North Vancouver Ship Repair, North Vancouver BC

Most recent update: February 25, 2015.


North Van Ship Repair was a repair facility founded in 1931 by Arthur Burdick, who owned Island Tug & Barge.  In 1939, they built three launch ways and began building minesweepers, later expanding to allow the construction of an impressive series of cargo ships.  After the war, it was renamed Pacific Dry Dock and in 1951 it was sold to its next-door neighbor, Burrard Dry Dock.   See the site, which is where the Lonsdale Quay complex is now, on Google here.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Completed Disposition
  Hollyburn   Ferry 192 1936  
  Midnight Sun Knute Floe Trawler   1938  
2550 Cowichan (J 146) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 4-Jul-41 Sold 1946 as Cowicham
2551 Malpeque (J 148) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 4-Aug-41 Scrapped 1959
2552 Ungava (J 149) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 5-Sep-41 Scrapped 1947
2553 Mahone (J 159) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 29-Sep-41 To Turkey as Beylerbeyi 1958, scrapped 1972
2554 Chignecto (J 160) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 31-Oct-41 Scrapped 1949
2555 Outarde (J 161) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 4-Dec-41 Sold as Content 1946, Ping Hsin 1946, scrapped 1950
2556 Bayfield (J 08) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 26-Feb-42 Scrapped 1948
2557 Canso (J 21) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 5-Mar-42 Scrapped 1948
2558 Caraquet (J 38) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 31-Mar-42 To Portugal as Almirante Lacerda 1946, scrapped 1975
2559 Guysborough (J 52) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 22-Apr-42 Torpedoed off Ushant 1945
2560 Ingonish (J 69) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 8-May-42 Scrapped 1948
2561 Lockeport (J 100) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 672 29-Sep-42 Scrapped 1948
101 Fort Alexandria Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,127 27-May-42 Vettor Pisani 1948, Ardea 1952, Tornado 1963, Victoria Venture 1964, scrapped 1969
102 Fort Augustus Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 13-Jun-42 Scrapped 1959
103 Fort Babine Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,135 26-Jun-42 Bombed and lost 1943
104 Fort Bourbon Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 15-Jul-42 Scrapped 1960
105 Fort Battle River Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 29-Jul-42 Torpedoed and lost 1943
106 Fort-a-la-Corne Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 13-Aug-42 Torpedoed and lost 1943
107 Fort Rouge/Mount Robson Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,132 27-Aug-42 Fort Miami 1944, Midhurst 1950, Andalusia 1957, Sevilla 1964, scrapped 1967
108 Fort Simpson Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 11-Sep-42 Atlanta II 1948, Atlanta 1949, scrapped 1966
109 Fort Gibraltar Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 26-Sep-42 Alcione 1948, scrapped Trieste 1963
110 Fort Paskoyac Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 14-Oct-42 Iran 1948, Hassan 1953, Tiha 1954, St.Dunstan 1960, Bename 1962, scrapped 1967
111 Fort La Montee Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 29-Oct-42 Caught fire and blew up Algiers 1943
112 Fort Steele Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 16-Nov-42 Scrapped 1959
113 Fort Frederick Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,135 28-Nov-42 Dodin Marsano 1948, Golfo di Augusta 1957, scrapped 1967
114 Fort Cedar Lake Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 12-Dec-42 Torpedoed and lost 1943
115 Fort Drew Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 29-Dec-42 Scrapped 1961
116 Fort Fairford Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 15-Jan-43 General Rivera 1948, scrapped 1967
117 Fort Frobisher Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,134 3-Feb-43 Scrapped 1962
118 Fort Grahame Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 19-Feb-43 Marco Foscarini 1948, Promina 1959, scrapped 1966
119 Fort Jasper Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,125 12-Mar-43 Scrapped 1959
120 Fort Buffalo Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,133 26-Mar-43 Radnor 1950, scrapped 1966
121 Fort Grouard Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,132 15-Apr-43 Sea Crest 1950, Ernest G. Pathy 1952, African Duke 1955, scrapped 1964
122 Fort Mcpherson Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,132 29-Apr-43 Labrador 1950, Poseidon 1956, Marichristina 1960, Ibrahim K. 1969, wrecked Benghazi 1969
123 Fort Fidler Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,127 15-May-43 Alcoutim 1946, scrapped 1971
124 Fort Capot River Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,128 29-May-43 Haligonian Duke 1948, Notting Hill 1950, Cepheus 1957, Brisa Feliz 1960, Zakia 1964, in collision and sank 1964
125 Fort Carlton Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,131 16-Jun-43 Sorel 1950, Surfside 1952, Theomitor 1953, scrapped 1963
126 Fort Esperance/Green Gables Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,132 7-Jul-43 Papachristidis Vassilios 1946, Worldtrotter 1949, Marcos 1953, Esperanza 1964, Kwong Lee 1965, scrapped 1967
127 Fort Hall Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,157 4-Aug-43 Argofax 1946, Strovili 1959, scrapped 1967
128 Fort Clatsop Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,157 27-Aug-43 Mont Clair 1946, Husaini 1948, Al Husaini 1948, scrapped 1968
129 Fort Colville Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,153 19-Sep-43 Lake Kootenay 1950, Andros Cygnet 1957, Theoskepasti 1957, Marietta T 1965, scrapped 1966
130 Fort Panmure Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,155 7-Oct-43 Sunvalley 1948, Kally 1960, scrapped 1966
131 Fort Marin Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,159 27-Oct-43 Argojohn 1947, Kertis 1960, scrapped 1966
132 Fort Saleesh Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,168 13-Nov-43 Argomont 1946, Corfu Island 1949, wrecked 1963
133 Dundurn Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,159 28-Nov-43 Marchdale 1946, Shahin 1948, Stella 1953, scrapped 1965
134 Fort St.Antoine Ministry of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 7,165 17-Dec-43 Manx Fisher 1947, Al Hasan 1949, scrapped 1964
135 Fort Sandusky/Kitsilano Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,160 31-Dec-43 Lake Kootenay 1946, Phopho 1949, Harry Lundeberg 1950, wrecked 1954
136 Leaside Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,160 25-Jan-44 Lake Lillooet 1946, Cnosaga 1948, Coral 1966, scrapped 1967
137 Temagami Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,160 15-Feb-44 Lake Pennask 1946, Cygnet 1948, Cresta 1958, scrapped 1970
138 Westbank Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,161 9-Mar-44 Wrecked in Magdalena Bay, Baja California, 1945
139 Buffalo Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,160 5-Apr-44 Fort Charlotte 1945, scrapped 1968
140 Crystal Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,161 2-May-44 Chandler 1946, Natale 1960, scrapped 1969
141 Dorval Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,163 30-May-44 Lake Canim 1946, Durban Bay 1950, Sea Rover 1954, Niobe 1960, scrapped 1968
142 Connaught Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,164 27-Jun-44 Seaboard Ranger 1946, Ranger 1950, scrapped 1968
143 Fort Highfield/Yoho Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,164 22-Jul-44 Lake Winnipeg 1946, Americana 1953, scrapped 1967
144 Richmond Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,163 18-Aug-44 Lake Nipigon 1946, Pontoporos 1949, Maria II 1955, Maria Lemos 1960, Fabian Yabut 1964, scrapped 1969
145 Fort Green Lake/Bridgeland Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,165 14-Sep-44 Cambray 1946, Simeto 1960, scrapped 1971
146 Fort Daer/Whiterock Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,166 11-Oct-44 Tantara 1946, Pelopidas 1951, African Count 1956, scrapped 1963
147 Fort Harrison/Goldstream Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,163 7-Nov-44 Cottrell 1946, Santagata 1961, scrapped 1971
148 Kinnaird Head/Mull of Galloway Royal Navy Repair Ship 7,300 15-May-45 Scrapped 1965
149 Rame Head Royal Navy Repair Ship 7,300 18-Aug-45 Scrapped 2009
150 Selkirk Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,148 5-Mar-45 Tahsis 1946, Pelops 1950, Tai Nan 1959, scrapped 1964
151 Simcoe Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,148 6-Apr-45 Sunmont 1948, Shun Fung 1960, wrecked off Hong Kong 1964
152 Highland Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 7,100 5-Jun-45 Sunjewel 1948, Leefoon 1960, scrapped 1963
153 Mull of Kintyre Royal Navy Repair Ship 7,300 5-Nov-45  
154 Rattray Head/Iran Iran S.S. Co Ltd Cargo Ship 7,277 Oct-46 Mabel Ryan 1948, Master Elias 1967, scrapped 1972
155 Trevose Head/Mull of Oa/Turan Turan S.S. Co Ltd Cargo Ship 7,273 Dec-46 Betty Ryan 1948, Master George 1967, Jorge 1974, wrecked and scrapped 1974
Built by Pacific Dry Dock
158 Ottawa Panda/North Pioneer North Pioneer S.S. Co Ltd Cargo Ship 1,387 Feb-46 Vivian 1969, Blue Seas 1971, wrecked and scrapped 1973
159 Ottawa Parapet/Island Connector Inter Island S.S. Co Ltd Cargo Ship 1,386 Apr-46 Yukon Princess 1951, West Princess 1959, Rosita 1959, wrecked off Nicaragua 1964
160 Ottawa Patrol/North Coaster Caribbean S.S. Co Ltd Cargo Ship 1,387 Apr-46 Karina II 1963, Bon Bini 1965, wrecked off Guayaquil 1979