Emergency Boatbuilders of World War II

Most recent update: February 28, 2015.


In World War I, the emergency shipbuilding effort in Canada had concentrated on meeting the need for cargo ships: boatbuilders were in much less demand.  When World War II came, there was no shortage of large yards that could build cargo ships but the need for large numbers of small craft resulted in the need not only to mobilize active boatbuilders but also to encourage the development of many additional boatbuilding yards.  This table provides the construction records of the 34 most significant boatbuilders, those that built tugs, minesweepers, torpedo boats, Fairmiles, crash boats and a variety of harbour craft.  Most of these tables are limited to wartime production: an ongoing challenge is to add details of their peacetime production.  Finally, please note that there were maybe 70 more companies that built small craft for the war effort, but these were often manufacturing operations rather than boatyards and are beyond the scope of this website. 

Hull #
CN ON Name or Pennant Owner Type Tons Feet Built Disposition
Canadian Bridge Co., Windsor ON
Canadian Bridge Company goes back to the beginning of the 20th century and was what it sounds like, a heavy steel fabricator,  It apparently only built boats during WWII, later becoming part of Dominion Steel & Coal Corp., (DOSCO), which has been gone for some time.  The company's address is always given as Hiram Walker's Walkerville, now part of Windsor ON, but it seems that the shipyard itself was to the west, between Sandwich and Ojibway, which are also now part of Windsor.  See what I think is the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone has any additions and/or corrections to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
      CT 1 to 27 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1942-46  
      CT 28 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1942-46 Later Lac Como
      CT 29 to 30 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1942-46  
      CT 51 to 60 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1942-46  
      CT 101 to 129 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1942-46  
  450   Dundalk (AOC 501) RCN Oiler     13-Nov-43 Sold 1959, fate unknown
  451   Dundurn (AOC 502) RCN Oiler     25-Nov-43 Sold c1990, breakwater in North Vancouver 1995
  762   Riverton (W 47) RCN Tug 462   5-Aug-44 Later ATA 528, sold
  763   Maxwell (W 46) RCN Tug 462   20-Oct-44 Sold 1947 as Hugh Jones
  764   Clifton (W 36) RCN Tug 462   21-Nov-44 Later ATA 529, sold as Clifton
Canadian Power Boat Co., Ltd., Montreal QC
Canadian Power Boat Company was set up by Hubert Scott-Paine's British Power Boat Company at the start of WWII, to build their Scott-Paine-designed boats for the Canadian Navy: it closed and was sold in 1947.  The yard was on the Lachine Canal, at 4000 Rue St. Patrick, on the site of the old Fraser, Brace shipyard: the main building is still there.  See it from the air on Google here.  If you can make any additions or corrections to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
  102   CMTB 01/MTB 332 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941 Prototype, built in Britain, briefly RCN
  103   CMTB 02/MTB 333 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  104   CMTB 03/MTB 334 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  105   CMTB 04/MTB 335 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  106   CMTB 05/MTB 336 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  107   CMTB 06/MTB 337 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  108   CMTB 07/MTB 338 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941 Lost by explosion 1942
  109   CMTB 08/MTB 339 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  110   CMTB 09/MTB 340 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  111   CMTB 10/MTB 341 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  112   CMTB 11/MTB 342 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
  113   CMTB 12/MTB 343 RN Torpedo Boat   70 1941  
      Nootka (M 208)  RCAF HSL/ASR Boat   70 1942 To RCN 1952 as HSL 208, sold 1957
    310365 Malecite (M 231)  RCAF HSL/ASR Boat   70 1942 To RCN 1952 as HSL 231, sold 1957 as Malecite, active
      Takuli (M 232)  RCAF HSL/ASR Boat   70 1942 To RCN 1952 as HSL 232, sold 1957
      Abnaki (M 233)  RCAF HSL/ASR Boat   70 1942 To RCN 1952 as HSL 233, sold 1957
      Montagnais (M 234)  RCAF HSL/ASR Boat   70 1942 To RCN 1952 as HSL 234, sold 1957 as Vancouver Spirit, sank
    189288 Huron (M 235)  RCAF HSL/ASR Boat   70 1942 To RCN 1952 as HSL 235, sold 1957 as Marborene, now Seaward
         RCAF Range Boat   40 1942  
         RCAF Range Boat   40 1942  
         RCAF Range Boat   40 1942  
         RCAF Range Boat   40 1942  
         RCAF Range Boat   40 1942  
         RCAF Range Boat   40 1942  
    319247 Beaver III       40 1942 One of the above?
    176759 Flicker       40 1942 One of the above?
  186   TM 22 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 Struck 1947
  187   TM 23 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 Damaged and scrapped 1943
  188   TM 24 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 Damaged and scrapped 1944
  189   TM 25 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 Exploded and sank Feb-43
      TM 26 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To Australia 1944 as PMB 26
      TM 27 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 Exploded and scrapped 1943
      TM 28 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To Britain 1944
      TM 29 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To Britain 1944, struck 1946
      TM 30 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To Britain 1944, struck 1946
      TM 31 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To Britain 1944, wrecked Sep-44 and scrapped
      TM 32 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To USN 1943 as PT 368, Oct-44 and scuttled
      TM 33 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To Australia 1944 as PMB 33, destroyed Nov-45
      TM 34 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 Damaged and destroyed
      TM 35 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To USN 1943 as PT 369, decommissioned Nov-45
      TM 36 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To USN 1943 as PT 370, decommissioned Nov-45
      TM 37 RNN Torpedo Boat   70 1942 To USN 1943 as PT 371, Sep-44 and scuttled
      Kenora (MP 90) RCMP Launch   24 1947 Sold 1957 as Ambassador
      Fort Frances (MP 91) RCMP Launch   24 1947 Sold 1957
Central Bridge Co., Ltd., Trenton ON
Central Bridge Co. was a heavy steel fabricator that turned its hand to boats for the war effort.  It was sold to Toronto Iron Works in 1950 and has been closed for some time.  Can anyone tell me who started it and when; when did it close and why.  One source puts it at 300 West Street, where Crawford Metals is today: this site is not right on the river, but it's not far off. Can anyone confirm this location?  And if you can make any additions and/or corrections to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
      CT 31 to 40 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1943  
    169899 CT 41 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1943 Later Vancouver, now Lac Vancouver
      CT 42 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1943 Later Irving Poplar
    169901 CT 43 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1943 Later TANAC 43
      CT 44 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1943  
    169902 CT 45 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1943 Later TANAC 45
      CT 66 to 73 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1944  
    169952 CT 74 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1944 Later Lac Erie
    169953 CT 75 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1944 Later Manitoba, now Lac Manitoba
    169971     TANAC Tug 55 60 1944 Later Irving Spruce
      CT 76 to 85 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1944  
      CT 130 to 221 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1944-5  
    176162 CT 222 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1945 Later Willa P, now TANAC V-222
      CT 223 to 250 RN TANAC Tug 55 60 1945  
    177311 one of the above   TANAC Tug 55 60 1945 Later Bonnie J. B., now Roxane D
    179278 one of the above   TANAC Tug 55 60 1945 Now M. R. Kane
    310825 one of the above   TANAC Tug 55 60 1945 Later Toronto, Irving Alder
    179313 HC 140 RCN Water Barge   79 1943 Sold 1945 as B. D. Renford
    179325 HC 141 RCN Water Barge   79 1943 Sold 1946 as I.O. Ltd. No. 7, later Charles D, Workboat No. 11, Nimia Tambora
      HC 182 RCN Water Barge   79 1943 Sold 1948, fate unknown
    178986 HC 203 RCN Ammo Lighter   79 1943 Sold post-war as Banspray
      HC 184 RCN Ammo Lighter   79 1943 Retained post-war, fate unknown
    178981 HC 185 RCN Ammo Lighter   79 1943 Sold 1948 as DH&PW Work Craft
    177944 HC 186 RCN Ammo Lighter   79 1943 Sold 1947 as Trois Pistoles
      HC 204 RCN Ammo Lighter   79 1943 Retained post-war, fate unknown
    329737 HC 205 RCN Ammo Lighter   79 1943 Sold post-war as J. P. P. No. 3
        RCN Fire Tug       Cancelled but completed and sold
      FT 1 RCN Fire Tug     1945 Later YTM 556
    323459 FT 3 RCN Fire Tug     1945 Later YTM 558, sold 1964 as St. John's Fireboat
        RCN Fire Tug       Cancelled but completed and sold
      FT 2 RCN Fire Tug     1946 Later YTM 557
        RCN Fire Tug       Cancelled but completed and sold
    175554 H.B.C. Barge No. 211   Tank Barge 296 115 1946 Now Radium 211
    175555 H.B.C. Barge No. 212   Tank Barge 296 115 1946 Now Radium 212
    175558 Radium 256   Barge 449 150 1946 Now Radium 701
    175559 Radium 257   Barge 449 150 1946 Now Radium 702
    175560 NT 801   Barge 596 175 1946 Now NT 821
    175561 NT 802   Barge 596 175 1946 Now NT 822
    178981 Offshore Salvor           Closed
    300791 JD 17           Closed
    325721 Melita           Closed
    800435 Marc Dean           Closed
      Chief Commands   Ferry      1946 Closed

M. R. Chappell, Sydney NS

M. R. Chappell was an architect and a member of a family which operated a successful construction company in Sydney.  I can find no record of the location of his boatyard: if anyone can enlighten me or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  725   FS  1 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  726   FS  2 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  727   FS  3 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  728   FS  4 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  729   FS  5 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  730   FS  6 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  731   FS  7 RCN Scow   90 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  735     RCN Ammo Lighter   55 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  792   FS 11 RCN Repair Barge   40 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  793   FS 12 RCN Tender Scow   20 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  987 345796 HC 329 RCN Sullage Lighter   50 1945 Sold post-war as B.S.G.
  988   HC 330 RCN Sullage Lighter   50 1945 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  989   HC 331 RCN Sullage Lighter   50 1945 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  990   HC 332 RCN Sullage Lighter   50 1945 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  991   HC 333 RCN Sullage Lighter   50 1945 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  1019   HC 334 RCN Sullage Lighter   50 1945 Retained post-war, fate unknown
Clare Shipbuilders Co., Meteghan NS
Clare Shipbuilders appears to have been a wartime subsidiary of Halifax Shipyards, itself a subsidiary at that time of Dominion Steel & Coal, (DOSCO).  Can anyone tell me where exactly it was located and what's on the site now?  And if you can make any additions and/or corrections to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
  158   MMS 104 RN Minesweeper 225 117 4-Jul-42 To Italy 1946 as DR 210, sold 1956
  159   MMS 105 RN Minesweeper 225 117 4-Jul-42 To Italy 1946 as DR 211, sold 1956
  265   MMS 106 RN Minesweeper 225 117 4-Jul-42 To Italy 1946 as DR 216, scrapped 1956
  355   MMS 196 RN Minesweeper 225 117 15-Dec-42 Sold 1946
  356   MMS 197 RN Minesweeper 225 117 15-Dec-42 To Burma 1946
  357   MMS 198 RN Minesweeper 225 117 15-Dec-42 Sold 1946
  358   MMS 199 RN Minesweeper 225 117 10-Feb-43 Sold 1946
  422   MMS 242 RN Minesweeper 225 117 5-May-43 Sold 1946 as Jero
  423   MMS 243 RN Minesweeper 225 117 12-May-43 Sold 1946
  424   MMS 244 RN Minesweeper 225 117 14-Jun-43 Sold 1945
  425   MMS 245 RN Minesweeper 225 117 7-Jun-43 Sold 1946 as Airmoor III
  426   MMS 246 RN Minesweeper 225 117 29-Jun-43 Sold 1945
  427   MMS 247 RN Minesweeper 225 117 29-Jun-43 Sold 1946 as Airmoor I
  598   MMS 1050 RN Minesweeper 225 117 14-Jun-44 Sold 1946 as Elieser 5
  599   MMS 1051 RN Minesweeper 225 117 18-Jul-44 Sold 1946 as Admiral Blake (ON 197361), later Nuvik, Timann, Mina C
  600   MMS 1052 RN Minesweeper 225 117 24-Aug-44 Sold 1946 as Arcus
  601   MMS 1053 RN Minesweeper 225 117 25-Sep-44 Sold 1946 as Admiral Drake
  602   MMS 1054 RN Minesweeper 225 117 21-Nov-44 Sold 1946 as Dolphin, later Greenland
  603   MMS 1055 RN Minesweeper 225 117 21-Nov-44 Sold 1946 as Admiral Pound, later Havbraut
  604   MMS 1056 RN Minesweeper 225 117 11-Jan-45 Sold 1946 as Jane Lolk, later June
  605   MMS 1057 RN Minesweeper 225 117 11-Jan-45 Sold 1946
  606   MMS 1058 RN Minesweeper 225 117 26-Feb-45 Sold 1946 as Jorgen Claus
  607   MMS 1059 RN Minesweeper 225 117 27-Mar-45 Sold 1946
  608   MMS 1060 RN Minesweeper 225 117 2-May-45 To RNVR 1954 as St. Mungo, sold 1958
  609   MMS 1061 RN Minesweeper 225 117 2-Jun-45 To RNVR 1954 as Mersey, scrapped 1958
  919   J 490 RCN Minesweeper 360     Cancelled
  920   J 491 RCN Minesweeper 360     Cancelled

Dartmouth Lumber Company, Dartmouth NS

Dartmouth Lumber Company is a mystery.  If anyone can tell me anything about it, or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  206 178091 HDPC  5 RCN Harbour Craft     1942 To RCMP 1945, sold later as Merlyn F
  207 190257 HDPC  6 RCN Harbour Craft     1942 To RCMP 1945, sold later as David Hubley
  208   HDPC  7 RCN Harbour Craft     1942 To RCMP 1945, fate unknown

John Etherington Co., Shelburne NS

John Etherington Co. was a long-established boatbuilder in Shelburne.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  815 190350 HC 272 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold 1948 as Glenantrim
  836   HC 224 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown

Falconer Marine Industries, Victoria BC

Falconer Marine was the successor to Armstrong Brothers, which had been started by Robert Armstrong in 1908 and was an established builder of fishing vessels and yachts.  It was located at the north end of Kingston Street, roughly where the Wyndham Hotel is now.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
1 824 322986 Lakewood (Z.63) RCN Target Vessel   60 1944 Sold 1966 as Lakewood
2 825   Oakwood (Z.64) RCN Target Vessel   60 1944 Retained post-war as YMT 554
3 826   Wildwood (Z.65) RCN Target Vessel   60 1944 Sold 1959
4 847 178867 HPC 35 RCN Harbour Craft   48 1944 Sold post-war as Windrush
5 848 177612 HPC 36 RCN Harbour Craft   48 1944 Sold post-war as Rio III, burnt and lost 1946
6 849 177585 HPC 37 RCN Harbour Craft   48 1944 Sold post-war as Deerco

Foundation Maritime Ltd., Montreal QC

Foundation Maritime was a towing company with its own boatyard.  If anyone can point me to its location or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  214   GV  1 RCN Gate Vessel     1942 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  215   GV  2 RCN Gate Vessel     1942 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  1020   HC 348 RCN Tank Barge   50 1945 Retained post-war, fate unknown

Greavette Boats Ltd., Gravenhurst ON

Greavette Boats was started by Tom Greavette in 1930 and closed in 1978.  Its location is not clear, because different sources describe the yard differently.  If anyone can throw light on this or can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  130   Q 054 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 17-Oct-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  131   Q 055 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 6-Nov-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  184   Q 056 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 24-Nov-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  193 177961 Q 077 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 6-Feb-42 Sold 1947 as Coastal Queen
  194 178914 Q 078 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 6-Feb-42 Sold 1951 as Louviecourt
  407 192332 Q 089 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 15-Oct-42 Sold 1949 as Amy May
  408   Q 090 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 19-Nov-42 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  409 175449 Q 091 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 17-May-43 Sold 1947 as Nine-One
  739   Q 114 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 23-Nov-43 To RCMP 1945 as Fort Selkirk

Grew Boats Ltd., Penetanguishene ON

Grew Boats had its start as Gidley Boats, in 1882.  In 1932, it was taken over and renamed by Arthur Grew.  The yard was at the foot of Main Street.  After WWII, it was moved to Owen Sound and continues there today.  If anyone can point me to its location or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  182   Q 072 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 24-Nov-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  183   Q 073 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 24-Nov-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  416 179262 Q 098 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 7-Nov-42 To Quebec Government 1948 as Le St. Barnabe
  417 177801 Q 099 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 7-Nov-42 Sold 1948 as Dupedon
  418   Q 100 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 7-Nov-42 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  592   Q 106 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 28-Aug-43 Retained as HMCS Beaver (PTC 706), sold 1958
  593 173219 Q 107 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 9-Nov-43 Sold 1949 as Miss Chevrolet
  742   Q 117 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 16-Nov-43 To RCMP 1945 as Fort Steele, sold 1947
  917   Hickory Lake (J 488) RCN   360 126 14-Aug-45 To Russia 1946 as T-194
  918   Larch Lake (J 489) RCN   360 126 2-Nov-45 To Russia 1946 as T-198

Honey Harbour Navigation Co., Midland ON

Honey Harbour was a wartime joint venture of Port Carling Boat Works and Minett-Shields.  If anyone can point me to its location or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  126 176991 Q 050 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 18-Nov-41 Sold 1945 as Stanba
  127 192751 Q 051 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 24-Nov-41 Sold 1945 as Radel II
  197 175447 Q 081 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 27-May-42 Sold 1947 as Ernext G
  198   Q 082 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 27-May-42 Damaged and disposed of 1945

Hunter Boats, Orillia ON

Hunter Boats was created by Alastair Hunter in 1931, when he acquired the former Ditchburn Boats: it closed in 1976.  The yard was at the foot of Colborne Street: it is a waterfront park today.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  134   Q 060 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 1-Nov-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  135   Q 061 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 11-Nov-41 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  201 177908 Q 085 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 13-Jun-42 Sold 1951 as Suzette No. 1
  410   Q 092 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 11-Feb-42 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  411   Q 093 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 11-Feb-42 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  595 173498 Q 109 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 23-Aug-43 Sold 1948 as Quetzal II
  741 195981 Q 116 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 7-Dec-44 HMCS Reindeer (PTC 716), sold 1957 as Supertrader
  865 198166 HC 313 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold 1945 as Kanata
  866   HC 314 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  946 179177 HC 327 RCN Passenger Craft   72 1945 Sold 1945 as Rayola Jean
  947   HC 328 RCN Passenger Craft   72 1945 Sold post-war, fate unknown
J. H. LeBlanc Shipbuilding Co., Weymouth NS
John LeBlanc started J. H. LeBlanc Shipbuilding Company at the beginning of WWII.  It was located (we think) at the end of Moody's Lane, on a site that had been a shipyard since 1786.  It continued after the war, under the name of Weymouth Industries, until destroyed by fire in 1958.  If you have any additions and/or corrections to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com
  136 175446 Q 064 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 15-May-42 Sold 1947 as Six-Four
  137 177628 Q 065 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 15-May-42 Sold 1946 as Nelvana
  199 174987 Q 083 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 25-May-42 Sold 1946 as Nadine II
  200 175448 Q 084 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 18-Jun-42 Sold 1946 as Lazy Mariner
  202   HDPC  1 RCN Harbour Defense Patrol Craft     1942 To RCMP
  203   HDPC  2 RCN Harbour Defense Patrol Craft     1942 To RCMP
  204   HDPC  3 RCN Harbour Defense Patrol Craft     1942 To RCMP
  205   HDPC  4 RCN Harbour Defense Patrol Craft     1942 To RCMP
  237 150636 HC   1 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1946 as Annette Allard
  238 177539 HC   2 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1946 as Ray Tibbo
  239 191277 HC   3 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1946 as Sea Craft
  240 177430 HC   4 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. 7
  280   Q 392 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 26-Sep-42 To USN as SC 1466, to Mexico 1943
  281   Q 393 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 26-Jun-42 To USN as SC 1467, scrapped 1948
  282   Q 394 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 1-Oct-42 To USN as SC 1468, scrapped 1948
  283   Q 395 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 26-Sep-42 To USN as SC 1469, to Mexico 1943
  284 190908 Q 396 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 23-Oct-42 To USN as SC 1470, later Panther (IX 105), sold 1947 as Mohawk II
  285   Q 397 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 23-Oct-42 To USN as SC 1471, to Mexico 1943
  286   Q 398 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 5-Dec-42 To USN as SC 1472, scrapped 1948
  287   Q 399 USN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 5-Dec-42 To USN as SC 1473, scrapped 1948
  436   MMS 252 RN Tug 225 117 7-Sep-43 Sold 1946
  437   MMS 253 RN Tug 225 117 7-Sep-43 Sold 1946
  476 326036 HC 156 RCN Boom Tender   46 1943 Sold 1965 as Towadon
  477 177439 HC 163 RCN Boom Tender   46 1943 Sold 1946 as Enterprise E
  478 197586 HC 208 RCN Boom Tender   46 1943 Sold 1946 as James E
  479   HC 209 RCN Boom Tender   46 1943 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  480   HC 210 RCN Boom Tender   46 1943 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  597   Q 111 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 9-Sep-43 Sold 1945, reaccquired 1951 as HMCS Moose (PTC 711), retird 1956
  745 190893 Q 120 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 27-Jan-44 Sold 1946 as Nelvana II
  746 192093 Q 121 RN Fairmile Motor Launch 85 112 17-Apr-44 Retained as PTC 721, sold 1953 as Inshore Fisherman
  781   HC 232 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  782   HC 233 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  783 192521 HC 234 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold 1946 as Harbour Craft 234
  784   HC 235 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
49 818 178093 Atwood (Z.47) RCN Target Towing Vessel   60 1944 Sold 1948 as Atwood
50 819 192842 Brentwood (Z.48) RCN Target Towing Vessel   60 1944 Sold 1948 as La Sardiniere
51 820   Eastwood (Z.49) RCN Target Towing Vessel   60 1944 Retained as YMT 550
52 821   Greenwood (Z.50) RCN Target Towing Vessel   60 1944 Retained as YMT 551
  871   HC 294 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  872   HC 295 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  873   HC 299 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  892   Glenwood (W 45) RCN Tug 155     Cancelled but completed and sold as Ocean Weka
  943   HC 324 RCN Passenger Craft   72 1945 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  944 310123 HC 325 RCN Passenger Craft   72 1945 Sold 1946 as Car-Shar, later Jean Kathleen II
  945 179268 HC 326 RCN Passenger Craft   72 1945 Sold 1946 as Laurentia No. 1

Kenneth McAlpine & Son, Shelburne NS

Kenneth McAlpine's yard was started in 1908 and was a highly regarded builder of fishing vessels and yachts, located on Water Street in downtown Shelburne.  If anyone can point me to its location or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  528 177877 HC 192 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1943 Sold 1945 as Diana Lisa
  791 192817 HC 231 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold 1945 as Mary Belle
  816 322552 HC 273 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold 1964 as Busby
  817   HC 274 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  906   HC 290 RCN Boom Tender   46 1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown

Mac-Craft Ltd., Sarnia ON

Mac-Craft was started in 1938, in Wallaceburg ON, but moved to Sarnia in 1941.  If anyone can point me to its location or add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  156   Q 062 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 18-Apr-42 Sold 1946 but reacquired 1954 as HMCS Wolf
  157 173491 Q 063 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 18-Apr-42 Sold 1947 as Quetzal
  419 173183 Q 101 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 7-Nov-42 Sold 1945 as Edmar
  420   Q 102 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 14-Nov-42 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  421 173650 Q 103 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 18-Nov-42 Sold 1947 as One-O-Three
  590   Q 104 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 8-Apr-43 Sold 1946 but reacquired 1954 as HMCS Cougar (PTC 704)
  591   Q 105 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 9-May-43 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  740 179271 Q 115 RN Fairmile Launch 85 112 16-Nov-43 Sold 1948 as Duc d'Orleans
  915   Elm Lake (J 486) RCN   360 126 18-Nov-45 To Russia 1946 as T-193
  916   Fir Lake (J 487) RCN   360 126   Cancelled, completed as Regina Polaris

S. G. Mason, Tancook NS

Stanley Mason was the leading builder of schooners on Tancook Island, in business since 1907.  The yard, which closed in 1952, was on the north side of Southeast Cove, in the Canvas Town section of Tancook.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com
  243 170467 HC   7 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1945 as Gay Rambler
  245 173538 HC   9 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1945 as Brigadier Macdonald
  246 170466 HC  10 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1945 as Gay Rover
  247 177502 HC  11 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1945 as Joe Ann
  248 178930 HC  12 RCN Harbour Craft   46 1942 Sold 1945 as Theo Meo II
  461 189145 HC 181