Dickie Bros., San Francisco CA

(later John W. Dickie & Son, Alameda CA)

Most recent update: May 10, 2016.


Dickie Bros. was founded by John W. and James S. Dickie, immigrant shipbuilders from Dundee, in 1871.  It failed in 1883 after a dispute with the Mexican government but John W. started again three years later in Alameda: this yard closed in 1907.  The San Francisco yard was at Pier 70 in the Potrero, now part of BAE San Francisco: the Alameda yard was in the Inner Harbor, across from Jack London Square, where United Engineering, Bethlehem Alameda and Todd Alameda used to be.  The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
Built by Dickie Bros. in San Francisco
  130056 Newport Alaska Pacific Nav Co Cargo Ship 331 1875 Scrapped 1917
    Alexander Duncan Pacific Coast S.S. Co Cargo Ship 372 1876 Converted to a barge 1902
  105613 Arcata Falk, Chandler & Co Cargo Ship 400 1876 Deleted 1918
    Likelike Wilder's S.S. Co Cargo Ship 674 1877 Wrecked off Upolu Point 1897
  100712 Iwalani T. R. Foster & others Psgr/Cargo 588 1881 Converted to barge 1920
    Bonita Pacific Coast S.S. Co Cargo Ship 521 1881 Scrapped 1930
    Oliver Wolcott U.S. Revenue Service Cutter      
    Crescent City   Psgr/Cargo      
    Mexico   Psgr/Cargo 1,797 1882 Wrecked off Sitka 1897
    Orca   Whalecatcher 628 1882 Crushed in ice off Sea Horse Is 1897
  130259 Narwhal   Whalecatcher 524 1883 Hulked 1915
    Balaena   Whalecatcher 524 1883 Wrecked St Lawrence Is, Bering Sea 1901
      Govt. of Mexico Gunboat   1883  
Built by J. W. Dickie & Son in Alameda
 

 

Grampus   Whalecatcher 326 1886 Crushed in ice off N Cape Smythe, 1901
  157295 Del Norte Hobbs, Wall & Co Passenger 450 1890 Wrecked off Point Arena 1917
  116635 Sausalito North Shore RR Co Ferry 1,766 1894 Abandoned 1934
  107622 Acme Beadle Bros Cargo Ship 416 1901 Wrecked off Whisky Rock 1924
  86581 Gualala   Cargo Ship 225 1901  
  111391 Redwood City   Cargo Ship 258 1901 Later Unimak
  127718 Centralia T. Pollard Cargo Ship 487 1902 Deleted 1951
    Ramona Pacific Coast Co Cargo Ship 1,061 1902 Wrecked off Spanish Is 1911
  111419 Ruby   Schooner 395 1902  
  127756 Cazadero Northwestern Pacific RR Ferry 1,682 1903 Scrapped 1942
  200206 San Jose SF, Oak. & San Jose RR Ferry 1,115 1903  
  200207 Yerba Buena SF, Oak. & San Jose RR Ferry 1,115 1903 Harry E. Spears 1924, Golden Coast 1927, hulked 1937
  201544 Vanguard E. J. Dodge Co Cargo Ship 358 1904 Don Rafael 1943, capsized 1943
  201830 San Francisco SF, Oak. & San Jose RR Ferry 1,070 1905 Golden Dawn 1928, hulked 1938
203912 Claremont Key System Transit Co Ferry 1,138 1907 Golden Way 1928, scrapped 1936
  204736 Fernwood SF, Oak. & San Jose RR Ferry 1,160 1907 Golden Era 1924, hulked 1938
Majestic I. J. Harmon Cargo Ship 810 1908 Wrecked Pfeiffers Point, Cal., 1909
Doris E. T. Kruse Cargo Ship 725 1908 Onomea 1917, scrapped 1925
Willapa Sudden & Christenson Cargo Ship 779 1908 Wrecked near Vivorilla Cays 1916