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Wilmington Boat Works, Wilmington CA

Most recent update: November 28, 2014.


Wilmington Boat Works, Inc., or WILBO, was started by Hugh Angelman, Willard Buchanan and Tom Smith in 1920.  The yard was at Berths 193-195 on Yacht Street.  If anyone can tell me more or add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull #

O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
221803 Wakanoura   Fishing 10 37 1916  
221863 Fujisan   Passenger 9 43 1916  
216408 Freedom   Passenger 23 55 1918  
217945 American Beauty   Fishing 31 55 1919 Later Esperanto
218296 Neptune No. 1   Fishing 19 48 1919  
220009 Leta D   Fishing 14 38 1920  
221080 Gladiator   Fishing 26 49 1921  
249446 Advance   Fishing 14 45 1922  
222839 ST 577 US Army Small Tug 65 77 1923 Later Captain William
  Bali   Schooner   55 1924 Bought by F. W. Murnau in 1929 and used for filming "Tabu" (1931)
  228529 Sobre Las Olas   Yacht 122 105 1929 To USN 1941 as YP 131, sold 1945, later owned by J. Paul Getty, active
  229851 Endymion   Passenger 41 62 1930  
  229988 Samoor   Yacht 15 40 1930  
  230525 Bodacious   Yacht 17 40 1931  
  230654 Joyita   Yacht 72 69 1931 To USN 1941 as YP 108, sold 1946
  234249 Viajera   Passenger 39 57 1935  
  234484 Santana   Yacht 18 47 1935  
  587386 Sea Witch   Yacht 11 36 1937  
  237468 Serenade   Yacht 23 50 1938  
276608 Resolute   Passenger 15 39 1939  
260964 Leeway   Yacht 9 30 1942  
    SC 1053 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 17-Mar-43 Reclassified PGM 4 1943, to FLC 1947
    SC 1054 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 6-Apr-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Ruff (WAVR 460)
  257294 SC 1055 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 10-May-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Sheldrake (WAVR 461), later DeEtta
    SC 1056 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 15-Jun-43 Reclassified PGM 5, to FLC 1947
    SC 1366 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Aug-43 Reclassified PGM 8, to FLC 1947
    SC 1367 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 10-Sep-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Waxwing (WAVR 478)
  254669 SC 1368 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 13-Oct-43 Sold 1948 as Pacific Surveyor
    SC 1369 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Nov-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Willet (WAVR 479)
  681344 TP 126 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Mar-44 Now Challenger, a live-aboard in Juneau AK
    TP 127 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Apr-44  
    TP 128 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 May-44  
    TP 129 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Jun-44  
    TP 130 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Jul-44  
    TP 131 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Aug-44  
  251870 P 518 US Army Rescue Boat 85d 85 Jun-44 Later Flying Shark
  256911 P 519 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jun-44 Later Viking, Alaskan Song
  252576 P 520 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jul-44 Later P-520
    P 521 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jul-44  
  252762 P 522 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Aug-44 Later Vanities, Thunder Cloud, Dry Martini
  255689 P 523 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Aug-44 Later Thunderbird
  252985 P 524 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Sep-44 Later Thunderer
    P 525 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Sep-44  
255679 J-1399 US Army ASR Boat 10 34 1944 Later Lauralee
256622 CG-36037/J-1406 US Coast Guard ASR Boat 10 35 1944 Later Spearfisher
257599 J-1413 US Army ASR Boat 11 34 1944 Later Let's Go
254948 CG-36298 US Coast Guard ASR Boat 45 60 1944 Later Blue Sea
257437 CG-63024 US Coast Guard ASR Boat 45 60 1944 Later Kathgarr Jr.
252859 CG-63097 US Coast Guard ASR Boat 44 60 1944 Later Ehukai
254854 J-2265 US Army ASR Boat 17 41 1945 Later Caledonian
240818 Aquila   Fishing 35 47 1944 Later Leona B
245712 Sam   Fishing 12 33 1944  
246373 Vandal   Yacht 27 45 1944  
258315 Sunbeam   Passenger 11 36 1944  
249952 Sirius   Passenger 14 38 1946  
250183 Sport King   Passenger 63 61 1946  
250400 Patsy-K   Passenger 13 45 1946  
250425 Gen. Patton   Fishing 22 38 1946  
250708 Tim-O   Passenger 13 45 1946  
  933728 Sea Belle   Yacht 20 35 1946  
251851 Speed King   Passenger 13 45 1947  
252966 Toyon   Passenger 14 48 1947  
253130 Marie Celine   Yacht 23 40 1947  
253411 Little Star   Fishing 11 32 1947  
256087 Jackie Rae   Fishing 21 40 1948  
  na Implicit (MSO 455) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   10-Mar-54 To Taiwan 1995 as Yung Ky
  na Inflict (MSO 456) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-May-54 Scrapped 1992
  na Loyalty (MSO 457) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Jun-54 Scrapped 1973
  na Pivot (MSO 463) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   12-Jul-54 To Spain 1974 as Guadalmedina (M 42)
  na Pluck (MSO 464) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Aug-54 Scrapped 1992
  na Prestige (MSO 465) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Sep-54 Scrapped 1971
  na Prime (MSO 466) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Oct-54 Scrapped 1976
  na Reaper (MSO 467) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   10-Nov-54 Scrapped 1976
  276192 Kamalii Bonsall Trust Recreational 47 75 1958