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Kingston Shipbuilding, Kingston ON

Most recent update: August 12, 2011.


The dry-dock in Kingston was built by the federal government in 1890 and the yard was a repair facility until it was leased to Kingston Shipbuilding in 1910.  Kingston Shipbuilding operated it until 1968.   It is now part of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, which you can visit here.  See the shipyard from the air on Google here.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Completed Disposition
1 Polana Dept. of Agriculture Quarantine Cutter 278 Jul-11 Later Jalobert 1927, Macassa 1955, Queen City 1965, afloat as private cottage
2 Wabis Upper Ottawa Imp. Co. Tug 72 1911 Hull only, subcontract from Collingwood
3 Bellechasse Dept of Marine Icebreaker/Tender 417 1912 Scrapped 1954
4 Dollard Dept of Transportation Buoy Tender 761 1913 Scrapped 1970
5 P.W.D. No. 17 Dept. of Public Works Dump Scow 398 1913 No trace after 1938
6 P.W.D. No. 18 Dept. of Public Works Dump Scow 398 1913 Believed scrapped 1985
7 Thiepval Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 440d 24-Jul-18 Subcontract from Vickers, scrapped 1950
8 Loos Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 440d 1-Aug-18 Subcontract from Vickers, wrecked Barclay Sound 1930
9 TR-19 Royal Navy Minesweeper 360d Aug-18 Later Almeria 1920, Goolgwai 1926, to RAN 1939, returned to owners 1945, wrecked 1955
10 TR-20 Royal Navy Minesweeper 360d Aug-18 Later Seville 1920, Durraween 1926, to RAN 1940, returned to owners 1946, scrapped 1952
11 TR-54 Royal Navy Minesweeper 360d Sep-18 Later Table Bay 1925, Mary Mortimer 1937, fate unknown
12 TR-55 Royal Navy Minesweeper 360d Nov-18 Later Marie Jacqueline 1920, Svalbard 2 1947/48, captured 1940, designated NN-02, surrendered 1945, re-sold
13 TR-56 Royal Navy Minesweeper 360d Nov-18 Later Romanita 1921, fate unknown
14 TR-57 Royal Navy Minesweeper 360d May-19 Later Colonel Roosevelt 1920, Texas 1926, to RN 1941, lost in collision off Jamaica 1944
15 Canadian Beaver Canadian Govt. Cargo Ship 2,410 May-20 Later Shinai 1934, sunk 1941 North Borneo by Japanese airplanes, raised and operated as Shinai Maru until sunk 1942 by US aircraft 1944
16 Canadian Coaster Canadian Govt. Cargo Ship 2,422 May-21 Later Kingsley 1929, Silvestre 1943, Santa Lucia 1950, scrapped 1966
17 Napanee (K 118) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940d May-41 Sold 1946, scrapped
18 Prescott (K 161) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940d Jun-41 Sold 1946, scrapped 1951
19 Sudbury (K 162) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940d Oct-41 Sold 1946, converted to tug, scrapped 1967
20 Charlottetown (K 244( Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940d Dec-41 Torpedoed and lost 1942
21 Ironbound (T 284) Royal Navy Minesweeper 545d Oct-42 Sold 1946 as Turoy, Christina 1949, Korso 1954, sunk by a mine off Portugal 1957
22 Liscomb (T 285) Royal Navy Minesweeper 545d Sep-42 Sold 1946 as Aalesund, Lars Nyvoll 1967, Jan Mayen 1978
23 Brisk (PG 89) / Flax (K.284) U.S. Navy/Royal Navy Corvette 980d Dec-42 Merchant service, Flax 1947, Ariana 1951, Arvida Bay 1955, Zaida 1963, fate unknown
24 Caprice (PG 90) / Honesty (K.285) U.S. Navy/Royal Navy Corvette 980d Sep-42 Conversion to merchant vessel stopped 1951, scrapped 1961
25 Splendor (PG 97) / Rosebay (K 286) U.S. Navy/Royal Navy Corvette 980d Feb-43 Sold as Benmark 1947, Frida 1950, scrapped 1954
26 Frontenac (K 335) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d Oct-43 Sold for merchant service, fate unknown
27 Trentonian (K 368) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d Dec-43 Torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 1945
28 Peterborough (K 342) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d Jan-44 Later Gerardo Jansen 1947, struck 1972
29 Belleville (K 332) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d Oct-43 To Dominican Republic as Juan Bautista Cambiaso 1947, scrapped 1972
30 Smith Falls (K 345) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d Nov-43 Later Olympic Lightning 1950, Otori Maru No. 16 1956, Kyo Maru No. 23, scrapped 1975/76
31 Renfrew Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d   Cancelled
32 Listowel Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980d   Cancelled
33 Rockglen British MoWT Tug 233 May-45 Later Freedom 1948, fate unknown
34 Rockforest British MoWT Tug 233 Jul-45 Later Aramco 202 1946, Abqaiq 1 1948, fate unknown
35 Rockpigeon British MoWT Tug 233 Aug-45 Later Flaunt 1947, St.Merryn 1959, scrapped 1984
36 Rockdoe British MoWT Tug 233 Sep-45 Later Hoedic 1947, Atlantico 1967, scrapped 1977
37 Rockswift British MoWT Tug 233 Nov-45 Later Ocean Rockswift 1946, sold 1995, fate unknown
38 Rockelm British MoWT Tug 233 Oct-46 Later Kalid 1952, fate unknown
39 Rockswift British MoWT Tug 233 Oct-46 Later Pemex XI, fate unknown
40 Kingston Canada Steamship Line Passenger Vessel     Cancelled
41   Canada Steamship Line Canaller     Cancelled
42 N.H.B.M. Hopper No. 1 National Harbour Board Dump Scow 135 Nov-48 Active
43 N.H.B.M. Hopper No. 2 National Harbour Board Dump Scow 135 Nov-48 Fate unknown
44 Resolute (AMC 154) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 412d Sep-54 Scrapped 1966
45 D. C. Everest Marathon Corp. Pulpwood Carrier 2,196 Mar-53 Later Condarrell 1981, D. C. Everest 1989, Condarrell 2000, to be scrapped
46 St. Lawrence II Brigantine Inc. Sailing Vessel 34 Dec-53 Active
47 Windmill Point Bob-Lo Ferry Co. Ferry 118 Jul-54 Active
48 Amherst Islander Ontario Dept. of Highways Ferry 184 Jun-55 Active
49 Seeley's Bay Ferry Leeds and Lansdowne Ferry   May-55  
50 D.O.T. 11 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
51 D.O.T. 12 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-55  
52 Not named Royal Canadian Navy Landing Craft   Sep-55 For HMCS Labrador
53 SLS. 81 St. Laurence Seaway Sweep Scow 102 Jun-55 Active
54 YLV 600 Royal Canadian Navy Flat Deck Scow 220 Nov-55  
55 YLV 601 Royal Canadian Navy Flat Deck Scow 220 Nov-55  
56 Baffin One Canadian Hydro Svce. Landing Barge 4 May-56 For CSS Baffin
57 Baffin Two Canadian Hydro Svce. Landing Barge 4 May-56 For CSS Baffin
58 D.O.T. 49 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 27 Jul-56  
59 D.O.T. 50 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 27 Jul-56  
60 D.O.T. 51 Dept. of Transport Landing Craft 27 Jul-56  
61 Pitts Merrit C. A. Pitts Contractors Dredge 883 Jun-57 Lost off Newfoundland 1977
62 Fort Steele R.C.M.P. Patrol Cutter 215 Oct-58 To RCN 1973 for Naval Reserve training, sold 1996 as Marie T. Sprinter
63 Kenora II (MP 54) R.C.M.P. Patrol Cutter   May-57  
64 SLS 86 St. Laurence Seaway Scow 422 Sep-58  
65 SLS 87 St. Laurence Seaway Scow 422 Sep-58  
66 T.H.C. No. 50 Toronto Harbour Comm. Barge 385 Sep-58 Active
67 William B. Dilly McNamara Construction Dredge 473 Dec-57 Active
68 McNco No. 30 McNamara Construction Scow 321 Apr-58 Active
69 McNco No. 31 McNamara Construction Scow 306 Apr-58  
70 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   May-58  
71 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   May-58  
72 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   May-58  
73 Scirocco Gulf & Lakes Navigation Yacht 57 Jun-59 Later Esmau 1969, Un Monde Different 1982, deleted 2008
74 Lightship No. 4 (Cataraqui) Dept. of Transport Lightship 520 1959 Later Mikula 1973, Kormoran 1995, fate unknown
75 RCL D-35 Russell Construction Scow 235 Jun-58 Later J.P.P. No. 501, H.M.D.C. No.2, scrapped
76 RCL D-36 Russell Construction Scow 307 Jun-58 Later J.P.P. No. 502, H.M.D.C. No.3, registry closed Dec 05, 2006
77 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-58  
78 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-58  
79 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-58  
80 D.O.T. Dept. of Transport Landing Craft   Jun-58  
81 Not named Grayco Canada Pontoons   Jun-58  
82 Marguerite St. Laurence Seaway Wooden Boat   Jul-59 Display boat for Upper Canada Village
83 McNco No. 1 McNamara Construction Scow 223 May-59  
84 McNco No. 2 McNamara Construction Scow 224 May-59 Active
85 McNco No. 3 McNamara Construction Scow 225 Jun-59  
86 McNco No. 4 McNamara Construction Scow 223 Jul-59  
87 Miss Cornwall Cornwall Boat Tours Tour Boat 44 Jul-60 Later L'Aventure II, active
88 Pilot Boat No. 9 Dept. of Transport Pilot Launch 66 Jul-61 Later Claudin Riverin 1984, Navsea 2007
89 Churchill 61 National Harbour Board Dump Scow 331 May-61 Later Pitts No. 18, deleted 2004
90 Endiang John P. Labatt Ketch 72 Nov-62 Deleted 1969
91 Pitts No. 1 C. A. Pitts Contracting Dump Scow 532 Jul-62 Active
92 Pitts No. 2 C. A. Pitts Contracting Dump Scow 532 Jul-62  
93 Relay Dept. of Transport SAR Cutter 143 Aug-63 Sold 1989, stripped and abandoned
94 Shiawassie City of Toronto Ferry 62 Sep-62 Later Torontonian 1982, active
95 YSD 1 Royal Canadian Navy Diving Float   Jan-63  
96 YSD 2 Royal Canadian Navy Diving Float   Jan-63  
97 Pathfinder Toronto Brigantine Inc. Brigantine 35 May-63 Active
98 Hudson One Dept. of Mines Landing Craft   Sep-63 For CSS Hudson
99 Not named Bayswater Shipping Barge 808 1963 Conversion
100 Cargomaster Hamilton Harbour Comm. Derrick Scow 562 Jul-64 Active
101 HBC 1000 Hudson Bay Company Barge 1,151 Jul-64 Lost in James Bay 2006
102 Not named Dept. of Public Works Floats   Sep-65  
103 Not named Dept. of Transport Ferry Barge 15 Oct-65  
104 Louis S. St. Laurent One Canadian Coast Guard Landing Barge 35 Aug-67 For USCGC Louis S. St. Laurent
105 Louis S. St. Laurent Two Canadian Coast Guard Landing Barge 35 Aug-67 For USCGC Louis S. St. Laurent
106 Alexbow Alexbow Ltd. Icebreaking Barge 81 Mar-67 Lost in the Arctic 1969
107 Jean Bourdon Dept. of Transport Survey Vessel 81 1968 Now 801
108 Scow No. 108 Dept. of Transport Flat Deck Scow 50 Nov-67