929 Now Westview Three
  154662 Velma C Whitfield Cook Fishing  32 1928 Active 
  154926 Chamiss Bay Rayotara Kita Fishing  62 1928 1942 RCN patrol, 1944 fishing. Closed 1979?
  156618 Loyal No.2 West Coast Fishing Co Fishpacker  71 1930 Later Foam. Closed 2008
  156883 P G D No.1 Attorney General for BC Launch  12 1930 Later Mareca II, now Townley Isle
  157217 P G D No.2 Attorney General for BC Launch  16 1931 Now Dowager
  157236 Tapawinga South Sea Traders Workboat  37 1932 Burnt 1935
  158313 Melvin Swartout George Kidd Yacht  53 1934 1940 RCN patrol Meander, later yacht Melvin Swartout. Closed 2006
  158899 Dovre B Anton Martinsen Fishing  48 1936 Active 
  158935 Ethber Albert J W Page Yacht  24 1936 Now Brendan
  192072 Lalapalooza   Fishing  6 1936 Later Fulford Queen, now Lynn IV
  170422 Joan W II James & Joan Fiddler Fishing  63 1937 1940 RCN patrol, 1944 fishing. Closed 2003
  170783 Joan F James Fiddler Fishing  14 1938 Closed 2008
  171785 Kitimat Ministry of Fisheries Fishing  79 1939 Closed 2008
  171806 Allaverdy Roland Roberts Fishing  67 1939 1939 RCN tender, 1945 fishing. Sank 2013 
  172318 Cancolim II Canadian0Can Co Cannery Tender 82 1940 194x RCN patrol Flores, later Loligo, Gillian Lindsay, La Salle, barge Sea Fox II, now Pacific Oyster
  173473 Invercan No.3   Fishing  30 1941 Later Tony C, now Levi Michelle
  174070 Western Girl Charles H Clark Fishing  100 1942 1942 RCN patrol Moolock, later fishing Western Girl. Closed 2010
  174110 Tatchu British Columbia Packers Fishing  104 1943 Later Vicisle. Closed 2009
  174043 Wm C Todd J H Todd & Sons Yacht  111 1944 Closed 2010
  175149 Western Warrior Nelson Bros Fisheries Fishing  110 1944 Closed 2011 (later in US)
  178216 Marinet Nelson Bros Fisheries Fishing  51 1947 Active 
    Western Wind   Fishing    1949  
  192044 Western Breeze   Fishing  60 1949 Active 
  192510 Titanium   Fishing  15 1950 Active 
  193488 Nanceda Nanceda Fishing Fishing 108 1950 Lost 1987
  194658 Gail Diane   Fishing  121 1951 Later Tatchu
  319441 Karen O   Fishing  27 1962 Active