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Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver BC

Most recent update: December 8, 2012.


Vancouver Shipyards Co., Ltd., was founded in 1902 in downtown Vancouver.  It was acquired by Vancouver Tug in 1954.  In 1968, both Vancouver Tug and Vancouver Shipyards were acquired by Dillingham Corporation and moved to their present site at the foot of Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver.  Vancouver Tug subsequently became Seaspan International and is now part of the Washington Marine Group.  Visit the shipyard here and see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to this table, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
Built in Downtown Vancouver
  116788  Maple Leaf Alexander McLaren  Steam Schooner 41 1904 Later Constance B, Parma, now Maple Leaf.
  121723  Amy Hugh McCartney  Tug 25  1906  
  130562  I'Llaway William A Akhurst  Trawler 11 1911 Active?
  133719  Chief Zibassa Canadian Fish & Cold Storage  Trawler 92 1912 Later Western Star, active.
  133736  Chief Skugaid Canadian Fish & Cold Storage  Trawler 86 1913 Active.
  134125 Black Raven Ministry of Fisheries   23 1913 Later recreational. Active?
    Silene         Suspended
  138358  Chuckwalla Packers Steamship Co    56    Later BCP 46. Suspended 2008
    B.C.P. 44         Suspended
  150554  Polar Forcite Canadian Explosives   Tug 24 1921 Now Polar Fury.
    Sea View         Suspended
  150979 Sea Wave Young & Gore Tugboat Tug 80 1923 Conv yacht 1977, active
  151211  Broadcaster Presbyterian Church  Launch   1924  Suspended
  152820  Goblin   Gulf of Georgia Towing  Tug    39 1925  Later R. B. Green. Suspended 2008
  152892  Seiner Motokichi Tanaka     44  1925  Suspended
  153299  Cora May Thomas E Leigh  Recreational 44 1926 Now Wanderer.
  154541  Pine Leaf H Bell-Irving & Co    52  1927  Suspended 2008
  155259 Michael J Tayler Tayler Shipping Co Fishing 71 1929 Later Western Spirit
  156889  Skeezix Laredo Fisheries  Fishing   31 1930 Now yacht Fleetwood.
    Marnez  Marcus H Jackson   15   1937 Suspended
    Western Hope II         Suspended
    Monitor   Recreational 27 1939 Active
  176754  Robert Rachel   Recreational 51 1944 Later Sea Mate II, now Okisollo
  815282  Nimpkish II (M 975) RCAF Motor Launch  65 1944 Later conv yacht, active.
  176877  Keitha M         Suspended 2004
  177754  Arrow Post     Patrol Boat 46 1944 Later F.D.8, now Godfather.
  177756  Aries No. 1         Suspended
  177768  Zingaro III         Suspended 2008
  177782  John G Prentice          Later Trapshooter, Suspended 2008
  176481 ML 066 (Q 066) RCN Motor Launch   1942 Sold 1946 as Earlmar. Suspended
  176672 ML 067 (Q 067) RCN Motor Launch   1942 Sold 1946 as Stranger II, burnt 1966
  177605 Daerwood (J 357) RCN Minesweeper 228 1944 Sold 1946 as Daerwood, burnt 1973
484  179470 Rossland (J 358) RCN Minesweeper 228 1944 Sold 1948 as tug La Verne, Coquitlam, Cheater Five, La Verne. Lost 5/2000
    DT 4 RCN Diving Tender   1944 Retained post-war as YMT 4
    DT 2 (EX HC 216) RCN Diving Tender   1944 Retained post-war as YMT 2, later Caribou
  176472 ML 122 (Q 122) RCN Motor Launch   1944 Sold 1945 as Malibu Tyee, later Nancy N Seymour, Sogno d’Oro.  Burnt?
  176473 ML 123 (Q 123) RCN Motor Launch   1944 Sold 1945 as Malibu Marlin, later Toluca
  312819 ML 124 (Q 124) RCN Motor Launch   1944 Retained as HMS Elk (PTC 724), sold 1958 as Teirrah, later Pacific Gold, Zeus II
  189275 HC 310 RCN Harbour Craft   1944 Sold 1957 as Aseaway
    HC 288 RCN Harbour Craft   1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
    HC 289 RCN Harbour Craft   1944 Sold post-war, fate unknown
    Beech Lake (J 482) RCN Minesweeper  225 1946 To Soviet Union 1946 as T-200
    Manukai III         Suspended
  178196  Blithe Spirit Columbia Research Recreational 37 1947 Active.
    Red Fir No. 10         Suspended
  190614  Service VI        1949  Later Standto. Suspended 2007
    Sea Clan         Suspended
  194905  Duz Best       1952  Suspended 2008
  194936  Janel   Recreational 8 1952 Active.
  197843  Coal Island          Later L.C.6. Suspended 2008
  185214?  Wanderer III       1952?  Suspended
  322506  Topsy         Suspended 2005
  198929  Summer Tan   Recreational 7 1955 Active.
    Jolly Fisherman   Houseboat    1958  
  320174  Gundry Pacific   Workboat (grp) 11 1961 Now Confido III.
    Danae   Recreational 12 ? Active?
Built in North Vancouver
1 330346 V. T. No. 186 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 856 1968 later Seaspan 461, register closed
2 330387 V. T. No. 187 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 856 1968 Now Seaspan 459, active.
3 330421 V. T. No. 188 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 856 1968 Register closed pre 1972
4 330754 V. T. No. 189 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 856 1968 Now Seaspan 461, active.
5 330890 N.T. 1009 Northern Transportation River Barge 642 1969 Sub from Dominion Bridge, active
6 330833 Bute No. 6 Bute Towing Company Tank Barge 997 1969 Active.
7 331264 Pacific Barge 101 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 1,753 1969 Now Seaspan 821.
8 331830 V.T. No. 156 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 1,676 1969 Now Seaspan 191, active
9 345112 La Garde Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Tug 148 1970 Now Seaspan Navigator,Laid up 5/2012
10 344744 Prince Rupert Airport Ferry City of Prince Rupert Ferry 214 1970 Now Digby Island Ferry, active.
11 331305 V.P.D. No. 35 Vancouver Pile Driving Co Dump Scow 699 1969 Later Delcat 450, now Delta 218, active
12 331868 V. T. No. 196 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 881 1969 Later Seaspan 467, now Mindy 1, active
13             Not used
14 331888 V. T. No. 197 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 881 1969 Later Seaspan 468, now Sapperton Transporter, active
15 345249 Hecate Straits Rivtow Straits Ltd. Tug 147 1971 Later North Arm Furious, now Hecate Straits, active
16 319418 V.T. No. 150 Vancouver Tug Boat Co.  Barge 2214 1970 Lengthened and extensively repaired, later Seaspan 201, now Evco 99, active
17 323296 Rivtow 104 Rivtow Straits Ltd. Barge 823 1970 New deckhouse added, active
18 344688 G. of G. 500 Gulf of Georgia Towing  Barge 1,624 1970 Later NA 194, now Hodder 194, active
19 345120 S. N. No. 2 Shields Navigation LTd. Tank Barge 720 1970 Now ITB 2, active.
20 198820 G. C. 26 North West Dredging Barge 382 1969 Widening, 53gt increase, later Miller 26, now PHIL 26, active
21 345188 Transporter 5 North Arm Tptn Co. Barge 1,155 1971 Active
22 345469 Seaspan 480 Seaspan International Barge 1,053 1971 Active.
23 345708 Seaspan 481 Seaspan International Barge 1,053 1971 Active.
24 331716 Merv Hardie Min of North. & Ind. Affairs Ferry 263 1971 Active.
25 318636 Queen of Vancouver B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry 4,901 1972 Lengthened by 84', active
26 345722 V.P.D. No. 32 Vancouver Pile Driving Barge 65 1971 Later Dillingham No.260,, now Delcat 260, active
27 331716 Merv Hardie Min of North. & Ind. Affairs Ferry 263 1972 Modifications, active
28 345956 Kulleet B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 347 1972 Active.
29 345961 Klatawa B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 347 1972 Active
30 345965 Denman Queen/Klitsa B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 347 1972 Active
31 346690 G. of G. 380 Gulf of Georgia Towing Barge 886 1972 Now Seaspan 470.
32 346705 G. of G. 381 Gulf of Georgia Towing Barge 885 1972 Now Seaspan 471.
33 347011 G. of G. 382 Gulf of Georgia Towing Barge 885 1972 Now Seaspan 472.
34 319730 Howe Sound Queen B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry 805 1972 Conversion, active
35 330401 Seaspan 822 Seaspan International Tank Barge 1,765 1972 Active.
36 330607 Peace Piper Seaspan International Tug  14 1973 Conversion, later Seaspan Piper, now Piper I, active
37 331169 Peace Prince Seaspan International Tug  15 1973 Conversion, later Seaspan Peace, Seaspan Rascal, now West Rascal, active
38 330883 Bute  No. 6 Bute Towing Company Barge 997 1973 Lengthened by 40', 206 gt increase, active
39 347141 L. Pacifica Dept. of the Environment Research Barge 324 1973 Active.
40 346528 NT 1515 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Active.
41 346529 NT 1516 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Active.
42 346530 NT 1517 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Active.
43 347531 NT 1518 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Laid up 5/2010
44 347532 NT 1519 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Active
45 347533 NT 1520 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Active
46 347534 NT 1521 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,252 1973 Active.
47 348499 Seaspan Crusader Seaspan International Tug 149 1974 Active.
48 369068 Seaspan Commodore Seaspan International Tug 149 1974 Active.
49 347780 Kahloke B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 466 1973 Active.
50 348431 Evco 70 Ocean Constn Supplies Barge 1,711 1973 Active.
51 348453 Evco 71 Ocean Constn Supplies Barge 1,712 1973 Now Seaspan 196, active.
52 368748 Sea Mark XV W.S. Brodie & Sons Ltd. Log Bundling Pontoon 49 1974 Active
53 369522 Seaspan Cavalier Seaspan International Tug 149 1975 Active.
54 329216 Gulf Horope Gulf of Georgia Towing Barge 2,945 1974 51' section added, 513gt increase, later Seaspan 210, active 
55 329223 Gulf Hathi Gulf of Georgia Towing Barge  2,945 1974 51' section added, 513gt increase, later Seaspan 870, register closed 1998 
56   Firebird (YFB 562) Dept. of National Defence Fireboat 118 1978 Active
57   Firebrand (YFB 562) Dept. of National Defence Fireboat 118 1978 Active
58 348875 S. N. No. 3 Egmont Towing & Salvage Barge 1,927 1974 Active.
59 348026 NT 1803 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,295 1974 Laid up 9/2010.
60 348027 NT 1804 Northern Transportation Tank Barge 1,295 1974 Laid up 9/2010.
61 347517 Pender Dept. of the Environment Support Barge 688 1975 For Pisces submersible, now 2008-1, active
62 370066 Queen of Alberni B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry 5,279 1976 Active.
63 370217 Seaspan Corsair Seaspan International Tug 149 1975 Active.
64 370250 Seaspan Cutlass Seaspan International Tug 149 1975 Active.
65 Export Seaspan Royal Seaspan International Tug 568 1976 Now Coba, active
66 Export Setal Eximbal (Guatemala) Barge 796 1976  
67 Export Boqueron Eximbal (Guatemala) Barge 796 1976  
68 371166 Seaspan 192 Seaspan International Barge 1,663 1976 Active.
69 371179 Seaspan 193 Seaspan International Barge 1,663 1976 Active.
70 383249 Quinitsa B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 1,400 1977 Active.
71 none unnamed  B. C. Dept. of Highways Tubular Float nm 1977  
72 none Caisson No. 1 Esquimalt Graving Dock Dock Gate nm 1978 Active
73 none Caisson No. 2 Esquimalt Graving Dock Dock Gate nm 1978 Active
74 383464 Seaspan 482 Seaspan International Barge 1,042 1978 Active.
75 383465 Seaspan 483 Seaspan International Barge 1,042 1978 Active.
76 383466 Seaspan 484 Seaspan International Barge 1,042 1978 Active.
77 391362 Seaspan 931 Seaspan International Barge 3,208 1978 Active.
78 314040 Queen of Victoria B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry  4,900 1978 Repowering, active
79 318636 Queen of Vancouver B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry  4,901 1978 Repowering, active
80 189270 Seaspan 621 Seaspan International Barge  1,054 1979 Addition of deckhouse to ex V.T. No. 60, now Norsk Pacific No. 66, active
81 Export Ultra Processor No.1  Norlympia Seafoods Factory Barge 3,970 1979 Later Neptune, now Atlantis, active
82 391368 Downie No. 2 Downie Street Sawmills Ltd Ferry 147 1978 Active.
83 392947 Free Enterprise No. 1 Phil Burgess Trawler 99 1979 Active.
84 331830 Seaspan 191 Seaspan International Barge  1,677 1979 Repairs to ex V.T. No. 156, Active
85 392181 Seaspan 485 Seaspan International Barge 1,046 1979 Active.
86 392234 Seaspan 486 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1979 Active.
87 392782 Seaspan 487 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1979 Active.
88 395390 Seaspan Rigger Seaspan International Barge 7,765 1980 Now Seaspan Phoenix, active.
89 393357 Sea Crest D. Knotts Trawler 147 1980 Active.
90 Export Satro 25 Astro Maritima Offshore Supply 662 1980 Active.
91 369689 Swiftsure II Swiftsure Towing Tug 192 1979 Lengthening and repowering, now Pacific Ranger II, active
92 395919 Seaspan 488 Seaspan International Barge 1,046 1980 Active.
93 395920 Seaspan 489 Seaspan International Barge 1,046 1980 Active.
94 800111 Seaspan 490 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1981 Active.
95 800112 Seaspan 491 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1981 Active.
96 393934 Jennifer Gayle Banks Marine  Troller 55 1980 Outfitting of hull from Banks Marine, later Donna Marie No.1, now Lasquetti Fisher No.1 , active
97 348609 Ocean King Jake Egeland Fish Co. Ltd. Trawler 143 1980 Lengthened by 17', active
98 none unnamed Crown Zellerbach  Tubular Floats nm 1980  
99 368854 Queen of the North B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry  nm 1981 Car deck panels, vessel lost 2007
100 Export Ibis Mar Fishing Trawler 433 1982 Active 
101 Export Heron Mar Fishing Trawler 433 1982 Now Dolores 837
102 801691 Quinsam B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 1,458 1982 Active.
103 Export Western Aleutian Western Geophysical Co. Research Vessel 199 1982 Now Aleutian.
104 Export Western Polaris Western Geophysical Co. Research Vessel 199 1982 Now Polaris.
105 801807 Arctic Ublureak Arctic Transportation Co AHTS/Survey 610 1982 Lost 31/08/83, Arctic Ocean.
106 803537 Miscaroo Beaudril (Gulf Oil Canada) AHTS 3,254 1983 Later Canmar Miscaroo, now Smit Sakhalin
107 804174 Seaspan Discovery Seaspan International Tug 435 1984 Active.
108 804841 Seaspan 492 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1984 Active
109 804482 Seaspan 493 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1985 Active
110 804483 Seaspan 494 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1985 Active
111 805626 Seaspan 495 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1985 Active
112 805627 Seaspan 496 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1985 Active
113 805628 Seaspan 497 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1985 Active
114 372369 W.E. Ricker Dept .of Fisheries Research Trawler 1,105 1986 Conversion, active
115 331288 Evco 91 Ocean Const'n Supplies Barge  2,184 1986 Lengthened by 56', active
116 809691 Seaspan 498 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1987 Active.
117 809772 Eckaloo Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 661 1988 Active.
118 811187 Seaspan 499 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1988 Active.
119 810111 Seaspan 500 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1989 Active.
120 810112 Seaspan 501 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1989 Active.
121 812761 Seaspan 502 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1989 Active.
122 812762 Seaspan 503 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1989 Active.
123 812795 Seaspan 504 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1989 Active.
124 812817 Seaspan 505 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1989 Active.
125 812626 Needles B. C. Dept. of Highways Ferry 572 1990 Active.
126 812656 Queen of Capilano B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry 2,855 1991 Active.
127 815254 Queen of Cumberland B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry 2,884 1992 Active.
128 814153 Seaspan 506 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1990 Active.
129 814185 Seaspan 507 Seaspan International Barge 1,062 1990 Active.
130 322953 Queen of New Westminster B.C. Ferry Corporation Ferry  8,786 1991 Rebuilding and repowering, active
131 Foreign Seaspan 271 Seaspan International Barge 7,692 1992 Conversion, active
132 816601 Seaspan Hawk Seaspan International Tug 188 1993 Active.
133 816602 Seaspan Falcon Seaspan International Tug 188 1993 Active.
134 818048 ITB Pioneer Island Tug & Barge Tank Barge 870 1994 Active.
135 820007 Pacificat Explorer B.C. Ferry Corporation High Speed Ferry 9,022 1997 Hull only, sold 2009 Abu Dabhi, active
136 821018 Pacificat Discovery B.C. Ferry Corporation High Speed Ferry 9,022 1998 Hull only, sold 2009 Abu Dabhi, active
137 821047 Pacificat Voyager B.C. Ferry Corporation High Speed Ferry 9,022 1998 Hull only, sold 2009 Abu Dabhi, active
138 820066 Seaspan 550 Seaspan International Barge 1,051 1998 Outfitting only, active
139 820067 Seaspan 551 Seaspan International Barge 1,051 1998 Outfitting only, active
140 820068 Seaspan 552 Seaspan International Barge 1,051 1998 Outfitting only, active
141 820069 Seaspan 553 Seaspan International Barge 1,051 1998 Outfitting only, active
142 821039 Osprey 2000 B.C. Ministry of Highways Ferry 1,780 2000 Assembled at Nelson BC, active
143 822588 Seaspan 508 Seaspan International Barge 866 2000 Active.
144 822609 Seaspan 509 Seaspan International Barge 866 2000 Active.
145 822594 Coastal Express Seaspan International Barge 3,500 2001 Outfitting only, wrecked 2001
146 822730 Seaspan 510 Seaspan International Barge 866 2001 Active.
147 825259 Seaspan 523 Seaspan International Barge 866 2003 Active.
148 822731 Seaspan 641 Seaspan International Barge 3,549 2001 Active.
149 823140 GMS 620 Gemini Marine Services Barge 862 2001 Active.
150 823173 Coastal Spirit Seaspan International Barge 3,497 2002 Outfitting only, active
151 825124 Seaspan Tempest Seaspan International Tug 82 2003 Outfitting only, active
152 825125 Seaspan Venture Seaspan International Tug  82 2003 Outfitting only, active
153 822114 P.B. 32 Marine Petrobulk Tank Barge 2,710 2003 Active.
154 825380 Seaspan 524 Seaspan International Barge 866 2003 Active.
155 825381 Seaspan 525 Seaspan International Barge 866 2003 Active.
156 825614 Seaspan 526 Seaspan International Barge 866 2003 Active.
157 825863 Seaspan 527 Seaspan International Barge 866 2004 Active.
158 826091 Seaspan 528 Seaspan International Barge 866 2004 Active.
159 826369 Seaspan 529 Seaspan International Barge 866 2004 Active.
160 826370 Seaspan 530 Seaspan International Barge 866 2004 Active.
161 826798 Seaspan 642 Seaspan International Barge 4,106 2004 Active.
162 827283 Seaspan 531 Seaspan International Barge 866 2005 Active.
163 827539 Seaspan 532 Seaspan International Barge 866 2005 Active.
164 827728 Seaspan 533 Seaspan International Barge 866 2005 Active.
165 827776 Seaspan 534 Seaspan International Barge 866 2005 Later Smit 1210, now 534
166 828618 Smit MSG 2801 Smit Marine Canada Barge 1,046 2006 Now MSG 2801, active
167 832720 Island Sky B. C. Ferry Services Ferry 4,313 2008 Active.
168 828529 ITB Supplier Island Tug & Barge Tank Barge 2,129 2007 Reconstruction, active
169 832118 Smit MSG 2802 Smit Marine Canada Barge 1,045 2007 Now MSG 2802, active
170 833507 P.B. 34 Marine Petrobulk Tank Barge 2,682 2009 Active.
171 833151 Seaspan 827 Seaspan International Tank Barge 2,858 2008 Active.
172              
173              
174 836095 Petrobulker Marine Petrobulk Tank Barge 2,706 2011 Active.
175 836114 Seaspan 535 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2011 Active.
176 836325 Seaspan 536 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2012 Active.
177 836479 Seaspan 537 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2012 Active.
178 836635 Seaspan 538 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2012 Active.
179 836836 Seaspan 539 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2012 Active.
180 836998 Seaspan 540 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2012 Active.
181 837109 Seaspan 541 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2012 Active.
182 837267 Seaspan 3101 Seaspan International Barge 1,822 2013 Active.
183 837344 Seaspan 3102 Seaspan International Barge 1,822 2013 Active.
184 837501 Seaspan 542 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2013 Active.
185 837263 Seaspan 543 Seaspan International Barge 2,166 2013 Active.