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G. W. Kneass, San Francisco CA

Most recent update: November 2, 2009.


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 # Name Owner Type GT Built

Disposition

  Taku C. & G. S. Survey Vessel   1898 Retired 1917
  Mary Francis   Fishing Vessel 15 1918 Formerly Marge S, active
  H. D. Geddings US Quarantine Svce Boarding Boat   1921  
  Donald Currie US Quarantine Svce Boarding Boat   1921  
  Francesca Y. C. Demming Sloop   1922  
  Hummingbird C. D. Parmalee Sloop   1929  
  Rejoice Boy Scouts Unclassified 24 1931 Active
  Soupfin   Fishing Vessel 11 1937 Active
  J V Ferrante   Fishing Vessel 7 1939 Formerly Jackie Jan, active
  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 882 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
  Nasomsee (YT 260) US Navy Tug 400 Jul-44 Later YTB 260, sold 1946
  Sparky Anne   Recreational 26 1946 Active
  Sigrid   Fishing Vessel 10 1946 Active
  Christine   Fishing Vessel 9 1947 Active
  Nina T   Fishing Vessel 9 1948 Active
  Flying Cloud   Fishing Vessel 15 1950 Active
  Blue Northern   Fishing Vessel 14 1951 Active
  Star of the Sea   Fishing Vessel 14 1953 Active
  Beskens (MSC 148) 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
  Boxtel (MSC 149) US Navy Minesweeper 390 24-Jul-54 To the Netherlands 1954 as M 857, struck 1975
  Brouwershaven (MSC 150) US Navy Minesweeper 390 30-Oct-54 To the Netherlands 1954 as M 858, struck 1974
  Chichagof   Recreational 17 1959 Active
  Charlie Tuna   Fishing Vessel 26 1965 Active