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Al Larson Boat Shop, Terminal Island CA

Most recent update: March 26. 2012.


Al Larson Boat Shop has been building and repairing boats on Terminal Island for over 100 years.  During WWII, it also built some sub chasers and minesweepers.  Visit the yard at www.larsonboat.com and see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull #

Name Owner Type Navy Type # GT Built Disposition
  Esperanza   Fishing Vessel     34 1919 Active
  New Hazard   Fishing Vessel     22 1926 Active
  Lusitania         138 1927  
  Sacramento         201 1928  
  Ogenio   Fishing Vessel     16 1928 Active
  Bremen         127 1930  
  Panama         246 1930  
  Rainbow         121 1930  
  Senator         118 1930  
  Reliance         313 1931  
  San Salvador         251 1931 To USN 1942 as YP 281, lost 1944
  Santa Margarita         236 1931  
  Majestic         197 1934 To USN 1940 as Nightingale (AMc 18), YP 166 1941, returned to owner 1945
  Jackie Sue         197 1934 To USN 1940 as Parrakeet (AMc 34), to MARAD 1946
  Fearless         223 1935 To USN 1940 as Reedbird (AMc 30), to MARAD 1946
  Vittoria           1936 To USN 1942 as YP 298, to MARAD 1946
  American Voyager         251 1937 To USN 1942 as YP 287, destroyed 1947
  Vindicator         110 1937 To USN 1940 as Killdeer (AMc 21), IX 194 1944, to MARAD 1945
  Santa Maria   Fishing Vessel     86 1937 Active
    US Navy Sub Chaser SC 734 148d 28-Dec-42 To FLC 1948
    US Navy Sub Chaser SC 735 148d 12-Mar-43 To Taiwan 1948
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 86 278d 12-May-42 Struck 1946
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 87 278d 15-Aug-42 Struck 1946
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 320 278d 18-Aug-43 Struck 1946
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 321 278d 25-Oct-43 Later Grouse (AMS 15) 1947, wrecked 1963
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 322 278d 19-Nov-43 Later pilot boat Golden Gate
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 323 278d 27-Dec-43 To Korea 1948 as Ku Po, scrapped 1956
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 324 278d 28-Feb-44 Later Gull (AMS 16) 1947, struck 1959
    US Navy Minesweeper YMS 325 278d 7-Apr-44 Struck 1946
  Annie D   Fishing Vessel     110 1944 Active
  Seven Seas   Freight Ship     129 1944 Active
  Pacific Venture   Fishing Vessel     45 1953 Active