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Saint John Shipbuilding, East Saint John NB

Most recent update: August 12, 2011.


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 # Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Completed Disposition
1 Kipawo Dominion Atlantic Railway Ferry 200 Oct-26  
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 P. W. D. No. 168 Ministry of Public Works Barge 402 1929  
6 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 Linton Eastern Canada Coastal SS Ltd Cargo Ship 321 1930 Rebuild of older vessel
9 St. Heliers Ministry of Transport Cargo Ship 930 1930 Conversion
10 Amherst (PV 1) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Vessel 940 5-Aug-41 Federacion 1946, scrapped 1956
11 Sackville (PV 2) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Vessel 940 30-Dec-41 Museum ship at Halifax NS
12 Moncton (PV 3) Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Vessel 940 24-Apr-42 Willem Vinke 1953, scrapped 1966
13           Not used
14 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 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 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 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 off Othoni Is 1977
18 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 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 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 Shakespeare Park Govt of Canada (Park SS Co.) Cargo Ship 2,895 Nov-45 Sunprince 1948, Salammanna 1959, scrapped 1964
22 Ottawa Mayview/Patricia Sweeney W. L. Sweeney Cargo Ship 518 Dec-46 Foundered 1957
23 Ottawa Maybeach/Mary Sweeney W. L. Sweeney Cargo Ship 520 Jan-47 Hulked 1966, scrapped 1985
24 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 Unnamed Ministry of Public Works Scow 180 1946  
26 Unnamed Ministry of Public Works Scow 180 1946  
27 Provincial No. 2 Saint John Dredging Dredge 130 1949  
28 D. D. No. 170 Saint John Dry Dock Scow 404 1949  
29 P. W. D. No. 21 Ministry of Public Works Dredge 714 1952 Later J.P.P. No. 530, now Rosaire
30 Fundy (MCB 145) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 390 19-Mar-54  To France 1954 as La Dunkerquoise, retired 1985
31 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  
33 St. Charles (ATA 533) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 622 7-Jun-57 Later Chebucto Sea, now Matterhorn
34 YMF 251 Royal Canadian Navy Floating Crane 700 1957  
35 Abnaki NB Dept. of Public Works Ferry 105 1952  
36 Steam Scow No. 1 Saint John Dry Dock Dredge 333 1954  
37 D. L. Mclaren NB Dept. of Public Works Ferry 134 1955  
38 D. D. No. 145 Standard Dredging Scow 404 1958  
39 Thomas Carleton Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker 1,217 Sep-60 Later 1003 1991, Cleveland Amory 1993
1040 Petit Forte/Petite Forte Ministry of Transport Passenger/Cargo 1,036 Sep-61 Good Samaritan 1985, Island Mercy 1994
1041   Beaver Dredging Dredge     Cancelled
1042   NB Dept. of Public Works Launch   1960  
1043 Loadmaster Harbour Development Ltd. Dredge 1,756 1962 Conversion
1044 J. D. No. 15 Irving Pulp & Paper Barge 124 1961  
1045 Kelligrews Ministry of Public Works Tug 236 Nov-61 Later Keta V, sank 2000
1046 Hudson Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker 3,721 Dec-63 Active
1047 Hamiltonian Eastern Lake Carriers Bulk Carrier 18,192 Jun-62 Later Petite Hermine 1967, Canadian Hunter 1972, scrapped 1996
1048 Newbrunswicker Eastern Lake Carriers Bulk Carrier 18,192 May-63 Later Grande Hermine 1967, Canadian Mariner 1972, scrapped 2007
1049 Irvingstream Irving Oil Tanker 15,185 Dec-62 Conversion
1050 Fundy Bay Frank Shepherd Trawler 331 1963 Later Port Royal III, suspended 2009
1051 Courtenay Bay Frank Shepherd Trawler 331 May-63  
1052 Garland Scotia Trawlers Trawler 331 Oct-63 Suspended 2008
1053 Suzanne P. Fishermens Loan Board Trawler 331 Nov-63  
1054 L. J. Penney   Trawler 296 1983 Suspended contract, completed in 1983
1055 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 M. J. Boylen Engineering Consultants Ltd Ore/Oil Carrier 21,372 Jul-64 H.1060 1968, scrapped 1984
1061 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 Surveymaster Harbour Development Ltd. Boat 12 1963  
1063 Irving Maple Universal Sales Ltd. Tug 487 Oct-66 Atlantic Maple 1998
1064 Irving Hemlock Seaboard Transport Ltd. Tanker 599 Mar-63 Conversion
1065 Irving Dolphin J. D. Irving Ltd Tank Barge 1,126 Jun-66  
1066 Irving Birch J. D. Irving Ltd Tug 827 Mar-67 Atlantic Birch 1999
1067 Irving Shark New Brunswick Railway Co. Tank Barge 1,114 1964  
1068   Engineering Consultants Ltd Tug 480   Cancelled
1069 Irving Tuna J. D. Irving Ltd Barge 1,082 1963  
1070 H 1070 Engineering Consultants Ltd Ore/Oil Carrier 21,200 Jul-66 Scrapped 1984
1071            
1072 Aime Gaudreau Engineering Consultants Ltd Tanker 1,903 Dec-64 Harcourt Kent 1993, Mor Blessing 1994, Zikko 1997
1073 H.D. 3 Engineering Consultants Ltd Barge 324 1964  
1074 H.D. 2 Engineering Consultants Ltd Barge 324 1964  
1075 Irving Beaver J. D. Irving Ltd Dredge 58 1965 Active
1076 Grand Manan J. D. Irving Ltd Ferry 1,443 Sep-65 Grand Manan IV 1991, Grand Manan 1993, active
1077     Caisson      
1078     Caisson      
1079     Caisson      
1080     Caisson      
1081     Caisson      
1082 Irving Whale J. D. Irving Ltd Barge 2,261 Dec-66 Now Atlantic Sea Lion
1083 Leroy and Barry Mathews Bros. Trawler 126 1967 Hope Bay 1977
1084 Senneville Mohawk Navigation Laker 18,845 Nov-67 Algoville 1994, now Tim S. Dool
1085 Laurie Elizabeth Swim Bros. Fisheries Trawler 363 1967  
1086 Scotia Bay Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Jun-67  
1087 Scotia Cape Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Jun-67 Lost 1987
1088 Scotia Point Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Jun-67 Later Senator Don, now Tenacity I
1089 Scotia Port Superior Sea Products Trawler 353 Aug-67 Now Strait Signet
1090 Protecteur (AOR 509) Royal Canadian Navy Tanker 17,764 30-Aug-69  
1091 Preserver (AOR 510) Royal Canadian Navy Tanker 17,764 30-Jul-70  
1092 Robert Foulis Canadian Coast Guard Tender 258 1969  
1093 Irving Beech New Brunswick Publishing Tug 294 May-69 Atlantic Beech 1998
1094 Lady Odette II Superior Sea Products Trawler 126 1969  
1095 Marc Guylaine II Superior Sea Products Trawler 126 1969 Jean Marc IV 1972, Freeport 1974, active
1096 Lady Dorianne II Superior Sea Products Trawler 126 1969  
1097 Irving Seahorse J. D. Irving Ltd Barge 6,245 1969  
1098 Princess of Nova/Princess of Acadia Canadian Pacific Ltd. Ferry 10,109 May-71 Active
1099 Johnny Norberg Panarctic Oils Ltd. Barge 945 1969 Lost on first voyage
1100 Cranemaster J. D. Irving Ltd Barge 1,236 1969  
1101 Irving Tamarack J. D. Irving Ltd Tug 86 Mar-70 Now Atlantic Tamarack
1102 Lady Shippagan Swim Bros. Fisheries Trawler 366 1971 Active
1103 J.D.I. 16 J. D. Irving Ltd Barge 553 1971 Active
1104 Irving Marigold Swim Bros. Fisheries Tanker 2,427 Feb-72 Popocatepetl 1978, Cora 2000
1105 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 Esso Halifax Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 18,798 1973 Endurance 1983, Endurance Glory 1986, Al Wataniah 1992, scrapped 1997
1107 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 Irving Miami Atlantic Towing Tanker 912 1973 Atlantic Hickory 1995
1109 Irving Beaver II J. D. Irving Ltd Floating Saw Mill 2,702 1973  
1110 Irving Arctic Kent Line Ltd. Tanker 23,207 Oct-74 Arctica 2002, scrapped 2002
1111 Esso Everett Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 May-75 Globosa 1985, Gebze 1985, scrapped 2003
1112 Esso Toronto Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 Oct-75 Petromar Santa Cruz 1981, Esso Santa Cruz 1986, Ektor I 1995, scrapped 2003
1113 Esso Providence Esso Tankers Inc. Tanker 21,619 Feb-76 Petromar San Sebastian 1983, Esso San Sebastian 1990, Enias 1995
1114 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 Irving Eskimo Irving Oil Tanker 23,377 Aug-80 Madonna 2005, scrapped 2007
1116 H.D. 4 Canadian Veneers Co. Scow 705 1973  
1117 Dolores Swann Dolores Navigation o. Tanker 19,855 Dec-76 Bali Sky 1984, Thanassis A. 1989, broke in two 1994
1118 Erinna Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Oct-77 White Star 1994, scrapped 2004
1119 Etrema Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Mar-78 Rosa 1994, Rosa T. 1999, Pontos 2002, Atlantica I 2003, scrapped 2006
1120 Entalina Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Jun-78 Amer Power 1997, Entalina 2001, scrapped 2007
1121 Erodona Shell Bermuda Ltd. Tanker 19,656 Oct-78 Normar Sovereign 1995, Champion Trader 1996, scrapped 2006
1122 Ensis Lepton Shipping Corp. Tanker 19,239 Jan-79 Fairplay 1996, scrapped 2002
1123 Elona Lepton Shipping Corp. Tanker 19,239 Apr-79 Amber Energy 1995, Elona 2002, Ilona 2005, scrapped 2007
1124 Aime Gaudreau J. D. Irving Ltd Tanker 2,534 1974 Conversion
1125 Canadian Prospector Niagara Finance Co. Laker 18,527 1979 Conversion
1126 Shovelmaster Irving Group Dredge 592 1980 Active
1127 Irving Seal Irving Group Barge 1,395 1977 Conversion
1128 Algosea Algoma Central Laker 13,098 1980 Repowering
1129 Cape Breton Highlander Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 29,281 1980 Conversion
1130 Irving Nordic Irving Oil Tanker 7,745 Oct-80 Wellington Kent 1993, Beffen 2004, Zenon Conquest 2005
1131 Irving Elm New Brunswick Publishing Tug 427 Mar-80 Atlantic Elm 1998
1132 Canmar Kigoriak Dome Petroleum AHTS 3,642 Sep-79 Kigoria 1997, Talagy 2003
1133 Irving Ocean Irving Oil Tanker 23,555 May-81 Athenian Liberty 1996, Ocean Liberty 2003, scrapped 2005
1134 Irving Canada Irving Oil Tanker 23,555 Oct-81 Irina 2006, scrapped 2006
1135 HD 5 Irving Group Barge 705 1980  
1136 Abegweit C. N. Marine Ferry 13,483 Oct-82 Accrued Mariner 1999, Mariner 2004, scrapped 2004
1137   Dome Petroleum Dredge     Cancelled
1138 Bow Drill 3 Bow Valley Husky Ltd. Rig 24,200 1984  
  HD 6 Irving Group 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
1143 Kent Sprint Kent Line Containership 12,827 May-00 Tropic Canada 2001