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General Engineering, Alameda CA

Most recent update: December 17, 2009


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 # Name Customer Type Navy Type Pennant # Tons Delivery Disposition

1

Golden State Golden Gate Ferries Wood Ferry     780 Jul-26 Later Kehloken 1938, burnt 1979

 

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

Golden Age Golden Gate Ferries Wood Ferry     779 Feb-28 Later Klahanie 1938, clubhouse 1975
Itasca US Coast Guard Gunboat WPG 50 2,075 12-Jul-30 Later HMS Gorleston 1941 (Y 92), returned 1946, scrapped 1950
Sebago US Coast Guard Gunboat WPG 51 2,075 2-Sep-30 Later HMS Walney 1941 (Y 04), sunk by shore batteries at Oran 1942
Saranac US Coast Guard Gunboat WPG 52 2,075 2-Oct-30 Later HMS Banff 1941 (Y 43), returned 1946, renamed USCGC Tampa, scrapped 1959
  Shoshone US Coast Guard Gunboat WPG 53 2,075 10-Jan-31 Later HMS Landguard 1941 (Y 56), scrapped 1950
Dogwood US Navy Net Layer AN 14 560 16-Sep-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
Ebony US Navy Net Layer AN 15 560 16-Sep-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
Eucalyptus US Navy Net Layer AN 16 560 9-Oct-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
Fir US Navy Net Layer AN 17 560 29-Oct-41 Decommissioned 1946, disposition unknown
Sheldrake US Navy Minesweeper AM 62 1250 14-Oct-42 Reclassified as AGS 19 1952, struck 1971, scrapped 1971
Skylark US Navy Minesweeper AM 63 1250 12-Mar-43 Mined off Okinawa and lost 1945
Starling US Navy Minesweeper AM 64 1250 21-Dec-42 To Mexico 1973 as Valentin Gomez Farias (C 79), active
Swallow US Navy Minesweeper AM 65 1250 14-Jan-43 Kamikazied off the Ryukyu Islands and lost 1945
Heed US Navy Minesweeper AM 100 1250 27-Feb-43 Struck 1967
Herald US Navy Minesweeper AM 101 1250 23-Mar-43 To Mexico 1973 as Mariano Matamoros, discarded
Motive US Navy Minesweeper AM 102 1250 17-Apr-43 Sunk as target 1968
Oracle US Navy Minesweeper AM 103 1250 14-May-43 Sunk as target 1967
Champion US Navy Minesweeper AM 314 1250 8-Sep-43 Intended for Britain as HMS Akbar (BAM 1) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Mariano Escobedo (C 72), active
Chief US Navy Minesweeper AM 315 1250 9-Oct-43 Intended for Britain as HMS Alice (BAM 2) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Jesus Gonzalez Ortega (C 83), active
Competent US Navy Minesweeper AM 316 1250 10-Nov-43 Intended for Britain as HMS Amelia (BAM 3) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Ponciano Arriaga (G 4), struck 1988
Defense US Navy Minesweeper AM 317 1250 10-Jan-44 Intended for Britain as HMS Amity (BAM 4) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Manuel Doblado (C 73), active
Devastator US Navy Minesweeper AM 318 1250 12-Jan-44 Intended for Britain as HMS Augusta (BAM 5) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada (C 74), active
Gladiator US Navy Minesweeper AM 319 1250 25-Feb-44 Intended for Britain as HMS Blaze (BAM 6) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Santos Degollado (C 75), active
Impeccable US Navy Minesweeper AM 320 1250 24-Apr-44 Intended for Britain as HMS Brutus (BAM 7) but retained, scrapped 1974
Ardent US Navy Minesweeper AM 340 1250 25-May-44 Intended for Britain as HMS Buffalo (BAM 8) but retained, to Mexico 1963 as Juan N. Alvarez (C 77), active
Ransom US Navy Minesweeper AM 283 850 5-Aug-44 To Mexico 1962 as Teniente Juan de la Barrera (C 55), active
Rebel US Navy Minesweeper AM 284 850 12-Sep-44 To Mexico 1962 as Cadete Fernando Montes (C 57), active
Recruit US Navy Minesweeper AM 285 850 8-Nov-44 To Mexico 1962
Reform US Navy Minesweeper AM 286 850 28-Feb-45 To China 1948, to Taiwan 1949, scrapped 1950
Refresh US Navy Minesweeper AM 287 850 10-Apr-45 To China 1948 as Yung Chang, to Taiwan 1949, sunk off China 1965
Reign US Navy Minesweeper AM 288 850 10-May-45 Never commissioned, struck 1959, disposition unknown
Report US Navy Minesweeper AM 289 850 12-Jul-45 To Korea 1950 as Kojin (PCE 50), struck 1979
Reproof US Navy Minesweeper AM 290 998 1946 Cancelled, completed as reefer Harcourt Malcolm, later Cotton Bay 1954, Stratford 1960, Anastasio 1966
Risk US Navy Minesweeper AM 291 998 1947 Cancelled, completed as reefer George Gamblin, later Winding Bay 1953, Pinguino 1962
Rival US Navy Minesweeper AM 292 850   Cancelled
Sagacity US Navy Minesweeper AM 293 850   Cancelled