Crawford & Reid, Tacoma WA

Most recent update: May 10, 2016.


F. M. Crawford, a lumber merchant, started this shipyard in the late 1890s and was later joined by Captain James Reid, who was an experienced shipbuilder: they closed it in 1914.  It was located next to Babare Bros., 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 # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
    Mainlander Western S.N. Co Cargo Ship 484   1900 In collision and lost Puget Sound 1904
  157607 Defiance   Passenger 171 93 1901 Later Kingston, wrecked 1933
    Lotus William Bradford Passenger 112 92 1901 To US Army 1903 as Cartwright, sold 1921 as Lotus, burned 1921
  136985 Elf Olson Tugboat Co Tug 44 60 1902 Later Foss No. 15, to USN 1942 as ATS 15, returned to Foss 1943, later Karlyn, Skookam Cache, Elf, sank 2014
  100777 Irene American Towboat Co. Tug 81 70 1902 In existence as yacht
  121281 Florence K   Passenger 90  96 1903 Later Beeline
    Dix Seattle and Alki Point Tptn. Passenger 130 102 1904 Sank 1906
  201748 Burton Tacoma & Burton Nav Co Passenger  97 93 1905  
  201817 Zapora International Fisheries Co Cargo Ship 318 146 1905 Wrecked 1937 on Rocky Point, W Admiralty I.
   136791 Echo Olson Tugboat Co Tug 56 66 1906 Burned 1938
  203142 Monticello  Moe Brothers Passenger 196 125 1906 Later cargo vessel Penaco, fishing vessel Sea Venture, foundered 1962
  204649 S. G. Simpson Shelton Transportation Co Passenger 267 115 1907 Later towboat E. G. English, sank 1940s
    Ida M Northern Fisheries Co Fishing 62 73 1908  
  204749 Olympian Olympic Tug & Barge Tug  47 60 1908 Later Foss No. 16, stripped 1966 as diving hulk 
  205751 Jimbuk James Buchanan Yacht 13 44 1908  
  206115 Daring  Matthew McDowell Passenger 124 98 1909 Later Clinton (Canada), sank 1922
  207748 Sand Man Arthur J Weston Tug 28 49 1910 Preserved in Olympia WA
    Locust US Navy Tug   81 1910 Sold 1912
    Typhoon   Steamer      1910?  
  208322 Independent   Steamer   211   1911  
    Black Fish   Fishing 42 59 1912  
  211501 Daily McDowell Transportation Passenger 171 116 1913 Later Island Princess 1918, Cy Peck 1930, wrecked Nanaimo 1986