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Bendixsen Shipbuilding, Fairhaven CA

Most recent update: May 10, 2016.


Bendixsen Shipbuilding was started in 1865 by Hans-Ditlev Bendixsen, a Danish immigrant.  He built over 115 lumber schooners before selling the yard in 1901.  It appears to have closed in about 1910.  You can see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below or tell me what happened to the yard, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
    Excelsior   Cargo Ship   1876  
  130417 North Fork Korbel Bros Cargo Ship 323 1888 Wrecked between Point Arena and Shelter Cove 1919
  127097 C. A. Thayer E. K. Wood Co. Cargo Ship 453 1895 Museum in San Francisco
  96354 Humboldt Humboldt S.S.Co Passenger Ship 1,076 1896 Scrapped 1931
  96379 Hueneme W. A. Mitchell Cargo Ship 342 1897 Later Niihau 1898, scrapped 1926
  107247 Alliance Gray & Mitchell Cargo Ship 679 1897 Deleted 1927
  121064 Fulton Gray & Mitchell Cargo Ship 381 1898 Abandoned 1944
  157556 Despatch W. A. Mitchell Cargo Ship 698 1899 Later Admiral Rodman 1920, scrapped 1936
  100715 Iaqua Shingle Mfrs Assn Cargo Ship 712 1900 Burnt 1918
  130859 Nome City W. A. Mitchell Passenger Ship 1,660 1900 Scrapped 1937
  116964 Santa Paula   Schooner 650 1900  
    Kohala Hind, Rolph & Co. Cargo Ship   1901  
  127527 Chehalis Sudden & Christenson Cargo Ship 663 1901 Scrapped 1938
  200282 Pomo Swayne & Hoyt Cargo Ship 368 1903 Wrecked near Drake's Bay 1913
  200640 F. A. Kilburn Watsonville Tptn Co Passenger/Cargo 728 1904 Burnt off Key West 1918
  201033 Northland E. J. Dodge Co Schooner 845 1904 In collision off San Francisco 1927, beached and scrapped
  201271 Harold Dollar Harold Dollar S.S. Schooner 915 1904 Later Graywood 1911, foundered south of Puget Sound entrance 1915
  201425 Cascade Cascade S.S. Schooner 515 1904 Later Wailele 1911, in collision and sank Kauai Channel, Hawaii 1919
  201914 Wasp Wasp S.S. Schooner 563 1905 Burnt 1919
  202221 Daisy Mitchell North Coast S.S. Cargo Ship 612 1905 Later La Primera 1916, Coquimbo 1922, wrecked Valparaiso 1923
  202681 Ravalli Hammond Lumber Co Cargo Ship 998 1905 Burnt at Lowe Inlet, Alaska 1918
  202806 Yosemite Yosemite S.S. Cargo Ship 827 1906 Wrecked off Point Reyes 1926
  203192 Svea H. Wilson Cargo Ship 618 1906 Deleted 1951
  203508 Hoquiam   Schooner 644 1906  
  203747 Daisy Freeman Daisy Freeman S.S. Cargo Ship 613 1906 Abandoned 1940
  203808 Flaurence Ward Commercial Pacific Cable Co Cargo Ship 267 1907 Later Molokai 1924, Anita 1944, foundered off Piaxtla, Mexico 1949
  204278 Yellowstone C. R. McCormack & Co Cargo Ship 767 1907 Wrecked Eureka entrance 1933
  204685 Tahoe M. Turner Co Schooner 751 1908 Foundered off Cape Falso, Baja California 1946
  205002 Katherine Redwood S.S. Schooner 531 1908 Scrapped 1940
  205083 Shoshone S. M. Hauptmann Cargo Ship 646 1908 Later Hamaka 1915, burnt off Mani Is, Hawaii 1917
  206801 Klamath C. R. McCormick & Co Cargo Ship 992 1909 Wrecked near Del Mar Landing 1921
  207603 Nehalem Hammond Lumber Co Schooner 632 1910 Scrapped 1937