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Hanlon Dry Dock & Shipbuilding, Oakland CA

Most recent update: March 6, 2016.


The D. J. Hanlon Shipbuilding Company was established in 1912 by D. J. (Dan) Hanlon, who had worked in several shipyards before starting out on his own in about 1910, at the foot of 5th Avenue, in Oakland.  A marine railway was added by 1916 and the name was changed to Hanlon Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company.  The site is now a marina but the shipyard buildings are obvious in Google: see it here.  Although their last new ship was delivered in 1927, Hanlon continued as a repair yard through 1948.  If anyone can tell me why their hull numbers started at 56, or can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
56     Café Yankee American Dredging Co. Houseboat   1910 Built by Hanlon at United Engineering Works
57     unknown D. J. Hanlon & Co. Barge   1912  
58   210658 Freda  D. J. Hanlon & Co. Tug 21 1912 Alternate spelling Fredas ?
59       Daniels Contracting Co. Dump Barge   1913  
60       Daniels Contracting Co. Dump Barge   1913  
61   212444 Marie L. Hanlon D. J. Hanlon & Co. Tug 50 1914  
62   166077 Rio Vista L & B. Co. No. 1. F. J. Benjamin Barge 253 1915 Later S. O. Co. No. 2
63   166180 Hercules Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge 83 1915  
64   166261 H.P. Co. No. 1 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge 177 1916  
65   166262 H.P. Co. No. 2 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge 165 1916  
66     H.P. Co. No. 3 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge   1916  
67     H.P. Co. No. 4 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge   1916  
68   166303 H.P. Co. No. 5 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge 257 1916  
69   166354 H.P. Co. No. 6 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge 322 1916  
70   166355 H.P. Co. No. 7 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge 322 1916  
71     H.P. Co. No. 8 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge   1916  
72     H.P. Co. No. 9 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge   1916  
73     H.P. Co. No. 10 Hercules Powder Co. Kelp Barge   1916  
74   214060 Bacchus Hercules Powder Co. Cargo Ship 190 1916  
75   214118 Joplin Hercules Powder Co. Cargo Ship 207 1916  
76   214971 Flagstaff Western Fuel Company Barkentine 2101 1917 Later Falketind, sold Norway 1928
77       Western Fuel Company Barkentine 2101   Not built?
78   216871 Governor John Lind US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3431 Sep-18 Later Vittorin 1947, Concetta 1954, Vallecrosia 1956, Theodoros A. 1958, scrapped 1960
79   217046 Major Wheeler US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3431 Sep-18 Torpedoed and lost 1942
80 1107 218811 Delfina US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3480 Sep-18 Torpedoed and lost 1942
81 1108 218980 Delisle US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3478 Sep-18 Mined and lost 1943
82 1109 215980 Dellwood US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3478 Apr-20 Wrecked off Attu 1943
83 1110 215590 Delrosa US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3475 Jul-20 Later Tanana 1923, Polina Ospenko 1942, scrapped 1964
84 1111 220114 Depere US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3475 Aug-20 Later Tsiolkovsky 1942, scrapped 1964
85 1112 220449 Derblay US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3475 Sep-20 Later Yu Ching 1946, Eastern Mariner 1956, scrapped 1959
86 2253 220759 Jeptha US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3475 Oct-20 Later Denali 1925, wrecked 1935
87 2254 220880 Medon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3474 Dec-20 Later Oduna 1923, Vishera 1942, Oduna 1944, Mary Olson 1948, Marguerita 1966,
88 2255 221043 Memnon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3431 Feb-21 Later Empire Mouflon 1940, Preston, Avance, Avlis, scrapped 1962
89 2256     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3431   Cancelled
90 2257     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3431   Cancelled
91 2258     US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3431   Cancelled
89   220793 Dan F. Hanlon Hanlon Cargo Ship 1434 Jul-24 Lengthened cargo ship W. P. Cox (built 1920) by 40 ft.
90   224661 Motormates Associated Oil Company Tanker 273 May-25  
91   169744 Maltha Union Oil Company Tank Barge 378 May-27