Matthews Shipbuilding, Hoquiam WA

Most recent update: May 10, 2016.


Matthews Shipbuilding was started in 1897 by Peter Matthews.  After his death in 1900, it became Hitchings & Joyce, and then in 1906 it was bought by George H. Matthews and became Matthews Shipbuilding.  It closed in 1923.  The yard was located by the E. K. Wood Lumber mill, although the exact location is not clear.  The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  Defiance   Cargo Ship   1897  
  157502 Dirigo J. S. Kimball Co Cargo Ship 843 1898 Foundered off Cape Fairweather 1914
  111262 Robert Dollar R. Dollar Cargo Ship 798 1900 Fair Oaks 1907, abandoned 1932
  111268 Rainier Pollard & Dodge Cargo Ship 800 1900 In collision off Port Angeles and scrapped 1923
  127468 Coronado T. Pollard Cargo Ship 578 1901 Foundered off Point Arena 1917
  155437 Olympic E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 688 1901 Foundered off Puerto Mexico 1917
    Shasta E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 722 1903 Wrecked off Point Conception 1906
  162281 Helen P. Drew   Cargo Ship 286 1904  
  203045 Tiverton J. E. Davenport & Co Cargo Ship 557 1906 Wrecked off Humboldt Bar 1933
  203859 Helene E. T. Kruse Cargo Ship 672 1906 Scrapped 1930
  203894 Temple E. Dorr Pacific Lumber Co Cargo Ship 720 1907 Burnt at Cojimar 1919
  204277 William H. Murphy Pacific Lumber Co Cargo Ship 923 1907 Burnt at Port of Spain 1918
  204673 Saginaw Hart-Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 886 1908 Scrapped 1940
  204900 San Jacinto E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 614 1908 Border King 1925, Mario 1944, deleted 1947
  205041 Shasta E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 878 1908 Wrecked off Alameda 1937
  209439 Daisy Gadsby S. S. Freeman & Co Cargo Ship 818 1911 To USA 1944 as FS 538, deleted 1953
  210616 Avalon Avalon S.S.Co Cargo Ship 881 1912 Wrecked in Willapa Bay 1927
27 210872 Siskiyou E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 884 1912 Scuttled in San Francisco Bay 1938 
28 211074 O. M. Clark C. H. Higgins Cargo Ship 844 1913 Burnt in Norfolk 1918
  211634 Rosalie Mahony Olson & Mahony Cargo Ship 946 1913 Border Queen 1926, barge 1937, scuttled 1942 in Victoria BC
  211723 Daisy Putnam S. S. Freeman & Co Cargo Ship 886 1913 Wrecked near Point Gorda 1929
  214266 Daisy Matthews S. S. Freeman & Co Cargo Ship 943 1916 Wrecked on Trinidad Head 1940
  214391 Sierra E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 1,050 1917 Scrapped 1975
  214638 Hartwood Hart-Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 946 1916 Wrecked on Point Reyes 1929
  215888 Lassen E. K. Wood Lumber Co Schooner 717 1917 Burnt in Oakland 1932
  215907 Claremont Hart-Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 1,291 1917 Alwill 1941, North Bend 1942, Consuelo-A 1947, wrecked off Surigao 1948
38   Santa Elena W. R. Grace & Co Cargo Ship 1,928 1917 Burnt in Valparaiso 1920
39 215330 Santa Isabel W. R. Grace & Co Schooner 1,919 1918 Iquique 1921, burnt off Coquimbo 1921
  216794 San Diego Hart-Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 1,487 1918 Deleted 1951
    Mount Shasta Cornelius Bull's Rederi Schooner 1,571 1919 Comet 1923, Seeadler 1924, Comet 1925, Vaterland 1926, Mopelia 1929, burnt 1935
    Mount Hood Cornelius Bull's Rederi Schooner 1,490 1919 Marie Gertrude 1923, Kontreadmiral Hermelo 1927, Peter Wilstermann 1927, burnt 1927
  Undaunted   Cargo Ship 2,266 1921 Wrecked in Peru 1931
  219516 Vigilant E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 1,603 1920  
  220985 Quinault   Cargo Ship 1,138 1921 Bunty 1946, scrapped 1950
  222719 Daisy Gray   Cargo Ship 1,187 1923 Dorotea 1952, Rio Tinto 1953, foundered off Aruba 1954
  223313 Esther Johnson   Cargo Ship 1,104 1923 Deleted 1957
  226495 North Beach   Cargo Ship 225 1927