Saint John Shipbuilding, East Saint John NB

Most recent update: February 21, 2015.


Saint John Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. was established in 1923, concurrently with the construction of an 1150-foot graving dock.  It was acquired by Irving interests in 1959 and renamed Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Ltd.  The shipyard closed in 2003 and has been stripped.  See it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Completed Disposition
1 150498 Kipawo Dominion Atlantic Railway Ferry 200 Oct-26 Now a theatre in Parrsboro NS 
2   P. W. D. Pownal No. 2 Ministry of Public Works Dredge 187 1929  
3   P. W. D. No. 166 Ministry of Public Works Barge 217 1929  
4   P. W. D. No. 167 Ministry of Public Works Barge 217 1929  
5 173998 P. W. D. No. 168 Ministry of Public Works Barge 402 1929 Later DD Scow 168
6 na Saurel Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker 1,176 Dec-29 Subcontracted to Vickers
7   Grand Manan II Eastern Canada Coastal SS Ltd Passenger/Cargo 841 Feb-30 Capsized whilst loading at Santa Marta 1946
8 na Linton Eastern Canada Coastal SS Ltd Cargo Ship 321 1930 Rebuild of older vessel
9 na St. Heliers Ministry of Transport Cargo Ship 930 1930 Conversion
10 PV 1 Amherst (K 148) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 5-Aug-41 Federacion 1946, scrapped 1956
11 PV 2 Sackville (K 181) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 30-Dec-41 Museum ship at Halifax NS
12 PV 3 Moncton (K 139) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 24-Apr-42 Willem Vinke 1953, scrapped 1966
13 na           Not used
14 na Rockwood Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,877 Feb-43 La Grande Hermine 1947, Vianna 1951, Cap Falcon 1955, Licola 1963, scrapped 1971
15 na Camp Sussex/Dartmouth Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,877 May-43 Captain Polemis 1946, Lumberman 1949, Chepo 1952, S.N.A. 6 1952, Tourliani 1964, scrapped 1974
16 na Fawkner Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,910 Jan-44 Kooralya 1947, Mandarin Star 1960, Fortune Bay 1967, Dragonboat 1967, scrapped 1968
17 na Taronga Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,884 Apr-44 Federal Ranger 1947, Maria Toft 1948, J.E.Manne 1951, J.E.M.Naess 1956, Hermes Leader 1963, Leader One 1969, Panagia M. 1971, Merian 1975, wrecked 1977
18 na Bloomfield Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,884 Sep-44 Sundale 1948, Amigo 1958, Christian S. 1960, burnt in Barranquilla 1963
19 na Oakmount Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,883 Jan-45 Oakmount 1947, Makena II 1948, Sugar Producer 1951, Curran 1956, Ocean Fortune 1957, Onbak Fadjarb 1968, deleted 1983
20 na Argyle Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,894 Jun-45 Liverpool Packet 1946, Westport 1963, Athos 1965, Aramis 1968, scrapped 1976
21 na Shakespeare Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,895 Nov-45 Sunprince 1948, Salammanna 1959, scrapped 1964
22 na Ottawa Mayview/Patricia Sweeney W. L. Sweeney Cargo Ship 518 Dec-46 Foundered 1957
23 na Ottawa Maybeach/Mary Sweeney W. L. Sweeney Cargo Ship 520 Jan-47 Hulked 1966, scrapped 1985
24 na Ottawa Maycloud/Blue Cloud Blue Peter SS Ltd. Cargo Ship 512 May-47 Blue Cape 1964, Avalon Trader 1968, Golden Penny 1976, Blue Cloud 1982, deleted 1999
25 na Unnamed Ministry of Public Works Scow 180 1946  
25? 190915 D. Co. No. 9         Closed 1997
26 na Unnamed Ministry of Public Works Scow 180 1946  
26? 194995 D. Co. No. 11         Closed 1997
27   Provincial No. 2 Saint John Dredging Dredge 130 1949  
27? 190907 Beaver No. 7         Closed 1996
28   D. D. No. 170 Saint John Dry Dock Scow 404 1949  
29 195001 P. W. D. No. 21 Ministry of Public Works Dredge 714 1952 Later J.P.P. No. 530, Rosaire, now Ocean Borromee-Verreault
30 na Fundy (MCB 145) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 390 19-Mar-54 To France 1954 as La Dunkerquoise, retired 1985
31 na Miramichi (MCB 150) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 390 30-Jul-54 To France 1954 as La Lorientaise, retired 1984
32   St. Anthony (ATA 531) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 622 22-Feb-57 St. Anthony 1996, Longhorn I 2009, active
33 817728 St. Charles (ATA 533) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 622 7-Jun-57 Chebucto Sea 1994, Matterhorn 2009, suspended 2014
34 na YMF 251 Royal Canadian Navy Floating Crane 700 1957  
35 195006 Abnaki NB Dept. of Public Works Ferry 105 1952 Closed 1999
36   Steam Scow No. 1 Saint John Dry Dock Dredge 333 1954  
36? 197485 Leconfield II         Closed 1996
37 197496 D. L. Mclaren NB Dept. of Public Works Ferry 134 1955  
38   D. D. No. 145 Standard Dredging Scow 404 1958  
39 313118 Thomas Carleton Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 1,217 Sep-60 Later 1003 1991, Cleveland Amory 1993
1040 311873 Petite Forte Ministry of Transport Passenger/Cargo 1,036 Sep-61 Good Samaritan 1985, Island Mercy 1994
1041 na   Beaver Dredging Dredge      
1041? 310805 Beaver No. 6         Closed 1996
1042 na   NB Dept. of Public Works Launch   1960  
1043 na Loadmaster Harbour Development Ltd. Dredge 1,756 1962 Conversion
1044   J. D. No. 15 Irving Pulp & Paper Barge 124 1961  
1045 311874 Kelligrews Ministry of Public Works Tug 236 Nov-61 Later Keta V, sank 2000
1046 320936 Hudson Canadian Coast Guard Survey Vessel 3,721 Dec-63 Active
1047 319241 Hamiltonian Eastern Lake Carriers Bulk Carrier 18,192 Jun-62 Later Petite Hermine 1967, Canadian Hunter 1972, scrapped 1996
1048 319967 Newbrunswicker Eastern Lake Carriers Bulk Carrier 18,192 May-63 Later Grande Hermine 1967, Canadian Mariner 1972, scrapped 2007
1049 na Irvingstream Irving Oil Tanker 15,185 Dec-62 Conversion
1050 318561 Fundy Bay Frank Shepherd Trawler 331 1963 Later Port Royal III, suspended 2009
1051   Courtenay Bay Frank Shepherd Trawler 331 May-63  
1052 319712 Garland Scotia Trawlers Trawler 331 Oct-63 Suspended 2008
1053 319980 Suzanne P. Fishermens Loan Board Trawler 331 Nov-63 Closed 2005
1054   L. J. Penney   Trawler 296 1983 Contract suspended, not completed until 1983
1055 319984 Louise P. Fishermens Loan Board Trawler 330 Feb-64 Suspended 2008
1056   Irving Beech J. D. Irving Ltd Tug   1962  
1057   Irving Oak J. D. Irving Ltd Tug   1962  
1058              
1059              
1060 319990 M. J. Boylen Engineering Consultants Ltd Ore/Oil Carrier 21,372 Jul-64 H. 1060 1968, scrapped 1984
1061 319983 Irving Ours Polaire Engineering Consultants Ltd Tanker 4,944 Jan-64 Rexton Kent 1993, Rexton 1995, Nowrat Al Khalees 1998, Nada 1999, scrapped 2003
1062 319976 Surveymaster Harbour Development Ltd. Boat 12 1963 Closed 1996
? 326040 IV No. 12         Closed 1993
1063 326466 Irving Maple Universal Sales Ltd. Tug 487 Oct-66 Atlantic Maple 1998
1064 na Irving Hemlock Seaboard Transport Ltd. Tanker 599 Mar-63 Conversion
1065 326462 Irving Dolphin J. D. Irving Ltd Tank Barge 1,126 Jun-66 Closed 2008
1066 326472 Irving Birch J. D. Irving Ltd Tug 827 Mar-67 Atlantic Birch 1999
1067   Irving Shark J. D. Irving Ltd Tank Barge 1,114 1964 Shark VII 1990, T 23 2004, active (Saint Kitts)
1068 na   Engineering Consultants Ltd Tug 480   Cancelled
1069 319981 Irving Tuna J. D. Irving Ltd Tank Barge 1,082 1963 Closed 1992
1070 326459 H 1070 Engineering Consultants Ltd Ore/Oil Carrier 21,200 Jul-66 Scrapped 1984
1071 na            
1072 322550 Aime Gaudreau Engineering Consultants Ltd Tanker 1,903 Dec-64 Harcourt Kent 1993, Mor Blessing 1994, Zikko 1997
1073 322543 HD 3 Engineering Consultants Ltd Tank Barge 324 1964  
1074 322544 HD 2 Engineering Consultants Ltd Tank Barge 324 1964  
1075   Irving Beaver J. D. Irving Ltd Dredge 58 1965 Laid up 2013
1075? 322565 Depthmaster         Closed 2010
1076 322563 Grand Manan J. D. Irving Ltd Ferry 1,443 Sep-65 Grand Manan IV 1991, Grand Manan 1993, closed 2013
1077 na     Caisson      
1078 na     Caisson      
1079 na     Caisson      
1080 na     Caisson      
1081 na     Caisson      
1082 326471 Irving Whale J. D. Irving Ltd Tank Barge 2,261 Dec-66 Now Atlantic Sea Lion
1083 323661 Leroy and Barry Mathews Bros. Trawler 126 1967 Hope Bay 1977, sank 2004
1084 328536 Senneville Mohawk Navigation Laker 18,845 Nov-67 Algoville 1994, now Tim S. Dool
1085 328511 Laurie Elizabeth Swim Bros. Fisheries Trawler 363 1967 Closed 1992
1086 328501 Scotia Bay Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Jun-67 Sank 1979
1087 328502 Scotia Cape Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Jun-67 Sank 1987
1088 328503 Scotia Point Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Jun-67 Later Senator Don, now Tenacity I
1089 328504 Scotia Port Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Aug-67 Now r/v Strait Signet
1090 na Protecteur (AOR 509) Royal Canadian Navy Oiler 17,764 30-Aug-69 Active
1091 na Preserver (AOR 510) Royal Canadian Navy Oiler 17,764 30-Jul-70 Active
1092 328099 Robert Foulis Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 258 1969 Later 1998-01, sold 1999
1093 330504 Irving Beech New Brunswick Publishing Tug 294 May-69 Atlantic Beech 1998, active (Dominica)
1094   Lady Audette II Superior Sea Products Seiner 126 1969 Sank 1971
1095 330514 Marc Guylaine II Superior Sea Products Seiner 126 1969 Jean Marc IV 1972, Freeport 1974, active
1096   Lady Dorianne II Superior Sea Productsjhyulg6y Seiner 126 1969 Sank 1970
1097 330520 Irving Seahorse J. D. Irving Ltd Asphalt Barge 6,245 Mar-70 Sealion VII 1990, now Asphalt Lion
1098 331571 Princess of Acadia Canadian Pacific Ltd. Ferry 10,109 May-71 Active
1099   Johnny Norberg Panarctic Oils Ltd. Tank Barge 945 1969 Lost on first voyage
1100 330512 Cranemaster J. D. Irving Ltd Barge 1,236 1969  
1101 331561 Irving Tamarack J. D. Irving Ltd Tug 86 Mar-70 Now Atlantic Tamarack
1102 331578 Lady Shippagan Swim Bros. Fisheries Trawler 366 1971 Active
1103 331576 J.D.I. 16 J. D. Irving Ltd Tank Barge 553 1971 Active
1104   Irving Marigold Swim Bros. Fisheries Tanker 2,427 Feb-72 Popocatepetl 1978, Cora 2000, active (Mexico)
1105 Liberia Esso Saint John Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 18,781 1972 Amazon Prosperity 1983, Amazzone 1987, Kappa Due 1989, Apollinare 1990, Capo Nord 1994, Fabrizia Prima 1999, scrapped 2000
1106 Liberia Esso Halifax Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 18,798 1973 Endurance 1983, Endurance Glory 1986, Al Wataniah 1992, scrapped 1997
1107 Liberia Esso Montreal Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 18,798 Oct-73 Amazon Pioneer 1983, Mare Di Giava 1987, Umberto D'Amato 1991, Rosa D'Amato 1996, Margherita 1997, Liano 1997, scrapped 2006
1108 345422 Irving Miami Atlantic Towing Tug 912 1973 Atlantic Hickory 1995, Pacific Hickory 2007, active (Dominica)
1109 345421 Irving Beaver J. D. Irving Ltd Floating Saw Mill 2,702 1973 Active
1110 345430 Irving Arctic Kent Line Ltd. Tanker 23,207 Oct-74 Arctica 2002, scrapped 2002
1111 Liberia Esso Everett Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 May-75 Globosa 1985, Gebze 1985, scrapped 2003
1112 Liberia Esso Toronto Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 Oct-75 Petromar Santa Cruz 1981, Esso Santa Cruz 1986, Ektor I 1995, scrapped 2003
1113 Liberia Esso Providence Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 Feb-76 Petromar San Sebastian 1983, Esso San Sebastian 1990, Enias 1995
1114 Liberia Esso Saint Petersburg Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 1976 Saint John 1984, Saint John II 1987, Oslo Lady 1990, Armonia 1994, Ariston 1994, scrapped 2002
1115 369839 Irving Eskimo Irving Oil Tanker 23,377 Aug-80 Madonna 2005, scrapped 2007
1116 345423 HD 4 Canadian Veneers Co. Tank Barge 705 1973 Closed 2008
1117   Dolores Swann Dolores Navigation Co. Tanker 19,855 Dec-76 Bali Sky 1984, Thanassis A. 1989, broke in two 1994
1118 Liberia Erinna Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Oct-77 White Star 1994, scrapped 2004
1119 Liberia Etrema Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Mar-78 Rosa 1994, Rosa T. 1999, Pontos 2002, Atlantica I 2003, scrapped 2006
1120 Liberia Entalina Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Jun-78 Amer Power 1997, Entalina 2001, scrapped 2007
1121 Liberia Erodona Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Oct-78 Normar Sovereign 1995, Champion Trader 1996, scrapped 2006
1122 Liberia Ensis Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,239 Jan-79 Fairplay 1996, scrapped 2002
1123 Liberia Elona Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,239 Apr-79 Amber Energy 1995, Elona 2002, Ilona 2005, scrapped 2007
1124 na Aime Gaudreau J. D. Irving Ltd Tanker 2,534 1974 Conversion
1125 na Canadian Prospector Niagara Finance Co. Laker 18,527 1979 Conversion
1126 369850 Shovelmaster Irving Group Dredge 592 1980 Closed 2009
1127 na Irving Seal Irving Group Tank Barge 1,395 1977 Conversion
1128 na Algosea Algoma Central Laker 13,098 1980 Repowering
1129 na Cape Breton Highlander Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 29,281 1980 Conversion
1130 369846 Irving Nordic Irving Oil Tanker 7,745 Oct-80 Wellington Kent 1993, Beffen 2004, Zenon Conquest 2005
1131 369826 Irving Elm New Brunswick Publishing Tug 427 Mar-80 Atlantic Elm 1998, active
1132 392930 Canmar Kigoriak Dome Petroleum AHTS 3,642 Sep-79 Kigoria 1997, Talagy 2003, Kigoriak 2010, active (Russia)
1133 369854 Irving Ocean Irving Oil Tanker 23,555 May-81 Athenian Liberty 1996, Ocean Liberty 2003, scrapped 2005
1134 369860 Irving Canada Irving Oil Tanker 23,555 Oct-81 Irina 2006, scrapped 2006
1135   HD 5 Irving Group Tank Barge 705 1980  
1136 801836 Abegweit C. N. Marine Ferry 13,483 Oct-82 Accrued Mariner 1999, Mariner 2004, scrapped 2004
1137 na   Dome Petroleum Dredge     Cancelled
1138 Liberia Bow Drill 3 Bow Valley Husky Ltd. Semisubmersible 24,200 1984 Maersk Vinlander 1988, Glomar Grand Banks 1998, GSF Grand Banks 2004, active
? 802841 HD 6 Irving Group Tank Barge 705 1986 Active
1139   Halifax (FFH 330) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 29-Jun-92 Active
1140   Vancouver (FFH 331) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 23-Aug-93 Active
1141   Toronto (FFH 332) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 29-Jul-93 Active
2222   Montreal (FFH 336) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 21-Jul-94 Active
2232   Fredericton (FFH 337) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 10-Sep-94 Active
2242   Winnipeg (FFH 338) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 23-Jun-95 Active
2252   Charlottetown (FFH 339) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 9-Sep-95 Active
2262   St. John's (FFH 340) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 26-Jun-96 Active
2272   Ottawa (FFH 341) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Frigate 3,471 28-Sep-96 Active
1142   Kent Express Kent Line Containership 13,020 Sep-99 Tropic Atlantic 2001, Cala Panama 2004, Mando 2010, active (Antigua)
1143 822953 Kent Sprint Kent Line Containership 12,827 May-00 Tropic Canada 2001, Cala Progreso 2004, Mareno 2009, active (Antigua)