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Winslow Marine Railway, Winslow WA

Most recent update: June 28, 2014.


Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Company began in 1903 as an extension of the Hall Bros. Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Co. which had outgrown its Port Blakely site.  Shipyard owner Henry Hall secured 77 acres at Eagle Harbor, on Bainbridge Island, near the village of Madrone, which was later renamed Winslow, in honor of Mr. Hall's deceased brother, Winslow.  The company built five-masted schooners of a unique design that allowed loading both fore and aft.  Hall sold the business in 1916 to Captain James Griffiths, who renamed it Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Company, but leased it the following year to D. W. Hartzel, Inc., for USSB work involving the installation of machinery in hulls built by others.  Griffiths took the yard back after WWI and ran it primarily as a repair facility for the ferry operators.  During WWII, he built steel minesweepers, reaching a peak workforce of 2,300.  It was sold in 1948 and renamed Commercial Ship Repair of Winslow, but gradually shrank and finally closed in 1959.  The property was then split into a marina, an apartment complex and a Washington State Ferries maintenance facility.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone has any information to add to the table below, please send it to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type Tons Delivery Disposition
Built by Hall Bros. Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Company in Port Blakely
    Iris T. R. Foster et al Schooner 301 1879 Later James Makee 1879, burnt at Manila 1924
    Kelpie T. R. Foster et al Schooner 389 1880 Later C. R. Bishop 1880, wrecked 3nm from Maniluirli, Kauai Is 1894
    Hesper Cyrus Ryder Schooner   1882  
    Annie E. Campbell   Schooner      
    Bonita   Schooner      
    James G. Blaine   Schooner 505 1884 Later W. G. Hall 1884, scrapped 1917
    Rush U.S. Revenue Service Gunboat 550 1885 Deleted 1925
    Planter   Schooner 444 1886 Later Mikahala 1887, scrapped 1926
    Kauai   Schooner 268 1886 Later Waialeale 1886, scrapped 1928
  116145 S. G. Wilder   Schooner 604 1887  
  155157 Oceania Vance   Schooner 455 1888  
  86046 Golden Shore Rolph Navigation Schooner 699 1889  
  92304 Meteor Marine Products Corp. Schooner 600 1891  
    Lyman D. Foster Hall Bros. Schooner 777 1892 Abandoned off Fiji 1913
  92538 Wanderer   Tug 67 1893 Later Magic
  126992 C. S. Holmes C. S. Holmes Shipping Schooner 623 1893  
    James Spiers W. G. Hall Schooner 851 1896 Later Mauna Loa 1897, scrapped 1924
90   Mary E. Foster   Schooner 828 1898  
    Eric   Schooner 544 1898 Later Four Winds 1925, Crusader, Quattro Venti, Saro Primo 1934
  141625 Lottie Bennett G. E. Billings Schooner 566 1899 Later Normandie 1926, Lottie Bennett 1931, foundered off Mexico 1947
    Winslow   Schooner 566 1899 Sank in Australia 1917
    William H. Smith   Schooner   1899  
    Ludlow   Schooner 762 1900  
    Alpena   Schooner 970 1901  
  86576 Gamble Wesley P. Archer Schooner 726 1901  
  117099 Sophie Christenson J. E. Shields Schooner 675 1901  

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3940 Blakely John S. Wigham Schooner 751 1902  
    Camano   Schooner 730 1902  
    Caroline   Schooner 511 1902  
    H. K. Hall   Schooner 1,237 1902  
  93343 Mabel Gale Schooner Mabel Gale Schooner 762 1902  
  162118 Blakely No. 2 Foss Launch & Tug Scow 266 1903  
  162879 H B No 1 E. A. Black Freight Barge 15 1903  
  201446 Norwood Sudden & Christenson Steamer 760 1904 Scrapped 1933
Built by Hall Bros. Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Company in Winslow
  202687 J. B. Stetson I. J. Harmon Steamer 837 1905 Wrecked near Monterey 1934
  162438 Marten Am. Yukon Nav. Freight Barge 416 1905  
  162488 P. C. Co. No. 1 Baxter-Wyckoff Inc. Freight Barge 68 1905  
    Idaho Am. Yukon Nav. Freight Barge 380 1906  
  162796 Montana Am. Yukon Nav. Freight Barge 380 1906  
    Arizona Am. Yukon Nav. Freight Barge 380 1906  
    Omaha Am. Yukon Nav. Freight Barge 380 1906  
  203638 Parthia Foss Launch & Tug Tug 14 1906  
    Delhi Pacific Coast Co Steamer 986 1906 Wrecked Sumner Strait, Alaska 1915
  163153 Wolverine Am. Yukon Nav. Scow 406 1907  
  163248 Arthur Rust Drummond Lighterage Freight Barge 360 1907  
  204272 Nootka Harry W. Colby Yacht 17 1907  
  204509 Shna-Yak G. E. Billings Schooner 839 1907 Later Charles Christenson 1918, Annie Christenson 1925, scrapped 1937
  208848 Zina Robert L. Wilton Yacht 9 1908  
  163840 Foss 117 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 636 1909  
  163841 Foss 115 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 636 1909  
  207369 Alpha   Tug 13 1911 Later Turecamo Boys, Robert Gray
  208384 W. H. Bancroft Northwestern Fisheries Freighter 179 1911  
  209623 A. B. Carpenter Northwestern Fisheries Tug 141 1912  
  209874 Superior Pacific Am. Fishing Fishing 86 1912  
  210082 Iskum Pioneer Towing Tug 18 1912  
  210233 Dwarf O. H. Freeman Tug 16 1912  
  251386 Orcas Joseph G. Yaeger Yacht 53 1912 To USACoE
  164892 Foss 116 Foss Launch & Tug Freight Barge 805 1912  
  210940 Kumtux McCormick Lumber Tug 42 1913 Later Venture, NLD
  211602 Arctic Dady Engineering Tug 197 1913  
  212096 Robert G. Seymour Mildred I. Dockery Fishing 25 1914  
  234815 Fern Charles D. Stover Fishing 146 1915 To USLHS as tender
  na W. T. Preston USACoE Dredge 291 1915  
Built by Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Company in Winslow
  166484 Lundgren No. 2 Yacht Charters Scow 16 1916  
  220731 Griffson Griffith & Co. Freighter 2,259 1916  
  214251 Richard S Robert O. Gunther Yacht 8 1916  
  214469 Inverness Samson Tug & Barge Tug 47 1916  
  215083 Billie M Joe E. Lewis Fishing 17 1917  
  215084 Helen H I. W. Collings Fishing 17 1917  
  215117 Eunice Alaska Commercial Fishing 42 1917  

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215804 Anyox Capt. James Griffiths Steamer 1,287 1917 Later Salvage Queen 1941, Sheng-Li 1946, burnt Whangpoo River 1948
  166838 Rose No. 10 Jim Lyons Freight Barge 98 1917  
  218008 Anna May Paul D. Smith Fishing 12 1919  
  218552 Reta Felix R. Shoer Fishing 8 1919  
  225459 Sueja III Capt. James Griffiths Yacht 179 1926 Now Mariner III
  226513 Quillayute Sound Ferry Line Ferry 728 1927  
  227755 Chahunta Lincoln County Logging Tug 101 1928  
Built by Winslow Marine Ways in Winslow
  na Brown Bear US F&W Service Survey Vessel   1934 To USN 1942 as YP 197, returned 1946
  233833 Gary Foss Foss Launch & Tug Tug 63 1935  
  171975 A J No. 3 Bolivar S Eqpmt. Freight Barge 271 1935  
  171976 A J No. 4 Bolivar S Eqpmt. Freight Barge 271 1935  
  171977 A J No. 5 Bolivar S Eqpmt. Freight Barge 271 1935  
  174448 Atlas Ritchie Tptn. Freight Barge 118 1939  
  174449 L McN & L IX No. 11 Bern O. Bliss Freight Barge 117 1939  
  174491 P. A. F. No. 6 Pacific Am. Fisheries Freight Barge 100 1939  
  na   Puget Sound NSY Caisson   1939  
  na Pursuit (AM 108) US Navy Minesweeper 1250d 30-Apr-43 Reclassified as AGS 17 1952, scrapped 1964
  na Requisite (AM 109) US Navy Minesweeper 1250d 7-Jun-43 Reclassified as AGS 18 1952, scrapped 1964
  na Revenge (AM 110) US Navy Minesweeper 1250d 27-Jul-43 Scrapped 1967
  na Sage (AM 111) US Navy Minesweeper 1250d 23-Aug-43 To Mexico 1973 as Hermenegildo Galeana, now Matamoros (PO 117), active
  na Salute (AM 294) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 4-Dec-43 Mined off Labuan and lost 1945
  na Saunter (AM 295) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 22-Jan-44 Scrapped 1946
  na Scout (AM 296) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 3-Mar-44 To Mexico 1963 as DM 09, scrapped
  na Scrimmage (AM 297) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 4-Apr-44 Sold 1962
  na Scuffle (AM 298) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 2-May-44 To Mexico 1963 as General Felipe Xicotencatl (C 53), scrapped
  na Sentry (AM 299) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 30-May-44 To Vietnam 1962 as Ky Hoa (HQ 09), scrapped
  na Serene (AM 300) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 24-Jun-44 To Vietnam 1963 as Nhut Tao (HQ 10), scrapped
  na Shelter (AM 301) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 9-Jul-44 To Vietnam 1963 as Chi Linh (HQ 11), scrapped
  na Garland (AM 238) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 26-Aug-44 Scrapped 1960
  na Gayety (AM 239) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 23-Sep-44 To Vietnam 1962 as Chi Lang II (HQ 08), to the Philippines 1975 as Magat Salamat (PS 20)
  na Hazard (AM 240) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 31-Oct-44 Sold 1968, to Omaha NB 1971 as museum
  na Hilarity (AM 241) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 27-Nov-44 To Mexico 1962 as D 2, scrapped
  na Inaugural (AM 242) US Navy Minesweeper 850d 30-Dec-44 To St. Louis MO 1968 as museum, swept from moorings and sank 1993
  na Illusive (AM 243) US Navy Minesweeper 850d   Cancelled 1945
  na Imbue (AM 244) US Navy Minesweeper 850d   Cancelled 1945
  na Impervious (AM 245) US Navy Minesweeper 850d   Cancelled 1945
  na YTL 571 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 1945 Sold 1974
  na YTL 572 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 1945 To the Philippines 1948
  na YTL 573 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 1945 To France 1951
  na YTL 574 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 1945 Sold
  na YTL 575 to 582 US Navy Yard Tug 70d   Cancelled 1945 
  260562 Oil Pilot Tugs, Inc. Tug 55 1945 A converted YTL ?
  289464 Rustler Long Beach Tugboat Co. Tug 51 1945 A converted YTL ?
Built by Commercial Ship Repair of Winslow
  255784 W. T. & B. Co. No. 69 Washington Tug & Barge Freight Barge 523 1948  
  265631 Boundary City of Seattle Tug 17 1948  
  265632 Skagit City of Seattle Tug 17 1948