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Wilmington Boat Works, Wilmington CA

Most recent update: February 14, 2013.


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 #

Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Feet Built Disposition
  Bali   Schooner   55 1924 Bought by F. W. Murnau in 1929 and used for filming "Tabu" (1931)
  Sobre Las Olas   Yacht 122 105 1929 To USN 1941 as YP 131, sold 1945, later owned by J. Paul Getty, active
  Endymion   Passenger 41 62 1930  
  Samoor   Yacht 15 40 1930  
  Bodacious   Yacht 17 40 1931  
  Joyita   Yacht     1931 To USN 1941 as YP 108, sold 1946
  Sea Witch   Yacht 11 36 1937  
  Serenade   Yacht 23 50 1938  
Resolute   Passenger 15 39 1939  
  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)
  SC 1055 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 10-May-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Sheldrake (WAVR 461)
  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)
  SC 1368 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 13-Oct-43 Disposed of 1948
  SC 1369 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Nov-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Willet (WAVR 479)
  TP 126 US Army Tug, harbor 134 96 Mar-44 Now Challenger, a live-aboard in Juneau AK
  TP 127 US Army Tug, harbor 134 96 Apr-44  
  TP 128 US Army Tug, harbor 134 96 May-44  
  TP 129 US Army Tug, harbor 134 96 Jun-44  
  TP 130 US Army Tug, harbor 134 96 Jul-44  
  TP 131 US Army Tug, harbor 134 96 Aug-44  
  P 518 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Jun-44  
  P 519 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Jun-44 Now Alaskan Song
  P 520 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Jul-44 Now P-520
  P 521 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Jul-44  
  P 522 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Aug-44 Now Dry Martini
  P 523 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Aug-44  
  P 524 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Sep-44  
  P 525 US Army Boat, rescue   85 Sep-44  
  Sea Belle   Yacht 20 35 1946  
  Resolute   Yacht     1946  
  Implicit (MSO 455) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   10-Mar-54 To Taiwan 1995 as Yung Ky, active
  Inflict (MSO 456) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   11-May-54 Scrapped 1992
  Loyalty (MSO 457) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   11-Jun-54 Scrapped 1973
  Pivot (MSO 463) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   12-Jul-54 To Spain 1974 as Guadalmedina (M 42), active
  Pluck (MSO 464) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   11-Aug-54 Scrapped 1992
  Prestige (MSO 465) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   11-Sep-54 Scrapped 1971
  Prime (MSO 466) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   11-Oct-54 Scrapped 1976
  Reaper (MSO 467) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780   10-Nov-54 Scrapped 1976
  Kamalii Bonsall Trust Recreational 47 75 1958