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General Engineering, Alameda CA

(formerly Barnes & Tibbitts)

Most recent update: March 7, 2016


Barnes & Tibbitts was formed in 1916 by J. D. Barnes and W. G. Tibbitts, but Capt. Tibbitts bought out Mr. Barnes in 1922 and changed the name to General Engineering & Dry Dock Company.  In 1928, they bought the Hanlon Dry Dock shipyard in Oakland and operated it as a repair yard.  Both yards closed in 1948.  The yard was on Clement Avenue, between Grand Street and Chestnut Street, where the Alameda Marina is now: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type Tons Delivery Disposition
1 225772 Golden State Golden Gate Ferry Co. Ferry 780 Jun-26 Later Kehloken 1938, burnt 1979
2   unknown          
3 226605 Golden Bear Golden Gate Ferry Co. Ferry 779 Jun-27 Wrecked 1937 and converted to barge
4 226687 Golden Poppy Golden Gate Ferry Co. Ferry 779 Jun-27 Later Chetzemoka 1937, sank while under tow 1977
5 226767 Golden Shore Golden Gate Ferry Co. Ferry 779 Jun-27 Later Elwha 1937, Silver Strand 1944, wrecked 1970
6 226599 Santa Rosa Northwestern Pacifc RR Ferry 2,465 Jun-27 Later Enetai 1941, now Santa Rosa again, Hornblower Cruise Line's HQ in S.F.
7 none unknown Pacific Portland Cement Barge   1927
8 none unknown Pacific Portland Cement Barge   1927
9 none unknown Pacific Portland Cement Barge   1927
10 none unknown Pacific Portland Cement Barge   1927
11 none unknown Pacific Portland Cement Barge   1927
12 227249 Golden Age Golden Gate Ferry Co. Ferry 779 Feb-28 Later Klahanie 1938, clubhouse 1975
13   used ??          
14   unknown          
15   unknown          
16 227883 Catherine  Paladina A. Paladina Inc. Fishing Vsl 51 Aug-28
17 none unknown State Harbor Commission Dump Scow   Aug-28
18 none unknown State Harbor Commission Dump Scow   Aug-28
19 none unknown Standard Oil Company STank Barge   1928 To USN 1933 as YC 691
20 228167 Atillio Paladini A. Paladina Inc. Fishing Vsl 35 1928
21 WPG 50 Itasca US Coast Guard D/E Cutter 2,075 12-Jul-30 Later HMS Gorleston 1941 (Y 92), returned 1946, scrapped 1950
22 WPG 51 Sebago US Coast Guard D/E Cutter 2,075 2-Sep-30 Later HMS Walney 1941 (Y 04), sunk by shore batteries at Oran 1942
23 WPG 52 Saranac US Coast Guard D/E Cutter 2,075 2-Oct-30 Later HMS Banff 1941 (Y 43), returned 1946, renamed Tampa, scrapped 1959
24 WPG 53 Shoshone US Coast Guard D/E Cutter 2,075 10-Jan-31 Later HMS Landguard 1941 (Y 56), scrapped 1950
25 Federal W.H. Wightman Quarantine Service Boarding Vsl. 49 1931  
26 none Marshall C Harris American Dredging Co. Dredge   May-32
27 none unknown unknown Barge   Apr-34
28 none unknown unknown Barge   Apr-34
29 none unknown State of California Ferry   Jan-35
30 none unknown State of California Ferry   Jan-35
31 none unknown Alaska Packers Assoc. Barge   Jun-35
32 none unknown Alaska Packers Assoc. Barge   Jun-35
33 none unknown Alaska Packers Assoc. Barge   May-36
34 none unknown Alaska Packers Assoc. Barge   May-36
35 Federal No. 25 U S Army Engineers Barge   Oct-36
36 Federal No. 26 U S Army Engineers Barge   Oct-36
37   unknown        
38 none unknown San Francisco Bridge Co. Derrick Barge   Oct-39
39 AN 14 Buckhorn/Dogwood US Navy Net Layer 560 16-Sep-41 ex YN 9, decommissioned 1946
40 AN 15 Ebony US Navy Net Layer 560 16-Sep-41 ex YN 10, decommissioned 1946
41 AN 16 Eucalyptus US Navy Net Layer 560 9-Oct-41 ex YN 11, decommissioned 1946
42 AN 17 Chinquapin/Fir US Navy Net Layer 560 29-Oct-41 ex YN 11, decommissioned 1946
43 AM 62 Sheldrake US Navy Minesweeper 1250 14-Oct-42 Reclassified as AGS 19 1952, struck 1971, scrapped 1971
44 AM 63 Skylark US Navy Minesweeper 1250 12-Mar-43 Mined off Okinawa and lost 1945
45 AM 64 Starling US Navy Minesweeper 1250 21-Dec-42 To Mexico 1973 as Valentin Gomez Farias (C 79), active
46 AM 65 Swallow US Navy Minesweeper 1250 14-Jan-43 Kamikazied off the Ryukyu Islands and lost 1945
47 AM 100 Heed US Navy Minesweeper 1250 27-Feb-43 Struck 1967
48 AM 101 Herald US Navy Minesweeper 1250 23-Mar-43 To Mexico 1973 as Mariano Matamoros, discarded
49 AM 102 Motive US Navy Minesweeper 1250 17-Apr-43 Sunk as target 1968
50 AM 103 Oracle US Navy Minesweeper 1250 14-May-43 Sunk as target 1967
51 AM 314 Champion US Navy Minesweeper 1250 8-Sep-43 Intended to be HMS Akbar (BAM 1) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Mariano Escobedo (C 72), active
52 AM 315 Chief US Navy Minesweeper 1250 9-Oct-43 Intended to be HMS Alice (BAM 2) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Jesus Gonzalez Ortega (C 83), active
53 AM 316 Competent US Navy Minesweeper 1250 10-Nov-43 Intended to be HMS Amelia (BAM 3) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Ponciano Arriaga (G 4), struck 1988
54 AM 317 Defense US Navy Minesweeper 1250 10-Jan-44 Intended to be HMS Amity (BAM 4) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Manuel Doblado (C 73), active
55 AM 318 Devastator US Navy Minesweeper 1250 12-Jan-44 Intended to be HMS Augusta (BAM 5) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada (C 74), active
56 AM 319 Gladiator US Navy Minesweeper 1250 25-Feb-44 Intended to be HMS Blaze (BAM 6) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Santos Degollado (C 75), active
57 AM 320 Impeccable US Navy Minesweeper 1250 24-Apr-44 Intended to be HMS Brutus (BAM 7) but retained, scrapped 1974
58 AM 340 Ardent US Navy Minesweeper 1250 25-May-44 Intended to be HMS Buffalo (BAM 8) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Juan N. Alvarez (C 77), active
59 AM 283 Ransom US Navy Minesweeper 850 5-Aug-44 To Mexico 1962 as Teniente Juan de la Barrera (C 55), active
60 AM 284 Rebel US Navy Minesweeper 850 12-Sep-44 To Mexico 1962 as Cadete Fernando Montes (C 57), active
61 AM 285 Recruit US Navy Minesweeper 850 8-Nov-44 To Mexico 1962
62 AM 286 Reform US Navy Minesweeper 850 28-Feb-45 To China 1948, to Taiwan 1949, scrapped 1950
63 AM 287 Refresh US Navy Minesweeper 850 10-Apr-45 To China 1948 as Yung Chang, to Taiwan 1949, sunk off China 1965
64 AM 288 Reign US Navy Minesweeper 850 10-May-45 Never commissioned, struck 1959, disposition unknown
65 AM 289 Report US Navy Minesweeper 850 12-Jul-45 To Korea 1950 as Kojin (PCE 50), struck 1979
66 AM 290 Reproof US Navy Minesweeper 998 1946 Cancelled, completed as reefer Harcourt Malcolm, later Cotton Bay 1954, Stratford 1960, Anastasio 1966
67 AM 291 Risk US Navy Minesweeper 998 1947 Cancelled, completed as reefer George Gamblin, later Winding Bay 1953, Pinguino 1962
68 AM 292 Rival US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
69 AM 293 Sagacity US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
70 AM 371 unknown US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
71 AM 372 unknown US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
72 AM 373 unknown US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
73 AM 374 unknown US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
74 Federal Electra US Army Engineers Power Barge   1944 To Korea 1948