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G. W. Kneass, San Francisco CA

Most recent update: June 24, 2014.


George Washington Kneass opened this boatyard in 1868, at 22 Mission Street, moving later to 671 Illinois, just north of the big yard that is now BAE San Francisco.  The yard closed in 1970 and the name is now used by an artist's studio run by Ruth Kneass.  Visit it at www.kneassboatworks.com and see the site from the air on Google here

Hull # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  na Taku US C&GS Survey Vessel   1898 Retired 1917
  216035 Mary Francis   Fishing Vessel 15 1918 Formerly Marge S, active
  na H. D. Geddings US Quarantine Svce Boarding Boat   1921  
  na Donald Currie US Quarantine Svce Boarding Boat   1921  
    Francesca Y. C. Demming Sloop   1922  
    Hummingbird C. D. Parmalee Sloop   1929  
  231123 Rejoice Boy Scouts Unclassified 24 1931 Active
  263739 Soupfin   Fishing Vessel 11 1937 Active
  260797 J V Ferrante   Fishing Vessel 7 1939 Formerly Jackie Jan, active
  281626 Amy K IV   Recreational 12 1940 Active
  SC 990   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 Mar-43 Sold 1948
  SC 991   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 Apr-43 Sold 1948
  SC 992   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 Jun-43 Sold 1948
  SC 993   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 Jun-43 Sold 1948
  SC 994   US Navy Sub Chaser 136 Jul-43 Sold 1948
  YT 260 Nasomsee US Navy Tug 400 Jul-44 Later YTB 260, sold 1946
  251273 Sparky Anne   Recreational 26 1946 Active
  502915 Sigrid   Fishing Vessel 10 1946 Active
  252049 Christine   Fishing Vessel 9 1947 Active
  256552 Nina T   Fishing Vessel 9 1948 Active
  259369 Flying Cloud   Fishing Vessel 15 1950 Active
  262499 Blue Northern   Fishing Vessel 14 1951 Active
  264893 Star of the Sea   Fishing Vessel 14 1953 Active
  MSC 148 Beskens US Navy Minesweeper 390 7-Apr-54 To the Netherlands 1954 as M 855, returned 1975, sold to the Nizam of Hyderabad 1976 as Kalbarrie
  MSC 149 Boxtel US Navy Minesweeper 390 24-Jul-54 To the Netherlands 1954 as M 857, struck 1975
  MSC 150 Brouwershaven US Navy Minesweeper 390 30-Oct-54 To the Netherlands 1954 as M 858, struck 1974
  510669 Chichagof   Recreational 17 1959 Active
  523607 Charlie Tuna   Fishing Vessel 26 1965 Active