Menchions' Shipyard, Vancouver BC

Most recent update: August 22, 2017.


Menchions' Shipyard was founded in 1912 by William R. Menchions, a Newfoundlander who had moved to Vancouver in 1896: he was succeeded by his nephew Albert and by Albert's son George.  The company closed in 1990.  The original yard was in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood, but they later moved to the north end of Cardero Street: see the site, which is now a marina, from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, which seems a bit thin, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
  131143 Fredna E & F Cunningham Workboat   8 42 1912 Sank 1949
  152943 Foam Crest Min. of Mar. & Fish. Fishboat 16 41 1913 Closed 2008
  158595 Curly Alva ‘Curly’ Snyder Tug  9 35 1913 Standon 1937, closed 2008
  134087 Charles Todd Ministry of Interior Workboat   23 46 1914 Miss Mary Beth (yacht) 1919, Eljac 1968, active
  134092 Wekeninnish Ministry of Interior Workboat  23 46 1914 Gi-Kumi II 1919, closed 2008
  152941 Bonila Rock Min. of Mar. & Fish. Workboat 36 49 1914 Yellow Cedar 1942, active
    Turenga B. T. Rogers R-class Yacht     1914  
  134218 Margalice   Fishboat 11 33 1915 Closed 2008
      Empire Cannery Tender     1915  
  138362 J R D Packers Steamship Tender 45 58 1917 Closed 2006
  141194 Tonopah Belmont Mines Tug 12 46 1918 Standby 1937, Island Imp 1946, converted to jetty 1963
  141304 Elva M   Fishboat 37 53 1919 Closed 2008
  141432 Cloe   Tug 29 41 1919 Closed 2010
  150654 Norsal Powell River Co. Yacht 168 122 1921 To RCN 1939, Maui Lu 1973, sank 1992
  150660 Greta M Powell River Co Yacht 52 61 1922 Thomas Crosby IV (mission ship) 1937, Argonaut II (USA 1131516) 1962, closed 2002
  152690 Sundown Nelson Bros Seiner 44 54 1924 Yacht (USA 293434) 1964, active
    Cape Beale         1924  
  152711 East Point   Seiner 41 52 1924 Closed 2008
  152666 Emma K.   Seiner 41 54 1925 Closed 2013
  152806 Ray Roberts John Henry Workboat  43 54 1925 Wrecked 1947
  153042 W. No. 8 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 50 59 1926 Miss Keely 1980, Emil K. 1983, active
  153187 W. No. 9 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 46 55 1926 Penelope Isl. 2004, active
  153188 W. No. 10 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 44 55 1926 Closed 1977
  153273 W. No. 11 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 47 55 1926 Active 
  153398 Valencia Robert Hobbs Schooner 35 50 1927 Western Fisher 1957, closed 2007
  153401 Westview Martin Dyke Seiner 43 55 1927 Westview Three 1973, active
  153408 Gospak Gosse Packing Co Seiner 43 55 1927 Closed 2013
  154372 Kobe H. Fujiwara Seiner 38 50 1927 Burnt and lost 1933
  154373 Ibuki   Seiner 38 50 1927 Sunrise Maid 1945, Alice A I 2003, closed 2008
  154548 Nora Jane George S. Harrison Tug 75 66 1927 Burnt and lost 1950
  154662 Velma C Whitfield Cook Fishboat 32 48 1928 Active 
  154672 Carlyle S. Carlyle Shannon Seiner 20 44 1928 Closed 2000
  154925 Brockton   Workboat 17 45 1928 Closed 1967
  154926 Chamiss Bay Rayotara Kita Seiner 62 66 1928 To RCN 1942, fishing 1944, closed 1979?
  156625 C.S.F. & P. No. 1 Chatham Sound F & P Scow 12 40 1928 Closed 2006
  155275 Lila N. Kelly Logging Tug 5 28 1929 Active 
  156608 Naskeena Min. of Mar. & Fish. Workboat 32 48 1929 Burnt and lost 1952
  156618 Loyal No.2 Kanzo Maekawa Fishpacker  71 64 1930 To RCN 1942, Foam 1943, Loyal No. 2 1958, closed 2008
  156883 P.G.D. No. 1 Atty. Gen. for BC Launch  12 32 1930 Mareca II 1963, Townley Isle 1967, active
  156900 Carlyle III John C. Shannon Seiner 18 44 1930 Toklat 2000, Alafare 2000, Carlyle III 2015, active
  157217 P.G.D. No. 2 Atty. Gen. for BC Launch  16 38 1931 Dowager 1965, scrapped 2015
  157108 P.M.L. 10 Atty. Gen. for BC Patrol Boat 9 28 1932 M.L. 10 1950, closed
  157236 Tapawinga South Sea Traders Workboat  37 55 1932 Burnt and lost 1935
  158313 Melvin Swartout George Kidd Yacht  53 65 1934 To RCN as Meander 1939, Meander 1945, Melvin Swartout 1950, closed 2006
  326593 Yacker   Yacht 8 31 1935 Simpson 1977
  158899 Dovre B Anton Martinsen Seiner 48 57 1936 Active 
  158935 Ethber Albert J W Page Yacht  24 39 1936 Brendan 1937, active
  192072 Lalapalooza   Fishboat 6 30 1936 Fulford Queen 1956, Lynn IV 1971, active
  170422 Joan W II James & Joan Fiddler Fishing  63 62 1937 To RCN 1940, Joan W. II1944, closed 2003
  170783 Joan F James Fiddler Fishboat 14 36 1938 Closed 2008
  171785 Kitimat Min. of Mar. & Fish. Fishboat 79 80 1939 Closed 2008
  171806 Allaverdy Roland Roberts Seiner 67 61 1939 To RCN 1939, Allaverdy 1945, sank 2013 
  172318 Cancolim II Canadian Can Co Cannery Tender 82 76 1940 To RCN 1940, Flores 1942, Loligo 1957, Gillian Lindsay 1958, La Salle 1964, barge Sea Fox II 1969, Pacific Oyster 1980, sank 2016
  173473 Invercan No.3   Seiner 30 50 1941 Tony C 1971, Levi Michelle 2003, active
  174070 Western Girl Charles H Clark Fishboat 100 74 1942 To RCASC 1942, Western Girl 1949, closed 2010
  174110 Tatchu BC Packers Seiner 104 74 1943 Vicisle 1957, closed 2009
  174043 Wm C Todd J H Todd & Sons Yacht  111 74 1944 Closed 2010
  175149 Western Warrior Nelson Bros Fisheries Seiner 110 74 1944 Closed 2011
  178216 Marinet Nelson Bros Fisheries Seiner 51 55 1947 Active 
  312838 P.M.L. 17 Atty. Gen. for BC Patrol Boat 15 32 1948 M.L. 17 1950, Otter 1961, Poplar III 1979
  192044 Western Breeze   Fishboat 60 60 1949 Active 
    Western Wind   Fishboat     1949  
  192510 Titanium Bill Babcock Fishing  15 38 1950 Active 
  193488 Nanceda Nanceda Fishing Fishing 108   1950 Lost 1987
  194658 Gail Diane   Fishing  121   1951 Later Tatchu
  319441 Karen O Klaus Ostrom Troller 27 46 1962 Active