Babare Bros. Shipbuilding, Tacoma WA

Most recent update: May 10, 2016.


Stephen Babare and his sons Nick and George were, like so many boatbuilders in the Pacific Northwest, from Croatia.  They started their shipyard - originally called Babare Ship & Launch Builders - in the late 1890s and closed it in 1923.  It was located next to Crawford & Reid, at the foot of N. Carr Street, in Old Town Tacoma, where the Silver Cloud Inn is today: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull #
USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type USSB Design GT Ft. Built Disposition
    211079 Olympic Lee Makovich Fishing   23 44 1912 Foundered 1921
    211400 Mermaid II Lee Makovich Fishing   21 42 1913  
    211863 Welcome John Hudson Fishing   21 42 1913  
    212731 Magdalene American Packing Schooner   41 56 1914  
    213088 Providence Lee Makovich Fishing   22 43 1915  
    214421 Else Anderson & Co. Schooner   814 185 1916 Abandoned 1928
    215029 Arctic Peter Bozanich Fishing   32 53 1917  
  483 216763 Mahaska U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 1001 2,524 267 1919 Scrapped 1923
  1235 217233 Bottineau U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 1001 2,533 267 1919 Scrapped 1923
  1236   Boughton U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 1001     1919  
  2685   Inukfa U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 1001     1920 Completed as barge
    220234 Favorite Fintan Fisheries Fishing   42 56 1920  
    222264 Arro Herbert A. Hoover Yacht   23 43 1922