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General Engineering, Alameda CA

Most recent update: June 24, 2014


General Engineering & Dry Dock Company acquired a repair yard called Barnes & Tibbitts in 1922.  It was located at the intersection of Clement Avenue and Schiller 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 Ferries Wood Ferry 780 Jul-26 Later Kehloken 1938, burnt 1979

 

226605 Golden Bear Golden Gate Ferries Wood Ferry 779 Jun-27 Wrecked 1937 and converted to barge

4

226687 Golden Poppy Golden Gate Ferries Wood Ferry 779 Jun-27 Later Chetzemoka 1937, sank while under tow 1977

5

226767 Golden Shore Golden Gate Ferries Wood Ferry 779 Jun-27 Later Elwha 1937, Silver Strand 1944, wrecked 1970

6

226599 Santa Rosa Golden Gate Ferries Steel Ferry 2,465 Jun-27 Later Enetai 1941, now Santa Rosa again, serving as Hornblower Cruise Line's HQ in S.F.

12

227249 Golden Age Golden Gate Ferries Wood Ferry 779 Feb-28 Later Klahanie 1938, clubhouse 1975
WPG 50 Itasca US Coast Guard Gunboat 2,075 12-Jul-30 Later HMS Gorleston 1941 (Y 92), returned 1946, scrapped 1950
WPG 51 Sebago US Coast Guard Gunboat 2,075 2-Sep-30 Later HMS Walney 1941 (Y 04), sunk by shore batteries at Oran 1942
WPG 52 Saranac US Coast Guard Gunboat 2,075 2-Oct-30 Later HMS Banff 1941 (Y 43), returned 1946, renamed USCGC Tampa, scrapped 1959
  WPG 53 Shoshone US Coast Guard Gunboat 2,075 10-Jan-31 Later HMS Landguard 1941 (Y 56), scrapped 1950
AN 14 Dogwood US Navy Net Layer 560 16-Sep-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
AN 15 Ebony US Navy Net Layer 560 16-Sep-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
AN 16 Eucalyptus US Navy Net Layer 560 9-Oct-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
AN 17 Fir US Navy Net Layer 560 29-Oct-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
AM 62 Sheldrake US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 14-Oct-42 Reclassified as AGS 19 1952, struck 1971, scrapped 1971
AM 63 Skylark US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 12-Mar-43 Mined off Okinawa and lost 1945
AM 64 Starling US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 21-Dec-42 To Mexico 1973 as Valentin Gomez Farias (C 79), active
AM 65 Swallow US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 14-Jan-43 Kamikazied off the Ryukyu Islands and lost 1945
AM 100 Heed US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 27-Feb-43 Struck 1967
AM 101 Herald US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 23-Mar-43 To Mexico 1973 as Mariano Matamoros, discarded
AM 102 Motive US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 17-Apr-43 Sunk as target 1968
AM 103 Oracle US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 14-May-43 Sunk as target 1967
AM 314 Champion US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 8-Sep-43 Intended to be HMS Akbar (BAM 1) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Mariano Escobedo (C 72), active
AM 315 Chief US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 9-Oct-43 Intended to be HMS Alice (BAM 2) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Jesus Gonzalez Ortega (C 83), active
AM 316 Competent US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 10-Nov-43 Intended to be HMS Amelia (BAM 3) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Ponciano Arriaga (G 4), struck 1988
AM 317 Defense US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 10-Jan-44 Intended to be HMS Amity (BAM 4) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Manuel Doblado (C 73), active
AM 318 Devastator US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 12-Jan-44 Intended to be HMS Augusta (BAM 5) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada (C 74), active
AM 319 Gladiator US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 25-Feb-44 Intended to be HMS Blaze (BAM 6) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Santos Degollado (C 75), active
AM 320 Impeccable US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 24-Apr-44 Intended to be HMS Brutus (BAM 7) but retained, scrapped 1974
AM 340 Ardent US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 25-May-44 Intended to be HMS Buffalo (BAM 8) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Juan N. Alvarez (C 77), active
AM 283 Ransom US Navy Minesweeper 850 5-Aug-44 To Mexico 1962 as Teniente Juan de la Barrera (C 55), active
AM 284 Rebel US Navy Minesweeper 850 12-Sep-44 To Mexico 1962 as Cadete Fernando Montes (C 57), active
AM 285 Recruit US Navy Minesweeper 850 8-Nov-44 To Mexico 1962
AM 286 Reform US Navy Minesweeper 850 28-Feb-45 To China 1948, to Taiwan 1949, scrapped 1950
AM 287 Refresh US Navy Minesweeper 850 10-Apr-45 To China 1948 as Yung Chang, to Taiwan 1949, sunk off China 1965
AM 288 Reign US Navy Minesweeper 850 10-May-45 Never commissioned, struck 1959, disposition unknown
AM 289 Report US Navy Minesweeper 850 12-Jul-45 To Korea 1950 as Kojin (PCE 50), struck 1979
AM 290 Reproof US Navy Minesweeper 998 1946 Cancelled, completed as reefer Harcourt Malcolm, later Cotton Bay 1954, Stratford 1960, Anastasio 1966
AM 291 Risk US Navy Minesweeper 998 1947 Cancelled, completed as reefer George Gamblin, later Winding Bay 1953, Pinguino 1962
AM 292 Rival US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled
AM 293 Sagacity US Navy Minesweeper 850   Cancelled