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Pictou Shipyard, Pictou NS

Most recent update: August 26, 2012.


The shipyard in Pictou was originally called Pictou Iron Foundry & Machine Shop and dated from the establishment of a marine railway at this site in 1851.  A World War II emergency shipyard was initially started under their management, but Foundation Maritime took over almost immediately and operated the yard until the end of the war.  This allowed Pictou to concentrate on urgent repair work.  Pictou Foundry took over the yard at the end of the war and continued shipbuilding, starting a new hull list at #101.  The firm was renamed Ferguson Industries Ltd in 1952, Pictou Industries Ltd in 1986 and continued to operate until 1993.  It was acquired by Aecon in 2008 and reactivated, with considerable capital investment.  Visit the company at www.pictoushipyard.com and see the site from the air on Google here.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Completed Disposition
Built by Pictou Iron Foundry & Machine Shop
  Elk (Z 27) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Boat   10-Sep-40 Sold 1947 as Grand Manan III, scrapped 1968
  Vison (Z 30) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Boat   5-Oct-40 Sold post-war, fate unknown
  Raccoon (Z ??) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Boat   1-Dec-40 Torpedoed 1942 in the Gulf of St. Lawerence
Built by Foundation Maritime Ltd.
1 Victoria Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,875 27-Apr-43 1946 Tatuk, 1948 Kalo, 1957 Ester, 1964 San John P., 1965 Ramsdal I, 1966 Rio Atrato, scrapped 1982
2 Camp Debert/Crescent Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,873 2-Jun-43 1945 Julia, 1951 Lona, 1957 Senator Hagelstein, 1962 Agia Sophia, 1967 Manos Lemos, wrecked Kusadasi 1969
3 Camp Aldershot/Rockcliffe Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,875 8-Jul-43 1947 Brigus, 1955 Olcat, 1962 Bay Bengal, scrapped 1972
4 Camp Petawawa/Montmorency Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,875 11-Aug-43 1946 Auguste Pavie, 1948 Docteur Angier, wrecked 1949
5 Kensington Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 6-Oct-43 1945 Yersin, 1948 Docteur Yersin, wrecked 1953
6 Manitou Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 21-Oct-43 1946 Albert Calmette, 1948 Docteur A.Calmette, 1950 Darlac, 1955 Hong Kong Trader, 1958 Batu Pahat, 1962 Sandakan Bay, 1965 Luen Tung, 1969 Yue San, scrapped 1971
7 Woodland Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 7-Dec-43 1946 Huynh Khuong An, 1948 Docteur Pham Huu Chi, 1952 Vimy, 1955 Dimitris, 1957 Dimitrakis P., 1960 Elli, 1964 Aspasia, scrapped 1967
8 Ainslie Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 13-Dec-43 1946 Henri Mouhot, 1950 Tran Ninh, 1955 Woodlock, 1964 Loong An, 1966 Dong San, wrecked 1972
9 Hector Park/Camp Debert   Ministry of War Tpt Cargo Ship 2,878 19-Jan-44 1946 Capitaine Do Huu Vi, 1950 Kontum, 1955 Lyngheim, 1956 South Hope, 1957 Takashima Maru, 1967 Golden Island, scrapped 1969
10 Chignecto Park Ministry of War Tpt Cargo Ship 2,878 29-Mar-44 1946 Alexandre De Rhodes, 1956 Tadjouri, scrapped 1969
11 Beresford Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 24-Apr-44 1947 Federal Ambassador, 1948 Gerda Toft, foundered 1954
12 Avondale Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 13-May-44 Torpedoed and lost 1945
13 Confederation Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 3-Jun-44 1946 Gialong, 1956 Obokil, 1961 Tawau Bay, 1966 Shin Chong, scrapped 1970
14 Cataraqui Park Ministry of War Tpt Cargo Ship 2,877 30-Jun-44 1946 Pigneau De Behaine, 1955 Ambouli, 1958 Mukali, 1963 Waywind, scrapped 1969
15 Kelowna Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 25-Jul-44 1948 La Petite Hermine, 1952 Dharini, scrapped 1988
16 Taber Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,878 28-Aug-44 Torpedoed and lost 1945
17 Liscomb Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,877 26-Sep-44 1948 Saint Malo, 1951 Tapajos, 1955 Orland, 1964 Sagitta, 1967 Sfinge, 1969 Sirio, 1970 Suerte, scrapped 1972
18 Wentworth Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,877 25-Oct-44 1948 Sundial, 1958 Celeste, 1961 Nadine, 1965 Azar, wrecked off West Punta Bravo, Cuba 1968
19 Sunset Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,895 24-Nov-44 1945 Siderurgica Cinco, scrapped 1965
20 Ashby Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,894 22-Dec-44 1945 Siderurgica Tres, scrapped 1971
21 Evangeline Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,895 13-Apr-45 1947 Federal Mariner, 1950 Santa Monica, 1954 Navem Monica, scrapped 1972
22 Mulgrave Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,895 17-Apr-45 1946 Dun Yu, 1951 Nan Hai 157, 1967 Hong Qi 157, scrapped 1983
23 Sutherland Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,885 31-May-45 1947 Canadian Conqueror, scrapped 1965
24 Lorne Park Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 2,930 5-Jul-45 1947 Canadian Leader, scrapped 1965
Built by Pictou Foundry & Machine Co.
101 Scotian NS Department of Highways Ferry 615 Aug-46 Later Smokwa 1956, deleted 1991
102 Nipiwan Park Irving Oil Co. Ltd. Tanker Forebody 1,547 Nov-46  
103 P.W.D. No. 120 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 383 Dec-50 Later Nova Scotia, scrapped
104 Porte Dauphine )YMG 186) Royal Canadian Navy Gate Vessel    429d 10-Dec-52  
Built by Ferguson Industries Ltd.
105 YC 253 Royal Canadian Navy Lighter    650d Dec-57  
106 P.W.D. No. 22 Dept. of Public Works Dredge 532 Nov-54  
107 Pilot Boat No.4 Dept. of Transport Pilot Boat 25 Dec-54 Now Gallix
108 Lord Selkirk Dept. of Transport Ferry 1,834 Dec-57 Later Hull 108 1992, Lord Selkirk 1995, deleted 1996
109 YBY 401 Royal Canadian Navy Barge   Feb-57  
110 Caraquet Dept of Public Works Tug 11 Aug-55 Now HD 10
111 Tracadie Dept of Public Works Tug 11 Sep-55 Now Pictar
112 Morell Dept of Public Works Tug 11 May-55 Deleted 1987
113 Chambly (DOT 41) Dept. of Transport Tug 11 Jul-55 Active
114 DOT 29 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
115 DOT 30 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
116 DOT 31 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
117 DOT 32 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
118 DOT 33 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
119 DOT 34 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
120   Fergouson Industries Ltd Tug     Cancelled
121 Laniel Dept of Public Works Tug 11 Nov-55 Documentation suspended 2003
122 Barbara W L. E. Wellner Jr. Dredge 28 Oct-55 Lost 1955
123 Rebecca W Maritime Dredging Ltd. Dredge 23 Mar-56 Active
124   Ellicott Marine Dredge    Jul-56 Hull only
125 Percy C Black NS Dept. of Highways  Ferry 298 Oct-57 Later Zimdowney, deleted 2003
126 Gerald Millar Dept of Public Works Tug 11 May-57 Later T.2, now Grizzli 6
127 Northumberland II Dept of Public Works Tug 15 Aug-58 Later Northumberland Meg, deleted 1996
128 DOT 97 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 38 Aug-58  
129 DOT 98 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 38 Aug-58 Later S.L. 98, now J.H. 98 
130 G.S. 130 Maritime Dredging Ltd. Barge 87 May-59 Active
131 G.S. 131 Maritime Dredging Ltd. Barge 87 May-59 Active
132 Gulf Spray Maritime Dredging Ltd Tug 15 May-59 Active
133 John Guy Dept. of Transport Ferry 590 May-60 Active
134 G.S. 134 Maritime Dredging Ltd. Barge 150 May-59 Deleted 1987
135 DPW No. 150 Dept of Public Works Barge 62 May-60 Now S.A. 1
136 DPW No. 151 Dept of Public Works Barge 62 May-60 Now S.1
137 DOT No. 135 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 30 Jul-60  
138 DOT No. 136 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 30 Oct-60  
139 DOT No. 137 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 30 Oct-60 Later G.C. 137
140 DPW No. 12 Dept of Public Works Barge   Jun-60 Reconstruction
141 Brudenell Dept of Public Works Launch 15 Dec-60 Documentation suspended 2002
142 YDT 11 Royal Canadian Navy Diving Tender 123 Jan-62  
143 Canada Pilot No. 10 Dept. of Transport Pilot Boat 67 Dec-61 Later Le Bic, now Josee H
144 DPW No. 125 Dept of Public Works Dredge 45 Jul-62 Now D.3
145 Rapid Dept. of Transport Patrol Boat 140 Jul-63 Deleted 1984
146 YDT 12 Royal Canadian Navy Diving Tender 123 Aug-63  
147 YBD 2 Royal Canadian Navy Deperming Barge   Aug-63  
148 Prince Nova Northumberland Ferries Ferry 1,765 May-64 Deleted 1998
149 Grande Entrée Dept of Public Works Tug 21 Jul-64 Now T. 5
150 Blue Crest Job Brothers & Co. Ltd Trawler 331 Oct-64 Later Matthew Atlantic, deleted 2001
151 Penny Pride John Penny & Sons Ltd. Trawler 285 Nov-64 Deleted 1995
152 Burwolf Burgeo Trawlers Ltd Trawler 282 May-65  
153 Hermitage II Gaultois Fisheries Ltd Trawler 282 Jul-65 Deleted 1985
154 Burhound Burgeo Fish Industries Litd. Trawler 283 Sep-65 Later Donegal 1982, active
155 Bickerton Pride Bickerton Co-op Ltd Trawler 283 Dec-65 Active
156 G.S.135 Gulf Services Ltd. Barge 150 Aug-65  
157 Blue Sea II North Atlantic Trawling Co Trawler 324 Apr-66 Later Atlantic Grace 1968, Burfox 1970, Invictus I 1990, deleted 1997
158 Chebucto Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Boat 751 Dec-66 Later 1998-03, deleted 1998
159 Eastpack  I Eastern Fisheries Ltd Trawler 170 Jul-66 Deleted 1998
160 Amy Usen Usen Fisheries Ltd Trawler 170 Aug-66 Active
161 Charlotte A Finn Usen Fisheries Ltd Trawler 170 Oct-66 Active
162 Eastpack II Eastern Fisheries Ltd Trawler 170 Nov-66 Now Baffin Bay
163 YLP 465 Royal Canadian Navy Float   Dec-66  
164 Usen No. 1 Usen Fisheries Ltd Trawler 171 May-67 Now Baffin Run
165 Usen II Usen Fisheries Ltd Trawler 171 May-67 Later Michael  J. Simmonds, deleted 2007
166 Acadia Thunderbird Acadia Fisheries Ltd Trawler 683 Dec-67 Later M13, deleted 1991
167 Acadia Gannet Acadia Fisheries Ltd Trawler 683 Feb-68 Later Canso Dart 1973, deleted 1984
168 Acadia Condor Acadia Fisheries Ltd Trawler 683 May-68 Later Canso Condor 1973, M14, deleted 1991
169 Acadia Tern Acadia Fisheries Ltd Trawler 683 Aug-68  
170 Pennyfair John Penny & Sons Ltd. Trawler 287 Jul-67 Deleted 1989
171 Port Alfred II Saguenay Terminals Ltd Tug 164 May-69 Now Omni-Richelieu
172 G.S. 136 Gulf Services Ltd. Barge 142 May-68 Deleted 2006
173 DPW No. 75 Dept of Public Works Barge 55 Dec-68 Now S. 15
174 CG 112 Canadian Coast Guard Patrol Boat 9 Jan-70  
175   Peruvian Owners Trawler     Cancelled
176   Peruvian Owners Trawler     Cancelled
177   Peruvian Owners Trawler     Cancelled
178 Canada Park Martin Seafoods Ltd. Seiner 477 Nov-69 Deleted 1996 
179 Canada Club Martin Seafoods Ltd Seiner 477 Jan-70 Deleted 1996
180 Point Vanguard (CG 113) Canadian Coast Guard Patrol Boat 9 Jul-70 Active
181 Nelson River  Hudson’s Bay Co Tug 78 Aug-69 Active
182 Mattuna Mariner Mattuna Fisheries Ltd Seiner 369 Jun-70 Active
183 Mattuna Maid Mattuna Fisheries Ltd Seiner 369 Aug-70 Later Gemini No. 1 1976, active
184 Sealife I Sealife Fisheries Ltd Seiner 286 Jun-70 Later Mari-Lynne Anita 1977, now Lady Janice II
185 Sealife II Sealife Fisheries Ltd Seiner 286 Jun-70 Active
186 Sealife III Sealife Fisheries Ltd Seiner 286 Jun-70 Deleted 2007
187 Apollo III Les Pêcheries Acadian Ltee Seiner 369 Apr-71 Deleted 2008
188 Nicole Daniel Gauvin & Noel Co. Seiner 369 May-71 Active
189 Margaret Elizabeth No. 1 Vondel II Fisheries Ltd. Seiner 369 Jun-71 Active
190 Pennyluck II John Penny & Sons Ltd. Trawler 292 Nov-71 Active
191 Cape Neddick National Sea Products Ltd Trawler 749 Nov-72 Later Omega Runner 1998, Gulf Spirit I 2001, active
192 Cape Farewell National Sea Products Ltd Trawler 749 Nov-72 Later Atlantic King 1994, Orca 1 1997, V O S Eastwind 2004, scrapped 2007
193 Prince Edward Northumberland Ferries Ltd Ferry 1,772 Oct-72 Later Hull 109 1997, Captain Earl W. Winsor 1998, active
194 Scotian Shore Canadian Offshore Marine Ltd Supply Boat 821 Jul-73 Later Fred J. Agnich 1980, Western Crest 1994, Fred J. Agnich 1996, Western Salvor 1996, Scotian Shore 1997
195 Breton Shore Canadian Offshore Marine Ltd Supply Boat 819 Jan-74 Later Edward O. Vetter 1980, Cabot Sea 1995, deleted 2005
196 Haida Warrior Kingcome Navigation Ltd Tug 141 Aug-74 Later Haida Warrior II 1978, active
197 A. W. Henricksen Canso Sea Foods Ltd Trawler 789 Jul-75 Later Cape Hood 1987, deleted 1996
198 W. R. Ritcey Canso Sea Foods Ltd Trawler 791 Nov-75 Later Cape Fortune 1987, active
199 Barbara N Canso Sea Foods Ltd Trawler 796 Apr-76 Later Cape Roseway 1987, deleted 1999
200 Esther Boyd Canso Sea Foods Ltd Trawler 792 Jun-76 Later Cape Chidley 1987, deleted 2007
201 Cape Roger Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Boat 1,255 Aug-77 Active
202 Miscou Island NB Dept. of Highway Ferry   Nov-75  
203 G. S. Mersey Riverport Seafoods Ltd Trawler 279 Jun-78 Active
204 L. P. MacDonald Riverport Seafoods Ltd Trawler 279 Jun-78 Deleted 2008
205 Dartmouth III City of Dartmouth Ferry 256 May-79 Active
206 Halifax III City of Dartmouth Ferry 256 May-79 Active
207 Clouston Riverport Seafoods Ltd Trawler 278 Aug-79 Deleted 2009
208 T. K. Pierce Pierce Fisheries Ltd Trawler 289 Aug-79 Deleted 2005
209 A. F. Pierce Pierce Fisheries Ltd Trawler 294 Oct-79 Deleted 2007
210 Wilfred Templeman Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans Trawler 925 Mar-82 Active
211 Alfred Needler Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans Trawler 925 Mar-82 Active
212 Ruby Elaine Riverport Seafoods Ltd Trawler 277 Dec-79 Deleted 2005
213 Lady Melissa Comeau Seafoods Ltd Seiner 368 Jan-81 Active
214 Jennifer Jean No. 1 Scotia Point Fisheries Seiner 368 Dec-80 Later Ocean Lady, deleted 2007
215 Ernest E. Pierce Pierce Fisheries Ltd Trawler 294 Jun-81 Active
904 Island Princess IV   Trawler 263 1980 Sub-contract from Sydney Engineering, now Knight-Dragon
216 F. T. Hewlett Ferguson Industries Ltd Trawler 780 1983 Reconstruction, deleted 1986
217 Scotian NS Dept. of Highways Ferry 110 Aug-83  
Built by Pictou Industries Ltd.
218 Earl Grey Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker 1,972 May-86 Active
219 Cachalot I Adams & Knickle Ltd Trawler 284 May-86 Active
220 Woodside I City of Dartmouth Ferry 256 1986 Active
221 Atlantic Optimist C. W. McLeod Fisheries Ltd Trawler 346 Jun-87 Active
222 Atlantic Odyssey C. W. McLeod Fisheries Ltd Trawler 346 Jun-87 Active
223 Genny and Doug Jonathan & Amy Fisheries Ltd Trawler 346 Jun-87 Active
224 Atlantic Prospect Pierce Fisheries Ltd Trawler 346 Jun-87 Active
225 Richmond Odyssey Richmond Fisheries Ltd Trawler 563 Aug-89 Active
226 Confederation Northumberland Ferries Ferry 8,060 1993 Active