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Anderson & Cristofani, San Francisco CA

(formerly H. P. Anderson Boat Building, Anderson's Ways)

Most recent update: November 2, 2014.


Anderson & Cristofani was the survivor of a group of shipbuilders who built San Francisco Bay scows, between the early 1870s and the mid-1930s, in a row of yards along Innes Avenue, in the India Basin, at Hunter's Point.  Henry P. Anderson, a shipwright, arrived there from Denmark in 1893 and bought Dircks' yard on Innes Avenue.  This soon became one of the dominant yards, absorbing others as the market for scows declined.  Anderson was joined by Alf Cristofani in 1926 and the name was changed.  The yard was sold to property speculators in the 1980s but acquired by the City in 1989, for the development of the India Basin Shoreline Park.  The Allemand Brothers boatyard continues there today.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, which is clearly far from complete, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
    Mono   Schooner     1904  
    Red Rock   Sloop     1904  
    Snark Jack London Recreational     1907  
    Panacea   Recreational 17 41 1910  
  212772 Katherine   Tug 15 45 1914 Now Peterson No. 14
  214173 Acme   Fishing 15 45 1915  
  511650 Mabel K   Recreational 9 33 1927  
    Terron   Fishing 11 36 1927  
  169857 Ohio No. 2 C. Stagnaro Fishing 17 41 1927  
    Henriette   Fishing 11 33 1928  
  229106 Leonilda   Fishing 16 42 1929  
  252774 Sal-C   Fishing 17 41 1929  
  230164 Ohio No. 3 Frank Manaka Fishing 53 63 1930  
  229446 Yuba Nahum Fay Fishing 275 131 1930  
    Bolo   Fishing 30 55 1932 To USN 1941 as YP 538, sold 1946
    Suds   Fishing 8 34 1934 Now The Lady Jayne
    Waldero   Fishing 88 84 1936 To USN 1941 as YP 153, sold 1946
  234835 California Star S. C. Bruno Fishing 70 74 1936 To USN 1941 as YP 302, sold 1946
    Sun Beam   Fishing 7 32 1936  
  235621 New Rex Mariano Torrente Fishing 77 76 1936 To USN 1941 as YP 318, sold 1946
  236550 City of Monterey Horace E. Balbo Fishing 71 73 1937 To USN 1941 as YP 297, sold 1946
  516905 Maria Concetta   Fishing 8 28 1938  
    Prestige (AMc 97) US Navy Minesweeper 228d 97 23-Dec-41 Sold 1946
    Progress (AMc 98) US Navy Minesweeper 228d 97 24-Jan-42 Sold 1946
    Radiant (AMc 99) US Navy Minesweeper 228d 97 11-Feb-42 Sold 1946
    Reliable (AMc 100) US Navy Minesweeper 228d 97 9-Mar-42 Sold 1946
    Rocket (AMc 101) US Navy Minesweeper 228d 97 25-Mar-42 Sold 1946
    Royal (AMc 102) US Navy Minesweeper 228d 97 13-Apr-42 Sold 1946
    AMc 150/APc 33 US Navy Transport 100d 103 1943 Sold 1946
    AMc 151/APc 34 US Navy Transport 100d 103 1943 Sold 1946
    AMc 152/APc 35 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Mar-43 Grounded off New Georgia 1943 and abandoned
    AMc 153/APc 36 US Navy Transport 100d 103 1943 Sold 1946
    AMc 154/APc 37 US Navy Transport 100d 103 1943 Sold 1946
    AMc 193/APc 38 US Navy Transport 100d 103 29-Jan-43 Sold 1946
    AMc 194/APc 39 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Mar-43 Sold 1946
    AMc 195/APc 40 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Apr-43 Sold 1946
    APc 108 US Navy Transport 100d 103 1-May-43 Sold 1947
    APc 109 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Jun-43 Sold 1947
    APc 110 US Navy Transport 100d 103 3-Jul-43 Sold 1947 as Surprise, later Capt. Jack, wrecked 2004 off Edna Bay AK
    APc 111 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Aug-43 Sold 1947
    APc 112 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Sep-43 Sold 1946
    APc 113 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Oct-43 Sold 1946
    APc 114 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Nov-43 Sold 1946
    APc 115 US Navy Transport 100d 103 Dec-43 Sold 1946
    Menoquet (YT 256) US Navy Tug 400d 110 7-Jun-44 Struck 1959
    Minooka (YT 257) US Navy Tug 400d 110 8-Aug-44 Struck 1947
    Moanahonga (YT 258) US Navy Tug 400d 110 14-Oct-44 Struck 1965
    Arivaca (YT 259) US Navy Tug 400d 110 24-Jan-45 Sold 1964
  953110 C-60162 US Navy Patrol Boat 41 65 1944 Now fishing vessel Phu Quy
    How many more ? US Navy Patrol Boats   65 1944  
  261319 Bonanza   Fishing 52 60 1945 Now Saigon
  258207 Harbor Pathfinder   Passenger 60 60 1945 Active
  261320 Mallard   Passenger 34 60 1945 Active
  253002 Rumrunner   Recreational 31 49 1947 Active
  252419 Southern Cal   Fishing 34 60 1947 Active
  254993 Stagnaro No. 2 Stagnaro Fishing Passenger 34 60 1948 NLD
  271719 Cottardo Stagnaro Stagnaro Fishing Recreational 22 54 1956 Now Pa' Ina Moku
650 528016 D. E. Marsh CalDoT Fishing 43 51 1970 Now Boomer
  957669 Jerry Daily Olson Family Recreational 8 36 1989 Active